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How to get smooth playback of Blu-ray DVD ISO on WD TV Live Plus

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WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player is a consumer device produced by Western Digital that plays videos, images, and music from USB drives. It can play high-definition video through an HDMI port, and standard video through composite video cables. Western Digital WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player supported video formats as below:

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

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If you have an .iso image file create from ImgBurn, Disk Utility, or download the ISO/IFO file from online websites, you can burn it to a disk or play it on computers, but don’t expect to stream WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player, as it’s not a streaming media format and you can see it’s not a WD TV frinedly format.

In case that your Blu-ray and DVD ISO files are not viewable on WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player, you’d better convert your iso to WDTV supported format for playing. This can be done by Pavtube ByteCopy which is ease of use with reasonable price and fast speed. Probably the main feature is multi-track preservation which means you can backup your Blu-ray/DVD to lossless mkv files with all multiple audio and subtitle tracks, and chapter markers keeping. I am a home user and I have a WD TV Live Plus, and I only choose ByteCopy to rip my Blu-ray, DVD and store the rip versions on a hard drive for easy viewing on HDTV.

Now go to try the trial version to experience what it can do for you. Here let me show you how to convert Blu-ray to HD MP4 format for WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player step by step. Before going on, please make sure having downloaded and installed it. Note: Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is made for Mac users)

Streaming Blu-ray/DVD ISO to WD TV Live Plus media player

Step 1. Load ISO files.

Launch the program Run Pavtube ISO to WDTV Ripper, click “Load file” to choose Load IFO/ISO file. It will recognize the ISO image file automatically so that you will not have to run virtual drive to mount the ISO any more.

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Note: Check the “Merge into one file” on the main interface; you will get multiple selected titles into one output file. It merges not only the chapter in to a title and file but also merges the titles in to one file.

Step 2. Choose MP4 format.

In the dropdown list of “Format”, there are a mass of video format. You can choose “HD Video -> H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” directly or choose the desired portable devices which is the best streaming format via WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player. Just choose according to your own needs.

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1. If you want to get output blu-ray video keeping multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitles and with with lossless quality, you can choose “Multi-track Video” > “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*mkv)” format.

2. You are also allowed to change the video and audio parameters like codec, bitrate, channels, frame rate, etc. You can adjust it according to your demand or keep it default for output.

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Step 3. Convert Blu-ray/DVD ISO to MP4.

Click the “Convert” button to start converting ISO to MP4 format. With the technology of CUDA acceleration it will provide you fast conversion speed. Once completed, go to “Open” the generated MP4 files. Now you can connect to an HDTV using an HDMI cable and access the Internet with either a direct connection to a router or by joining a home network like DLNA, just get your Blu-ray/DVD ISO playback on your WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player with ease.

See also how to backup Blu-ray for viewing on ViewSonic NMP-708.

WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player Main Features:


The Western Digital TV Live Plus HD media player provides broadband Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity (with optional USB wireless adapter) for easy access to all the media files over your home network.


The Western Digital TV Live Plus HD media player supports a large variety of digital media file formats including MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, and DTS audio, 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, and WMV9 video, as well as JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, and PNG images.


Connect the HD media player to an HDMI-compatible TV via an HDMI cable and you can enjoy high-definition video playback at up to 1080p resolution. Additional composite (RCA), and component outputs ensure compatibility with virtually all television sets, along with optical SPDIF digital audio output.


Plug your MP3 player, USB flash drive or other USB storage devices into the HD media player and enjoy the media content through your HDTV or other home entertainment equipment.


With the full-function remote control, take command of all playback functions without leaving your comfortable chair.

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