Problem playing MKV on WDTV (Gen1)

If your WDTV (Gen1) freezes when you want to play a MKV-movie you can try the following.

  1. Download and install mkvtoolnix.
  2. Start MKVmerge GUI
  3. Load/Add the MKV-file your having problems playing.
  4. Change the video-stream. Press the video-stream. Go to the ‘Extra options’-tab and change the compression to ‘None’.
  5. Do the same for the audio-stream.
  6. Press ‘Start muxing’

Solution found at here.