"I've been reading on the forum about mp4 files and it seems there are some mp4 files that can play on WD TV and others that can't. I've only had the hub a week and last week I played an mp4 file and it worked. Yesterday I upgraded to 2.07.17 and tried playing a different mp4 file and didn't work.
"Having a lot of trouble playing MP4 video files. Plays for 20sec and then freezes. Exit out and then every video file give an unsupported file error.
From WD TV community, we noticed many guys are troubled the MP4 on WD TV
playback issue. Here I'd like to share some useful tips to help users open and play MP4 on WD TV with ease based on my own experience.
First, you can try factory reset, factory restart, rollback firmware and even customer support over the phone. If it still didn't work, you should consider the format compatibility issue. As we know, WD TV can support MPEG4 and H.264 MP4 video, if you got some other MP4 source like encoded H.265, it won't supported by the device.
An all-in-one method to successfully play MP4 files on WD TV is to convert MP4 to WD TV more compatible one. Brorsoft Video Converter
is just the ideal WD TV Converter which has both Windows and Mac venison.
Acting as the top WD TV Video Converter, this software can convert MP4, MKV, H.265, AVI, FLV, SWF, WebM, OGV, F4V, F4F, WTV, DVR, ASF, MPEG, WMV, AVI, DivX, DV, M4V, MOV, MXF, MKV, VOB, MTS, 3GP, and etc to WD TV more supported video format. Plus, it offers kinds of preset profiles for media players including Apple TV, Sony TV, Panasonic TV, etc to meet your different needs. If you are Mac users, please turn to Video Converter Mac
, which has the same function with the Windows version. Here is how to do it.
Guide: Convert MP4 to WD TV for smooth playback
Click "File" menu to import MP4 videos to the program. It supports batch conversion.
Set right output format. Click "Format" bar, and select H.264 .mp4 from "Common video" or "HD video" to suit WD TV.
The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the "Settings" button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. to get the decent quality.
Click "Convert" button on the main interface; it will start to convert MP4 to WD TV friendly video formats immediately.
When the conversion finishes, click "Open" to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the converted MP4 video files to WD TV for great enjoyment.
How to transfer your video files to WD TV:
a. Map it as a drive on the computer that has the files you want to copy to the Hub (this is how I do it since I mass copied all my movies to the Hub with it connected to the PC on CAT5 and now only need to update)
b. Copy the files to it as a network device
c. Connect the Hub directly to the computer using CAT5 and a NIC
d. Remove the HDD from the Hub and connect it on a SATA connection or a USB SATA adapter (Destroys your Warranty)
e. Remove your computer's HDD and connect it to the HUB by whatever means you want to use (MAY destroy your PC's warranty)
f. Copy files to a backup USB HDD then connect it to the Hub and copy the files
g. Use a USB thumbdrive
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