can somebody watch avi files through there usb in DVD player???i want the exact codec, before i used total video converter, and some converted to Div X are playing but more are not.....Didn't you know, everyone here already owns 10 DVD Burners and just adds more drives for no reason?Actually, if you're still getting good burns and no problems with your discs, then that's pretty much the best way of deciding. Installing the improper firmware may render the drive inoperable.It is recommended the target drive is the only drive connected when updating.It plays my BR 1080p (I think its 1080P, not 1080i) MKVs and recently I figured out how to change the subtitles of BRs to ITX formate and mux these to the BR MKVs so you can show/hide them (BR subtitles are in SUP format that MKV cannot use). Making copies for other people, however, is forbidden, and if done for profit can lead to a jail sentence. Popcorn hr plus the other better devices seems the wtg ;) Then you need to ask "what is the best BUDGET end media player" if you are going to discount higher end players based on price.
My only suggestion would be to stay away from the companies that are not known or not reputable brands. Although it has some minor issues, I know that WD is a reputable company and it will be around (at least) over the next 3-4 years to push out regular updates. Basically have it networked to my server in my office with terabytes of mkv's, iso's, avi's, mp4's, you name it... Seriously, you got to jailbreak to make it run XBMC and still I dont see the advantage.This program is known to display some errors when using Windows 98SE with multiple drives attached. This firmware utility is not proper for updating OEM drive.For users of OEM drive, please contact each PC maker for assistance when updating.When it starts producing bad burns with good media consistently.There is not a software program capable of determining it as it doesn't contain the nessasary components to monitor health like a HDD does.