WD TV HD cannot play VOB files? just got my WD TV i was so excited to try it on my HDTV using my VOB file movies inside my 500GB WD passport and thru HDMI and it failed to open up my VOB files saying that it is not supported any ideas? Arcsoft software Media converter is also very slow in converting VOB files to supported files for WD TV
I too can play vob files with the latest 1.01.02 (12/2008) firmware. But one subtle thing I noticed: It's Only when the .vob files are in a properly-named VIDEO_TS folder will the WD "logically concatenate" all the VOBs as one movie. In other words, the play progress reflects the entire movie length, allowing ff & rewind across VOBs, with seamless playback from one file to the next.
I do wish though, that the WD was smart enough to see a dvd file structure and allow the "play" button to be pushed at the folder level. It's a bit cumbersome to have to drill 2 more levels, select the first VOB file, then hit play.
You can also rip the dvd as an ISO file. Then you just have one file to choose from and it doesn't need to be in a VIDEO_TS folder. The only hiccup with this approach is that you only want to rip the movie. The wdtv doesn't understand the dvd structure in an iso file.