WDTV Live M4V files

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  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    So the WDTV doesn't play iTunes M4V files. Does anyone know if I have movies ripped with Handbrake to M4V format if they would play without any converting?
     
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried if renaming .m4v to .mp4 will fool WDTV to understand they are the regular MPEG-4 files?
     
  3. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

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    No, I was thinking that might work. But I was hoping to not even have to do that. I picked up the WDTV Live, but before I opened it I wanted to do a little more research to make sure it's what I'm looking for.
     
  4. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

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    M4V files work fine with a current WDTV Live device. When I had the original one, I did need to rename .m4v files to .mp4.

    I also just found out that the Mavericks OS seems to have fixed a file sharing problem which prevented the WDTV from being able to read shared folders on Macs running Lion and Mountain Lion.
     
  5. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

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    Awesome, that's what I was really hoping for. Thanks

    Another thing I just thought of, does it read from a Mac osx journaled hdd? Otherwise I think I'll have to use FAT, but some of my movies are over 4GB. I've never tried those apps that allow a Mac to write to NTSF.
     
  6. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, Mac formatted drives work fine with the WDTV. Are you planning to attach the drive directly to the WDTV rather than sharing the files over the network? Either way, you shouldn't have a problem.
     
  7. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

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    That's great, thanks again. And yes, the drive will be attached directly to the WDTV Live, no network here.
     

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