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WD TV Won't Play Some AVI Files? Resolved

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"I have a number of AVI movies that do not play on my SMP. I also a number that play but are jerky or out of sync. The movies play well with VLC or Media Player on my Windows PC. I am looking for a good software package to convert the AVI movies. I am willing to pay a few $ for a good program."

WD TV Media Player, with Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity is able to play all your videos, music and photos in virtually any file format, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MPEG-4, MOV and more. However, there are still some issues when play certain video files like AVI on WD TV. Don't be frustrated. This article gives you some hints on how to convert AVI video to WD TV for better enjoyment. Now learn the AVI to WD TV brief workflow.

Why WD TV won't play some AVI files? It's probably due to the complex video/audio codec. In fact, there is an easy way to fix the issue. If your avi's play well using VLC Media Player or other media players, it might be worth converting them to WD TV most compatible video files(MP4 seems to be the best one).

Along with some help from Brorsoft Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly. Overall, this video app is professional on fast transcoding AVI to WD TV with MP4 format without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports AVI videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MKV, MXF, MTS, MOV, MP4, WMV, VOB, TiVo to WD TV, Plex, PS4, LG TV, Roku, Xbox and more media devices. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos on Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra included) for further usage.

Download AVI to WD TV converter:

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READ MORE: Play MP4 on WD TV | Play H.265 on WD TV

How to Convert AVI to WD TV for Playback

Step 1: Start the WDTV video converter and drag .avi files to the software interface to import the file. It support batch conversion. If you wanna join several video files together, check "merge into one file" box.

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Step 2: Set output video format as H.264 MP4 under Format > Common Video. In general, mp4 is a well-accepted file format for its ability to save memory storage and keep up the video quality. Here 3 H.264 presets "H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4)", "H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4)", "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" are supported.

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Tip: Before start the AVI conversion for WD TV, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters.

Step 3: Hit the Convert button; this video converter will start to convert AVI for playback on WDTV in no time.

After the conversion is over, head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored, transfer the files to WD TV for great enjoyment. No more incompatible issues.

Video Formats Supported on the WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 1)

WMV9, AVI (MPEG1/2/4, Xvid, AVC), H.264, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), MOV (MPEG4, H.264), M2TS, TP, TS, MOV/MP4 (MPEG4, h.264), DVR-MS, VOB (unprotected or unencrypted)
- MPEG2/4, H.264, and WMV9 support up to 1920x1080p 24fps, 1920x1080i 30fps, 1280x720p 60fps resolution.
- FLV file extensions are NOT supported. Neither are RMVB videos from Real Media. You will need to use conversion software to convert them to a supported format.
- The WD TV HD Media Player only supports certain types of codecs based on the extension of your file. You can check the User Manual for a list of supported codecs for each file extension.

Video Formats Supported on the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player, WD TV Live Hub Media Center, WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player, WD TV Live HD Media Player, and WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 2)

MPEG1/2/4, WMV9, AVI (MPEG4, Xvid, AVC), H.264, MKV, MOV (MPEG4, H.264), M2TS, TP, TRP, TS, MP4, ASF, VOB (unprotected or unencrypted)
- MPEG2/4, H.264, and WMV9 support up to 1920x1080p 24fps, 1920x1080i 30fps, 1280x720p 60fps resolution.
- FLV file extensions are supported (using a video codec of H.264 and an Audio codec of AAC only) in the latest firmware version for all of the above devices besides the WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 2).
- RMVB videos from Real Media are not supported. You will need to use conversion software to convert them to a supported format.
- The WD TV Live HD Media Player only supports certain types of codecs based on the extension of your file. You can check the User Manual for a list of supported codecs for each file extension.

Video Formats Supported on the WD TV Mini Media Player

AVI (Xvid, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MP4/MOV (MPEG4), RM or RMVB 8/9/10
- RMVB supports up to 1024x576x24, 1024x576x30, or 800x600x30 compressed video resolution.
- MPEG1/2/4 supports up to D1 resolution (720x480 in NTSC, 720x576 in PAL)
- RMVB videos will play on the WD TV Mini Media Player only. They are not supported on the original WD TV HD Media Player, or the WD TV Live HD Media Player.
- FLV file extensions are NOT supported. You will need to use conversion software to convert them to a supported format.
- The WD TV Mini Media Player only supports certain types of codecs based on the extension of your file. You can check the User Manual for a list of supported codecs for each file extension.

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