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Title: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on November 19, 2009, 10:54:50 PM
Did you know? Quick WD TV tips

10 minute skip
Press Fast Forward/Reverse on the remote then Next/Prev to skip forwards or backwards 10 minutes at a time.
 
Play multiple files in a row
Instead of pressing the Enter button while a file is selected, you can press the Play button to play all of the files in the current folder sequentially, beginning with the currently selected file.
 
Use multiple external subtitles with the same video
If you have a file named video.avi, you can add subtitle files named video.srt to view subtitles. However, if you have multiple subtitle files, you can still use them: If you had an English subtitle file and a Spanish subtitle file, you could name them video.en.srt and video.es.srt and they would both be available during playback of the video. This also works for other subtitle formats, such as SMI, SSA, SUB, or IDX.
 
Info bar toggle
You can quickly toggle the info bar on and off during video playback by pressing Enter on the remote.

How to use MKV chapters
During video playback, if an MKV being played has chapters, press the Option button and select the rightmost icon (the one that has a bunch of litle squares) in the options menu. You can then choose a chapter to play.
 
Page up/page down in file browsing
While browsing through files, press Next or Prev on the remote to page up/page down.
 
Subtitle sync adjustment
During video playback, press the left or right arrow keys on the remote to adjust subtitle synchronization by 100 ms at a time.
 
Thumbnails
If a folder contains an image named “folder.jpg”, that image will be used as the folder’s thumbnail.

If a jpg file is given the same filename as a media file, it will be used as the thumbnail for that file. For example, an image named “video.jpg” would be used as the thumbnail for a file named “video.avi”.

 

Hope these tips help!


disclaimer
I came across this link (http://www.wdtvlive.com/articles/view/10/Did_you_know_Quick_WD_TV_tips) while browsing and wondering is the sub sync tip is working on the first gen WDTV?  ???
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: Fishbowls on November 20, 2009, 06:32:13 AM
Good Post!
this one is new to me!

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Subtitle sync adjustment
During video playback, press the left or right arrow keys on the remote to adjust subtitle synchronization by 100 ms at a time.
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: Pennhaven on November 20, 2009, 08:42:42 AM
It's good form when you copy and paste someone else's work to at least acknowledge the source, so here it is:

http://wdtvlive.com/articles/view/10/Did_you_know_Quick_WD_TV_tips (http://wdtvlive.com/articles/view/10/Did_you_know_Quick_WD_TV_tips)
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: jayallan on November 20, 2009, 11:04:57 AM
Great stuff kyogoku! 

I was unaware of the sync control too. :)

I will make this a sticky.

 
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: watcher on November 20, 2009, 01:19:17 PM
Thanks for this topic.

The sync control is a new one  :) I always looked for another subfile untill I had one that was in sync.
Next time i'll try the  < >
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on November 20, 2009, 04:15:32 PM
It's good form when you copy and paste someone else's work to at least acknowledge the source, so here it is:

http://wdtvlive.com/articles/view/10/Did_you_know_Quick_WD_TV_tips (http://wdtvlive.com/articles/view/10/Did_you_know_Quick_WD_TV_tips)
Have you try to check the words "this link" on my post? That shows the source.

btw, did anyone ever succeed doing the sub sync tip on 1st gen WDTV? I haven't got the chance to reach mine so I haven't tried it.
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: spuzzum on November 21, 2009, 06:50:05 PM
Hi i'm new to this device and was trying to get the thumbnails to work on my first gen wdtv. i added the movies in the folder with a .jpg extension but i don't get the thumbnail , then i took them out of the folder and put them on the root of the device..still nothing any idea what i'm doin wrong? or is this only for the wdtv live.
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: franks on November 22, 2009, 12:43:21 PM
Hi i'm new to this device and was trying to get the thumbnails to work on my first gen wdtv. i added the movies in the folder with a .jpg extension but i don't get the thumbnail , then i took them out of the folder and put them on the root of the device..still nothing any idea what i'm doin wrong? or is this only for the wdtv live.

What version of the firmware do you have? The first couple of firmwares didn't support thumbnails. If you do have supporting firmware, the thumbnail must have the same root name as the video file. So if your movie is named party.avi, then the thumbnail has to be party.jpg and be in the same directory as the video file.
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: bobmac27 on November 22, 2009, 09:09:54 PM
Hi i'm new to this device and was trying to get the thumbnails to work on my first gen wdtv. i added the movies in the folder with a .jpg extension but i don't get the thumbnail , then i took them out of the folder and put them on the root of the device..still nothing any idea what i'm doin wrong? or is this only for the wdtv live.

Do you have thumbnail mode set in the video settings?
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: ladams on December 01, 2009, 04:04:20 PM
Hello I'm a newbie and i need to know how do i find out if my wd can show thumbnails and i need step by step instructions on how to get them Thanks
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: DrZ0idberg on December 02, 2009, 10:03:31 AM
Could someone post how to use playlist feature in v1.03.01 fw?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: jayallan on December 02, 2009, 12:18:33 PM
Hello I'm a newbie and i need to know how do i find out if my wd can show thumbnails and i need step by step instructions on how to get them Thanks

Several threads on this topic! Use the SEARCH function on this site and you will have all the answers you need!  :)
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: EnderWiggin on December 06, 2009, 05:58:02 PM
Odd, I don't seem to have the subtitle sync control, if I use the <> buttons, I get a red circle in the upper right corner... fw 1.02.07
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on December 06, 2009, 06:37:33 PM
Odd, I don't seem to have the subtitle sync control, if I use the <> buttons, I get a red circle in the upper right corner... fw 1.02.07
same here. I'm using the 1.03.01 and no luck on that tips. so it's not applicable for first generation I presume. :(
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: EnderWiggin on December 07, 2009, 03:28:01 AM
I just noticed that your link for the source of these tips is for a WDTVlive page, so these tips are probably only for the WDTV Live model....
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: watcher on December 15, 2009, 10:32:26 AM
Then that's clear.
I had the same problem with the subsync but it's simply not available.
So i'll just keep downloading different subs. Most of the time one of them is ok
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: vampiricus on January 26, 2010, 02:56:07 PM
Subtitle sync adjustment
During video playback, press the left or right arrow keys on the remote to adjust subtitle synchronization by 100 ms at a time.
Has anyone gotten this to work?
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: shoofeetv on January 27, 2010, 09:05:26 PM
Great post. These tips were very helpful to me.
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: nowhere on February 11, 2010, 08:27:14 PM
WD has not updated the firmware for long time. Also looks like WDTV Gen1 was forgotten by WD already since WDTV Live becomes available.
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: shoofeetv on February 27, 2010, 04:57:43 AM
some tips are really of great help to me. Thanks a ton.
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
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Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
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Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: nik74 on July 21, 2010, 07:59:10 PM
With the thumbnails i'm having no trouble except for one thing, i have my music, hd movies etc in separate folders i can't get the thumbnail for the folder to work but can for the separate files inside it , HELP.
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: edi724 on April 02, 2011, 02:09:25 AM
Hi...everybody thanks on your information...very help me! :)
Title: Re: Did you know? Quick WD TV tips
Post by: rivte on September 04, 2011, 05:22:28 AM
Great tips. Thanks for sharing.