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Title: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: toadle on January 11, 2010, 10:53:04 AM
Hey guys,

my WD TV Live offers a new firmware-update named 1.01.17 for updating via the auto-update.
Is anybody else having this? Any experiences so far?
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: timeey on January 11, 2010, 11:00:27 AM
Just read the Release Notes. ;)

The update seems to be the fixed .12 (same changes) without the brick-issue.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: GuyWD on January 11, 2010, 11:08:13 AM
The update seems to be the fixed .12 (same changes) without the brick-issue.

This is correct.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: dex38 on January 11, 2010, 11:11:49 AM
Just read the Release Notes. ;)

The update seems to be the fixed .12 (same changes) without the brick-issue.

where can we find the release note ?
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/updates/?family=wdfwdtv_live (http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/updates/?family=wdfwdtv_live) is still refering to 1.01.11.

thx
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: toadle on January 11, 2010, 11:24:03 AM
Just installed it - all went smoothly. Fixed some folger.jpg not correctly displaying for me so far.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: timeey on January 11, 2010, 11:24:44 AM
@dex38
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=1003&lang=de (http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=1003&lang=de)

@GuyWD
Hm... and what about the other bugs/feature requests?! Not really a big update. To be honest nothing since 1.01.11 (16. Nov). :(
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Whoheart on January 11, 2010, 02:05:07 PM
The update seems to be the fixed .12 (same changes) without the brick-issue.

This is correct.

Hey guy, why does the WDC website offer firmware updates IN TWO LOCATIONS - shouldn't there just be one page?
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Whoheart on January 11, 2010, 02:10:02 PM
@dex38
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=1003&lang=de (http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=1003&lang=de)

Except that redirects me to the page with vers 11...
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: samsung09 on January 11, 2010, 02:19:49 PM
Installed the *.17 update and it went smooth...OSD is more responsive. Not much else from playing with it.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: ronald-petersen on January 11, 2010, 02:48:08 PM
Mine downloaded the update, rebooted and now it's stuck with the blue WD logo (since about 15 minutes). Don't really know what to do next. I'm afraid to pull the power plug as it might brick it... ffs :-[

Well that's just great! WD has done it again, my WD TV Live is bricked. I get the screen that says to insert a usb drive with the firmware. If you insert a usb drive with the firmware NOTHING happens. Way to go WD, way to go!
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: GuyWD on January 11, 2010, 03:15:41 PM
Mine downloaded the update, rebooted and now it's stuck with the blue WD logo (since about 15 minutes). Don't really know what to do next. I'm afraid to pull the power plug as it might brick it... ffs :-[

Well that's just great! WD has done it again, my WD TV Live is bricked. I get the screen that says to insert a usb drive with the firmware. If you insert a usb drive with the firmware NOTHING happens. Way to go WD, way to go!

Can you give me more details on what happened? What version were you updating from? Did you have any modded firmware installed? What firmware did you put on your USB drive to try to recover? Are you at the black screen with the red circles warning about firmware problems?

I would really appreciate your feedback about this.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: FooFighter on January 11, 2010, 03:17:31 PM
no problems here with the update .12 -> .17 - interface seems to me more responsive
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: looking4cpus on January 11, 2010, 03:20:36 PM
Turned on unit; updated fine.

Still looks/runs about the same, Would like larger fonts, hooked up composite rca to an old 27"
tv for the kids to use (they can see it but I'm squinting).....
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: simate on January 11, 2010, 03:52:56 PM
I only got my unit today, impressed so far apart from the Youtube part of it. Mine updated fine but then Youtube wouldn't work anymore, I just had the blue spinning circle constantly, I tried a different option like top favourited etc but same thing, black boxes with blue spinning circle. So I did a factory reset now Youtube works even less! If I select Youtube all the options come up, press enter on the remote but nothing happens at all, it just stays on the menu as though I haven't selected anything.

EDIT: I just turned it off again and back on and now it works lol.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Wink Dinkerson on January 11, 2010, 05:37:11 PM
I was bricked by last "official" fw, so I was cautious with this update.
I am experiencing connection interruptions, since updating to latest fw.
Tried the reset and power off/on fixes, yet still having interruption problems.
We have three WD Live boxes, and other two boxes have no connection problems (fw 1.01.11).

This will be the last time we beta test for WD.  >:(

Now we are waiting for the latest boxes from the other vendors,
and we will relegate the WD Live boxes for the kid's bedrooms and cabana.

UPDATE: I am connected via wired ethernet.  
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: danjo1 on January 11, 2010, 05:44:24 PM
Mine downloaded the update, rebooted and now it's stuck with the blue WD logo (since about 15 minutes). Don't really know what to do next. I'm afraid to pull the power plug as it might brick it... ffs :-[

Well that's just great! WD has done it again, my WD TV Live is bricked. I get the screen that says to insert a usb drive with the firmware. If you insert a usb drive with the firmware NOTHING happens. Way to go WD, way to go!

Mine did the same thing.  I left it at the Blue WD logo for about 20 minutes and decided to pull the power.  Looks like it's bricked... I get a screen asking to insert a USB drive with firmware updates.  Inserting a USB drive that is FAT or FAT32 formatted into either USB port does nothing.  Anyone have any suggestions??

EDIT: I was using a wired connection.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: discopig on January 11, 2010, 06:00:56 PM
Update through the WDTV interface over a wired internet connection. No problems at all. Of course nothing is fixed from the old firmware, but i will keep hoping.
OSD does seem more responsive as others have mentioned.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: bertrandr on January 11, 2010, 06:06:53 PM
Updated from .11 to .17 with no problems at all, -took about 3 min for the download & install.
Connected to network / Internet via wired Ethernet and static network settings.
Using standard firmware.

When posting your experience with this upgrade please indicate how you are connected to the net; Wired, wireless, DHCP or static IP's etc...

BR
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: photo1rebel on January 11, 2010, 06:20:02 PM
Just intalled. Think it bricked the machine. Down went fine, then the WDTV re-booted. On re-boot, the box hung on the spash screen. After about 15 min, I power cycled the box. Now it comes up to a screen that says to load firmware from a flash drive (in 9 diff languages). So, I downloaded firmware from the web site. Unpacked to a flash drive, inserted into WDTV and power cycled. It comes back up to the same screen (load via firmware in 9 diff languages). Very frustrating. I've only had the box for a week or so. Anyone know what I can do to recover it? I put a support email into Western Digital.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Sorna on January 11, 2010, 06:55:41 PM
The update went very smoothly for me.

I think now it takes less time to boot the unit.

This is a good thing for me. My tv has a automatic start feature. With the former firmware (1.01.11) my tv would start when I switch wdtv-live on, but then the tv would scan different inputs and would end up in RF input (I think that wdtv-live does not maintain the signal output during the boot process).

With this firmware (1.01.17) my TV starts and remain with the wdtv-live input. I am a happy man now,  :).

Thanks.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: grok42 on January 11, 2010, 07:19:33 PM
Mine update fine over network with DHCP IP.  I can neither confirm or deny the interface being more reponsive.  I am eager to test if any changes to networked drives with .jpg files in video folders have been made.  I'm 100% happy with the WD Live the ~3 months I've had it except for this one huge bad design decision.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: theromulans on January 11, 2010, 07:21:15 PM
Update worked perfectly for me - thanks guys.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: req on January 11, 2010, 07:46:29 PM
Hey all. I just upgraded to .17 a little while ago. Download and install went fine, but now I can't get my Network Share to show what's in the share. The first time it just said "Could Not Connect to Media Server". I unplugged it, plugged it back in and went back to network share and this time it found only one shared folder (out of 7). I even tried clearing the network share login info via setup and no go (although it somehow managed to maintain the login info even though I cleared it). I just checked my NAS where the shares are and everything is there, just doesn't show up on WDTV Live. Help!  :'(

EDIT: I went back to clear network login settings then unplugged it and powered back on. that seemed to fix it. everything seems to be ok now. phew  :-\
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: rjmacuser on January 11, 2010, 07:57:46 PM
My update via wifi went smoothly, then tested some different movie files and everything seemed to be ok. Then suddenly it kept sending me back to the main screen. I unplugged and let it reboot. After boot all that showed was a blue screen. After another boot all that is showing is a gold screen!!! I am getting very upset that I had not just got a Apple TV!!!! Anyone have any ideas as to what WD is doing? ???
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: ronald-petersen on January 12, 2010, 06:50:23 AM
Can you give me more details on what happened? What version were you updating from? Did you have any modded firmware installed? What firmware did you put on your USB drive to try to recover? Are you at the black screen with the red circles warning about firmware problems?

I would really appreciate your feedback about this.
Okay, here are the details. I turned on my WD TV Live (FW 1.01.11, connected to the internet via ethernet) and it said there was a new firmware available. So I chose to automaticly update. It downloaded the update fine and then told me it would reboot to apply the update. It rebooted but it never fully booted to the menu but instead it got stuck at the screen with the big blue WD logo. After like 30 mins of nothing happening but showing the WD logo screen, I decided to pull the plug (as the off-button on the remote did nothing). Pulled the plug, the device rebooted and tada - there I was with a bricked WD TV Live. It'll now only show the mentioned black screen which tells me to insert a usb drive with the firmware to recover the device in like 10 languages. Plugging in a usb drive does nothing, though.

I called WD this morning and they told me to press the reset button for about 15 seconds to reset the device which didn't help. Looks like I'm going to RMA the device.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: ALF on January 12, 2010, 07:37:10 AM
update from 1.01.11 to 1.01.17 worked without a hitch.

WDTV live, wired connection using DHCP

Switched it on this morning, it offered me the update. I accepted with slight qualms because of the 1.01.12 debacle.
Downloaded in about 5 minutes, rebooted itself.

Then it showed me the WD logo for about a minute, blanked the screen, showed me the logo again (I was getting nervous) and then the GUI came up.

It took a little while to discover my network shares and even longer to connect to YouTube, but now it seems to be working without problems.

I cannot detect any differences to the previous .11 firmware, but at least it is not bricked.

Is the "improved stability of the update manager" the only improvement, or does it include anything from 1.01.12?
Where are the realease notes from 1.01.12?

Considering the above posts, the stability of the update manager has not beeen improved by much. Or are these problems caused by the update manager of 1.01.11? Then any updates from 1.01.11 are going to be difficult.

At least mine works!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: uofljosh on January 12, 2010, 08:03:49 AM
Updated via wifi from .11 with no problems.  The GUI seems more responsive and quicker.  Boot time also seemed quicker.  Best of all I can now FINALLY see my Windows 7 share folder.  I had tried numerous methods to get the Windows 7 network shares to show up on the WD Live with no luck.  This finally solved it.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Muckish on January 12, 2010, 09:57:50 AM
The update seems to have made the screen cleaner and maybe a bit faster even?

However, still... if I try to log on to my YouTube account the device crashes and turns off and restarts... I can't log in.

I am connected wirelessly, everything else works.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: uofljosh on January 12, 2010, 10:16:05 AM
The update seems to have made the screen cleaner and maybe a bit faster even?

However, still... if I try to log on to my YouTube account the device crashes and turns off and restarts... I can't log in.

I am connected wirelessly, everything else works.

Did you try creating a new YouTube account?  That worked for me.  Its kind of a pain but it has worked for me since I created a new account and use that one with the Live.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: cgmark on January 12, 2010, 10:23:50 AM
If your box was bricked in this update did you have any external drives connected at the time ?
Trying to think of why it works for some but not others.
I flashed mine with nothing attached except networking and video.

Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: bertrandr on January 12, 2010, 10:38:24 AM
Good point, when I updated mine (successfully) nothing was attached except network & HDMI.
Unlike others have posted, I have NOT noticed any change in performance, function or appearance.

BR
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Wink Dinkerson on January 12, 2010, 10:43:25 AM
If your box was bricked in this update did you have any external drives connected at the time ?
Trying to think of why it works for some but not others.
I flashed mine with nothing attached except networking and video.



I was connected via ethernet, toslink, and HDMI, with no usb drives attached. I am experiencing the rebooting issue, as others have stated,
and intermittent network disconnect issues, which are not being seen in two other WD Live boxes (one fw 1.01.17 and two fw 1.01.11).
I am preparing to "exchange" my WD Live fw 1.01.17, for a new WD Live @bestbuy. The same thing I had to do, after the last fw update.

Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: EProie on January 12, 2010, 01:03:07 PM
I updated from .11 to .17 via a wireless N Band connection with no issues it seems.  It took about 4 minutes and it rebooted 3 times before coming completely up.  It could not find my shares so I turned the unit off unplugged it for 30 seconds then everything seems to be working as in ver .11  Hopefully this is just getting ready for other updates so it seems.  I should mention I DO NOT have any external HD connected and my wireless is two stories down in the basement.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: bnz on January 12, 2010, 01:16:48 PM
yeaaaah, i guess i'll wait two more weeks with the update ;-)
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Azureflame on January 12, 2010, 02:08:21 PM
Worked fine for me. The menus seem clearer somehow, not sure what changed there. No other discernible changes.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: MSTRPLMER on January 12, 2010, 02:31:04 PM
1.01.17 upgrade went with out a hitch, hard wired thru a linksys wrt320n router to linksys sr224 10/100 switch. with USB storage attached but still having issue with seeing thumbs. it does seem abit faster on the interface side :)
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: rorschach on January 12, 2010, 05:40:30 PM
Updated from .11 to .17 over wire without issues. No perceptible differences after upgrade.
Remote did stop working while fast forwarding so I had to unplug the machine once it reached end of file. I don't think this has to do with the upgrade because the FF function acted kinda funny with another movie in the same folder just prior to updating. Probably just a coincidence.

Really want file transfer via network to be fixed. Here's hoping WD releases an update worth talking about soon.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Dshack17 on January 12, 2010, 08:05:54 PM
1.01.17 upgraded easily.  I have wired ethernet with DHCP; connections were network wired, HDMI, and toslink wtih no attached usb drives.  I have noticed that stereo over HDMI is no longer working.  stereo is still present via toslink.  Digital audio works both over HDMI and Toslink.  Maybe a little faster menus.  Keep trying I like my WD TV Live.
ADDENDUM: Sound issue resolved after unplugging unit and restarting it.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: dex38 on January 13, 2010, 12:43:33 AM
Not upgraded yet but there is something that is not clear for me and I don't understand the purpose of this release.

Reading the change log, the goal is to allow other updates to work with less issues.
Does this means that if you buy in one month a WDTV that is in a 2 month old stock in the shop so in the very first firmware you will have to install 1.01.17 before moving to let's say 1.01.18 ?.

What will prevent "old" firmware WDTV live from migrating directly from 1.01.11 to 1.01.18  ? because today if you are in the very first firmware and connect the WDTV to the network it will update directly to 1.01.17 without upgrading to 1.01.11 first... so in a few month what will prevent the device from migrating from the very first firmware directly to 1.01.30 ?.

If all releases after the 1.01.17 contains 1.01.17 update just to prevent errors due to WD units migrating directly from 1.01.11 to 1.01.xx then what is the purpose of the 1.01.17 ?

Can someone of WD clarify this ?

Thx

David
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: cbscpe on January 13, 2010, 03:22:17 AM
Very disappointed, no reported bug fixed.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Algorab on January 13, 2010, 05:56:19 AM
Updated from .11 ==>> .17 via internet wired, no hd connected, only hdmi and ethernet and it bricked my wdtv live.  :'(
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: FooFighter on January 13, 2010, 06:18:26 AM
they fixed the update mechanism as described in their release note - that's ok for me so far but what made me really laugh was this ...

http://twitter.com/WDTVlive (http://twitter.com/WDTVlive)
You’ve been asking, so now it’s here…http://ow.ly/VnqU

they sound so satisfied with the new firmware release - wake up WD, stop dreaming and start coding. you've miles to go ;D
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: holzbank on January 13, 2010, 06:21:40 AM
just updated from 11 to 17 without issues, for safety via usb-stick  ;)
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: HerbertH on January 13, 2010, 07:16:31 AM
Hi,
update via internet, LAN, USB-stick was plugged in at the back-side - no issues - still playing fine via LAN and USB.

Herbert
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Filip1971 on January 13, 2010, 07:22:28 AM
Update from 1.01.11 to 1.01.17. Wired connection with DHCP. Two USB HDDs attached during upgrade. Upgrade worked without problems. After downloading, it rebooted twice - that was it. Connecting to XP shares worked without problems, all settings unchanged. Youtube is working as before (without login).
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: bnz on January 13, 2010, 09:14:01 AM
couldn't resist and updated as well. wired connection with DHCP, nothing attached to USB. update went fine. For network shares, i had to restart it once more.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: yamatosoul on January 13, 2010, 10:28:56 AM
I'm on wireless G and ethernet connection isn't possible for me. If I were to use a flash drive, is it true that it needs to be formatted to FAT32? Can I upgrade via my HDD formatted to NTFS? I would really appreciate any input. Thank you.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: frankie-boy on January 13, 2010, 11:22:58 AM
The upgrade to 1.01.17 went smooth.  I also have wired ethernet, HDMI, and toslink with no attached usb drives.
However it keeped saying "Scanning the attached USB device..." for a long time and during that time I caouldn't play movies.
Now it's finished and everything looks fine.
Browsing through the menu seems faster to me...
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: rorschach on January 13, 2010, 05:55:01 PM
Noticed something new while using it today. Network Shares has a new selection called "WORKGROUP". This is on the same level as choosing a networked computer, have to click up or down to choose one. Minor but new.

[edit] The "WORKGROUP" selection is gone now  ??? No idea why. Seems erratic. [/edit]

[edit 2] "WORKGROUP" is back. Selecting it results in long wait for cursor to stop spinning and then an error msg claiming that no files were found.
Another issue that seems to have crept up since the update is that my USB drive is sometimes not picked up and I have to power cycle it (ProBox 4-drive external bay running in power sync mode). Not quite sure if this due to the update or not. [/edit 2]
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: ChristopherCain on January 13, 2010, 08:17:05 PM
Upgraded WDTVLIVE from .11 to .17 without issue.

Wired network connection | No USB drives connected.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: brookheather on January 14, 2010, 01:17:49 AM
My upgrade over the internet from .11 to .17 worked fine (in the UK) - no USB drives connected, just HDMI.  It does seem much better at connecting to my network share to play media.

My biggest gripes at this point are no thumnails showing for M4V (I can't rename them to MP4 because iTunes then doesn't work) and for my MKV files it shows the JPG thumnail files in the same folder - I have selected "Video" so why is it showing me non-video files?

- Simon.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Pacboy on January 14, 2010, 01:28:14 AM
Upgraded to 1.17 from 1.11 using usb flashdisk, no problem whatsoever, faster interface, one problem, just found out that can't adjust subtitle timing anymore
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: pitokhato on January 14, 2010, 11:34:21 AM
Upgraded from 11 to 17 using downloaded files on USB thumb drive.  No issue.

Question is what other fixes, feature enhancments etc in this upgrade?

What about all the reported bugs, suggested improvements, competition with other players?

Everyone knows that new Popbox is coming in March.  See details at

http://www.freebandtvnews.com/index.php/broadcast/4196-popbox-launches-with-20-new-content-and-application-partners. (http://www.freebandtvnews.com/index.php/broadcast/4196-popbox-launches-with-20-new-content-and-application-partners.)

WD: Please keep on releasing bug free firmware upgrades to keep on top of competition.  priority should be fix all the reported bugs and then add 1 or 2 new features in every release.  In fact initialy there should be at least 1 fw upgarde every month.  Users should be looking forward for new Firmware upgrade release every month.  Right now users are just waiting, waiting and waiting.  In and after March, they may not wait too long, they will just pickup new Popbox.  Please wake up.

Thanks
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: belfour on January 14, 2010, 01:54:13 PM
1.01.17 is a shitty firmware, for me at least. Some mkv files aren’t supported, but they played smoothly with the 1.01.11 version. Thumbnails aren’t showing, images are showing even though I am in the video section.
I’m downgrading to 1.01.11 as soon as I get hold on a USB stick.
Mark
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Whoheart on January 14, 2010, 03:27:10 PM

Went from 12 -> .17 without any problems. Though it seems to take unreasonably long to download it - its a tiny file, I'm not a fast connection it should be able to do in a few seconds.

Also once startup was 4 seconds, now its more like 30 seconds. Perhaps now it stops to scan the network first before continuing.

But no bricking or problems.
(well no problems apart from a few existing bugs in the firmware, like mp3s rebooting the device)
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: metalhead on January 14, 2010, 03:46:57 PM
Upgraded from 11 to 17 using downloaded files on USB thumb drive.  No issue.

Question is what other fixes, feature enhancments etc in this upgrade?

What about all the reported bugs, suggested improvements, competition with other players?

Everyone knows that new Popbox is coming in March.  See details at

http://www.freebandtvnews.com/index.php/broadcast/4196-popbox-launches-with-20-new-content-and-application-partners. (http://www.freebandtvnews.com/index.php/broadcast/4196-popbox-launches-with-20-new-content-and-application-partners.)

WD: Please keep on releasing bug free firmware upgrades to keep on top of competition.  priority should be fix all the reported bugs and then add 1 or 2 new features in every release.  In fact initialy there should be at least 1 fw upgarde every month.  Users should be looking forward for new Firmware upgrade release every month.  Right now users are just waiting, waiting and waiting.  In and after March, they may not wait too long, they will just pickup new Popbox.  Please wake up.

Thanks


Yeap,  I got one WD TV Live and I was thinking about getting another one for my TV upstairs.  However, I found out that the new popbox is coming out for only $130 so I will wait and get the popbox instead.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: SoNic67 on January 14, 2010, 06:38:11 PM
I did the update over the net and everything went fine, without problems. Now, maybe it was safer to download the firmware on an USB stick and update from there, but... I was lazy.
I hope that wil be other firmwares to provide increased functionality.
Example: Right now in order to switch from listening music to video watching I need to navigate thru numerous menus. WHY is that separation necessary? Cannot have a single point of browsing for ALL files like it is normal in any computer system? And the box to play transparently the content? Someting like the explorer on PC?
PS: Maybe you can fix the incompatibility with Windows Live Sign In Assistant installed under Windows7 x64. It might not be your fault, but I almost took the box back to BestBuy because of that.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: myrdden on January 14, 2010, 06:58:10 PM
Hey all. I just upgraded to .17 a little while ago. Download and install went fine, but now I can't get my Network Share to show what's in the share. The first time it just said "Could Not Connect to Media Server". I unplugged it, plugged it back in and went back to network share and this time it found only one shared folder (out of 7). I even tried clearing the network share login info via setup and no go (although it somehow managed to maintain the login info even though I cleared it). I just checked my NAS where the shares are and everything is there, just doesn't show up on WDTV Live. Help!  :'(

This is the problem I'm facing after updating to .17.  Still can't access the network shares even after resetting the unit and unplugging.  Anyone else having this problem and if so, any other solutions?
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Xpi on January 15, 2010, 01:37:15 AM
Got this new box with version 1.01.10 installed. Upgraded to 1.10.17 over network, everyting worked great. I had Asus Oplay earlier, but had problems with stuttering on video and managed to brick the firmware on it. Very happy with WD.

I am using Samba on Ubuntu and share a folder on my laptop for viewing video on my WD, and works great every time.

Also using ext3 usb harddrive plugged to the unit without any problems, so for Linux fans, no troubles with EXT3. Haven`t tried ext2 and ext4 yet.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: katten on January 16, 2010, 12:58:02 AM
Hey all. I just upgraded to .17 a little while ago. Download and install went fine, but now I can't get my Network Share to show what's in the share. The first time it just said "Could Not Connect to Media Server". I unplugged it, plugged it back in and went back to network share and this time it found only one shared folder (out of 7). I even tried clearing the network share login info via setup and no go (although it somehow managed to maintain the login info even though I cleared it). I just checked my NAS where the shares are and everything is there, just doesn't show up on WDTV Live. Help!  :'(

This is the problem I'm facing after updating to .17.  Still can't access the network shares even after resetting the unit and unplugging.  Anyone else having this problem and if so, any other solutions?

I'm also having this problem since updating.  My WDTV Live is connected via wired ethernet, but I can only see 2 of the 7 folders on my network drive, and of those 2 folders not al of my subfolders are present.  The files in those 2 folders play correctly, but the bulk of my files are in the other folders.  At first I tried plugging my networked drive directly into the WDTV Live.  This worked (I could see and play all files and folders), but caused my menus to be extremely sluggish and constantly showed that it was scanning the attached USB device (it's a 1.5 TB WD Elements drive).  Maybe the drive is too large, but it never gave me trouble before this update.  

When I finally got fed up with the slow response and never-ending scanning, I tried to eject the drive, but this just resulted in the WDTV getting hung up on the ejection screen (I then reset the box to factory settings and tried plugging in the drive again, but I had the exact same experience the second time).  Now, I've plugged my network drive back into my NAS, but still can't see my files.  Remember, all of these files are explicitly supported by the WDTV Live and played fine before updating to .17.

I'm going to try 2 things before I head to bed tonight: (1) create a new folder on the drive and put some files in it to see if it shows up; (2) copy some files that aren't showing up to a folder that is and see if they'll play correctly.

Hopefully one of these will work, because then the fix will be as simple as moving files around.  If they don't work, then I don't know what else to try.  I'll update with the results later.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: schlotz on January 16, 2010, 06:52:38 AM
Well, nothing much seems to have changed.  Again we get an update yet the glaring error of showing both .jpg and .iso/.mkv still exits.  Mommy and kids still say: "I clicked on the movie and only the picture of it shows". Having to punch through 300 .jpg thumbnails to get to the actual movies is FUBAR from any customer's perspective.  WD continues to ignore its customers' satisfaction level but I will say they are making great consistent strides in honing their reputation albeit the poor one that is emerging.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: MatthewS on January 16, 2010, 12:29:47 PM
IMHO WDTV Live = Ripoff and a waste of $199 (AUD).   

I'll make sure I never recommend any WD product to anyone and relate my experience of what a piece of crap the WDTV Live is.

Fix the freaking bugs!

Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: midnighthawk on January 16, 2010, 03:40:44 PM
I was going to update to the new .17 firmware but after reading all these posts and seeing that there really is no big difference from the .11 firmware.  I think I will not update mine just yet.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: jayallan on January 16, 2010, 05:21:11 PM
IMHO WDTV Live = Ripoff and a waste of $199 (AUD).   

I'll make sure I never recommend any WD product to anyone and relate my experience of what a piece of crap the WDTV Live is.

Fix the freaking bugs!



Since it is a "ripoff" what the hell can you buy for the same price that plays everything /works better ???

BTW my WDTV plays everything I have EVER ripped for it. 
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: sketch on January 16, 2010, 08:02:39 PM
Another brick here. Updated from .11 over a wired connection. Had one USB drive attached.

*edit*
::Update::

Despite multiple posts of people saying their attempt to restore with previous firmware from a USB drive was unsuccessful I gave it a shot; it worked. I downloaded .11 from here (http://here) (first option available with a google search - it's slow but i was lazy, sorry), extracted the zip to a Verbatim 8GB Flashdrive. I then copied the files from inside the folder to the root of the drive (just in case). I plugged it in, cycled the power and a couple reboots later i'm running .11 again.

Best of luck guys.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: supercell on January 16, 2010, 08:58:10 PM
Updated with no problems from 11 to 17 via ethernet.  Worth updating for the faster response time alone.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: gaitoman on January 17, 2010, 01:42:55 AM
I am French.

I installed the new firmware No. 17 by the Internet. After it is finished downloading, the box was rebooted.
It is stuck on the original image with the blue logo WD.
Now it asks "Insert a USB key with firmware ...."
I put a flash drive with the new firmware, I have tried FAT 32 and NTFS. But nothing works.
How? I am not alone.
(http://wdtvhd.com/uploads/monthly_12_2009/post-777)
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: TravUK on January 17, 2010, 03:37:36 AM
 :(

Unfortunately, my box updated to this last night and now my network shares are broken, keeps telling me my user name/password are no longer valid, and almost 75% of the video files that played before the update now fail with an unsupported format error.

I had 2 weeks of really nice use of out this thing and the update has all but killed it  :'(
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: frankie-boy on January 17, 2010, 05:27:40 AM
Same problem here. I can't connect to my shares (windows 7). It keeps telling me that my username/password are incorrect.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: nube on January 17, 2010, 06:25:43 AM
It's really disappointing to see that WD is still making the same mistakes.  Something is seriously wrong with their internal WDTV Live firmware coding and testing team(s).  Their broken firmware releases are alienating many, many customers with firmware releases that don't add functionality, actually break other functionality, and, even, brick machines. 

It's one thing for a startup company to have problems like this, but WD is an established, multinational corporation.  There's just no excuse for these sorts of amateurish issues to continue unresolved.

You have to ask how a single, solitary individual (b-rad), doing things in his own free time and without pay, can do such a fantastically better job than WD's entire WDTV Live team.  It's gotta be embarrassing :(.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: TravUK on January 17, 2010, 09:54:02 AM
Ok, so I seem to have fixed mine. I reset to factory defaults and cleared the network login under settings and it seems to be working again, and at the same time started playing the files it was refusing earlier.

Not the best update experience, but happy to be back where I was before, although some new features might have made the hassle worthwhile  :-\
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: gadget on January 17, 2010, 06:16:53 PM
I think i'm going to wait on this one. I'm not hooked up to my network, and it seems more people are having issues updating through usb.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: slystone on January 17, 2010, 06:50:40 PM
IMHO WDTV Live = Ripoff and a waste of $199 (AUD).   

I'll make sure I never recommend any WD product to anyone and relate my experience of what a piece of crap the WDTV Live is.

Fix the freaking bugs!



Since it is a "ripoff" what the hell can you buy for the same price that plays everything /works better ???

BTW my WDTV plays everything I have EVER ripped for it. 

Me too and I'm totally retarded so god knows what some of you guys are up to.
Just upgraded Firmware to .17 with no problem via flash.
Upgraded in <10 minutes.

This is by far the best device I've ever bought :)
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: wyohman on January 17, 2010, 07:44:27 PM
It's really disappointing to see that WD is still making the same mistakes.  Something is seriously wrong with their internal WDTV Live firmware coding and testing team(s).  Their broken firmware releases are alienating many, many customers with firmware releases that don't add functionality, actually break other functionality, and, even, brick machines. 

No problems here.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: pitokhato on January 18, 2010, 05:31:02 AM
What I don't understand is despite tons of issues reported by users, there is absolutely no response from WDTV team.  If you report a issue for B-RAD homebrew, almost everytime, he will fix or at least reponse back as to what he can or cannot do.

Last upgrade .12 was around holiday time, I can understand that usually it is slow around X-Mas so no response from WDTV.  But now I am expecting them to visit this forum and others everyday and suggest some alternatives to people who are having issues.  If they truly belive in customer service, they should boldly accept that they screwed up and assure users that they are tring thier best to fix all issues soon.

As mentioned earlier, I am just waiting until March.  I am going to return my WDTV live and buy new Popbox coming in March.

Wake up WDTV now or look forward to close the business.  I am pretty sure it is affecting your Hard Drive business as well.

Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: mysticeyes on January 18, 2010, 06:39:43 AM
Updated to .17 from online connection and everything went fine.
Seems to behave pretty much the same as .11. One difference I've noticed is that, when playing flacs, the gap between tracks seems to have diminished considerably, though it is still not eliminated altogether.
I'm happy with my WDTV Live.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: bal2an on January 18, 2010, 05:18:39 PM
Just bought my WDTV Live last saturday (16th Jan'10) and directly upgrade to 1.01.17 through my USB-harddrive with only HDMI connection attached (no network etc.).
Update process work flawlessly for less than 5mins. Cannot say the difference with previous firmware version, but currently I'm happy with this.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: elviskorea on January 19, 2010, 04:41:19 AM
mine is bricked.

i (stupidly) tried to update it by net.

they should disable update by internet until someone flash it with usb to .17 if it really fix that issue
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: sketch on January 19, 2010, 09:22:42 AM
Wake up WDTV now or look forward to close the business.  I am pretty sure it is affecting your Hard Drive business as well.

I don't see their business closing any time soon, but I concede that it did affected me - and I think for the better. I was just telling my wife that I was going to buy a couple 1TBs if the update didn't fix the network share problems when the update failed. My intention was to get a couple Caviar Greens from Newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136236) as they seem well suited to the job, but went with Seagates instead. Now today I'm talking to a buddy who bought four of the greens last week and three were dead on arrival. I'm a little suprised as I've always had excellent luck with WD drives. In fact, I've only had one fail, it well well past it's time.

As for my WDTV Live - I did a bit more experimenting, and a second attempt to update to .17 under the exact same conditions worked where the first failed. For me it definitely wasn't a user-end problem.

For those with bricked WDTV Lives who haven't yet returned them, the solution that worked for me was downloading the .11 firmware to the root of a Verbatim Flash Drive - I have never formatted it so whatever it ships with should work. Mine was 8GB but I think it's safe to assume they all use the same file system so go cheap (edit: confirmed fat32). Also note that the firmware zip extracts to a folder; I moved the files from the folder to the root.

Good luck.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: gilby1947 on January 19, 2010, 09:24:22 AM
Downloaded the FW upgrade to an empty USB stick. Disconnected my WD TV Life from the Network cable, using the USB stick as storage and upgraded without any problem. 8)
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: HerbertH on January 20, 2010, 05:33:45 AM
Updated to .17 from online connection and everything went fine.
Seems to behave pretty much the same as .11. One difference I've noticed is that, when playing flacs, the gap between tracks seems to have diminished considerably, though it is still not eliminated altogether.
I'm happy with my WDTV Live.

regarding the flac - noticed the same

@mysticeyes  -  in the old FW at gapless FLAC I sometimes experienced that the next file did not start "unsupported file" - so far no experiance with 1.01.17.


Herbert
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: charlie senator on January 21, 2010, 04:15:33 PM
I updated from .11 to .17 with no problems . Hard wired via router and hdmi connected .Updated over the net
Why don't things JUST work out of the box anymore ?
It seems like you buy something that has been rushed out .and then you have to install update after update to get it to work somewhere near the way it was advertised to work !!
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: megb6806 on January 21, 2010, 06:22:35 PM
IMHO WDTV Live = Ripoff and a waste of $199 (AUD).   

I'll make sure I never recommend any WD product to anyone and relate my experience of what a piece of crap the WDTV Live is.

Fix the freaking bugs!



Since it is a "ripoff" what the hell can you buy for the same price that plays everything /works better ???

BTW my WDTV plays everything I have EVER ripped for it. 

Me too and I'm totally retarded so god knows what some of you guys are up to.
Just upgraded Firmware to .17 with no problem via flash.
Upgraded in <10 minutes.

This is by far the best device I've ever bought :)


Well this is just another upgrade, but still doesn't help with the lip sync issues on all my  mp4 movies. Only the original version didn't have have any issues with mp4 movies. Most people, I guess, dont have any issues with update because they mainly play   avi's, but if you have lots of mp4's they you are f****.

Also responding to those asking for  Since it is a "ripoff" what the hell can you buy for the same price that plays everything /works better Huh


Have you tried this little gem, cheaper than WDTV and works 100@ better. (its ugly YES, but works better). A friend bought it for $150 including delivery to WA. and hes happy and no issues with mp4's nor mkv's

MNP101

had to edit the link incase I was breaching the forum rules


Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: salov on January 24, 2010, 12:39:39 AM
IMHO WDTV Live = Ripoff and a waste of $199 (AUD).   

I'll make sure I never recommend any WD product to anyone and relate my experience of what a piece of crap the WDTV Live is.

Fix the freaking bugs!



Since it is a "ripoff" what the hell can you buy for the same price that plays everything /works better ???

BTW my WDTV plays everything I have EVER ripped for it. 

I also updated to 1.01.17 rather smoothly. But sometimes, my network shares are not visible from WD Live and I have to restart and clear the stored username/password to get it up and running again. This is a bit annoying.

Did anybody had the change to compare the WDTV Live with http://www.xtreamer.net/xtreamer/overview.aspx (http://www.xtreamer.net/xtreamer/overview.aspx)
This looks to good to be true
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Kiffi on January 24, 2010, 02:57:13 AM
I upgraded to .17 from .11 via internet without any problem. But now I have huge probs with using the network connection. WDTV is loosing connection nearly every 10 minutes....  >:( !

Is there anyone else who has the same probs ?! Is downgrading to .11 an option ?! I'm using my WDTV only via NFS so right now, it's useless, if I loose connection every 10 minutes  >:(
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: adrian on January 24, 2010, 05:55:52 AM
thought i'd post this as it is an interesting (read frustrating) undesired effect of upgrading the firmware

setup: netgear router and netgear gigabit switch winxp pro machines. all wired.

upgraded last night from .11 to .17 after it kept pestering me to update. downloaded to usb stick, only usb device plugged in and network unplugged. upgrade went without a hitch. except when i turned it back on two out of my three pc's (all xp pro) were no longer appearing via network share. all three were still there under media servers but this is useless for my mkv files.

tried resetting to factory and resets and clear login for network share but nothing worked. downgraded back to .11 but they still did not appear. reupgraded to .17 and tried resetting it all again and eventually left it overnight with no luck.

this morning i went looking here and enabled the Network DDE and Network DDE DSDM services. two minutes later i could access the shares again.

weird thing is that these services were disabled on all three computers. the only difference between the setup of these three computers is that the ones which disappeared were on SP3 but the one which was still accessible is still on SP2, other than that one difference they are all patched up to date and have essentially identical setups.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: dO0Rk on January 25, 2010, 06:34:32 AM
I upgraded to .17 from .11 via internet without any problem. But now I have huge probs with using the network connection. WDTV is loosing connection nearly every 10 minutes....  >:( !

Is there anyone else who has the same probs ?! Is downgrading to .11 an option ?! I'm using my WDTV only via NFS so right now, it's useless, if I loose connection every 10 minutes  >:(

Almost same problem here, but only once or twice in a movie.
Annoying though
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: WDTVliveluva on January 25, 2010, 02:00:45 PM
Installed 1.01.17 on brand new WDTV Live through LAN cable - no problems, running perfectly.

I'm REALLY desperate for IMDB synopsis and ratings though, hope WD provides this feature.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: slystone on January 25, 2010, 03:39:18 PM
IMHO WDTV Live = Ripoff and a waste of $199 (AUD).   

I'll make sure I never recommend any WD product to anyone and relate my experience of what a piece of crap the WDTV Live is.

Fix the freaking bugs!



Since it is a "ripoff" what the hell can you buy for the same price that plays everything /works better ???

BTW my WDTV plays everything I have EVER ripped for it. 

Me too and I'm totally retarded so god knows what some of you guys are up to.
Just upgraded Firmware to .17 with no problem via flash.
Upgraded in <10 minutes.

This is by far the best device I've ever bought :)


Well this is just another upgrade, but still doesn't help with the lip sync issues on all my  mp4 movies. Only the original version didn't have have any issues with mp4 movies. Most people, I guess, dont have any issues with update because they mainly play   avi's, but if you have lots of mp4's they you are f****.

Also responding to those asking for  Since it is a "ripoff" what the hell can you buy for the same price that plays everything /works better Huh


Have you tried this little gem, cheaper than WDTV and works 100@ better. (its ugly YES, but works better). A friend bought it for $150 including delivery to WA. and hes happy and no issues with mp4's nor mkv's

MNP101

had to edit the link incase I was breaching the forum rules




No problems here with mp4 or mkv.

I've been making my own mp4 as they look and sound so good. The only issue I have found with mp4 is once i haven't been able to forward or rewind. Just watched a 900MB (mp4) version of The Hurt Locker and the quality is AWESOME.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: ck.null on January 26, 2010, 06:57:32 AM
No problem fixed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! except for new upload problem.

It is already few months after the device is released........
I am not sure WD fixed one major issue or added one major feature.  Still basic audio sync problem not fixed.

The official forum said there is big plans for Christmas, may be next Christmas.

Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: ck.null on January 26, 2010, 08:40:36 AM
One more point to note.................

WD released one more device (WD TV make 2). But not bug fixes for old devices.

It is better to wait on brad not WD.

Sorry guys.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: myrdden on January 26, 2010, 08:07:13 PM
I upgraded to .17 from .11 via internet without any problem. But now I have huge probs with using the network connection. WDTV is loosing connection nearly every 10 minutes....  >:( !

Is there anyone else who has the same probs ?! Is downgrading to .11 an option ?! I'm using my WDTV only via NFS so right now, it's useless, if I loose connection every 10 minutes  >:(

Similar problem here.  I must unplug the unit and reset it each time to access the shares.  Problem happened after upgrading to .17.  I tried reverting to .11, but the problem remains.

WD support's only suggestion was to return the unit.  Which is looking like what I'll have to do.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: MatthewS on January 28, 2010, 03:20:34 AM
Since it is a "ripoff" what the hell can you buy for the same price that plays everything /works better ???
BTW my WDTV plays everything I have EVER ripped for it. 

Price doesn't matter!  It needs to work as advertised on the freaking box!

You just rip and not convert? I convert to H264 .MKV and I experience subtitle "flash", audio out of sync (sometimes, especially after fast forward), and .JPG showing in addition to being used a thumbnails for the .MKVs.  All my .MKVs play fine in VLC on a Windows machine.

I'm using FW 1.01.11, not game to try flashing to a .17 because of the reported brickings.
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: triehljr on January 28, 2010, 03:08:12 PM
Bought my unit several days ago and upon opening and powering it up, update was the first thing I did(Connected via Ethernet for now).  Update appeared to go smoothly.  I haven't really begun to use it yet so if there's a problem, I may not know about it.  For now, result is good but I will update if this changes.

Tom
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: megb6806 on January 28, 2010, 06:59:47 PM
What a shocker of update!

Western digital is like any other big greedy company....they are only after your money...you buy their product (WDTV Live) and hope for the best...obviously if you are ONLY into watching avi's then its a good device but if your are into watching MP4 movies then you are in for a surprise......
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: gg on January 31, 2010, 09:26:15 AM
Hey all. I just upgraded to .17 a little while ago. Download and install went fine, but now I can't get my Network Share to show what's in the share. The first time it just said "Could Not Connect to Media Server". I unplugged it, plugged it back in and went back to network share and this time it found only one shared folder (out of 7). I even tried clearing the network share login info via setup and no go (although it somehow managed to maintain the login info even though I cleared it). I just checked my NAS where the shares are and everything is there, just doesn't show up on WDTV Live. Help!  :'(

This is the problem I'm facing after updating to .17.  Still can't access the network shares even after resetting the unit and unplugging.  Anyone else having this problem and if so, any other solutions?

Yes, i had the same problem! I couldn't access my network shares on my WinXP machine. Seems to me, that zonealarm 9.x is making some problems. This week i updated the firewall from a 7.x version to the 9.x. With the 7.x i had no problems. Turning the new 9.x off, fixed it for me. So i will downgrade back to 7.x.
 
Some information regarding the upgrade:

I have 2 WD TV Live... I made the upgrade through a wired connection over the inet. Everything went fine. I made the upgrade from 1.01.11 to 1.01.17 on both devices. One is connected per HDMI to the TV the other one is connected per Composite and Toslink. Of course both are connected to the router with a CAT5E ethernet cable. No USB devices were connected when the upgrade was made.

But one problem i mentioned yesterday. I tried to connect a 4 GB USB stick (FAT32), because my network shares were gone. And nothing happened. I couldn't access the stick... Is there a solution?

gg
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: Kiffi on February 03, 2010, 12:14:43 PM
I upgraded to .17 from .11 via internet without any problem. But now I have huge probs with using the network connection. WDTV is loosing connection nearly every 10 minutes....  >:( !

Is there anyone else who has the same probs ?! Is downgrading to .11 an option ?! I'm using my WDTV only via NFS so right now, it's useless, if I loose connection every 10 minutes  >:(

I found a way which works now since 1 week. After I had these probs I deleted network share information and set them up again. Up to now it works for me... let's wait and see if it works until a new firmware is released....hopefully  :-\
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: blacklight186 on February 09, 2010, 04:52:54 AM
Hi Guys

I purchased WD TV Live on Friday the 5th... It came with firmware 1.01.10.. Everything worked perfectly on that (incl. no audio sync issues for mkv's) except for one mkv 6 channel g i joe file (around 2 gb). That file was skipping 1/2 second of audio every 5-10 secs (worked fine on my laptop though).

So I thought i would try to update to 1.01.17 latest firmware... Now ALL my mkv's have audio sync issues  >:( the same as many of you are reporting... I tried downgrading to 1.01.11 but the issue is still there...

Somehow I was wondering if someone has a copy of firmware 1.01.10? I want to revert to it! :( If not, I might try the 1.01.00 version on rapidshare which someone else has posted.. but if I can get .10 that would be great!

I really hope WD can fix this issue in their next update!!
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: blacklight186 on February 09, 2010, 01:59:59 PM
An update on this...

I went for the version 1.01.00 of WD TV Live which someone has kindly uploaded to RS. My audio sync problems are GONE!!!  :)  ;D I suggest all of you having similar problems to downgrade to this version as it is the version which came originally with WD TV Live. I still have audio skipping issues with G I Joe mkv but that was there from the start... rest of the mkv's are now fine!

Still, if someone could upload version 1.01.10 that would be great as it also came with my WD TV Live and works fine! :)

Old Firmware Link:

http://community.wdc.com/t5/Firmware/Download-old-firmware/td-p/1066;jsessionid=EF90B6B1EC36C5CB9C3485C0BA432B64 (http://community.wdc.com/t5/Firmware/Download-old-firmware/td-p/1066;jsessionid=EF90B6B1EC36C5CB9C3485C0BA432B64)

Instructions on downgrading:
http://www.wdtvc.com/2009/05/03/revertingdowngrading-firmware/ (http://www.wdtvc.com/2009/05/03/revertingdowngrading-firmware/)

Cheers! :)
Title: Re: Experiences with 1.01.17-update
Post by: betamaxman on February 09, 2010, 06:45:59 PM
My audio sync problems are only with HD podcasts files downloaded from revision3. Out of sync by 8 seconds. Hope this gets fixed soon. The problem was even mentioned on one of the podcasts in the HDnation section. These files play fine on my linksys media extender.
Title: New official version 1.01.24 is out on Feb 9th, 2010
Post by: pitokhato on February 10, 2010, 03:47:36 AM
New official version 1.01.24 is out.  have not installed it yet.

Version 1.01.24:

Resolved Issues:

• Implemented add to playlist feature in YouTube.
• Added Save search queries to save users time in re-entering search terms in YouTube.
• Added seeking controls (fast forward/rewind) in the YouTube player in 10 second increments.
• Fixed YouTube video list not presented in the same order as provided by YouTube server.
• Added Flag Video feature to YouTube.
• Updated to the new YouTube Video logo throughout the application.
• Modified YouTube video timestamp format to make it more readable.
• Redesigned YouTube™ user interface to comply with YouTube requirements.

So from the release notes it looks like all updates are for YouTube.  However, I am not sure how many old issues are resolved or better way of putting it "How many new issues are added"