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Title: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: jayallan on October 21, 2009, 08:29:12 PM
A surprise new update.  I will be curious to see how the MKV lip sync works now. 

Post all your comments and findings here!

:)

Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Dion on October 21, 2009, 08:48:54 PM
http://www.wdc.com/wdtvprerelease/ (http://www.wdc.com/wdtvprerelease/)


Hubs still broke for anyone wondering.

eh why edit who is it hurting.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: adido1 on October 21, 2009, 11:44:10 PM
I don't see any major improvement that worth the 1.03... :'(
I don't think I'll upgrade. :-\

Adding menu support to ISO's or new language srt support that's worth new digit ::)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: jwdicki on October 21, 2009, 11:50:44 PM
I really wish they'd add movie sheet support.  Will test this one out tomorrow.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: lilibabe on October 22, 2009, 01:06:34 AM
Yes, not really big changes since the last beta, and it's still a beta !

Still no file manager and preview browser implemented... xml/gfx files are the same as v.1.02.11.

But 1.03.01 is a good number because it's symmetrical  ::)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: saar123 on October 22, 2009, 02:28:13 AM
since its still a beta the number change indicate of much larger change in the official release
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Seasider on October 22, 2009, 05:14:42 AM

    * Added support for video playlists functions which were limited to music files only


Does this now mean that we can 'shuffle play' videos, and if so, how? I've update mine but it doesn't seem to give the shuffle option ?

Thanks
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: microcens on October 22, 2009, 05:41:48 AM
can someone tell me if the sub/idx subtitles format sre still flashing?
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Suggestologist on October 22, 2009, 06:52:35 AM

    * Added support for video playlists functions which were limited to music files only


Does this now mean that we can 'shuffle play' videos, and if so, how? I've update mine but it doesn't seem to give the shuffle option ?

Thanks

That feature was not added. Which is why you can't find it.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Seasider on October 22, 2009, 08:09:07 AM
 :(  Thankyou!
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Whoheart on October 22, 2009, 05:21:37 PM

    * Added support for video playlists functions which were limited to music files only


Does this now mean that we can 'shuffle play' videos, and if so, how? I've update mine but it doesn't seem to give the shuffle option ?

Thanks

The playlist for videos doesn't seem to have a the shuffle function, it will simply play the videos in the order they are in the playlist.

Of course since you can add videos from different directories it may still have some use.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Whoheart on October 22, 2009, 05:24:36 PM
The interface still freezes after playback of some wmv's - like a garbage collection which gets stuck...
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: vilis007 on October 23, 2009, 03:19:58 AM
My fresh Kingston G2 16 GB not working on 1.03.01 firmware. After scanning files freezes and not responding to remote. With ver. 1.02.07 no problem.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: donkuok on October 23, 2009, 05:19:49 AM
What the heck!!! another beta update....when r they going to finish the beta version? oh just the permanent beta...hahaha...
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: R00K on October 23, 2009, 11:11:46 AM
Does this include the DVD Menu Support?

I'm hearing they won't add it because it would incur a licensing fee to the DVD group.  But if it was in a pre-release and not in the official verion.... hmmm

Anyone homebrew up some DVD Menu - please (support for Iso or Vob)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Whoheart on October 23, 2009, 02:46:30 PM
Does this include the DVD Menu Support?

It generally includes what they say it includes. So no.

I'm hearing they won't add it because it would incur a licensing fee to the DVD group.  But if it was in a pre-release and not in the official verion.... hmmm

That sounds sick and greedy - but hey that's copyright so perhaps it would require licensing.

I thought menus were mentioned on wdtv.uservoice.com - but i can't find them, perhaps it was removed.

Of course wdtv.uservoice.com is of little value, after i noticed someone asked for realmedia, and they flag it as "solved"because they made a NEW player which supports realmedia.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Pennhaven on October 24, 2009, 03:38:02 PM
Hey, at least for those of us using the WDTV for music, this firmware finally comes through with the overdue fixes we've been pleading for.

Now all of the music player dis-functions have been addressed.
The media library finally indexes music the way it should:

At last, at last, it's fixed at last!
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Whoheart on October 24, 2009, 07:24:56 PM
Now all of the music player dis-functions have been addressed.
  • Playlists play in order
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So do they for video.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Saint59 on October 24, 2009, 09:57:35 PM
Hey, at least for those of us using the WDTV for music, this firmware finally comes through with the overdue fixes we've been pleading for.

Now all of the music player dis-functions have been addressed.
  • Playlists play in order
The media library finally indexes music the way it should:
  • Albums play tracks in track order
  • Artist View displays Albums instead of tracks
  • Genre View displays Artists / Albums instead of tracks

At last, at last, it's fixed at last!
This is great news for all of us music lovers, but we still need all the views to display TRACK TITLE instead of filename ... many of us savvy PC users use shortened filenames (and in my case, abbreviations derived using a formula), because it prevents some memory issues ... especially for really long track names.

The memory issue may not be particularly relevant to the WD TV, but many of us have been storing our files with short names for years, because that issue was very much an issue in the not so distant past ... and it's not realistic by WD to expect us to rename what could be several thousands of files in many cases ... not to mention then having duplicate backups of them. I view the HDD I use for the WD TV as one of my backups ... in fact, all my other backups (except iPod) are on permanent discs (i.e. CD or DVD), which cannot be renamed. The iPod and many other players, I note, also use an abbreviated short filename. I note that some WD TV owners connect their iPod to it, so I imagine that they have this TRACK TITLE issue big time. Anyway, why should any of us have to rename our files, when the TRACK TITLE already exists in the ID3 tag info, which we know the WD TV is capable of reading (because it does it for Artist, Album, etc and even Track Title on occasion). Every other player on the market these days (and for some time), uses and displays the ID3 info ... except maybe a few dodgy cheapo ones.

The one view where the use of filenames could be as is and preferred, would be the Folder views.

I find it strange, that properly formatted playlist files (.m3u), which list the track name as well as the filename, are not being utilized to display the track name when you are browsing the playlist ... though reading it from the ID3 tags would probably be better. It is also weird, that the filename appears in the PLAYING NOW screen, while all the other data displayed there, is from ID3 tag info (Artist, Album, etc) ... why not show the ID3 tag info for TRACK TITLE there too?

I do note, that the TRACK TITLE does display in the PLAYING NOW, if you started playing your selection in the Artist -> Album -> Track view listing. It also sometimes displays in the small truncated view (top of screen) you get while browsing other list views (provided a track is currently playing). It is such a shame, that the truncated view is not wider (full screen width would be excellent), as you only get about five characters for artist name (track title is a bit longer, but should be a lot longer too), which continually scrolls because of that. We must also mention, that the font size (and maybe font type), look like crap on my very large analogue TV ... even hard to read in many cases ... probably because the font is too thin &/or maybe the color.

It would also be really nice, if the ID3 tag info for YEAR was also displayed in the PLAYING NOW screen ... I'm sure that many like myself, consider that far more important than GENRE for instance. It is amazing how over the years, many companies have forgotten about YEAR, even Microsoft used to be guilty of that stupid omission.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Pennhaven on October 25, 2009, 09:12:09 AM
Excellent points from Saint59. I agree with them all. There is still plenty of opportunity to improve the music player track management.

While I am glad that WD has made the progress they have in addressing the shortcomings I mentioned above, I have to wonder whether the WDTV development team members even use iPod's or other well designed music players, that all this sort of functional design logic has been overlooked from the beginning. ???
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on October 27, 2009, 06:16:49 PM
There's no major improvement I could use but two thumbs up for the speed.
I hope this "speed minor update" will continue to exist and finally include the major improvement. :)

nb: I'm still waiting for the "DTS to Stereo downmix" feature :P
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Saint59 on October 28, 2009, 04:12:10 AM
I'm still waiting for the "DTS to Stereo downmix" feature :P

Don't hold your breath waiting for new features, though Movie Playlists was a nice surprise ... I wonder if Photo Playlists are also now supported.

In case you are wondering, it would be cool to reference individual files in various folders for a slideshow. That means you could still keep your photos organized by date, but have playlists for things like your pets or a family member or friend or sport, etc etc.

However, as much as I would love that feature, and as easy as it would be for the tech to implement it (if not already), I would much rather they fix ongoing issues ... especially the Audio ones, like TRACK NAME.

By the way, while on the topic of TRACK NAME, I discovered that after updating the firmware to latest, I had to set the trackname option back to filename temporarily (see Settings), and then back to display track name, for it to work in the few places it does (i.e. Artist view) ... at first, I thought the latest update had broken that feature again.

For those who have read my post on the now closed topic, which points you to this one, I was emailed a solution for the progress bar issue, which works fine - including with a playlist, which is the ultimate fix ... barring WD using commonsense and getting rid of the unwanted progress bar display when not rewinding or fast forwarding. I note with additional angst, that it also displays for photos (Heaven's know why), and is especially irritating at the start of slideshows, as the first photo or two is partially obscured every time, no matter what. Of course you could add a couple of dummy pics (or repeated ones), but how stupid would it be to have to do that for every folder.

Here's the fix for the movie scenario (as provided by rockytop) -
Quote
Here is the workaround that I use:
Find a short video, and rename it so that it is alphabeticaly before the movie you want to burn. Place it in the same folder as the movie that you want to burn.
Start the short vid (by pressing play, not enter), and as soon as that video reaches the end, start your dvd recorder.
Hope this helps.
You can also use this method via a playlist, which means you only need one dummy file to start with, but a playlist for each folder or item you wish to record. By the way, I recorded the whole thing and just edited the dummy movie bit off the start.

@jayallan - I think it is about time, that a "Tips & Tricks" sticky post was started, as we are getting a few now ... and probably more I don't know about.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Pennhaven on October 28, 2009, 09:44:52 AM
    The media library finally indexes music the way it should:
    • Albums play tracks in track order

    At last, at last, it's fixed at last!
Well upon further assessment it actually isn't fixed.  ::) Album tracks do play in order, except when they don't, which is with multi-disk albums.  :(

Multi-disk album tracks should play in the logical order of disk 1 - track 1, disk 1 - track 2, disk 1 - track 3 ..., disk 2 - track 1, disk 2 - track 2... That is play all of disk 1 in track order, then disk 2, etc.

Instead the disk number tag is being ignored. All track "1"s from all disks play before all track "2"s, etc.

Will also post this as a bug.

Come on WD. Get with the program. We're tired of being an unpaid testers after all these months.[/list]
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: deadletter on October 28, 2009, 10:52:04 AM
Just updated to this latest beta and ran some tests on my MKV movie collection. On 1.02.11 MKV audio sync issue seemed to be solved. At least all of my MKVs played fine. (Well, some slight stutter was still there but no sync issues.) Now on this 1.03.01 the sync problems are back although videos play smoothly. Don't really know that to think. I guess it's an impossible combination for this device to have both, smooth AND audio-in-sync playback.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: HeadHunterŠ on October 28, 2009, 01:40:26 PM
Firmware 1.02.07 worked fine , after updating to 1.02.11 and now to 1.03.01 all my Divx , mp4 , mkv have audio delay. Delay is about +0,4 second , isnt much but is noticeable and is getting on my nerves. With 1.02.07 was fine , what the hell is going on ?
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on October 28, 2009, 05:54:40 PM
Oh one more, please improve subtitle handling also. More options like biger size, change colour, border and shadow, and positioning would be great. And don't forget the inability to show 2 subtitle at the same time should be fix right away. Thx =)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: jayallan on October 28, 2009, 10:20:25 PM


@jayallan - I think it is about time, that a "Tips & Tricks" sticky post was started, as we are getting a few now ... and probably more I don't know about.


Start a new thread specific to the WDTV and add a few tips/tricks.  I will sticky it.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: juantxorena on October 29, 2009, 05:25:08 AM
I will be curious to see how the MKV lip sync works now. 
I have found that most of the times the lip sync troubles come from the mkv merger, not from the player. That, or every single player I have tried is broken (wdtv, mplayer, xine, gstreamer-based, vlc, ffmpeg's ffplay...).
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: wiiBox on October 29, 2009, 12:18:03 PM
I will be curious to see how the MKV lip sync works now. 
I have found that most of the times the lip sync troubles come from the mkv merger, not from the player. That, or every single player I have tried is broken (wdtv, mplayer, xine, gstreamer-based, vlc, ffmpeg's ffplay...).

I hope you guys with sync problems are not inadvertently blaming the players for what could be a tv/amp processing delay... because I couldn't live with the embarrassment if I were you.  lol   :P

I've never had such delays, but it's been known to happen.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Saint59 on October 29, 2009, 07:08:38 PM


@jayallan - I think it is about time, that a "Tips & Tricks" sticky post was started, as we are getting a few now ... and probably more I don't know about.


Start a new thread specific to the WDTV and add a few tips/tricks.  I will sticky it.
No worries, when I get the chance, I'll make a start!

    The media library finally indexes music the way it should:
    • Albums play tracks in track order

    At last, at last, it's fixed at last!
Well upon further assessment it actually isn't fixed.  ::) Album tracks do play in order, except when they don't, which is with multi-disk albums.  :(

Multi-disk album tracks should play in the logical order of disk 1 - track 1, disk 1 - track 2, disk 1 - track 3 ..., disk 2 - track 1, disk 2 - track 2... That is play all of disk 1 in track order, then disk 2, etc.

Instead the disk number tag is being ignored. All track "1"s from all disks play before all track "2"s, etc.

Will also post this as a bug.

Come on WD. Get with the program. We're tired of being an unpaid testers after all these months.
I've yet to check out what you are saying here, but one wonders if you have all your albums in separate folders? If not, then I recommend you do so, and then make any playlists to cater for your needs.

In my experience, if you have all your tracks from different albums lumped into the same folder, then it requires more complex programming to deal with that ... the WD Tech/s seem to have enough trouble doing the more important fixes, so I wouldn't hold your breath about this one.

There are many advantages to using folder hierarchy of Artist->Album->Track so check it out if you haven't already. In the Audio sub-forum http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=87.msg15877#msg15877 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=87.msg15877#msg15877), I describe how to create various types of playlists if you need help there. I'm not sure about what random play options are available on the WDTV, haven't used any yet, but in previous experience with other players, they tend to work with playlists too.

Because I use abbreviated names for my tracks, based on my own formula, each track filename ends in a number, etc. Using a similar method, might resolve some of your issues.

My Formula
The filenames I use, follow the old DOS convention of 8.3 (8 characters plus the extension).
The first 3 characters represent the artist name (either every first capital &/or following digits). Here are some examples -
Eagles = Eag
Cold Chisel = CCh
Atlanta Rhythm Section = ARS
The next 3 characters represent the album title (same rules, except that some words like 'The' are skipped when possible). Examples -
The Very Best Of = VBO
The Greatest = TGr
Greatest Hits = GHi
The last 2 characters are for the track number (from 00 to 99). I don't know of any album with more than 99 tracks, plus I use a leading zero for the first 9 tracks.
If either the artist name or album title is less than 3 characters, I pad with underslashes (i.e. VAr66_01.mp3 or ME_Stu01.mp3).

So for for an album by Cold Chisel called Greatest Hits, the 14 tracks would be -
CChGHi01.mp3
CChGHi02.mp3
CChGHi03.mp3
CChGHi04.mp3
...................
...................
CChGHi013.mp3
CChGHi014.mp3

This means that all albums & tracks sort correctly, even if all in the same folder.

Obviously in this scenario, I myself rely on the ID3 tags for track details, though the folder names provide Artist & Album names.

I've made a program that does these abbreviations for me, and clashes are pretty rare, but can be manually catered for.
[/list]
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Pennhaven on October 30, 2009, 07:28:18 AM
I've yet to check out what you are saying here, but one wonders if you have all your albums in separate folders? If not, then I recommend you do so, and then make any playlists to cater for your needs...

Yes I have my albums organized in separate folders. The problem I am referring to has nothing to do with that anyway, or with playlists. The issue is quite simple and relates to id3 tags, not how the tracks are organized on the hard drive. WD's firmware is simply ignoring the disk tag for multi-disk albums.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Saint59 on October 31, 2009, 10:37:40 AM
I've yet to check out what you are saying here, but one wonders if you have all your albums in separate folders? If not, then I recommend you do so, and then make any playlists to cater for your needs...

Yes I have my albums organized in separate folders. The problem I am referring to has nothing to do with that anyway, or with playlists. The issue is quite simple and relates to id3 tags, not how the tracks are organized on the hard drive. WD's firmware is simply ignoring the disk tag for multi-disk albums.
Sorry, I misread that! That feature is a more recent ID3 tag I believe?
I personally end my Multi-Disc album names with a number (i.e. The Anthology - CD1), and alter the track numbering to continue consecutively (i.e. CD2's first track is numbered 13 or somesuch). I've not used the tag you mention, because many programs have an issue with it. I try to stay clear of many of the new tags, for backwards compatibility. I also lump all the multi-disc tracks in the same folder (Album folder name having any disc number removed), and have playlists to represent combined and separate discs. But then, I'm not overly concerned about differentiating tracks by a disc and track number like Disc 2 Track 1 ... Track 13 is good enough for me, as I just care that they play in order or I can use random play easily. Likewise, I never designate a track - 1 of 12, 2 of 12, 3 of 12, etc (another tag that many programs don't understand). I also make sure that both ID3 v1 & v2 exist for all my tracks, using the fantastic freeware program Tagscanner, which I have been using for a number of years now.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: srmisterio on October 31, 2009, 05:55:40 PM
I still have the same problem when playing Bleach Japanese cartoons from dattebayo. when the file is running in some point the image will start over but the audio is in normal position. This thing has happen in some episode not on all.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: andy1911 on November 01, 2009, 10:24:24 PM
the MKV audio sync issues i was having in the past which the 1.02.11 release fixed are back with this release.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: kn101 on November 03, 2009, 12:32:03 AM
Yay for the video playlists. Works like a charm.

However, .avi files that worked with the original firmware no longer work. Grrr...
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: SamNC on November 03, 2009, 03:58:36 AM
The interface still freezes after playback of some wmv's - like a garbage collection which gets stuck...
@Whoheart,
Which version let you played wmv? Thanks.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Saint59 on November 03, 2009, 08:06:23 AM
The interface still freezes after playback of some wmv's - like a garbage collection which gets stuck...
@Whoheart,
Which version let you played wmv? Thanks.
In my experience, like .mov files, some work and some don't.
Not all same extension files are the same, they have varying codec components. The extension indicates the type of container, but not necessarily the codec (video or audio). Try MPEG Streamclip to change the codecs around ... and you'll see what I mean.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: pingpong on November 05, 2009, 06:12:42 AM
I still have the same problem when playing Bleach Japanese cartoons from dattebayo. when the file is running in some point the image will start over but the audio is in normal position. This thing has happen in some episode not on all.

someone already identified that as a problem with the file and not WDTV.  Try re-indexing with a program like virtualdub.

good luck
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Rusky_G on November 07, 2009, 03:22:58 PM
Hi all

Just signed up to the forum today

In my 10 months ownership of WDTV, .MKV lip sync has been my gripe

After a few people reported the problem being resolved via Toslink to a DTS receiver [rather than audio over HDMI]- I took the plunge and bought a receiver so now I run Picture over HDMI to HDTV and Audio over Toslink to Sony DTS Receiver.

I've found 1.02.03 FW to be the most stable but still get the odd file which is slightly out of sync [example: Sequel.To.A.Film.About.Museums.1080p.DTS.x264-DON]

1.03.01 installed and its still the same, just a fraction out of sync....

What's other people's findings?
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on November 07, 2009, 06:23:44 PM
Found another improvement on this update. My soft sub avi subtitle problem is gone. Thx WD. I hope ogm video support will be available at the next update.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: wiiBox on November 07, 2009, 07:15:26 PM
Hi kyogoku,

I'm curious, can you expand on your problem and consequent fix prior to and including this firmware, respectively speaking.

Thanks!
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on November 08, 2009, 02:52:27 PM
After posting on Bug Reports section here: http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1616.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1616.0) I was able to solve it using avimuxgui(as suggested) to extracted all the subs.

But avimuxgui didnt support queue job and I have like 200+ similar avi files so until now, I'm still in searching for "queue job support" subs extractor progam. But suprisingly, this update fix my problem and the sub on those avi is displayed just fine. =)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: wiiBox on November 08, 2009, 04:17:04 PM
Oh, I see.  But now it sounds like your problem is not fixed at all.  You are being forced to extract the subs for playback.
On your previous post you mention it was fixed.  I'm still a bit confused about what you mean by this update fixing your problem.

I was unsure what you meant before because as bobosquishy pointed out on that thread, avi container is not spec'd to support subs by default like mkv container, for example.  It sounds like you have/had two problems.  One was that subs inside the avi were not being displayed and two, the subs that were displayed were not displayed properly.  Am I correct?

I'm guessing your files are anime fansubs and although I'm not terribly familiar with these, I'll suggest you look at sites like www.opensubtitles.org (http://www.opensubtitles.org) and the like to find their corresponding external subs.  It's worth a shot that may save you some time and leave your original files... well, original.  There may even be dedicated anime sub sites somewhere out there.

Thanks for the update and do let us know how you make out.   :)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on November 08, 2009, 07:26:59 PM
Oh, I see.  But now it sounds like your problem is not fixed at all.  You are being forced to extract the subs for playback.
On your previous post you mention it was fixed.  I'm still a bit confused about what you mean by this update fixing your problem.
in the bug fixed section. yes, its not fixed at all and I'm forced to extract all the subs fo playback. and when I tried this firmware, my problem is fixed. (please noted that the problem occur on 1.02.10 fw)

I was unsure what you meant before because as bobosquishy pointed out on that thread, avi container is not spec'd to support subs by default like mkv container, for example.  It sounds like you have/had two problems.  One was that subs inside the avi were not being displayed and two, the subs that were displayed were not displayed properly.  Am I correct?
like I said on the bug post, I never know until then that avi file can be a softsub. I'm also surprised to know that there's an avi container that can contain sub (but not hardsub). I already post the media info maybe you can analyze more from that info.
The problem on WDTV is that the subs were not being displayed at all. but when I play them on PC, they were displayed perfectly fine.

I'm guessing your files are anime fansubs and although I'm not terribly familiar with these, I'll suggest you look at sites like www.opensubtitles.org (http://www.opensubtitles.org) and the like to find their corresponding external subs.  It's worth a shot that may save you some time and leave your original files... well, original.  There may even be dedicated anime sub sites somewhere out there.
Yes, its an anime fansub, and I would love to keep the original file. thanks to this update, for the avi file I need not convert them anymore but for the .OGM I still need to convert them to .MKV. :)

Thanks for the update and do let us know how you make out.   :)
for now, I still have to convert all the .OGM to .MKV since up to this pont WDTV doesn't support .OGM container.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: wiiBox on November 08, 2009, 09:03:14 PM
I understand now.  Softsubs are supported in avi container in the new firmware.  Good to know.

I don't recall any other player that supports OGM at this stage.

Anyway, thanks for your patients and willingness to explain.

Cheers!   :)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: wascallywabbit on November 09, 2009, 04:09:22 AM
The only mkv synv issues I have are with h.264 and ac3 audio. This was not a problem with 1.02.11, but with 1.03.01 it is out of sync by about a second. I don't have many with this format, but since 1.02.11 plays all my mkvs fine, I will be sticking with it for a while...............
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: microcens on November 09, 2009, 11:23:43 PM
No beta its official:

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/wdtv/ (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/wdtv/)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: gercekguc on November 10, 2009, 11:23:51 AM
Help please. I cannot update from 1.02.10 to 1.03.01 official. I copied two files from rar and put in an empty usb flash memory. After ı choose upgrade it restart and it freezes in %0 and not continue at least 15 min. After I turn off the power player only shows blue opening screen. I only can re-load 1.02.10. I also tried 1.02.11 doesn't work. I also tried reseting and updating. Same result.

Anybody has same issue? Any suggestions. I'm thinking may be 1.02.10 version has some issue to upgrade??

Any help is appreciated.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on November 10, 2009, 10:52:31 PM
Anybody has same issue? Any suggestions. I'm thinking may be 1.02.10 version has some issue to upgrade??

Any help is appreciated.

I updated my fw every time there's a release whether its an official fw or not.
so from 1.02.10 --> 1.02.11 --> 1.03.01(beta) and no problem at all.

btw, I already use 1.03.01(pre release), do I need to update it again using the official fw 1.03.01?

also, what do they mean by enhanced? on the note? and what are the bux that fixed?

Quote
# Enhanced cover art, album art, and thumbnail support for media files and folders
# Fixed bugs reported by the WD TV user community
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: TheDane on November 11, 2009, 10:44:48 AM
Does anybody know if the Pre-release 1.03.01 is equal to the now official 1.03?
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Ron[NL] on November 11, 2009, 01:10:01 PM
I just installed the official 1.03 version. (previous one was 1.02.07)

As both the filename and in the about section of the system settings it shows : version 1.03.01 I think I know the answer. Filesizes and dates/times of 2 files inside zip-file were also equal to pre-release zip content.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: jayallan on November 11, 2009, 02:12:30 PM
I just installed the official 1.03 version. (previous one was 1.02.07)

As both the filename and in the about section of the system settings it shows : version 1.03.01 I think I know the answer. Filesizes and dates/times of 2 files inside zip-file were also equal to pre-release zip content.

Good to know!

Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: dryfly on November 11, 2009, 07:42:51 PM
hi
I instaled the new 1.03.01 one houre before, and its work perfectly. it work very well with mkv files and DD audio. it is simple and easy to install in a few minutes.
I will have my new yamaha 365 with dts decoder next week. today i'm using the old yamaha receiver with 5.1 decoder only.
regards,
dryfly
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on November 11, 2009, 07:51:23 PM
sorry all. I have to unsaid every word I said about avi soft sub and the new firmware.
it turn out that it's not fixed at all T_T
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: wiiBox on November 11, 2009, 09:48:12 PM
Oh well, atleast you thought enough to tell us.  Alot of people don't.  Leaving people with the wrong impression.  But that's forums for you!

Better luck next time!
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Dunder on November 13, 2009, 03:54:33 AM
When I tried to install the new firmware the system rebooted and started up showing the startup logo, but nothing else happens. This is how it is now, I cant use the thing and probably have to go back to the store to replace it. Bullcrap!
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Ron[NL] on November 13, 2009, 11:35:49 AM
Please use a freshly FAT32 formatted USB stick.
Copy the 2 files (wdtv.bin and wdtv.ver) to it. Safely eject it from your pc and take it to the WDTV. Switch WDTV off and take powercord of WDTV out of wall socket.
Now put USB stick in and reconnect powercord.
It should find new firmware and install it.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: z0diac on November 13, 2009, 01:36:50 PM
I don't see any major improvement that worth the 1.03... :'(
I don't think I'll upgrade. :-\

Adding menu support to ISO's or new language srt support that's worth new digit ::)

Or not having to turn off subtitles each time you play a movie.  'Twould be nice.

Granted, I'd like to see a whole NEW UNIT released - a deluxe model.  With a quicker and more friendly interface and MUCH more friendly remote.  It would need a faster CPU of course.  And if they could copy/mimic the PS3 interface and remote that would be *great*.  I love how with the PS3 you use just the center button + arrow buttons around it for all your play controls.  Having to use a separate "back" button on the remote to go back out of a menu is a letdown, as is the FF/RW buttons.  Left arrow / Right arrow to RW/FF and center "Select" arrow to pause/play is the best way of doing it.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr Lazy on November 13, 2009, 01:39:19 PM
Looks like they heard you:

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2746.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2746.0)

I doubt if it will answer your whole wishlist, but it is a new model regardless (I wish they'd put a proper remote in).
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: schan94 on November 15, 2009, 01:10:49 PM
I just installed the new firmware and it now has problems.  Since it claimed it fixed the sync issues with mkv, i tried to play it and nothing.  Screen black, no sound.  When i stop, and go to the main list, it shows as it was playing a music file.  Why?  I unplugged everything and tried to restart and same problem.  Once i played the mkv file and exited, trying to play an avi. file, all blacked out and no sound.  Please say my wdtv isn't busted.  Did anyone run into this problem?  Please help... ???
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: franks on November 15, 2009, 04:06:36 PM
Looks like they heard you:

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2746.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2746.0)

I doubt if it will answer your whole wishlist, but it is a new model regardless (I wish they'd put a proper remote in).

Oh, and Best Buy is going to be selling a version of the WDTV for $75 on Black Friday, but I'll damned if I can figure out if it is the original WDTV or this new one that doesn't have networking but can convert DTS to stereo for TV audio.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: colbertnotion on November 18, 2009, 07:48:50 AM
THIS is what we've waited 8 months for? It's official, Scott Radar from Western Digital should just start driving coast to coast, knock on the door of everyone who purchased a WDTV, and take a piss on our feet...that would accomplish more than this so-called UPDATE! Scott, please remove me from your friend-list immediately...I no longer have any use for you or your company! Nice job!
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: IL68 on November 19, 2009, 11:11:47 PM
Recently have bought the new WD HD player. Firmware was 1.02.07. Works fine without problem.
Yesterday was download the latest firmware 1.03.01, unpack two files in root of USB harddrive. Just connected harddrive player find the new firmware and ask for update to new one. On screen shows current and new version. On prompt for start update shoosed Yes, then player going to restart. After that on screen have show just WD logo and no any changes. During 7-8 hours that screen not changed. I try to unplug the USB harddrive - no changes, same screen. Unplug power of player and connect again - no changes, same screen. What is happened? Can i have WD HD player is restored to operational status.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: IL68 on November 20, 2009, 02:04:24 AM
At lunch time connected again WD TV player with hardrive. After few minutes starts update to newer version. At this moment player works fine, firmware changed succesfully.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Garrin on November 20, 2009, 09:12:14 AM
Hi everyone, new to this forum and glad to see it.... here's something about the 1.03.01 update that messed my unit up.... I only download and play HD MKV files which have the DTS sound which played perfectly on my DTS capable receiver through Fibre Optic cable..... once I updated from the 02 upgrade to the 03 I get no sound from many movies which have dts sound and also other movies with just DD 5.1. I am now wondering how I can get my unit back to the 02 version.... any ideas???

Thanks again for this forum,
Garrin
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: jayallan on November 20, 2009, 10:56:29 AM
Hi everyone, new to this forum and glad to see it.... here's something about the 1.03.01 update that messed my unit up.... I only download and play HD MKV files which have the DTS sound which played perfectly on my DTS capable receiver through Fibre Optic cable..... once I updated from the 02 upgrade to the 03 I get no sound from many movies which have dts sound and also other movies with just DD 5.1. I am now wondering how I can get my unit back to the 02 version.... any ideas???

Thanks again for this forum,
Garrin

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=105.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=105.0)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: jayallan on November 20, 2009, 10:58:09 AM
At lunch time connected again WD TV player with hardrive. After few minutes starts update to newer version. At this moment player works fine, firmware changed succesfully.

Good to hear!   That is why I specifically tell people DO NOT UPDATE FROM A HARD DRIVE.  IT takes way longer and can have much more time to screw up.  ALWAYS USE A SMALL USB STICK. 
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: mobilenet on November 21, 2009, 01:16:43 AM
hmm, my windows XP machine seems to be available generally speaking now. Not exactly sure what might have helped as I've tried a number of things to improve reliability. I think that adding a password to the XP machine may have helped. Normally, I don't have a password on it, but I wonder if somehow the Live was expecting to have one on the XP machine? I also set up the Live so that it requests that a a password be added but I leave this blank. Perhaps it helps it connect more reliably to prompt for a password even though the XP machine doesn't need one? This may not help anyone else, but if anyone out there happens to have no password on their XP machine and is having problems, it might be worth adding a password and seeing if this helps.

cheers
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: brian@12345 on November 21, 2009, 05:49:28 PM
I seem to be having a problem with the new firmware.

One of my two hard drives isn't showing up on the WDTV player now.

I usually connect my dual bay USB hard drive case, containing 2 WD SATA 1TB drives to the player and usually they show up as
Code: [Select]
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182144
List By Folder:  
> Screen lists both separate SATA drives.   (choose one ->)
> Screen lists folders on that drive.

Both drives are connected to the WDTV through only one USB cable and it has worked fine to date but now only one of them is showing up.

What gives ?

Thanks
-Brian
 ;D
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: db on November 28, 2009, 11:36:18 AM
Updated to this version and now I can't get any sound out of my .mkv files... unless I change to Stereo output (but this doesn't sync properly).
I know the Movie's that I download are not the correct audio format, but the TV stuff I download has been working for months fine under Digital audio output.
Now it just comes up with "Undetermined 1(Digital)" ?????? I'm sure the audio format is AC3 and that should work?

I tried reverting back to the last v2 firmware (2.11 I think) but still no solution.
I'm using a WD Passport to play the files, and a HDMI cable straight to the TV.

Also, before anyone asks; .avi files work fine no sound issue so i'm pretty sure it's the WDTV itself.

Anyone able to help or shed some light on what i've got to fix?
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: EnderWiggin on November 29, 2009, 08:45:52 AM
I also am having the same problem with one of 8GB Kingston memory drives formatted for NTFS, my FAT32 works fine. The NTFS drive is seen as empty, and I reformatted it twice... I will try returning to 1.02.07...

Update: returned to 1.02.07 and I can now see the video files on my 8GB Kingston memory NTFS drive... 

1.03 has problems with NTFS which is necessary for +4GB files...

My fresh Kingston G2 16 GB not working on 1.03.01 firmware. After scanning files freezes and not responding to remote. With ver. 1.02.07 no problem.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on November 29, 2009, 07:03:51 PM
I used NTFS on my wd mybook 500gb and everything's fine. :)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: TheWyvern on November 30, 2009, 03:41:29 AM
Hi guys!
After updating my firmware to 1.03.1 I experience a problem with my remote controller: when I browse my HD folders with the directional keys, a single key press produces two or, sometimes, three movements in the GUI. The remote control batteries are ok and with 1.02 firmware the controller worked fine.
Anyone experienced this problem?
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: EnderWiggin on November 30, 2009, 06:17:38 PM
Perhaps there is a difference between USB Flash memory drives and hard disk drives... different controller chips...

I used NTFS on my wd mybook 500gb and everything's fine. :)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on November 30, 2009, 08:34:32 PM
Perhaps there is a difference between USB Flash memory drives and hard disk drives... different controller chips...

I used NTFS on my wd mybook 500gb and everything's fine. :)
could be, but NTFS is not the issue for sure :)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: EnderWiggin on December 01, 2009, 04:43:32 AM
Actually I think it is; I have two identical 8GB Kingston Datatraveler Flash drives, one formatted for FAT32 and one formatted for NTFS; the NTFS drive works fine with firmware 1.02.7, but with 1.02.11 or 1.03, it does not see any of the files on the drive. And I proved it by returning back to 1.02.7 and the video files are all now visible again....
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on December 01, 2009, 05:28:15 AM
Mmm... maybe it only happened on flashdrive or maybe it only happened on some brand(flashdrive/harddrive).

The spesification said it support NTFS so the problem should be on the device(harddrive/flasdrive/some brand etc) and not on file system itself.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: josh098 on December 01, 2009, 06:11:48 AM
Just upgraded today. Before, I ran 3 hard drives off of a hub (movies, tv shows, kids shows). I could turn them all on, in any order, at the same time, or hours apart, and they would all be recognized under USB 2. Now, i can only pick up one, whichever i turn on first. So i would have to eject it and switch drives every time i want to switch. I also get the message that a media library cannot be created on read only storage, and my storage cannot aggregate.
I never had those messages before. I dont like the new update, gonna try to switch back.

EDIT: http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=105.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=105.0)
downgraded back to 1.02.07, the above guide worked like a charm (had to change it to 1.03.02 tho)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: metalhead on December 05, 2009, 01:32:05 PM
Just upgraded today. Before, I ran 3 hard drives off of a hub (movies, tv shows, kids shows). I could turn them all on, in any order, at the same time, or hours apart, and they would all be recognized under USB 2. Now, i can only pick up one, whichever i turn on first. So i would have to eject it and switch drives every time i want to switch. I also get the message that a media library cannot be created on read only storage, and my storage cannot aggregate.
I never had those messages before. I dont like the new update, gonna try to switch back.

EDIT: http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=105.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=105.0)
downgraded back to 1.02.07, the above guide worked like a charm (had to change it to 1.03.02 tho)

Hello Josh098,

I am on the official 1.01.12 and I found audio sync problem with my MP4 movies after fast forward or rewind.  Does the version 1.02.07 fix that issue?  If so I can give it a try.  Thanks!
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: rockula on December 08, 2009, 05:25:05 AM
Is the new firmware also used for the WDTV Mini (or whatever the non-HD one is called)? I get so confused when researching this unit that I just bought because most of the time, people just refer to their unit as the WDTV, and make no mention of which kind. Even WD's site shows the update avail for the HD version, but doesn't list it as being avail for the "mini".

I just got mine, and so far it's been very frustrating. Half of the .mkv files I load don't work, most .mpeg-4 files don't work, and most all of the .mov files don't work. The only files that for sure work thus far are .iso files and .avi's.

I get error messages saying that the format isn't supported by my device, or something about the source file's ___________ (can't remember!) exceeds the device requirements. I'm not sure if that means that my file has too high or too low frame rates, resolution, etc. Most of these files were small in size, and for sure not "HD" files. Like 20mb's each.

It's a huge pain to have to rip something, then convert it, then drag it to the hard drive, only to find it doesn't work!!! I'm almost half tempted to just send the unit back and not mess with this until technology changes. I don't have a TV w/ an HDMI input, which is why I bought this unit. I have an older HD TV w/ Component I/O's, but it doesn't have the HDMI input. I really wanted this to work out. So maybe it's the firmware? I'm not even sure how to see what version of FW I have on my unit. And by the looks of WD's site, you'd almost think they were phasing out the mini.

I'm not a total newbie when it comes to ripping video (I use a mac most of the time), but it can get rather geeky and take up more time than I'd like to take up. I wanted something simple, but these units seem way too picky!!

I'm also gathering that these units will not play back a PAL video if yet not on a PAL system... unlike my Mac which will without asking me to do anything different. It just plays them.

Thanks!
jason
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr Lazy on December 08, 2009, 06:48:46 AM
Is the new firmware also used for the WDTV Mini (or whatever the non-HD one is called)? I get so confused when researching this unit that I just bought because most of the time, people just refer to their unit as the WDTV, and make no mention of which kind. Even WD's site shows the update avail for the HD version, but doesn't list it as being avail for the "mini".

No, each of the 4 models has its own firmware.  WD haven't yet put any firmware on their website for the Mini:
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?level1=10&lang=en (http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?level1=10&lang=en)
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: rockula on December 08, 2009, 01:17:34 PM
Fooey.

Well... I guess when most talk about the WDTV, they aren't talking about the Mini then. HA! The bastard child of WDTV's. I got to reading about what's supported on their site, and it seems the mini doesn't really play back many of the files that the HD or Live one does. Maybe I'll keep this mini for my sons, and buy a Live for myself. So far, the only thing that works w/ the Mini with any consistancy, are AVI or ISO files. That's fine really. But it would be nice if .MKV was supported.

THanks!

Jason
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: Saint59 on January 14, 2010, 05:17:21 PM
See http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2744.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2744.0) for a bug for this firmware update (previous??).
Title: New WDTV Software Update Discussion Thread
Post by: mjp0866 on January 15, 2010, 02:17:27 PM
Hi all,

A new firmware update came through this morning, so naturally I installed it.
I did not take any niotice of the version, sorry.............
The WDTV unit restarted and stayed on the welcome screen for 10 or so mins.
I reboot the unit and it started "insert USB with firmware to recover"
I downloaded firmware, loaded it onto a USB and inserted and restarted the unit..
Now the unit will not display anything.

HELP PLEEEEAAASSSSSEEEEEEE



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Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update Discussion Thread
Post by: Ron[NL] on January 15, 2010, 02:28:16 PM
Hi all,

A new firmware update came through this morning, so naturally I installed it.
This morning ??? You have a WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 1) ??? This topic is for wdtv gen1.
Latest official firmware (v1.03.01) came out November last year.

You are not trying to load a firmware that is not designed for your player, are you ?
Please check exactly what kind of WDTV you have :

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=30 (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=30)

and download and install correct firmware.

Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update Discussion Thread
Post by: mjp0866 on January 15, 2010, 02:44:52 PM
I have just noticed that I have the LIVE version, so my firmware was not correct.

I am downloading this now.

It still puzzles me why the unit requested the firmware download. and when it loaded, it did not work.


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Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: rataweb on February 02, 2010, 01:39:23 AM
The wd tv gen 1 is not cataloged!!!! Not appears on the wd webpage!!!!!  :-\

This is the final firmware????? A prerelease????  :'(

Thanks.

Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: atamiga on March 02, 2010, 02:35:25 AM
Hello,

with this releae i cannot play blueray iso's. I ripped the iso's with anydvd. Do you have any idea?
Who can i download old releases of the firmware?
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: rataweb on March 15, 2010, 08:53:26 PM
Hello,

with this releae i cannot play blueray iso's. I ripped the iso's with anydvd. Do you have any idea?
Who can i download old releases of the firmware?

Yes, edit "wdtv.ver" of the old firmware and put a new version, for example:

VERSION='1.03.02'
LOCATION='wdtv.bin'

Save the file wdtv.ver and wdtv.bin in a usb pendrive, and update the wdtv...

The wdtv detects new firmware version and it will updates!!!!

Please, with firmware version permits read blueray iso's???

Thanks,






Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: eparol on July 23, 2010, 08:04:16 AM

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Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: odie777 on September 26, 2010, 02:35:00 PM
Unable to load 1.03 firmware - never asked to load and no load icon - Please help!
Hello all I am new, just got this WD TV as a gift, got on here and found there is a newer version then the one I have (out of box version) and need some help installing it.

Here is my situation:
1. Formated 2G Kingston usb stick to [FAT32]
2. Downlaoded the latest firmware for my model from WD and added the WDTV.bin/VER to the ROOT
3. Turned on WDTV box > added stick > read stick > was never prompted to load firmware and there is no firmware icon in SETTINGS bar

Stuck, need some help please, thanks in advacne all!
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: odie777 on September 26, 2010, 04:51:05 PM
Nevermind, I had the wrong firmware, I am all set.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: fomche on January 06, 2011, 01:45:59 PM
hollo! who may add support dvd menu to 1.03.1 ? it wil be great for all users wdtv gen1.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: franks on January 07, 2011, 01:50:22 AM
hollo! who may add support dvd menu to 1.03.1 ? it wil be great for all users wdtv gen1.

Western Digital won't be doing it as they have ended any firmware updates for the original WDTV. They aren't even going to fix the MKV header compression issue. You might try asking in the Homebrew section to see if any of the independent developers are working on it.
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: lawrentiu_l on March 21, 2011, 02:47:14 PM
plssss help.....i use a wdtv gen.1 and not reading the video format DTS, does anyone know why? generation in this model can be upgraded to a larger version, for example, 1.03.39 or 1.04? Thank you for your help
Title: Re: New WDTV Software Update 1.03.01 Discussion Thread
Post by: kebien on March 21, 2011, 07:13:30 PM
There is no video format DTS.
DTS is audio format,and is used in some video files in different conatiners.
You must first see what mediainfo say about this file you want to play.
Open a new thread and post that information about the file you want to play.
In all cases,DTS is not supported by WDTV ver 1 natively.