Author Topic: New Feature Of Firmware 1.02.19 Play To  (Read 32855 times)

March 18, 2010, 10:56:30 AM
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gschmidt

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Hi there,

I am new here and I don't know where to put this topic really.
So I hope this is the place....

Today I installed FW 1.02.19
On my Vista laptop I opened the network and try to open the webpage of the WDTVLIVE device
http://192.168.10.176:54611/web in my browser.

this code was given:

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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC '-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN' 'http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd'>

<html xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'>
<head>
<meta http-equiv='Content-Type' content='text/html; charset=UTF-8' />
<title>WDTVLIVE Settings</title>
</head>
<body>
<p align="center"><font size="6"><strong>WDTVLIVE Settings</strong></font></p>
<form method='GET'>
<div>
<p align="center">
<font size="6">Friendly Name:
<input type='text' name='friendly_name' value='WDTVLIVE' maxlength='20' />
<input type='submit' value='Apply' /></font>
</p>
</div>
</form>
<h3></h3>
</body>
</html>
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This was in previous FW not possible yet but then I tried http://192.168.10.176:54611
Now the code was:

<root>

<specVersion>
<major>1</major>
<minor>0</minor>
</specVersion>

<device>
<pnpx:X_hardwareId>VEN_011A&DEV_0001&REV_01 VEN_0033&DEV_0005&REV_01</pnpx:X_hardwareId>
<pnpx:X_compatibleId>MS_DigitalMediaDeviceClass_DMR_V001</pnpx:X_compatibleId>
<pnpx:X_deviceCategory>MediaDevices</pnpx:X_deviceCategory>
<df:X_deviceCategory>Multimedia.DMR</df:X_deviceCategory>
<deviceType>urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:MediaRenderer:1</deviceType>
<dlna:X_DLNADOC>DMR-1.50</dlna:X_DLNADOC>
<INMPR03>1.0</INMPR03>
<friendlyName>WDTVLIVE</friendlyName>
<manufacturer>Western Digital Corporation</manufacturer>
<manufacturerURL>http://www.wdc.com</manufacturerURL>
<modelDescription>WD TV HD Live Media Player</modelDescription>
<modelName>WD TV HD Live</modelName>
<modelNumber>WDBAAP</modelNumber>
<modelURL>http://www.wdc.com</modelURL>

<iconList>

<icon>
<mimetype>image/jpeg</mimetype>
<width>48</width>
<height>48</height>
<depth>24</depth>
<url>icon_logo4wmc_48x48.jpg</url>
</icon>

<icon>
<mimetype>image/jpeg</mimetype>
<width>120</width>
<height>120</height>
<depth>24</depth>
<url>icon_logo4wmc_120x120.jpg</url>
</icon>

<icon>
<mimetype>image/png</mimetype>
<width>48</width>
<height>48</height>
<depth>24</depth>
<url>icon_logo4wmc_48x48.png</url>
</icon>

<icon>
<mimetype>image/png</mimetype>
<width>120</width>
<height>120</height>
<depth>24</depth>
<url>icon_logo4wmc_120x120.png</url>
</icon>
</iconList>
<serialNumber>N/A</serialNumber>
<UDN>uuid:e2b219da-0090-a972-2ed2-3a62cac8bdcb</UDN>

<serviceList>

<service>
<serviceType>urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AVTransport:1</serviceType>

<serviceId>
urn:upnp-org:serviceId:urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AVTransport
</serviceId>
<SCPDURL>MediaRenderer_AVTransport/scpd.xml</SCPDURL>
<controlURL>MediaRenderer_AVTransport/control</controlURL>
<eventSubURL>MediaRenderer_AVTransport/event</eventSubURL>
</service>

<service>
<serviceType>urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ConnectionManager:1</serviceType>

<serviceId>
urn:upnp-org:serviceId:urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ConnectionManager
</serviceId>
<SCPDURL>MediaRenderer_ConnectionManager/scpd.xml</SCPDURL>
<controlURL>MediaRenderer_ConnectionManager/control</controlURL>
<eventSubURL>MediaRenderer_ConnectionManager/event</eventSubURL>
</service>

<service>
<serviceType>urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:RenderingControl:1</serviceType>

<serviceId>
urn:upnp-org:serviceId:urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:RenderingControl
</serviceId>
<SCPDURL>MediaRenderer_RenderingControl/scpd.xml</SCPDURL>
<controlURL>MediaRenderer_RenderingControl/control</controlURL>
<eventSubURL>MediaRenderer_RenderingControl/event</eventSubURL>
</service>
</serviceList>
<presentationURL>web</presentationURL>
</device>
</root>


My browser said that the XML file seems to have no associated stylesheet.

What is this Code?

Greetzzz,

Gerben
« Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 02:49:07 PM by gschmidt »

March 18, 2010, 12:17:21 PM
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Hello gschmidt, i too installed FW 1.02.19 today..

That code is from new feature enable Windows 7 'Play To'


Now on Windows 7 Machine Network page WDTV is seen as 'Media Device' click on it you get webpage where you can edit the 'friendly name'

I looked into what 'Play To' means....basically now you can stream directly from Windows Media Player to WDTV... Here's how....

Goto Windows Media Player on Windows 7 machine...click 'Stream' ---> Allow Devices to access my media, it will take you to setting page where you will see WDTV as one of the devices make sure that it is enabled.

Now in WDTV goto Media Servers.....simple your shared library video, music and photos can be 'streamed'

Not sure what this makes a difference than accessing them via Network Shares, but it is good to have a new feature...


PS the new 'option' mode of switching between file, thumbnail and preview views is coming in very useful....

WOW nice feature i been reading a little more about 'Play To' ... basically it can auto convert formats that the reciever cannot play normally... BUT BEST OFF ALL YOU CAN SEND FROM YOUR WINDOWS 7 PC DIRECT TO WDTV PLAYS IMMEDIATELY......

http://www.hack7mc.com/2009/01/how-to-use-windows-7-play-to.html

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/play-to

« Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 12:32:05 PM by extremedigital »

March 18, 2010, 12:26:20 PM
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Thanx man,

Don't have a W7 yet....I thought it was a start of WD to control the WDTVLIVE with a web application....haha

Greetzzzz,

Gerben

March 18, 2010, 12:33:53 PM
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Thanx man,

Don't have a W7 yet....I thought it was a start of WD to control the WDTVLIVE with a web application....haha

Greetzzzz,

Gerben

It is ...you can send direct from WINDOWS 7 MACHINE....WOW you need to make this topic name 'WINDOWS 7 PLAY TO'

March 18, 2010, 12:59:51 PM
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From my tests i can 'Play To' anything in my Library from any Windows 7 machine on same network ....

All plays automatically as long as the WDTV is switched on....

It cannot not send to if WDTV is in standby.

Everything plays so far apart from mkv as Windows 7 library does not include it even though windows media player can play it with right codecs installed on your pc  :-[

I keep testing.....

March 18, 2010, 01:30:07 PM
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AFAIK Windows 7 PlayTo feature uses DLNA to send the media to the WDTVLive.
Since DLNA doesn't support mkv, nor flac, you will not be able to stream those media that way.

If you're looking to stream flac music from your Win7, I suggest installing the musicplayer foobar2000 and its upnp-plugin, which does support flac!

There is a programmer working on a upnp-plugin for VLC, but it's not finished yet. You'll find him if you search for Google Summer Code project and vlc upnp. Bug him to get back to coding! :-)
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March 18, 2010, 02:16:48 PM
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AFAIK Windows 7 PlayTo feature uses DLNA to send the media to the WDTVLive.
Since DLNA doesn't support mkv, nor flac, you will not be able to stream those media that way.

If you're looking to stream flac music from your Win7, I suggest installing the musicplayer foobar2000 and its upnp-plugin, which does support flac!

There is a programmer working on a upnp-plugin for VLC, but it's not finished yet. You'll find him if you search for Google Summer Code project and vlc upnp. Bug him to get back to coding! :-)

Hi NoSubstitute..thanks for info, to be honest its not a big deal streaming mkv to the wdtv it would just be nice to be able to do so...i found a registry patch which allows it to be seen in windows media centre but so far not coming up in windows media player library where you 'play to' from

Sending mp3, is probably the coolest feature of this Send To....also sending family videos in mp4 is great as well all from the comfort of your armchair.....computer desk, laptop, etc LOL

Also creating music playlist on your pc is possible and then sending to the wdtv to auto play......

There is also the potential in been able to send to the box from 'non shared' drive..... this can be two-way or just one-way as in the wdtv box cannot see the files but you can send to it on a local network..........you can also have multiple boxes on the same network hence why you can change the 'friendly name'


Imagine a situation where your wife and kids are upstairs and you can start the film for them automatically...without having to move from your pc.....


March 18, 2010, 02:19:41 PM
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Hmmm....maybe I have to switch to W7 then!
I want to play my mp3/m4a library using the WDTVLIVE and control it with my laptop.
Can W7 Play To also be used as a jukebox, where I can add music to a playlist that allready runs?

March 18, 2010, 02:36:47 PM
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Hmmm....maybe I have to switch to W7 then!
I want to play my mp3/m4a library using the WDTVLIVE and control it with my laptop.
Can W7 Play To also be used as a jukebox, where I can add music to a playlist that allready runs?

Hi gschmidt, yes you can use your laptop to control the WDTV Live now, anything in your library can be sent or your can create a playlist or, add to the queue already sent to the box...(of course you can also clear the list and start again easily)...so yes it works 100% perfect like a jukebox...

please can you modify your first post to change the title of this to something like....... 'New Feature Of Firmware 1.02.19 Play To' so more people will read this thread


Please if anyone else has window 7 can they test this new feature and post findings...

March 18, 2010, 02:44:42 PM
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Great....I will buy an upgrade to W7 for sure now.
This is what I was looking for since I bought the WDTVLIVE.

What is the WDTVLIVE osd looks like when you are using play to?

Thanx man!

March 18, 2010, 02:50:51 PM
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Great....I will buy an upgrade to W7 for sure now.
This is what I was looking for since I bought the WDTVLIVE.

What is the WDTVLIVE osd looks like when you are using play to?

Thanx man!

nothing changes on WDTV Live, you just leave on...goto to our pc and send the media direct to box....it starts playing about 3 seconds automatically after you send...

so if music changes to music view, if video changes to video view same with pictures...

when it finishes playing the box goes back to last menu it was on...

very simple and easy to use....this is an amazing feature...

March 18, 2010, 02:55:50 PM
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My music library is now stored on a USB disk attached to the WDTVLIVE
Can I share this disk with the Windows Media Player and return it with PLAY TO?

March 18, 2010, 03:03:13 PM
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My music library is now stored on a USB disk attached to the WDTVLIVE
Can I share this disk with the Windows Media Player and return it with PLAY TO?

Yes....my music library is stored on a XP machine, but i added to library on the windows 7 machine....you can add from any location local or networked even usb disk attached to the WD TV live and send it back via Play To...


(normally windows 7 will not allow you to add networked location direct to a library, but the trick is window media player or media center will add a networked location for you no problem)

March 18, 2010, 03:12:31 PM
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Halleluja....praise W7 & new WD Firmware...no need of reading Custom Firmware topics anymore!
So this topic should not be in "custom firmware" anymore then?

March 18, 2010, 04:26:21 PM
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YIPEEEE cracked it kinda......

This 'Play To' gets more and more interesting....once you have set up the WDTV as a device to play to using windows media player

Then basically if the media is on local drive and is recognised format eg .jpg .mp3 .mp4 you can 'right click' on the file select Play To ----> WDTVLIVE and the media will automatically play..so no need to use window media player to send anymore !!!!

So now i am transfering all my jpg pictures, mp3 and mp4 home movies to one windows 7 pc so they can be sent to any wdtvlive in my network...

Attach your networked drives (internal or usb external) to this one pc and all your movies can also be sent to your WDTV Live simply by 'right clicking' on the file and Play To


Now the issue with mkv as not a recognised format.....all i had to do was rename the file as .wmv ..NOW IT IS RECOGNISED and can be streamed direct to WDTVLIVE...wow also the WDTV will still see the .wmv file and play as normal anyways so no issue there....i never knew that this was possible to change the extension from mkv to wmv without any issue...

So i have a perfect solution where you can use the WDTV Live as normal, or i can send ALL media from windows 7 server machine...


PS that includes moviesheet jpg pictures LOL it works as well !!!!