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WD TV Video Converter - Convert All Kinds of Video to Play on WD TV


Though WD TV Media Player announced to play MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPG, VOB, DVR-MS, MKV video files via USB drive or network; sometimes we still encounter cannot play those kind of video files on WD TV Play, WD TV Live, or WD TV Live Hub. Let alone to play WDTV unsupported video format like FLV, ASF, WTV, MXF, AVCHD, RMVB, Apple ProRes, SWF, F4F, WebM, OGV and etc.

The following article will explain the reason as well as provide an easy solution to successfully play all kinds of video formats on WD TV.

Cannot Play Video Files on WD TV Situations

  • I have downloaded some TV series in .mkv format to my hard drive, but when I put them on my WD TV HD Media Player it won't play them.
  • I can see the MP4 files in WD TV, but when I try to play them I get a message telling that the file format is not supported.
  • My WDTV Live does not support all my WMV files? I can play some of my WMV video on WDTV live, while cannot play others of my WMV files.
  • I could play AVI files on my HD TV via WD TV Media Player earlier today, however, after the update WD TV Live gives the 'unsupported format' message for .avi files not cached.
  • How play my downloaded .flv files on WD TV play from an external hard drive?
  • How to enable WD TV play VOB, WTV, DVR, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, MOV, SWF, WebM, TS, and more video format?

Why WD TV Won't Play Video Files?

Though WD TV supports a variety of video formats, there are still video files that WD TV cannot play like M4V, OGV, WebM, AVCHD, MTS, MXF, F4V, F4F, MPEG-2, 3GP, DV, TS, TP, DAV and etc.

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 etc.

How to Play All Kinds of Videos on WD TV?

An all-in-one method to successfully play video files on WD TV Media Player is to convert WD TV unsupported video files to WD TV more compatible one. iDealshre VideoGo is just the ideal WD TV Converter which has both Windows and Mac verison.

Acting as the WD TV Video Converter, iDealshare VideoGo can convert FLV, SWF, WebM, OGV, F4V, F4F, WTV, DVR, ASF, MPEG, WMV, AVI, DivX, DV, MP4, M4V, MOV, MXF, MKV, VOB, MTS, 3GP, and etc to WD TV more supported video format.

Acting as the WD TV Audio Converter, iDealshare VideoGo can convert CAF, VOC, Apple Lossless, M4A, AMR, QCP, AC3, AU, and more to WD TV audio format.

This ideal WD TV Converter also embed in a video editor which can trim, crop, rotate, effect, merge, add or remove subtitles, watermark, adjust video audio volume, change file bitrate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio channel and etc.

How to Convert Video to WD TV format?

The following will take converting WMV to WD TV video format as an example. It also helps to convert other video or audio files to WD TV supported media format.

Make Preparation: Run WD TV Converter

Free download, install and run the ideal WD TV Video Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

WD TV Video Converter - iDealshare VideoGo

Step 1 Add WMV files

Click "Add File" button to import your .wmv files which encoded with wmv 1, wmv 2 or wmv 3 not supported by WD TV Play, Live or Plus.

Convert WMV to WD TV more supported video format

Step 2 Select WD TV format

Click the "Profile" drop-down button to select WD TV more supported video format like MPEG-4 encoded "MP4 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)" from the "General Video" category.

To play HD WMV files on WD TV, please select "HD MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)" from the "HD Video" category.

Step 3 Convert WMV to WD TV

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish converting WMV to WD TV more supported video format.

If the WD TV still won't play the converted WMV files, you may try to unplug the WD TV, unplug the cables and the power, and then start it up again; or update the firmware; or turn the Media option on to get the files to display in folder video, and then turn the Media mode off.