WDTV2 LIVE Vs Cinetube – A Side by Side Comparison

Buying a media player has become a fad nowadays. End users have many options to choose from with the large number and variety of media players available from various manufacturers. WDTV 2 Live and Cinetube are two media players that stand out. They are currently taking the dynamic electronics market by storm.

The WDTV 2 Live player from the manufacturer Western Digital is a Full-HD (high definition) 1080p network media player. You can stream movies and also connect your HDTV to internet videos. In addition to these features, enjoy unlimited access to online cinema with the unlimited Netflix membership that comes with the WDTV 2 Live Plus media player along with other premium web content. However, Hulu, Amazon Videos on Demand, CinemaNow, and other similar services are not supported.

The WDTV 2 Live media player also has the extremely popular and high-end features of ‘DVD Navigation’ and ‘Windows 7 Play To Support’. Access to your favorite photos, music and movies is no longer limited to a small computer screen. You can play any media not only from the Internet, but also from your own home network using the WD TV Live firmware. It’s easy to use, easy to understand, and navigating torrent content is a breeze. The WD TV Live firmware is also extremely stable. This network media player allows you to listen and view all your audio and video media files on your TV in Full-HD 1080p. All this 5 x 4 x 1.5 inch WDTV 2 Live box needs are a few more customization options for end users and a minor UI (UI fixes) like moving the ‘Netflix’ option to Internet Media instead of the ‘Video’ option. where you are currently.

Supported file formats include:

Video: AVI, MPG / MPEG, VOB, MKV, TS / TP / M2T, M2TS, WMV9, etc.


Audio: MP3, WAV / PCM / LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF / AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS.

Playlist: PLS, M3U, WPL and Subtitles: SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI

Brite-View’s latest offering is the Realtek-based Cinetube 1920X1080HD (1080p) HD (High Definition) media player. It has a 3-in-1 function of streamer, torrent downloader as well as being an HD media player. Its built-in bittorrent engine allows both direct downloading of multimedia files from the Internet and sharing to display them on the TV instead of on the usual PC. Users can enjoy high-quality streaming from Netflix, CNN, and ESPN, as third-party apps like TVersity and PlayOn can also be installed on Cinetube. The Cinetube also has built-in UPnP and Flickr support. The latter function allows you to browse the Internet for photos and display them on your television. Another feature is the embedded YouTube for TV or YouTube XL feature.

Cinetube media player supports MacOS HFS + formatted file systems. Supports:

Multiple video formats in VCD, SVCD, MPEG1, MPEG2, M2TS, MPEG4, H.264 / AVC, DivX, Xvid, VC-1, FLV, Real Video, and multiple audio formats, including DTS and Dolby Digital. It also supports ISO files. This function allows you to navigate the DVD menu and watch your videos as you would a normal DVD. It also plays multimedia files on computers connected to the same network or those stored on USB storage devices (in NTFS, EXT-3, FAT and HFS +).

The WDTV 2 Live media player is from a well-known manufacturer and the Netflix account that it comes with is a definite bonus. It has a better user interface, audio and video output compared to the Cinetube media player. Unlike Realtek updates, users do not need to wait for firmware updates from WD. The price difference between two players is much less and between the two the WD 2 Live offers you better value for your money.