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Title: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 09, 2010, 02:05:04 PM
There is a new prerelease available Beta v1.03.22


What's new:

    * DVD navigation support.
    * Mediafly network service.
    * .mov chapter support.
    * Wireless adaptor support for ASUS USB-N13.
    * Security when mounting a network share on password protected local drives.

Resolved issues:

    * File share group name – Network names must now match.
    * Aspect ratio issues.
    * Subtitle encoding for Big 5.
    * Resume remembering previous audio selection.
    * IDX +_SUB positioning issue causing video freeze.
    * PGS subtitle becoming frozen while using the delay function.
    * Network share intermittent detection issue.
    * Undetectable 4 TB My Book®.
    * Large capacity video file (.ts) unable to play.
    * DVR-MS video stop when fast forward at 6x.
    * Buffalo G300N not enumerating.


And Guy from WD suggests that USB keyboards partly works, though is not completely mapped.
Confirmed to work with at least some wireless keyboards as well.

http://www.wdc.com/wdtvlive_prerelease/ (http://www.wdc.com/wdtvlive_prerelease/)

New Issues:
    * MediaFly allows channels in channels(*1) but WDTV Live doesn't - it only supports one level.
    * Plays everything in 1080p60 8bit(no 1080p23, no 1080p24, no 12bit)! http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=6399.15 (http://"test")  (rokr)
    * Apparently won't play DVD menus if there is no VIDEO_TS.VOB in the set (not a required file)
    * Menu navigation slowdown for some?

Remaining Issues:

    * Double thumbnails via network shares
    * Can't play some mp4 files correctly (like hdnations hd onces)




My issues:
    * Searching in a file is still bad
    * Much of the interface has too small fonts, and you can't adjust it



(*1 Like so
Sports/Football
Sports/Tennis
Sports/Golf/Pro
Sports/Golf/PickupTricks
)

Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 09, 2010, 02:07:16 PM


Well, let me start by reporting that:

Now I suddenly can't see my own shares anymore?!

I've seen others complain about this previously, but I didn't have this problem - but finally I do!

I no longer have to feel left out.

I'm so touched.

Oh, and Mediafly service is a bit flakey, having just tested it for a few minutes it has already reported the server doesn't respond a few times.


And what is mCode?
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: thespecialist on June 09, 2010, 02:08:55 PM
DVD navigation works, brilliant !

The menu navigation is faster as well it seems
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 09, 2010, 02:11:35 PM
The menu navigation is faster as well it seems

Funny you think that, I was just thinking it seemed slower.

 (Perhaps its using a lot of processing power trying to find my network! )
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: thespecialist on June 09, 2010, 02:15:30 PM
(Perhaps its using a lot of processing power trying to find my network! )

At first sight it seems network share detection is slower, takes around 30-60 seconds now ?
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 09, 2010, 02:17:32 PM
(Perhaps its using a lot of processing power trying to find my network! )

At first sight it seems network share detection is slower, takes around 30-60 seconds now ?

Well its been sitting there for 5 minutes now and found nothing.

I wonder what they changed.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: thespecialist on June 09, 2010, 02:20:03 PM
(Perhaps its using a lot of processing power trying to find my network! )

At first sight it seems network share detection is slower, takes around 30-60 seconds now ?

Well its been sitting there for 5 minutes now and found nothing.

I wonder what they changed.

does your server see the WDTV ? Type from your command prompt:
net view

and see if it lists the wdtv
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 09, 2010, 02:23:38 PM
does your server see the WDTV ? Type from your command prompt:
net view

and see if it lists the wdtv

Nope, it lists nothing (except itself) - however I can ping the IP.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: thespecialist on June 09, 2010, 02:26:02 PM
does your server see the WDTV ? Type from your command prompt:
net view

and see if it lists the wdtv

Nope, it lists nothing (except itself) - however I can ping the IP.


If you type:

nbtstat -a <your server's name>

does it then show 'MSBROWSE' somewhere ?
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 09, 2010, 02:32:02 PM


Yes it does, however I may have determined the problem (or perhaps enough time passed and they found each other).

But the workgroup names weren't the same - this has never matterd before, but when i edited the name the WDTV Live they found each other, if this is because it matters now or because it restarted its network code I don't know.

Well see in the next few days :)
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: thespecialist on June 09, 2010, 02:32:43 PM


Yes it does, however I may have determined the problem (or perhaps enough time passed and they found each other).

But the workgroup names weren't the same - this has never matterd before, but when i edited the name the WDTV Live they found each other, if this is because it matters now or because it restarted its network code I don't know.

Well see in the next few days :)

Gotcha.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: veda2810 on June 09, 2010, 03:00:02 PM
-NO VOLUME CONTROL ADDED

-NO GRAPHIC EQUALIZER ADDED

-NO BRIGHTNESS-CONTRAST-SATURATION setting ADDED

 

these features were ...really needed ....other players like Patriot Box office have 'em

WD TV LIVE ....must definitly have them....do implement ..these features ..!!

and Please do take notice i have only mentioned those FEATURES which have been duly Acknowledged by the WD TV ..team ..in the IDEAS LAB ......
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 09, 2010, 03:19:42 PM


Either,

The number of WDTV Live users is huge and they are totally hosing the MediaFly servers,

OR the MediaFly servers are just generally rubbish

OR the WDTV Live's code is buggy

Because damn, if I try to play stuff from my channel most of the time contact with the MediaFly server seems to time out, and the website is very slow as well.

Oh well :)
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Flexuor on June 09, 2010, 03:23:56 PM
The first two DVD menu rips I tried worked as expected.  Love it!

Now I have to reconsider re-ripping about another 25 dvd's that are chapter-oriented.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: PulseJet on June 09, 2010, 04:01:37 PM
-NO VOLUME CONTROL ADDED

-NO GRAPHIC EQUALIZER ADDED

-NO BRIGHTNESS-CONTRAST-SATURATION setting ADDED

 

these features were ...really needed ....other players like Patriot Box office have 'em

WD TV LIVE ....must definitly have them....do implement ..these features ..!!

and Please do take notice i have only mentioned those FEATURES which have been duly Acknowledged by the WD TV ..team ..in the IDEAS LAB ......

Dude don't overuse punctuation like that. It makes me read it in a William Shatner voice  ;D
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: rokr on June 09, 2010, 05:17:37 PM
Don't install it... Plays everything in 1080p60 8bit(no 1080p23, no 1080p24, no 12bit)!
They really screwed this up ;D
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: PCKid on June 09, 2010, 06:42:27 PM
Don't install it... Plays everything in 1080p60 8bit(no 1080p23, no 1080p24, no 12bit)!
They really screwed this up ;D

Plays in 12bit 1080p/24 fine for me. Good update. Mediafly is a bit hit and miss when playing a video file but I guess all of a sudden everyone who has one of these is testing it out.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: PCKid on June 09, 2010, 06:43:29 PM

Does this mean thay you can rip a DVD as an ISO and it will play as if there was a DVD disc inserted ala Popcorn Hour?
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 09, 2010, 07:02:36 PM

Does this mean thay you can rip a DVD as an ISO and it will play as if there was a DVD disc inserted ala Popcorn Hour?

That seems to be the goal - how well it works remains to be tested ;)
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 09, 2010, 07:03:47 PM

Under MediaFly/Media Plugins - there is a selection called "Home Videos" - but if i select it I just get a 'no media found' message - anybody seeing something else?

Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Dion on June 09, 2010, 07:55:21 PM
-NO VOLUME CONTROL ADDED

-NO GRAPHIC EQUALIZER ADDED

-NO BRIGHTNESS-CONTRAST-SATURATION setting ADDED

 

these features were ...really needed ....other players like Patriot Box office have 'em

WD TV LIVE ....must definitly have them....do implement ..these features ..!!

and Please do take notice i have only mentioned those FEATURES which have been duly Acknowledged by the WD TV ..team ..in the IDEAS LAB ......

If you wanted those features you should have bought the Patriot Box instead of the WDTV.  Kinda your own fault.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: schnoid on June 09, 2010, 08:54:41 PM
EXACTLY the issue I had. I was just going to recommend changing the workgroup name, but I saw you figured it out already. After I changed mine to match my desktop it found the network share in seconds.

I do have some other comments/complaints though:

1) seems slower to scroll through my directories/files. The loading icon comes up and starts moving if I start scrolling too fast. This never happened before.
2) DVD menus work awesome! I do appreciate that you guys at WD added this. Now add search.  :)
3) Most importantly, None of the icons on the folders show up anymore.  :(  This was a REALLY huge thing for me and even after rebooting a few times it doesn't work. Please help!



Yes it does, however I may have determined the problem (or perhaps enough time passed and they found each other).

But the workgroup names weren't the same - this has never matterd before, but when i edited the name the WDTV Live they found each other, if this is because it matters now or because it restarted its network code I don't know.

Well see in the next few days :)
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: timw on June 09, 2010, 10:08:36 PM


Yes it does, however I may have determined the problem (or perhaps enough time passed and they found each other).

But the workgroup names weren't the same - this has never matterd before, but when i edited the name the WDTV Live they found each other, if this is because it matters now or because it restarted its network code I don't know.

Well see in the next few days :)
Mine still hasn't seen my Synology DS409slim despite waiting overnight. The workgroup names are the same and I've even tried changing them to something else (but the same as each other) to see if that kicked it into life but so far, no joy.
I'm getting DVD menu envy - all my DVD isos are on the Synology and the DVD menu doesn't work from a media streamer.
The Mediafly addition is most welcome but I may have to rollback if I can't see my network shares 8^(.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Leverbrus on June 09, 2010, 11:34:17 PM
Does this update finally fix the really annoying audio sync issues on optical out?
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 10, 2010, 04:24:24 AM

There should be some sort of resume on the media fly plugin shows.

I was looking at a Twit show (who thinks of these names  ;D ) and accidentaly hit the remote after having watched 30 minutes, and it jumped back to the menu - going back I did get asked if i wanted to resume, but it didn't work. It started over.

So what did I do?

Got out and downloaded the vodcast and view that from a share instead - sort of obviates the whole point of having streaming on demand, eh?
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: veda2810 on June 10, 2010, 07:35:43 AM

@ PULSEJET

lol sorry bro bad habit ...
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: schnoid on June 10, 2010, 12:01:26 PM
Is anyone else having the same problem as me with folder icons not showing up with the new beta firmware? All my HD movies have a jpg named exactly like the .mkv file. The image used to show up as the folder icon, but doesn't anymore.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: timw on June 10, 2010, 12:36:04 PM
Mine still hasn't seen my Synology DS409slim despite waiting overnight. The workgroup names are the same and I've even tried changing them to something else (but the same as each other) to see if that kicked it into life but so far, no joy.
I'm getting DVD menu envy - all my DVD isos are on the Synology and the DVD menu doesn't work from a media streamer.
The Mediafly addition is most welcome but I may have to rollback if I can't see my network shares 8^(.
The key seems to be to make the domains match, clear the saved logins, and (the bit that caught me out) turn off auto-login until after the first successful connection.
I haven't yet managed to make DVD menus work from a shared folder, but they seem to work very well on the one DVD I have saved on the local drive.
Overall, this is a good update, but I still get too many juddering and audio sync issues to be completely happy. Definitely a step in the right direction though  :)
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: rokr on June 10, 2010, 01:02:08 PM
-NO VOLUME CONTROL ADDED

-NO GRAPHIC EQUALIZER ADDED

-NO BRIGHTNESS-CONTRAST-SATURATION setting ADDED

 

these features were ...really needed ....other players like Patriot Box office have 'em

WD TV LIVE ....must definitly have them....do implement ..these features ..!!

and Please do take notice i have only mentioned those FEATURES which have been duly Acknowledged by the WD TV ..team ..in the IDEAS LAB ......

If you wanted those features you should have bought the Patriot Box instead of the WDTV.  Kinda your own fault.

Most of these features are inside the Sigma SDK, they are ready to be used, but nobody from the WD staff bothers to implement them, although many people have requested them.
Same goes for the "audio delay" feature (remember AC3 audio is still out of sync, this could be useful). That's also in the SDK. Popcornhour and Dune players and numerous other media players have these...
 
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 10, 2010, 02:41:55 PM


Most of these features are inside the Sigma SDK, they are ready to be used, but nobody from the WD staff bothers to implement them, although many people have requested them.
Same goes for the "audio delay" feature (remember AC3 audio is still out of sync, this could be useful). That's also in the SDK. Popcornhour and Dune players and numerous other media players have these...
 

Don't worry, you'll get them in the WDTV Live Plus 3D box out in January!  ;D
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Flexuor on June 10, 2010, 02:53:19 PM
We don't want 4D, we want 4G!

Seriously though... throw an HD Fury 2 on this thing and you're golden.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: 454SS on June 10, 2010, 05:29:36 PM
wow this pre - release is certainly hurting. 1080 looks like junk , time to roll back. DVD nav isnt worth these sacrifices
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: timw on June 10, 2010, 09:44:59 PM
Mine still hasn't seen my Synology DS409slim despite waiting overnight.
The key seems to be to make the domains match, clear the saved logins, and (the bit that caught me out) turn off auto-login until after the first successful connection.
And now it's gone again, and no amount of fiddling with domain names, clearing saved info, resetting is working. Time to roll back for me, too.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: soya on June 11, 2010, 04:38:04 AM
Hey guys !

This new beta firmware supports keyboards (wired & wireless bluetooth & non-bluetooth) ! Why didn't they mention it in the release notes ??  ???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PuowuTqxCc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PuowuTqxCc)
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 11, 2010, 04:56:10 AM
Hey guys !

This new beta firmware supports keyboards (wired & wireless bluetooth & non-bluetooth) ! Why didn't they mention it in the release notes ??  ???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PuowuTqxCc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PuowuTqxCc)

Because it doesn't. But they are working on it.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: soya on June 11, 2010, 04:58:23 AM
It does work  ::) What's the point of my video  ;D Typing letters in Youtube search etc does work also !
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 11, 2010, 05:53:26 AM
It does work  ::) What's the point of my video  ;D Typing letters in Youtube search etc does work also !

Guy said everything wasn't working yet which is why they didn't list it.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Artz on June 11, 2010, 07:37:34 AM
Someone mentioned that they fixed oversaturation of movie thumbnails.
Can someone who installed the beta confirm that?

Also, is the resolution of thumbnails better or is it still crappy 120x180 pixels?
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 11, 2010, 10:02:53 AM
Someone mentioned that they fixed oversaturation of movie thumbnails.
Can someone who installed the beta confirm that?

I can confirm other people have mentioned it :)  But since I've never been able to see the problem i can't confirm it for you.

Also, is the resolution of thumbnails better or is it still crappy 120x180 pixels?

Yep, and small fonts in the interface.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: schnoid on June 11, 2010, 10:33:35 AM
hmm, when I updated to the new beta firmware, all my folder thumbnail images stopped showing up. I even tried reverting back to a previous firmware and it still won't show up. Anyone have any ideas? I also just tried go back to factory default settings. That didn't help either.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Artz on June 11, 2010, 11:09:47 AM
hmm, when I updated to the new beta firmware, all my folder thumbnail images stopped showing up. I even tried reverting back to a previous firmware and it still won't show up. Anyone have any ideas? I also just tried go back to factory default settings. That didn't help either.

Try to erase hidden wdtv folder on your drives and let it rebuild the database.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: sleeps on June 11, 2010, 11:50:49 AM
just upgraded. thumbnails are fine, i have folder.jpg from the beginning, and each movie in its separate folder. menu was slow, and i just wanted to see if DTS will work over HDMI in 12bit mode. unfortunately, no. :( Then i did hard reset, paper clip reset, and now, i have third option under sound settings, Digital  without sound on HDMI. Also, menu is a lot faster.

Any way, my problem is still there. I know i had DTS over HDMI, and who knows when, i switched from 8bit to 12bit color mode, and now, whatever i do, upgrade, downgrade, custom firmware, any previous version of firmware, i do not have it. Toslink works great, but nothing over HDMI.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: schnoid on June 11, 2010, 12:38:35 PM
well, its not exactly the solution i wanted, but I reverted back to the old firmware and then reapplied b-rad's homebrew firmware, and suddenly it all works again. I don't get DVD menus anymore obviously, but I'd rather have than the icons than the dvd menus. I guess I'll hold off on upgrading until B-rad creates a new custom firmware.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Artz on June 11, 2010, 12:49:18 PM
well, its not exactly the solution i wanted, but I reverted back to the old firmware and then reapplied b-rad's homebrew firmware, and suddenly it all works again. I don't get DVD menus anymore obviously, but I'd rather have than the icons than the dvd menus. I guess I'll hold off on upgrading until B-rad creates a new custom firmware.

You could tried that. It will not erase everything. It will quickly recreate the database.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: timw on June 12, 2010, 10:09:31 PM
Mine still hasn't seen my Synology DS409slim despite waiting overnight.
The key seems to be to make the domains match, clear the saved logins, and (the bit that caught me out) turn off auto-login until after the first successful connection.
And now it's gone again, and no amount of fiddling with domain names, clearing saved info, resetting is working. Time to roll back for me, too.
I've found the problem. You need at least one machine on the network which is prepared to become the Master Browser. Generally, I access my NAS from Linux, or OS-X, and they use NFS, or AFP. I think the WDTV needs the capability to work in the absence of a Master Browser, or be prepared to become one itself, possibly as a user preference (since this ability is probably what was causing other people problems before).
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: norm on June 13, 2010, 11:32:27 AM
Tried with an ISO created from a DVD and menu navigation worked well. Also tried with an ISO made from a Bluray some time ago but it says the file cannot be played. (Only got 1 Bluray.) Anyone got the menu navigation to work with a Bluray ISO or are they not supported?
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 13, 2010, 02:21:16 PM
Tried with an ISO created from a DVD and menu navigation worked well. Also tried with an ISO made from a Bluray some time ago but it says the file cannot be played. (Only got 1 Bluray.) Anyone got the menu navigation to work with a Bluray ISO or are they not supported?

They are not supported. And according to WD wont be because the Live doesn't have the computer power to do it.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: mot1857 on June 13, 2010, 06:53:19 PM

I uploaded firmware v1.03.22 but volume was gone. I rebooted unit multiple time but didn't work. Had to go back to v1.02 version.  >:( ???
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: PCKid on June 16, 2010, 05:34:42 AM

Must be doing something wrong. I ripped an old DVD using Mac the Ripper (like dvdcrypter on the PC). Then used Toast Titanium ( like Nero on the PC) to make an iso of the Video_TS Folder. But the WD TV Live didn't like it. Should I have dragged the contents of the Video TS Folder into Toast? All I did was drag the Folder itself in with all the files in it. Anyone who's got this new feature working with a complete DVD structure as an iso could you please detail how you did it.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 16, 2010, 10:43:25 AM

Must be doing something wrong. I ripped an old DVD using Mac the Ripper (like dvdcrypter on the PC). Then used Toast Titanium ( like Nero on the PC) to make an iso of the Video_TS Folder. But the WD TV Live didn't like it. Should I have dragged the contents of the Video TS Folder into Toast? All I did was drag the Folder itself in with all the files in it. Anyone who's got this new feature working with a complete DVD structure as an iso could you please detail how you did it.

The DVD has to be made as a video DVD and not a data dvd, then its just files on a disk.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: PCKid on June 17, 2010, 03:54:39 AM

Must be doing something wrong. I ripped an old DVD using Mac the Ripper (like dvdcrypter on the PC). Then used Toast Titanium ( like Nero on the PC) to make an iso of the Video_TS Folder. But the WD TV Live didn't like it. Should I have dragged the contents of the Video TS Folder into Toast? All I did was drag the Folder itself in with all the files in it. Anyone who's got this new feature working with a complete DVD structure as an iso could you please detail how you did it.

The DVD has to be made as a video DVD and not a data dvd, then its just files on a disk.

Sorry still not getting it. A DVD is just data files in a Video TS folder. Are you saying just leave the folder as it is and that will work? In other words just copy the ripped folder over, rename the folder to the movie name and click on it and it will work? That's how the Popcorn Hour does it. So how do you make a DVD a Video DVD yet still retain the Video TS folder?
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Jimble on June 17, 2010, 07:51:54 AM

PC Kid

If your on a mac, you can make an ISO from the disc utility.

Open disk utility then go to File > New > Disk image from folder. then navigate to your TS Folder. when it's processed rename the file to ISO and that should work.

Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Flexuor on June 17, 2010, 08:39:04 AM
Freeze problem

Sometimes with the beta firmware, I'll put a video on pause, switch to another HDMI input on the TV, and watch regular TV for a while.  When I switch back to the WDTV Live HDMI port after say a half hour, all there is is a black screen.  The only solution appears to be to reboot the WDTV Live, as no remote keys seem to have any effect.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: timw on June 17, 2010, 09:04:42 AM

Must be doing something wrong. I ripped an old DVD using Mac the Ripper (like dvdcrypter on the PC). Then used Toast Titanium ( like Nero on the PC) to make an iso of the Video_TS Folder. But the WD TV Live didn't like it. Should I have dragged the contents of the Video TS Folder into Toast? All I did was drag the Folder itself in with all the files in it. Anyone who's got this new feature working with a complete DVD structure as an iso could you please detail how you did it.

The DVD has to be made as a video DVD and not a data dvd, then its just files on a disk.

Sorry still not getting it. A DVD is just data files in a Video TS folder. Are you saying just leave the folder as it is and that will work? In other words just copy the ripped folder over, rename the folder to the movie name and click on it and it will work? That's how the Popcorn Hour does it. So how do you make a DVD a Video DVD yet still retain the Video TS folder?
I use toast too. Are you using the "VIDEO_TS Folders" option in the video section of Toast? Then Save As Disc Image, and then rename *.iso instead of *.toast? That works for me (OTOH, I have a lot of DVDs which don't work, all from the same box set so I suspect there are still some holes in WDTV DVD menu support).
You can just use the VIDEO_TS folder as well. You don't have to convert it to an iso. I use both methods but prefer the iso because it keeps everything in one file. The DVDs I have which don't work won't work either as an iso, or as  video ts folders, so the conversion to iso isn't the problem in my case.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 17, 2010, 04:12:24 PM

Must be doing something wrong. I ripped an old DVD using Mac the Ripper (like dvdcrypter on the PC). Then used Toast Titanium ( like Nero on the PC) to make an iso of the Video_TS Folder. But the WD TV Live didn't like it. Should I have dragged the contents of the Video TS Folder into Toast? All I did was drag the Folder itself in with all the files in it. Anyone who's got this new feature working with a complete DVD structure as an iso could you please detail how you did it.

The DVD has to be made as a video DVD and not a data dvd, then its just files on a disk.

Sorry still not getting it. A DVD is just data files in a Video TS folder. Are you saying just leave the folder as it is and that will work? In other words just copy the ripped folder over, rename the folder to the movie name and click on it and it will work? That's how the Popcorn Hour does it. So how do you make a DVD a Video DVD yet still retain the Video TS folder?

I was saying there is a difference between a "data dvd" and a "video dvd" - but I don't have a mac, so can't advise on what you do.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: palomo on June 19, 2010, 11:55:05 AM
Pre Release Doesn't Work with Network Shares

I updated my WDTV Live to pre-release 1.03.22 and now it doesn't recognize my NAS (a WD MyWorld 4TB) as a Network Share.

The network connection is fine, YouTube is fine, the unit also sees my NAS as a Media Share and is able to play audio and video files from it, however as a Network Share (the only way to play ISO files), it doesn't seem to see the NAS at all.

I had to downgrade the FW, and is now working fine again.

Is anyone else experiencing the same issue?

Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: beatmaster on June 19, 2010, 05:36:34 PM
Is anyone else experiencing the same issue?



+1
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Whoheart on June 19, 2010, 06:28:22 PM

I experienced the share problem until I made sure the workgroup name was the same.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: beatmaster on June 19, 2010, 07:00:37 PM
allready in place, no good.  :(
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: PCKid on June 20, 2010, 12:55:27 AM

I use toast too. Are you using the "VIDEO_TS Folders" option in the video section of Toast? Then Save As Disc Image, and then rename *.iso instead of *.toast? That works for me (OTOH, I have a lot of DVDs which don't work, all from the same box set so I suspect there are still some holes in WDTV DVD menu support).
You can just use the VIDEO_TS folder as well. You don't have to convert it to an iso. I use both methods but prefer the iso because it keeps everything in one file. The DVDs I have which don't work won't work either as an iso, or as  video ts folders, so the conversion to iso isn't the problem in my case.
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No hadn't tried the Video_TS Folder option in Toast. But will try copying the TS folder onto my drive, rename it to the movie name and try that. That will do me. It's still only one file in a sense as it is a folder. Presumably you just click on the folder to launch it. Will it accept a matching jpg Movie poster to keep it looking neat?
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: Browneye9000 on June 20, 2010, 07:39:28 AM
Using a Buffalo Linkstation ProDuo NAS
Windows Vista
DVD Fab and Handbrake

This update does not work for me.  VOB files hang amost immediately and mkv files hang after a while.  Previous firmare official version 1.02.21 did not work either.  VOB's would hang at random times but would usually play for a little while.  I have had to revert back to 1.01.24 which is the best firmware version for my setup.

I am considering just going to a Western Digital 2TB My Book Essential USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive because people with NAS's just seem to have more issues.

Can anyone tell me whether this is a good plan or not?  If not, I imagine there are several questions people would have to ask to get my current system working properly with the most recent firmware versions.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: fabio1 on June 20, 2010, 02:05:24 PM
Seems that there is a bug in this pre-release: I can´t seem to be able to play 5.1 sound over hdmi after installing this firmware. I have a couple of .mkv movies and tv series and all of them don´t play any sound, unless I go to the video/audio options and force it to convert the sound from digital to stereo.

DVD menu is great, but they need to fix this issue with sound before an official release. I went back to 1.02.21 for now.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: PCKid on June 21, 2010, 07:23:58 AM

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I use toast too. Are you using the "VIDEO_TS Folders" option in the video section of Toast? Then Save As Disc Image, and then rename *.iso instead of *.toast? That works for me (OTOH, I have a lot of DVDs which don't work, all from the same box set so I suspect there are still some holes in WDTV DVD menu support).
You can just use the VIDEO_TS folder as well. You don't have to convert it to an iso. I use both methods but prefer the iso because it keeps everything in one file. The DVDs I have which don't work won't work either as an iso, or as  video ts folders, so the conversion to iso isn't the problem in my case.
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Thanks I finally got it working. Taking your advice I used Toast and the VIDEO_TS Folders option. Works perfectly. Even can have a jpg to match. Hooray. Tried to do ALien from a Boxed set. Wouldn't have a bar of it even with Mac The Ripper and Handbrake both of which have never had a problem. Odd as it is quite an old boxed set at least 9 years old so the protection should be pretty easy to rip. Even rebooted into Windows 7 on my iMac and tried DVDecrypter and DVDFab latest and they couldn't do it either. Really weird.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: timw on June 21, 2010, 11:27:00 AM
Thanks I finally got it working. Taking your advice I used Toast and the VIDEO_TS Folders option. Works perfectly. Even can have a jpg to match. Hooray. Tried to do ALien from a Boxed set. Wouldn't have a bar of it even with Mac The Ripper and Handbrake both of which have never had a problem. Odd as it is quite an old boxed set at least 9 years old so the protection should be pretty easy to rip. Even rebooted into Windows 7 on my iMac and tried DVDecrypter and DVDFab latest and they couldn't do it either. Really weird.
I don't have that DVD so I can't try for you, but I like Ripit:http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/ (http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/). Of course, Handbrake is cheaper...
MakeMKV (http://www.makemkv.com/ (http://www.makemkv.com/)) is good, too, but it doen't retain the menus.
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: pointebec on June 22, 2010, 04:43:45 AM
I tried to download this pre-release firmware Beta v1.03.22
to no avail. I think they have already removed it. I would appreciate if somebody can tell me where I can find it. Thanks!
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: fabio1 on June 23, 2010, 02:51:43 AM
hint: search google for wdtvlive_1.03.22.zip

I tried to download this pre-release firmware Beta v1.03.22
to no avail. I think they have already removed it. I would appreciate if somebody can tell me where I can find it. Thanks!

Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: beatmaster on June 25, 2010, 10:25:28 AM
I did solve my network-problem with smb!
and by doing so, it might help some others, dlink-users to be specific.
it seems that dlink-routers with usb port or included harddisk do not allow a change of the workgroup-name.
it uses the standardname WORKGROUP, despite all other settings.
give a feedback if it does work for you, so we’ll know if it sticks.

sry @whoheart, you knew better ;)
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: rajwdhdlive on July 09, 2010, 07:10:02 AM
I upgraded to this software version and everything has been good until now, suddenly when i press FFW or REW or even backup the damn thing does not respond at all. It takes a few minutes to actually accept the command so im not happy with it!!
Title: Re: New Prerelase firmware v1.03.22
Post by: nhawk on July 09, 2010, 07:38:51 AM
The new firmware often goes to completely black screen and remote makes no difference.  Even powering it off via remote does not help (it does power down).  When it powers back it's still black.

The only way out has been to do hard power down.
Went back to 1.02.21 after about a week of 1.03.22 and now I have another strange issue on both with the new Elements SE 1TB drive.
It seems that if I pause the movie and then come back only 5mins later, it takes a few seconds to restart (seems like Elements SE 1TB goes to sleep very quickly)