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Title: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10
Post by: jayallan on June 16, 2009, 08:42:55 PM
Time for another release!

Prerelease 1.02.10 Here http://support.wdc.com/download/wdtv/WDTV_FW_1_02_10.zip

:)

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FROM WD

This is a prerelease version of the firmware. Feel free to install it but be aware this is beta firmware so use it at your own risk.
If you are not comfortable with this, please wait for the final version.

What's New?

Prerelease 1.02.10 (includes all previously released updates)

Fixed Items:

    * Greek subtitles now render properly. Previously they rendered slowly, causing them to briefly flash on the screen.
    * Korean subtitles now render properly. Previously they disappeared during video playback.
    * Playlists play in the correct order. Previously they played files in alphabetical order.

 Added feature:

    * Metadata support for music improved over previous releases. For example, browsing by genre is broken down into artists, then albums, then tracks.

Known issues:

    * A few text strings were not translated properly over different UI languages
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: MacSimon on June 16, 2009, 10:45:51 PM
I take it there's no change in the mkv sync issues many of us have been having yet?
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on June 16, 2009, 10:58:29 PM
how can they release it while the 1.02.08 hasn't been release the final version?
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on June 16, 2009, 11:35:17 PM
how can they release it while the 1.02.08 hasn't been release the final version?

They are not required to release every beta as a final lol. 
They refine until they are comfortable with a public release then put out it out.  Could be 1.02.99 before they deem it "public"  Each release can cause unforeseen complications.  This device does a lot of different things, and is used in so many different ways.  That complicates the job of the software engineers who don't always anticipate everything.

In the meantime I encourage you to install this new beta and try it out.   Be part of the solution!   

You can always revert if you have a problem.   ;)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on June 16, 2009, 11:36:47 PM
I take it there's no change in the mkv sync issues many of us have been having yet?

Try it and find out!  And be sure to let us know  :)

Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: breadfan on June 16, 2009, 11:47:07 PM
I give it a go when I get home...
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: HomersDK on June 17, 2009, 12:20:28 AM
Sweet. I try this as well.

I had the sync issues in 1.02.08, but then I started to merge the srt subfile inside the mkv and it seems to work fine.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Sakkie on June 17, 2009, 12:52:40 AM
...... it is a great day for the Greek and Korean people !!!  :'(  .... hopefully FEATURE updates asked for, on the Official release.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on June 17, 2009, 02:42:41 AM
how can they release it while the 1.02.08 hasn't been release the final version?

They are not required to release every beta as a final lol. 
They refine until they are comfortable with a public release then put out it out.  Could be 1.02.99 before they deem it "public"  Each release can cause unforeseen complications.  This device does a lot of different things, and is used in so many different ways.  That complicates the job of the software engineers who don't always anticipate everything.

In the meantime I encourage you to install this new beta and try it out.   Be part of the solution!   

You can always revert if you have a problem.   ;)

oo.. ok... :) i think i'll try this pre release coz i experience lots of "no sound problem" for mkv on the 1.02.07

Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: wascallywabbit on June 17, 2009, 05:12:37 AM
Well, after testing this latest release, I am still having some pretty bad sync issues that don't exist in the .03 release. I find it rather disappointing that even after this long, WD adds/fixes some fairly minor issues and leaves this bug in the .07-.10 firmwares  >:(.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: MacSimon on June 17, 2009, 05:24:31 AM
I take it there's no change in the mkv sync issues many of us have been having yet?

Try it and find out!  And be sure to let us know  :)

I did and there isn't  :-[

But then I wasn't too hopeful as it didn't mention it.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Lister of Smeg on June 17, 2009, 05:42:40 AM
This is really annoying. Over a month since the last firmware and all thats been done really is some subtitle tweeks.

The only thing WD should be working on in my opinion should be the mkv sound bug. 95% of my 720p mkv's all have sound sync issues and almost make the player un-usable. I can't bring myself to revert back to .03 because i like the thumbnails and other little features that have been added....

Please WD, will you either fix this MAJOR bug or add a lipsync option to +/- the sound manually.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: comp56 on June 17, 2009, 02:29:36 PM
This is really annoying. Over a month since the last firmware and all thats been done really is some subtitle tweeks.

The only thing WD should be working on in my opinion should be the mkv sound bug. 95% of my 720p mkv's all have sound sync issues and almost make the player un-usable. I can't bring myself to revert back to .03 because i like the thumbnails and other little features that have been added....

Please WD, will you either fix this MAJOR bug or add a lipsync option to +/- the sound manually.

thats odd, I get nothing of the sort with my 400+ mkv collection? not that I have completely tested everyone but the many I have tested passed....
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: chauncey on June 17, 2009, 03:41:30 PM
I got excited when I read about the attention paid to music and playlists.  However, this FW did not fix the fact that the filename is displayed instead of the title tag. 

Does anyone else use this to play their music library as well as movies?  I have no issues with my movies, just the title tag during playback of my FLAC files.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jabster on June 17, 2009, 04:31:52 PM
I got excited when I read about the attention paid to music and playlists.  However, this FW did not fix the fact that the filename is displayed instead of the title tag. 

Does anyone else use this to play their music library as well as movies?  I have no issues with my movies, just the title tag during playback of my FLAC files.

I remain convinced that you really need a squeezebox for playing a music collection. :-)

-john
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: ascherjim on June 17, 2009, 05:57:06 PM
I got excited when I read about the attention paid to music and playlists.  However, this FW did not fix the fact that the filename is displayed instead of the title tag. 

Does anyone else use this to play their music library as well as movies?  I have no issues with my movies, just the title tag during playback of my FLAC files.

I remain convinced that you really need a squeezebox for playing a music collection. :-)

-john

Wow!  I use a Squeezebox for my primary at-home music listening, and I am a great fan of it.  I acquired the WDTV specifically for use on those occasions when I didn't want to be tied to my computer for feeding the Squeezebox, but to be independent of my computer for listening to my music in other locations.  With both the Squeezebox and WDTV my music source is the same WD Passport external drive.  So, I am very disappointed that nothing yet has been done to give me the same gapless playing in WDTV that I enjoy with my Squeezebox, and the fact that with WDTV the screenlisting typefaces of my music titles are so tiny on the screen of my portable DVD player as to be almost indecipherable.  Can't we at last have a fix of those two problems?  It shouldn't be that difficult.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on June 17, 2009, 05:57:29 PM
i already try this version last night and so far so good :)
it finally plays the sound in all the mkv i've got... :)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: bobosquishy on June 17, 2009, 06:19:53 PM
Quote from: ascherjim
with WDTV the screenlisting typefaces of my music titles are so tiny on the screen of my portable DVD player as to be almost indecipherable.

What do you expect?  Portable DVD player screens are tiny.  I don't think you have any rational reason to complain about that.  It's not the fault of WD that you are using their product with a microscopic screen.

Quote from: chauncey
I got excited when I read about the attention paid to music and playlists.  However, this FW did not fix the fact that the filename is displayed instead of the title tag.

One is left to wonder why, since this is such a big issue for you, that you haven't been using more descriptive file names to begin with.  But to address the way you put forward the idea, how can you expect someone to fix something that hasn't been even been officially presented as a problem or a complaint before?  The playlist functionality in this firmware release was in direct response to a feature request.  Obviously you are talking about an additional and separate feature request and I think you ought to make that request in a more constructive manner instead of insisting that it is due to a fault that doesn't exist in the first place.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Lister of Smeg on June 18, 2009, 12:44:04 AM
This is really annoying. Over a month since the last firmware and all thats been done really is some subtitle tweeks.

The only thing WD should be working on in my opinion should be the mkv sound bug. 95% of my 720p mkv's all have sound sync issues and almost make the player un-usable. I can't bring myself to revert back to .03 because i like the thumbnails and other little features that have been added....

Please WD, will you either fix this MAJOR bug or add a lipsync option to +/- the sound manually.

thats odd, I get nothing of the sort with my 400+ mkv collection? not that I have completely tested everyone but the many I have tested passed....

The sound sync is about 200 - 500ms on most of my mkv's. Which for me is very noticable. I read somewhere that it could be related to the software used to encode the mkv's in the first place but the sound bug doesn't exist on my PC and nither does it prior and including firmware 1.02.03.

I'm sure its not just me as there are many people experiencing the same thing.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: AlunS on June 18, 2009, 08:24:23 AM
Time for another release!

Prerelease 1.02.10 Here http://support.wdc.com/download/wdtv/WDTV_FW_1_02_10.zip

    * Playlists play in the correct order. Previously they played files in alphabetical order.

 Added feature:

    * Metadata support for music improved over previous releases. For example, browsing by genre is broken down into artists, then albums, then tracks.

.. which is much better, BUT ...

I don't use playlists so can't comment on that aspect, but if I select an album, it still displays the tracks in alphabetical order, ignoring track numbering and the embedded track number I put in front of all track titles in my file names.

Also Folder.jpg still isn't displayed in anything other than Folder view if I select a whole album.

Also, why can't I just select an album and press Play and get it to play all the tracks in that album in order?
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: fabri22 on June 18, 2009, 10:27:48 AM

thats odd, I get nothing of the sort with my 400+ mkv collection? not that I have completely tested everyone but the many I have tested passed....

...odd report.
I confirm that the sync issue still remains the most annoying and relevant firmware bug (since 1.02.04) .
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: mr.nice53 on June 18, 2009, 10:46:49 AM
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Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jabster on June 18, 2009, 11:12:19 AM

Quote from: chauncey
I got excited when I read about the attention paid to music and playlists.  However, this FW did not fix the fact that the filename is displayed instead of the title tag.

One is left to wonder why, since this is such a big issue for you, that you haven't been using more descriptive file names to begin with.  But to address the way you put forward the idea, how can you expect someone to fix something that hasn't been even been officially presented as a problem or a complaint before?  The playlist functionality in this firmware release was in direct response to a feature request.  Obviously you are talking about an additional and separate feature request and I think you ought to make that request in a more constructive manner instead of insisting that it is due to a fault that doesn't exist in the first place.

In chauncey's defense, ANY music player should be reading ID3 tags at this point. I've stopped grouping all my mp3/flac/ogg by artist, etc, and now just sort them by the date I got them (makes backing up easier) because I know my music players (squeezebox and amarok) will ignore the filename and path, and automagically sort them by artist, album, etc. Asking him to rename all his files now is kind of ridiculous. We really shouldn't have to ask WD to use the id3 tags; they should have done it from the start.

that being said, I still think that anyone getting  the WDTV for anything other than movie playback is bound to be a little disappointed in the other functionality. I honestly hate using the wdtv for a music player. It just can't compare to my squeezebox. For pictures it's adequate; there are things I wish it'd do, but I don't have anything else to really compare it to, so it's fine. And, as they expand the functionality of pictures and music, you increase the chance of introducing more bugs in the video playback, and then they have to debug and troubleshoot 3 major functions instead of just one primary function (movie playback).

Except for the occasional and intermittent MKV audio sync issues (which likely explains why it is so hard to nail down and fix), I've had zero problems with movie playback and really can't complain about the box at all. Except for maybe making ethernet support official so that I can get all my movies in the collection instead of having to go thru folder view. :)

-john
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: chauncey on June 18, 2009, 12:04:16 PM

Quote from: chauncey
I got excited when I read about the attention paid to music and playlists.  However, this FW did not fix the fact that the filename is displayed instead of the title tag.

One is left to wonder why, since this is such a big issue for you, that you haven't been using more descriptive file names to begin with.  But to address the way you put forward the idea, how can you expect someone to fix something that hasn't been even been officially presented as a problem or a complaint before?  The playlist functionality in this firmware release was in direct response to a feature request.  Obviously you are talking about an additional and separate feature request and I think you ought to make that request in a more constructive manner instead of insisting that it is due to a fault that doesn't exist in the first place.

In chauncey's defense, ANY music player should be reading ID3 tags at this point. I've stopped grouping all my mp3/flac/ogg by artist, etc, and now just sort them by the date I got them (makes backing up easier) because I know my music players (squeezebox and amarok) will ignore the filename and path, and automagically sort them by artist, album, etc. Asking him to rename all his files now is kind of ridiculous. We really shouldn't have to ask WD to use the id3 tags; they should have done it from the start.

that being said, I still think that anyone getting  the WDTV for anything other than movie playback is bound to be a little disappointed in the other functionality. I honestly hate using the wdtv for a music player. It just can't compare to my squeezebox. For pictures it's adequate; there are things I wish it'd do, but I don't have anything else to really compare it to, so it's fine. And, as they expand the functionality of pictures and music, you increase the chance of introducing more bugs in the video playback, and then they have to debug and troubleshoot 3 major functions instead of just one primary function (movie playback).

Except for the occasional and intermittent MKV audio sync issues (which likely explains why it is so hard to nail down and fix), I've had zero problems with movie playback and really can't complain about the box at all. Except for maybe making ethernet support official so that I can get all my movies in the collection instead of having to go thru folder view. :)

-john

Thanks John.  I appreciate your response to bobosquishy's post.  The player SHOULD fully support ID3 tags, especially because it boasts .m3u and .pls playlist support.  I have reported the issue on three separate occassions to WD support and it has not been addressed in FW updates.  Is there a more constructive manner to make the request?

My music files are in the "Track# - Song Title" format.  If I make them "more descriptive" then there will be more crap that WDTV will display instead of just displayng the title tag.  The artist and album tags are displayed without a problem.  However, instead of displaying the song title tag, the WDTV shows the file name.  So there's no point in renaming the files.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: hacksrus on June 18, 2009, 02:01:51 PM

thats odd, I get nothing of the sort with my 400+ mkv collection? not that I have completely tested everyone but the many I have tested passed....

...odd report.
I confirm that the sync issue still remains the most annoying and relevant firmware bug (since 1.02.04) .

I am on the same side as comp56 - none of the movies on my two 500GBs My Passports (mostly *.mkv movies in 720p/1080p, TV series in *.avi, and some SD ones) show similiar audio bug - everything plays smoothly, no delay etc etc. I am using regular HDMI connection. Or maybe I am deaf/blind, and can't see the 200-500ms delay ;)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Lister of Smeg on June 19, 2009, 01:39:56 AM

thats odd, I get nothing of the sort with my 400+ mkv collection? not that I have completely tested everyone but the many I have tested passed....

...odd report.
I confirm that the sync issue still remains the most annoying and relevant firmware bug (since 1.02.04) .

I am on the same side as comp56 - none of the movies on my two 500GBs My Passports (mostly *.mkv movies in 720p/1080p, TV series in *.avi, and some SD ones) show similiar audio bug - everything plays smoothly, no delay etc etc. I am using regular HDMI connection. Or maybe I am deaf/blind, and can't see the 200-500ms delay ;)

hacksrus,

As i notice the 200-500ms sound bug on nearly all of my MKV files, i can only assume that the issue is present its just not everyone notices it. And to be fair to those people, it is very slight. I don't have any issues at all with avi files, just mkv....

Maybe it relates to the actual USB drives? I am using WD My Book Essentials (1x1Tb & 1x500Gb). I notice you (hacksrus) are using passport drives. Could that be the issue?
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jabster on June 19, 2009, 04:36:53 AM
Maybe it relates to the actual USB drives? I am using WD My Book Essentials (1x1Tb & 1x500Gb). I notice you (hacksrus) are using passport drives. Could that be the issue?

No, it's not drive related. I have the same problem over a network.

-john
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: veadtuck on June 19, 2009, 07:01:13 AM
no problems here... absolute sync... and i think i use the standard-config: wdtv-video>hdmi>tv and wdtv-audio>toslink>receiver

also new FW works like charme here.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: activoice on June 19, 2009, 12:14:12 PM
Regarding the audio sync issue with MKV, I haven't tried the latest firmware, but in my experience this bug only happens on my player (1.02.07 firmware) after about the 90 minute mark in an MKV.

Once I hit the 90 minute mark the audio becomes very noticeable out of sync.  However I have found that once I hit Stop, then resume playback the audio is then in sync once again for the remainder of the video... .  However hitting pause and play does not resolve the audio sync issue.   

So for users that start and stop frequently during video playback or if most of what you watch is less than 90 minutes, then you probably never experience this sync problem.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jabster on June 19, 2009, 12:37:34 PM
So for users that start and stop frequently during video playback or if most of what you watch is less than 90 minutes, then you probably never experience this sync problem.

Oh no. Definately not. I first noticed it on Pixar's For The Birds, which is like 3 minutes long. The little bouncing lamp at the beginning is WAY out of sync.

-john
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Greg Aubry on June 19, 2009, 04:23:14 PM
I know, for my part, that I was experiencing lag issues that went away when I reformatted my flash drives from FAT32 to NTFS. I was surprised at how much faster the WDTV seemed to read my drives, too! I don't use external hard drives yet, but when I do eventually buy one, the first thing I'll do is make sure it's formatted correctly for my needs.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: juantxorena on June 19, 2009, 11:48:38 PM
hacksrus,

As i notice the 200-500ms sound bug on nearly all of my MKV files, i can only assume that the issue is present its just not everyone notices it. And to be fair to those people, it is very slight. I don't have any issues at all with avi files, just mkv....

Maybe it relates to the actual USB drives? I am using WD My Book Essentials (1x1Tb & 1x500Gb). I notice you (hacksrus) are using passport drives. Could that be the issue?
I can notice a 100ms delay when I add it when playing a file in the computer. It's just that none of my mkv files has any delay when playing them with WDTV, no matter the video, audio or subtitle format. I'm using an 1 Tb MyBook too.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: rlarson_mn on June 20, 2009, 04:50:18 AM
I have my videos in a single VOB format and my cover art in jpg form named the name of the movie (not folder.jpg). With this update (which had no issues during the install) my movies play just fine through the entire movie with pause working. FF and FR seem to work but there have been some times when they do not. Probably simply because my movies are in VOB format not the standard formats mentioned. I have my movies on two 1tb WD MyBook external drives. Both connect to the unit and are recognized very fast for the 400+ movies I currently have on them.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: fabri22 on June 20, 2009, 05:53:57 AM
From changelog of fw 1.02.08
Quote
Bugs fixed in 1.02.08:
-Some characters still missing from Greek font
-VC-1 MKVs playback poorly
-Audio out of sync during MKV playback
-10 Minute FF and REV doesn't work during MKV playback
-Audio clipping issues

So i suppose that hacksrus,veadtuck,juantxorena"I can notice a 100ms delay...", & co. did notice mkv audio delay with fw 1.02.07... (WD "certified" bug, read above)
None of you wrote a line here (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=560.0) or here (http://wdtv.uservoice.com/pages/17442-general/suggestions/184035-v1-02-07-mkv-audio-out-of-sync?page=1).
... bad boys!  ;D (no offence)

Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: juantxorena on June 20, 2009, 10:17:09 AM
So i suppose that hacksrus,veadtuck,juantxorena"I can notice a 100ms delay...", & co. did notice mkv audio delay with fw 1.02.07... (WD "certified" bug, read above)
None of you wrote a line here (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=560.0) or here (http://wdtv.uservoice.com/pages/17442-general/suggestions/184035-v1-02-07-mkv-audio-out-of-sync?page=1).
... bad boys!  ;D (no offence)
1.- I've registered in this forum today. I'm not registered in the other one.
2.- I didn't notice any delay in the mkv files that I played when using previous firmwares.
3.- I can notice a 100ms delay in some scenes when looking for it, like in The Godfather, in the conversation between Michael Corleone and Turk Sollozzo in the Louis Restaurant, when extreme close-ups in their mouths. I bet that most of the people can notice that too.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: PCKid on June 20, 2009, 07:53:57 PM
Are there any hidden updates other than the ones mentioned in the update log? Such as improved FF and RW on large files(8GB or larger). I'm running 1.02.08 which did have marginal unmentioned improvement in that area but it still is pretty iffy.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: bobosquishy on June 21, 2009, 02:23:50 AM
Worthless update for me. I am still waiting for ISO menu support. But since it is obviously not coming I am looking at the TviX instead.

Would you like some cheese?

http://wdtv.uservoice.com/pages/17442-general/suggestions/182940-full-dvd-iso-menu-support
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Lister of Smeg on June 22, 2009, 02:32:52 AM
From changelog of fw 1.02.08
Quote
Bugs fixed in 1.02.08:
-Some characters still missing from Greek font
-VC-1 MKVs playback poorly
-Audio out of sync during MKV playback
-10 Minute FF and REV doesn't work during MKV playback
-Audio clipping issues

So i suppose that hacksrus,veadtuck,juantxorena"I can notice a 100ms delay...", & co. did notice mkv audio delay with fw 1.02.07... (WD "certified" bug, read above)
None of you wrote a line here (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=560.0) or here (http://wdtv.uservoice.com/pages/17442-general/suggestions/184035-v1-02-07-mkv-audio-out-of-sync?page=1).
... bad boys!  ;D (no offence)



Personally i have noticed this bug in all firmware since 1.02.03. WD listed in 1.02.08 that the sound sync in MKV's had been fixed, but in my case this just isn't true. I think it improved the issue slightly but its still very noticable to me.

I think WD need to stop adding any new features and concentrate on fixing the current issues first. Adding new features is nice, but i want my WDTV to do what it says on the box first and foremost.... and it doesn't and the minute. They could just add a lipsync feature so that people can +/- the sound manually for the time being.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: danniee on June 22, 2009, 09:15:55 AM
Worthless update for me. I am still waiting for ISO menu support. But since it is obviously not coming I am looking at the TviX instead.

Would you like some cheese?

http://wdtv.uservoice.com/pages/17442-general/suggestions/182940-full-dvd-iso-menu-support

What does this mean? Does it really mean iso support is coming? If so...oh lord gonna come in my pants...  ;D
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: chaseincats on June 26, 2009, 06:44:16 PM
I am having a problem with a few of my MKV's where at certain parts of the show (prob about every 10 seconds) the video will stop then jump to catch up while the audio continues to play

after a few minutes the video/audio are extremely out of sync

is their a fix for this or is it a 1.2.10 problem?

Any help would be appreciated,
chaseincats
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: the_invisible on June 26, 2009, 07:00:54 PM
I am having a problem with a few of my MKV's where at certain parts of the show (prob about every 10 seconds) the video will stop then jump to catch up while the audio continues to play

after a few minutes the video/audio are extremely out of sync

is their a fix for this or is it a 1.2.10 problem?

Any help would be appreciated,
chaseincats

I think I have a similar problem, but not identical. I would lose sound completely while the picture stutters.

That particular problem, for me, is caused by the video being encoded with VC-1.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: chaseincats on June 26, 2009, 08:14:12 PM
how did you end up fixing it, just re-encode?


and how did you figure out that was the problem (what is vc-1 and how did you find out it was the encoder)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: hozeini on June 27, 2009, 06:11:54 PM
Hi Jay.. I've just upgrade 1.02.10 and so far I'm okay with it as the fixs' not affected on my current usage.

I read over on one of your postage about WD is planning to release WDTV version 2. However, before the support team decommision supporting the upgrade firmware, I wish to suggest an additional feature which one of the remote button was left the usage for; "Search".

I do notice that the "Search" option will be disable during video playback (not sure if it is also affected on audio or photo playback) :P. I'm suggesting that they add a "Scene Search" feature during a playback by using the "Search" button on the remote. Search by frame intervals can be set from 15 seconds up to 5 minutes.

Currently I'm using these feature on my PSP during video playback and I found it very useful. It will show the scene picture in "frame by frame" (the frame will show base on the time intervals we choose, from 15 seconds up to 5 minutes) which I can select to jump to any frame I want.

It is very unfortunate if WDTV do not have these feature as the only rew/ff option we have during playback only speed-up from 2x to 16x not very effective as we do need to wait until we reach to the scene we want it. Same goes to to the "next screen" jump (10 minutes interval) which it is not very useful for 30 minutes or 1 hours video type. :(

I hope you can help to highlight this request to them before they left the upgrade firmware for WDTV 1st version.

Thanks again for your effort on this forum. I hope my suggestion brings good deeds to other WDTV users out there.

Regards!  ;)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: PCKid on June 27, 2009, 07:52:18 PM
My guess that the "Scene Search" idea ala PSP and PS3 (which is awesome by the way. If only Sony would let us format HDs in NTFS) would not be possible on the WD TV as the processor is not powerful enough to handle that feature. Gotta remember even the PSP has a pretty powerful processor.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: hozeini on June 29, 2009, 02:04:32 PM
PCKid, thanks for your feedback.  ;)

I do hope other users can give better suggestion so we all can fully utilise the "search" button on the remote. I don't think WD engineers design the "Search" button on the remote just for cosmetic purpose ;D. At the least we should have a search mechanism other than rewind/ff.

Anybody out there can spilll out more ideas... ???
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: BMTH on July 04, 2009, 05:09:57 PM
Damn, every 1.02.x update has errors with the subtitles :s if the subtitle contains 2 lines of text it will only show the first line and skip the 2nd one :s

I hope they are going to fix this in the next release
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Xinot on July 05, 2009, 04:56:20 AM
Damn, every 1.02.x update has errors with the subtitles :s if the subtitle contains 2 lines of text it will only show the first line and skip the 2nd one :s

I hope they are going to fix this in the next release

Not here. Simple .srt files works ok.  ???
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on July 05, 2009, 09:35:49 PM
Damn, every 1.02.x update has errors with the subtitles :s if the subtitle contains 2 lines of text it will only show the first line and skip the 2nd one :s

I hope they are going to fix this in the next release

Not here. Simple .srt files works ok.  ???

i think what BMTH means is the sub for the MKV file. i find that error too on many of my MKV collection. i also hope that they will fix it soon....

this kind of sub usually appear when another conversation is being done in background sound and the sub is supposed to display this background conversation too. but in WDTV it only display the last one. depending on the time frame.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: bozint on July 06, 2009, 03:47:44 PM
Hello WD TV community!

This is my very first post and I just wanted to ask you guys something. I ordered my WDTV couple of days ago and getting it tomorrow. Thing is, I don't know which FW is on it when I get it. I read a lot on the forum before posting and I read some peeps complaining about sync issues in MKVs and some other cons.

So, my question is: Can I find an archive of all the firmwares somewhere, in case I am not satisfied with the latest official one? I read that the 1.02.03 has been used by many people and is considered as "a good one".

Sorry if i misplaced this post and thanks for some reply in advance.

Cheers!
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: ahbf09 on July 06, 2009, 04:30:40 PM
http://www.wdtvc.com/downloads/
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: bozint on July 06, 2009, 04:33:10 PM
http://www.wdtvc.com/downloads/

Thx for the fast reply. Much appreciated!
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: joolz on July 14, 2009, 11:15:19 PM
hi guys... is there anyway to timeshift?

i.e: i wanna open a movie thats 3h long but skip to 1h33m4s ??

Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: bobosquishy on July 15, 2009, 12:05:24 AM
hi guys... is there anyway to timeshift?

i.e: i wanna open a movie thats 3h long but skip to 1h33m4s ??

Nope.  But, http://wdtv.uservoice.com/pages/17442-general/suggestions/182988-go-to-a-precise-time-on-a-movie

Lots of other requests.  You should probably take a look around while you're there.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Anthony on July 15, 2009, 11:17:05 AM
hi guys... is there anyway to timeshift?

i.e: i wanna open a movie thats 3h long but skip to 1h33m4s ??

Nope.  But, http://wdtv.uservoice.com/pages/17442-general/suggestions/182988-go-to-a-precise-time-on-a-movie

Lots of other requests.  You should probably take a look around while you're there.

Start playing the movie, press fast forward once (2x), then click the Next button, each time you do it jumps 10 minutes forward so do this 12 times, then press play.... then fast forward at 2x to your desired point.

I hope this helps.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: B5Fan on July 23, 2009, 08:26:13 AM
You are comparing a $100 box to a $400 box.  Image if WD upgraded the WDTV with enough stuff to make it $400, that would be a killer box.

MOD NOTE: I deleted the post (and the USER) referenced in this message as the other poster was an abusive a-hole.  ;)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on July 23, 2009, 07:06:37 PM
one of my reason to buy WDTV, other than the price, is because the wd team is (considerately) active to release the firmware update. And I do hove that they keep the good work... :)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: B5Fan on July 24, 2009, 10:33:40 AM
You are comparing a $100 box to a $400 box.  Image if WD upgraded the WDTV with enough stuff to make it $400, that would be a killer box.

MOD NOTE: I deleted the post (and the USER) referenced in this message as the other poster was an abusive a-hole.  ;)

Thanks MOD.  I hate it when people buy something, complain that it can't do things it was never meant to, then compare it to a product in a completely different class.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on July 24, 2009, 12:23:46 PM
I don't have a problem complaining when it is justified. The poster was a jerk.  He was complaining that WD never does anything or listens to anyone, which is obviously completely incorrect.  And comparing a $100 item to a $400 item is exactly like comparing a $25k Toyota Camry to a $100K Ferrari.  Its just idiotic.   ;D
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: B5Fan on July 24, 2009, 02:52:31 PM
Glad we have a level minded MOD on this forum.  Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: bobosquishy on July 24, 2009, 04:45:00 PM
Glad we have a level minded MOD on this forum.  Keep up the good work.

Suck-up!   :-*
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on July 25, 2009, 01:57:06 AM
Glad we have a level minded MOD on this forum.  Keep up the good work.

Suck-up!   :-*

Thanks for the $50 bobo!  I am giving you 2 more stars.  ;)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: gzerot on July 26, 2009, 03:14:30 PM
Is their a new Firmware coming out?   Its been awhile, I still have ver .07 installed. - as I had heard their was issues with the newer ones. - So just asking when the next one is due out, or are they delaying this till ver. 2.0 of the system comes out?

Thank you.

G
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on July 26, 2009, 06:11:04 PM
Is their a new Firmware coming out?   Its been awhile, I still have ver .07 installed. - as I had heard their was issues with the newer ones. - So just asking when the next one is due out, or are they delaying this till ver. 2.0 of the system comes out?

Thank you.

G


No one has any idea and they are not telling  :-X
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: filodoro on July 27, 2009, 02:40:35 AM
Ho GGiornato alla ver.1.02.10_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.5 Se possibile si puņ tornare in dietro
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: primocarico on July 30, 2009, 01:46:11 AM
Filodoro asked (in italian) a question which i'm also interested in. If i install an unofficial version, is it possible to get back to an official version? I would be interested in trying unofficial versions, but i would like to be sure i can recover to something safer.

Many thanks to anyone who will answer.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: bobosquishy on July 30, 2009, 08:14:01 AM
If i install an unofficial version, is it possible to get back to an official version?

Yes.  It is easy.  The firmware comes in a zip archive with two files:  wdtv.bin and wdtv.ver.  To install ANY firmware, simply edit wdtv.ver in a text editor so that it has a higher version number than your currently installed firmware.  To find the version number of your currently installed firmware, just go to the system setting menu.  Once installed, the firmware will show as it's true version number, not the one you put in wdtv.ver.

If it sounds complicated to you, don't worry.  It isn't.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: alon.dayan on August 04, 2009, 08:50:41 AM
Hello Guys,

This is my 2nd post and first of all I want to thank all of you that spend precious time (that could be spent enjoying our great WDTV) helping other people and sugesting and finding a way to put this little magic box working better.

I have a sugestion for the jump funcion (>> + >|) that goes 10 minutes back and forth, that is to have somewhere in the configuration Menu 4 diferent jump times - one for each FF states(x2, x4, x8, x16), so each one of us could chouse if we jump 15, 30 sec, 1, 5, 10, 30 or whatever minutes (back and forth).

I've already programmed my Harmony One to have this sequences for +10, +20, +30 min (and -10,...) directly as sequence buttons.

I hope the official people from WD development team are reading this forum because I'm sure most of the people are here to help.

By the way, if WD dev. team needs all the texts to be translated to Brazilian Portuguese, I'll be more than happy to do it.


Thanks a lot again.

Alon
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Whoheart on August 04, 2009, 05:40:11 PM
Oh, I wish they would make a prerelease every week, even if they change small things, just so we get a feel for it.

Like they say in the linux world: Release early, release often.

Helps fight bugs I hear :)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on August 04, 2009, 08:21:15 PM
I agree with you. 1 bug/update at a time would be so great to have.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: tacitus on August 05, 2009, 12:04:35 AM
Quote
I have a sugestion for the jump funcion (>> + >|) that goes 10 minutes back and forth, that is to have somewhere in the configuration Menu 4 diferent jump times - one for each FF states(x2, x4, x8, x16), so each one of us could chouse if we jump 15, 30 sec, 1, 5, 10, 30 or whatever minutes (back and forth).

It would have to be off by default.  I just received by WDTV today, and with my non-HD TV, it's hard to see which FF mode you are in (the text is too small, even on a 32" TV).  Optional is fine.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: gizbug on August 06, 2009, 08:30:36 AM
Why are they SO SLOW at releasing firmwares????????????
  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Hokeysmoke on August 06, 2009, 12:44:47 PM
Perhaps they're preoccupied with the new product coming out.  1.02.10 has been in "beta" for 7 weeks now.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Guyver on August 10, 2009, 07:15:25 AM
I just bought a new WDTV unit and immediately flashed the unit to this firmware.  However, I'm noticing that USB port #2 shows my drives as being empty when they are not.  Is this a known issue with this firmware?
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Whoheart on August 13, 2009, 06:23:59 PM
Time for another release!

Prerelease 1.02.10 Here http://support.wdc.com/download/wdtv/WDTV_FW_1_02_10.zip

Btw, shouldn't the subject reflect this is a PRErelease - so that we might know this by glancing at the subjects.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: leavethetvon on August 15, 2009, 12:25:59 PM
I really want vorbis support which wasn't introduced until .08, but it's not worth the de-sync issues that still haven't been fixed.  What a pickle! :-\ :'( ??? :o
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on August 17, 2009, 06:42:22 PM
I really want vorbis support which wasn't introduced until .08, but it's not worth the de-sync issues that still haven't been fixed.  What a pickle! :-\ :'( ??? :o
I plays lot of mkvs container with vorbis and find no problem at all with this firmware (1.02.10)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: gizbug on August 20, 2009, 03:24:39 PM
ETA on next FW release? We're over 2 months since last one..............or has WD stopped supporting this product (with the wake of a new one coming out?)


"" This is a prerelease version of the firmware. Feel free to install it but be aware this is beta firmware so use it at your own risk.
If you are not comfortable with this, please wait for the final version.""

Wait what? Over two months? Damn.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: chaseincats on August 20, 2009, 03:43:03 PM
ya whats the deal WD wheres the love?
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on August 20, 2009, 07:47:11 PM
my email to WDTV regarding the firmware update:

question1:
Code: [Select]
When will the last firmware update will be release?

I use the pre-release 1.02.10 and still find error in it as your uservoice
page may already show.

please at least give us your schedule of releasing firmware update.

answer1:
Code: [Select]
Dear ******,

Thank you for your reply.

We do not have the time relase noted, please do check on our web site regularly as there will be consitance update for WD TV.

Sincerely,
Western Digital Service and Support
http://support.wdc.com

question2:
Code: [Select]
Dear Jacky,

Thank you for your prompt reply.

Can you confirm me just one more thing: is it true that WD will stop the
firmware update for the WDTV 1 when the new WDTV 2 is released?

Best regards,
**

answer2:
Code: [Select]
Dear ******,

Thank you for your reply.

There will be regular updates but a slower type as we have launch newer WD TV medias device. Hence, regular check on the web site is still advised.

Sincerely,
Western Digital Service and Support
http://support.wdc.com
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: gizbug on August 21, 2009, 10:53:46 AM
Sounds like a canned answer to me. ???
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: YSAliens on August 23, 2009, 04:49:24 PM
Sounds like an update once a year...

I hope they run into issues with the release of WD TV 2 and it is delayed a few months so WD TV 1 bugs can be fixed.

Lol.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: gizbug on August 28, 2009, 03:45:41 PM
Jayallan: You are not using 1.02.10 FW but an old one, eh?
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on August 28, 2009, 04:26:04 PM
Jayallan: You are not using 1.02.10 FW but an old one, eh?


No I am using 1.02.10.   I only watch MKVs for HD and XviD for SD with my WDTV though.  I rip all my own content with MeGui and DVDfab Pro. 

I don't play anything else on it or use homebrew stuff.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Michael on August 30, 2009, 10:02:38 AM
Quote
It is quite easy to download .flv files, etc. I presume you download your TV movies ... What's the difference?
Why unreasonable? Many people use them and I know WD are considering it.

flv is the youtube codec sure, but it's quick and easy to convert them to play on the WDTV. It can be converted with the same program you're using to download probably.

(http://www.fhqhosting.com/ui/1Youtube.PNG)

The file size will be slightly larger but with the Xvid codec in the .avi container, it will play just fine.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: mytbyte on August 31, 2009, 11:48:40 PM
Much of confusion has risen from the fact that people are mistaking a container with the format of video...being able to demux an .avi or .mov is not the same as being able to decode the video within...

it is clearly stated in WDTV specs that it can read from .mov, .avi etc, but the list of the codecs it supports is a different one and is separated in specs...so one cannot say they haven't been forwarned...only their lack of knowledge made them fool themselves that .mov support means decoding any odd codec someone may put inside...it's all in the specs...

SO ONE MUST KNOW THIS: VIDEO IN DV (camcorder) OR UNCOMPRESSED FORMATS CANNOT BE PLAYED BY ANY PLAYER OUT THERE BECAUSE THERE IS NO SUPPORT FOR IT IN HARDWARE! Media payers can decode only the video compression types they have hardware support for, otherwise they are too slow and unusable, unlike a PC...

had to take this off my chest   ;D
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on September 05, 2009, 08:38:57 PM
I moved the whole saint59 rant/thread to General Discussion as it was getting way off topic. 

It can be found here..  http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1986.0

You may now carry on. :)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: rataweb on September 15, 2009, 07:25:52 AM
When 1.02.10 will official???

Do you expect a new firmware?

Thanks.

Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: delphiguru on September 15, 2009, 03:31:27 PM

i must use very old 1.02.03 FW

the news FW have all AUDIO OUT OF SYNC !!!!!!

This is not acceptable !!



Should i to Buy the new WD TV 2 Live ????      muauauauauauauauauauauuauauauauau
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Talker67 on September 17, 2009, 09:26:34 AM
Hi, does anybody knows if FW 1.02.10 is solving issue with DTS sound and .mkv files ? As known WDTV does not support DTS sound via HDMI in .mkv files.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on September 17, 2009, 09:49:32 AM
Guys,

WD is not responding about the next firmware update.  They are aware of the sync issue though and I assume it will be repaired in a future update.  When that happens though is anyone's guess. The sync issue also seems to be dependent on how the video was encoded.  See that threads about this on this site. 
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: GuyWD on September 17, 2009, 10:09:42 AM
Guys,

WD is not responding about the next firmware update.  They are aware of the sync issue though and I assume it will be repaired in a future update.  When that happens though is anyone's guess. The sync issue also seems to be dependent on how the video was encoded.  See that threads about this on this site. 

We are currently working on a firmware update to address this (and other) bugs.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Saint59 on September 17, 2009, 12:04:18 PM
I got excited when I read about the attention paid to music and playlists.  However, this FW did not fix the fact that the filename is displayed instead of the title tag. 

Does anyone else use this to play their music library as well as movies?  I have no issues with my movies, just the title tag during playback of my FLAC files.
You are not the only one, as many of us here are also frustrated by the wrong sorting of album tracks and not displaying ID3 track titles in the selection lists. I get around the sort order by using playlists in every folder.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: richex on September 17, 2009, 05:07:59 PM
GuyWD,

Thanks for the heads up. Any idea on when we should expect a new firmware?

Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: colbertnotion on September 17, 2009, 05:54:22 PM
We are currently working on a firmware update to address this (and other) bugs.

I hope you'll forgive me if I sound less than convinced...the WDTV Mini has been released for near a month now and it has some of the fixes we've been asking for on our models so what is the problem?
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on September 17, 2009, 06:50:54 PM


We are currently working on a firmware update to address this (and other) bugs.

That's good enough for me.  Thanks Guy.  :)

Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on September 17, 2009, 06:55:26 PM
We are currently working on a firmware update to address this (and other) bugs.

I hope you'll forgive me if I sound less than convinced...the WDTV Mini has been released for near a month now and it has some of the fixes we've been asking for on our models so what is the problem?

The hardware is different, and as we have seen with past updates, fixing somethings can easily mess up others.  It is better for them to take their time and release it when it is ready.  Lots of real world testing needs to be done to ensure the greatest amount of compatibility.  That fact they acknowledge they are still working on it is great news for everyone, and shows a lot of responsibility from such a large company with so many newer products.  Try getting even Vista drivers for an old scanner.  Most companies abandon their products as soon as the cycle is over.   

Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: franks on September 18, 2009, 09:52:20 AM
We are currently working on a firmware update to address this (and other) bugs.

I hope you'll forgive me if I sound less than convinced...the WDTV Mini has been released for near a month now and it has some of the fixes we've been asking for on our models so what is the problem?

The hardware is different, and as we have seen with past updates, fixing somethings can easily mess up others.  It is better for them to take their time and release it when it is ready.  Lots of real world testing needs to be done to ensure the greatest amount of compatibility.  That fact they acknowledge they are still working on it is great news for everyone, and shows a lot of responsibility from such a large company with so many newer products.  Try getting even Vista drivers for an old scanner.  Most companies abandon their products as soon as the cycle is over.   



The only way that Western Digital is going to prove that they are actually working on the problems is to release something.  Most of us have been on the computer scene long enough to know that lots of promised software (and hardware) projects never get released despite promises of "real soon now" and announced release dates. I'm not saying it's vaporware, but only a release of new firmware can silence the critics.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Fishbowls on September 19, 2009, 03:12:04 AM
FROM TWITTER
srader#WDTV we are working on the WD TV HD Media Player product update! Will get it out to everyone as soon as it's ready.about 13 hours ago from web
posted to twitter on sept 18
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: richex on September 19, 2009, 10:44:38 AM
That's good news!! One question though, when he says "product update" would that be a new device or a firmware update?
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: lilibabe on September 20, 2009, 01:03:58 AM
Fw update.

@kenwvt I cannot promise a date but we will have a firmware update
about 10 hours ago from web

@takewhat product update = firmware update for WD TV
about 12 hours ago from web

#WDTV we are working on the WD TV HD Media Player product update! Will get it out to everyone as soon as it's ready.
about 17 hours ago from web
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: richex on September 20, 2009, 05:47:02 AM
lilibabe thanks for the updates and the clarification.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: delf on September 21, 2009, 04:56:52 AM
hopefully b-rad.cc is around to make his magic happen with the new FW: update that comes out sometime  ;D
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: rataweb on September 21, 2009, 09:52:44 PM
Fw update.

@kenwvt I cannot promise a date but we will have a firmware update
about 10 hours ago from web

@takewhat product update = firmware update for WD TV
about 12 hours ago from web

#WDTV we are working on the WD TV HD Media Player product update! Will get it out to everyone as soon as it's ready.
about 17 hours ago from web


Oooh, greats news!!!

It's a release o a new prerelease???

Thanks!!!

Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: lilibabe on September 22, 2009, 09:33:58 AM
No details on the next release, but i think it could be one of the last update as WD will certainly focus on other products...
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: ToJa92 on September 22, 2009, 11:29:33 AM
I don't have any sync issues, I guess I'm lucky. I'm using the newest WDLXTV FW.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: bobosquishy on September 22, 2009, 01:13:10 PM
I don't have any sync issues, I guess I'm lucky. I'm using the newest WDLXTV FW.
I thought I had sync issues but it turned out to be a slight delay from the stereo. :-[
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: trevagreene on September 22, 2009, 02:06:10 PM
No details on the next release, but i think it could be one of the last update as WD will certainly focus on other products...

thats not to say however, there wont be more releases from keen uses who develop their own firmware..
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: bobosquishy on September 23, 2009, 02:36:05 AM
thats not to say however, there wont be more releases from keen uses who develop their own firmware..
Nobody can develop their own firmware because the code has not been open sourced.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: rataweb on September 23, 2009, 09:40:46 PM
thats not to say however, there wont be more releases from keen uses who develop their own firmware..
Nobody can develop their own firmware because the code has not been open sourced.

R u sure???

WDTV have GPL code.. See: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=1001&sid=112&lang=en

Thanks.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on September 23, 2009, 11:39:39 PM
Go easy on him Bobo, he is a newbie  ;D
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: rataweb on September 24, 2009, 01:14:21 AM
Go easy on him Bobo, he is a newbie  ;D

Please... Smoke your cigar once and for all!!!

Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: bobosquishy on September 24, 2009, 08:05:38 PM
Go easy on him Bobo, he is a newbie  ;D
Normally I'd defend myself but I have to go deliver another load of chopped firewood to the home for crippled orphans.  I don't know what they'll do if they don't get enough to last through the winter, so I just keep chopping away even though I only have one lung and one kidney since I donated the other ones to a sick orphan last year.

Edit: My poor sick mother just called and the orphans are stuck on a bus in a blizzard on the old mountain pass.  I'd better get going.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on September 24, 2009, 11:07:28 PM
Go easy on him Bobo, he is a newbie  ;D
Normally I'd defend myself but I have to go deliver another load of chopped firewood to the home for crippled orphans.  I don't know what they'll do if they don't get enough to last through the winter, so I just keep chopping away even though I only have one lung and one kidney since I donated the other ones to a sick orphan last year.

Edit: My poor sick mother just called and the orphans are stuck on a bus in a blizzard on the old mountain pass.  I'd better get going.

Damn IT!   After his cigar comment I was hoping you actually WOULD straighten him out. 
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Fishbowls on September 25, 2009, 04:37:10 AM
rataweb:
plain and simple the code is NOT open source.
at least not the bit we would need to fiddle with.
and dont bother jay about that cigar...... its a good one and you wanna
smoke it slowly.
BOBO.... damn but your a nice giving fellow.  i am sure we could all chop some wood for those orphans
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Mr Lazy on September 25, 2009, 05:50:00 AM
Normally I'd defend myself but I have to go deliver another load of chopped firewood to the home for crippled orphans.  I don't know what they'll do if they don't get enough to last through the winter, so I just keep chopping away even though I only have one lung and one kidney since I donated the other ones to a sick orphan last year.

Edit: My poor sick mother just called and the orphans are stuck on a bus in a blizzard on the old mountain pass.  I'd better get going.

Ever considered script-writing for Hollywood movies?  ;)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: topflite on September 30, 2009, 05:29:53 AM
I am in the usa, I have tried the new update and it did install. but the problem I am having is that I still have no chapters.  I am using a 2tb seagate hd and its plum full of movies.  these movies are riped from dvd shrink to ISO format.  I tried just leaving them in vob files but chapters still did not work.  I played the movies on my pc with VLC player and chapters worked fine.  Any ideas or cures for this chapter problem.  other wise everythings works great.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: rlarson_mn on September 30, 2009, 05:36:22 AM
I am in the usa, I have tried the new update and it did install. but the problem I am having is that I still have no chapters.  I am using a 2tb seagate hd and its plum full of movies.  these movies are riped from dvd shrink to ISO format.  I tried just leaving them in vob files but chapters still did not work.  I played the movies on my pc with VLC player and chapters worked fine.  Any ideas or cures for this chapter problem.  other wise everythings works great.

Take the time to change the format to something that the unit indicates it will support or do what I have done which is live with the VOBs and just watch the entire movie. At this point there is no real other option that I have found for this chapter thing or the FF or FR not working with VOBs.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: Mr Lazy on September 30, 2009, 06:34:53 AM
Have a look at these threads for solutions for the chapter issue:

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2071
http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1879
http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=7.new;topicseen#new (esp. reply #24)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: GuyWD on October 01, 2009, 02:54:52 PM
We've put up new beta firmware: http://www.wdc.com/wdtvprerelease/

If you try it, I would appreciate reading your experiences. I am especially interested to see if there are any remaining MKV audio/video sync issues.

Resolved Issues:
* Resolved issue where UI Language displayed as OFF when English is selected.
* Resolved UI issue where "ContainsWWW" shows up in the search menu instead of "Contains".
* Resolved MKV audio/video sync issues.
* Resolved issue where songs were displayed in alphabetical order instead of track order in album view.

New features:
* Added video playlist support.
* Added support for unlocking locked WD external drives.
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: jayallan on October 01, 2009, 03:22:14 PM
We've put up new beta firmware: http://www.wdc.com/wdtvprerelease/

If you try it, I would appreciate reading your experiences. I am especially interested to see if there are any remaining MKV audio/video sync issues.


Thanks GUY!

I have a link here for follow-up on this new firmware:  http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2224.0

Enjoy!
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10 NEW
Post by: GuyWD on October 01, 2009, 03:27:13 PM
We've put up new beta firmware: http://www.wdc.com/wdtvprerelease/

If you try it, I would appreciate reading your experiences. I am especially interested to see if there are any remaining MKV audio/video sync issues.


Thanks GUY!

I have a link here for follow-up on this new firmware:  http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2224.0

Enjoy!

Don't thank me, there's a whole team working on this. I'm just the one who gets to talk to you guys :)
Title: Re: WDTV Software Update 1.02.10
Post by: jayallan on October 01, 2009, 11:29:42 PM
I removed a couple postings here.  This is the 1.02.10 thread.  Not the ask Western Digital thread.  Questions about subtitles and USB Hubs obviously do not belong here.

If you have a REQ put it in the "feature Requests" board here: http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?board=12.0

Thanks