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  Western digital tv mini media player problem 
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Jakov Mar 08, 2011, 02:34pm EST Report Abuse
Hey again HWA users,
I have a friend who owns a WD Digital tv mini media player and it won't play certain AVI files, I have googled this to see if people are having similar problems but it seems they are having different problems such as the movie stopping 20-30minutes before the end for files over 1gb, the problem my friend seems to be having seems to be that the AVI files might be Divx encoded or HD or maybe its something else but it won't preview some of the AVI's and won't even open others, I am 100% certain he isn't looking for a replacement because he may be upgrading his television to one that you can play AVI's through, so what I am looking for is maybe flashing it, its has the latest upgrade which came out on November 2010 or possibly hacking it or maybe converting the AVI's to something it can play.

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john albrich Mar 08, 2011, 04:20pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Western digital tv mini media player problem

I'd experiment with transcoding the files to something else compatible with the media player...although I have run into a couple of media players that simply seemed to have trouble with large files (anything over ~15 minutes in length) in certain content (e.g. H.64), and the only solution seemed to be to cut the large file up into smaller chunks using a video editor/cutter/dubber. It could have had nothing to do with the codec, but metadata or containers, etc. (see for more info)

There are several decent freeware media/video transcoders available. Check out a download site like Here are a few names. I don't know if all of them handle AVI conversions, so look at the descriptions to be sure:


edit: added a bit of info and a link about containers, codecs, etc.

Jakov Mar 09, 2011, 04:30pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Western digital tv mini media player problem
Thank you very much John I have emailed that Info along to my friend and sounds like that is the best solution all round.

Derek Scott Aug 12, 2015, 01:42pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Western digital tv mini media player problem
If you lower the video data rate to say 768kbps and the audio to 128kbps, it should put the video size below 1GB for movies up to approx 2:30:00 long at 720x404.



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