Solved – Playing AVI on my WD TV Live Streaming 

John Salley

May 18, 2016 09:18 am / Posted by John Salley to Media Players

WD TV Live is really a gorgeous HD media player. I’ve started playing around with WD TV Live and it’s really freaking cool. As a network digital media player, it becomes one of the most commonly used media to connect between HDTVs and wireless networking – it lets you to play high-definition and common movies on a home theater system, with larger screen and powerful speakers. WD TV Live has a large compatibility in modern file format such as M2TS, WMV, AVI, VOB, WMV, MKV, MOV, FLV, and codecs including Xvid, MPEG 1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, h.264. The following article will explain the reason as well as provide an easy solution to successfully play all kinds of AVI video files on WD TV Live. 


Why WD TV Won’t Play AVI Video Files? 

Even the WD TV claims to supported video format if include WD TV unrecognized video or audio codec will fail to play on WD TV. For example, WD TV won’t play DV encoded AVI, WMV1 or WMV 2 encoded WMV, Motion JPEG encoded MKV, ProRes encoded MOV, H.265 encoded MP4 and AVI etc. 

To get unsupported AVI to be played on WD TV Live, you will need a third-party video conversion program to convert unsupported AVI to WD TV Live recognizable formats. Here, a standalone and simple to use application called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate/Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan) is recommended to you to complete the conversion. You can easily decode H.265 or other unsupported AVI format to WD TV Live media player supported format with H.264 video codec and AC3 audio codec. Here is review

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Step Guide: How to Converter AVI files to WD TV Live Media Player 

Step 1. Launch the WD TV Live Media Player Video Converter and import MP4 files. 

Drag & drop MP4 Video files to the program directly. Or go to the “File” menu, choose “Add Video” to locate the AVI files or MKV, MP4, WMV, FLV, MOV, MP4, MTS files you want to add. You can add several files to do batch conversion. 


Tip: Freely select the subtitles for you MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, MP4, MTS movies from the “Subtitles” option. Thus, you can watch MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, MP4, MTS on WD TV Live Media Player with Subtitle. 

Step 2: Set Output video format for WD TV Live Media Players. 

Click the drop-down button on the right side of the “Format” to select “MP4″ from “Format > HD H.264 Vdieo (mp4)” Category, Which is suitable for WD TV Live Media Player. 


Tips: Click “Settings” button, then you are able to adjust all the settings in the following window to customize the output file quality, including codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel. 

Step 3: Start converting AVI videos to WD TV Live Media Player. 

After the above steps are done, you can click “Convert” button to convert your MP4 Video to WD TV Live Media Player compaitable MP4 format. Easy operation and faster conversion speed, these two are the most outstanding points of this WD TV Live Media Player Video Converter. 

What’s next? Freely play the converted videos on HD TV. 

One choice: You can copy the AVI videos on your removable hard disk and then transfer them to WD TV for playing. 

Another choice: Build a situation of DLNA, and then directly stream and play the converted videos restored on your PC hard drive with WD TV. 

Much wonderful software bundled with Video Converter Ultimate will provide you more amazing experience in converting videos. Go to Money Saving Software Bundles to get special offer for more software, such as ByteCopy + Video Converter Ultimate = Only $79.9, Save $27.1, Video Converter Ultimate($65) + ChewTune($29) = Only $74.9, Save $19.1 and so on. 

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