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Title: New Official Firmware Release For April
Post by: jayallan on March 30, 2009, 11:45:43 PM
According to Scott at WD...

"We are getting close... I just approved the release notes and we are putting the final touches on the communications.
The plan is to release next week. I will keep everyone posted!"


We will post a link as soon as this becomes available.

Title: Re: New Official Firmware Release For April
Post by: frankenberrie on March 31, 2009, 08:22:38 AM
I am quite excited....
Title: Re: New Official Firmware Release For April
Post by: jayallan on March 31, 2009, 01:46:49 PM
From Scott at Western Digital:

As promised, I am going to release the new WD TV 1.02 firmware to you first! I am arranging a link to provide to you prior to releasing it to the general public on WD's website. I will have it worked out very soon.

Here is a bit more information to share about the upcoming release!

What’s new?

- Enhanced cover art, album art, and thumbnail support for media files and folders
- Additional subtitle languages and decoding support
- Improved media playback and navigation
- Added more audio formats for MKV container
- Fixed several bugs that were reported by the WD TV user community!

More information later...

-ScottWD

I forgot to mention... As I did in our previous update I have included some special unannounced bonus features. I look forward to the uncover operations and hack fests!

For you people hitting F5 the update will not be released this evening. I will keep everyone posted.
Title: Re: New Official Firmware Release For April
Post by: 3dxr on March 31, 2009, 04:00:20 PM

I hope there will be fixed
Title: Twitter Tweet for the next update
Post by: jayallan on March 31, 2009, 07:28:10 PM


Scott from WD set up a tweet on the firmware update for those that are interested.

http://twitter.com/srader

Title: Re: New Official Firmware Release For April
Post by: Mr Lazy on April 01, 2009, 02:17:05 AM
l get 'This person has protected their updates'.  I'm not familiar with twitter - do I need to have a login to see this?
Title: Re: New Official Firmware Release For April
Post by: heiner.bremer on April 01, 2009, 03:21:08 AM
Just add him and he will get an email to grant your request.

By the way... ScottWD wrote about secret/hidden additions in the new firmware - he wrote that about the last update, too. Did anyone find these enhancements in the old firmware???
Title: Re: New Official Firmware Release For April
Post by: SputnikNYC on April 01, 2009, 11:37:07 AM
Hey all ....... new member, waiting on the new FW!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::)
Title: Re: New Official Firmware Release For April
Post by: jayallan on April 01, 2009, 12:37:30 PM
These are from Scott @ WD
(http://www.wdtvforum.com/main/images/Firmware01.jpg)

(http://www.wdtvforum.com/main/images/Firmware02.jpg)


Title: Re: New Official Firmware Release For April
Post by: ChaseDavis on April 01, 2009, 01:58:19 PM
From Scott at Western Digital:

What’s new?

- Enhanced cover art, album art, and thumbnail support for media files and folders

As a new member/owner - I must say I was very disappointed to hear that all of my mpeg files won't work with thumbnails and the only way for this to work is to convert my files to mp4.  I have tried this and do not like the video quality or the hours it takes to convert a single file.  Please tell me that this feature will include the ability to add thumbnails to my movie files.
Title: Re: New Official Firmware Release For April
Post by: schlotz on April 01, 2009, 02:38:18 PM
Alright, its April! So where's the FW?

These are from Scott @ WD
(http://www.wdtvforum.com/main/images/Firmware01.jpg)

(http://www.wdtvforum.com/main/images/Firmware02.jpg)