Ready to read this guide? you may met the same trouble: "I'm having this problem. I have a macbook air OS X and I got WD MyCloud for christmas. All files like .mp4 and .mkv and .avi play on my DLNA for my Samsung TV and my Nexus 9 phone. The problem is when i open up WD MyCloud on my mac, it wont open or play .avi files. Perhaps it has something to do with VLC? (P.S. - I downloaded all the files to my mac, then uploaded them to WD MyCould for storage purposes, they played just fine on my mac before I put them on WD MyCloud.) I downloaded the latest version of VLC. So how do I fix the problem to be able to play all files on my Mac OS X EL Capitan?"
With the development of multimedia technology, there are lots of video formats. You should convert video format if the original video is incompatible with your media players and devices. Here are some tips for all Mac and Windows users to convert AVI files to fit for WD My Cloud and convert all HD videos like MKV, AVCHD (M2TS, MTS), MOD, TS, TOD, QuickTime HD, WMV HD, etc on WD My Cloud or Apple/Android/Google portable devices.
So if you want to store AVI movies on WD My Cloud, you need to first convert them to WD My Cloud supported video format like H.264 MP4. Pavtube Mac AVI Converter for WD My Cloud (Here is the review) will be your best choice here. This is a all-in-one AVI to WD My Cloud converting program to convert between all popular video formats – including 1080p/720p MKV, AVI, Tivo, MTS, M2TS, MXF, MOV etc., as well as extract soundtracks from video files and then convert to popular audio formats.
Meanwhile, it also can convert 1080p/720p camera/camcorder footage (.MXF, .MTS, .MOV, .AVI...) to editable files for using in non-linear editing apps like Final Cut Pro (X), iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and more Mac Editing Software. The HD footage can be compressed to SD video clips for storage when you wanna save storage space. The Mac ATV Ultimate Converter is also able to extract audios from Blu-rays, DVDs and various videos for media players with high quality and fast conversion speed.
Converting AVI files to WD My Cloud Suitable format via Mac OS X (Mac OS X EL Capitan)
Download, install and run AVI to WD My Cloud Converter. Click "Add Video" button on the main interface to load your AVI files to the program. (Drag&Drop function is included.)
Step 2. Select output format Click "Format" and choose MP4 from "Common Video" as output format, which can be recognized by WD My Cloud easily.
Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
Step 3. Start AVI to WD My Cloud Conversion.
Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert AVI to WD My Cloud compatible video files. After the conversion, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, transfer the converted videos to WD My Cloud. Now your WD My Cloud will recognize, catalog, play and stream these AVI files at ease.