Possible for WD TV Update to support over 100 H.265 (.mp4) Blu Rays?

Diana Joan

May 25, 2015 07:43 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray, TV, TV Box

Almost all the video we watch, over digital terrestrial TV, over cable, from satellite, or over the Internet, is compressed. Raw, uncompressed video is just too big and would waste too much bandwidth. Just for me, I have over 100 H.265 compressed Blu-Ray Movies with smaller file size but the same quality as movies encoded with H.264 MP4, but I can’t stream these H.265 (.mp4) Blu-Rays via WD TV to big screen TV over network for playback.

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The WD 2nd level technical supoort told me that WD current not updated their firm ware for supporting the H.265 (.MP4) Format. This article would share my solution an easiest way to convert and stream over 100 H.265 Blu-ray videos to WD TV.

In fact WD TV’s use Hardware Decoding for video playback, and since the Sigma Chip does not support H.265 then it’s NOT possible. (This is what WD 2nd level technical supoort told you) It’s impossible to add H.265 in a Firmware Update …. H.265 support would have to be in a Hardware Update. To get H.265 encoded Blu-rays recognized by WD TV, a suggestion is to transcode H.265(HEVC) Blu-ray movies to WD TV friendly format first.

Then is there any reliable H.265 decoder avaliable? After reading some other users’ feedback online, I found Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate which is equipped with H.265/HEVC decoder enables you to play over 100 H.265 (.mp4) Blu-ray movies on WD TV by converting Blu-ray disc to formats supported by WD TV keeping the best video quality. Mac version is upgraded recently for H.265 support. Now just download it and follow the steps below to finish the H.265 Blu-ray to WD TV conversion.


How to Convert over 100 H.265 MP4 Blu-ray to WD TV player

1. Load H.265 MP4 Blu-ray to the program

Install H.265 Blu-ray to WD TV Converter and run it, then click disc button on the top of the main interface to import Blu-ray from BD drive to the program.

2. Select output format

WD TV supports a wide range of video formats, including AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1), MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9, FLV (h.264). Click “Format” bar to determine output format. Move you cursor over the HD Video  option, then choose the proper container for your WD TV. For your reference:

BDAV HD Video(*.m2ts): Keep the original quality and convert Blu-ray in a comparatively higher speed and will let you enjoy the output intact quality of video image but the output size is much larger.

AVI HD Video(*.avi): 1080p video format that can compress Blu-ray video in Blu-ray-level resolution output.

MKV HD Video (*.mkv): Save multi-language audio tracks and multi subtitles, allow you choose the language as you prefer.

Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video & Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

3. Start converting H.265 Blu-ray to WD TV

Tap “Convert” button to start H.265 Blu-ray conversion for using in WD TV. You can check the conversion process in the Window. After conversion, it is easy for you to stream the transcoded videos to WD TV for further enjoyment on HDTV.

Tutorial to stream video and audio files to your TV using WD TV

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One choice: You can copy the 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.

Additional Tips: This versatile H.265 Video Converter can also supports decoding H.265, H.264, MTS, M2TS, XAVC, MXF, etc to portable devices and video editing software compatible file types to meet your different needs and encoding 2D/Blu-ray, DVD and ISO files to H.265 MP4.

Just enjoy over 100 H.265 compresed Blu-ray movies on your HDTV via WD TV! That’s all!

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