Author Topic: How I got moviesheets to work [Guide]  (Read 17837 times)

January 16, 2011, 06:39:20 AM
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Buhric

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well you need the "config_tool -c LINKSHEETS=ON" in your S00custom-option file
that is whats telling the WDTV to run the "linksheets" script and making your sheets work..
whitout it, you will never see a sheet...

And make sure the power LED on the WDTV is NOT flahing before trying to access you videos...
While its flashing it mean that the WDTV is linking your sheets...

January 16, 2011, 09:13:53 AM
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Rmiskid4

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This did not work.  I changed the S00 file to include
config_tool -c LINKSHEETS=ON
Does it matter where in the S00 file I put it?  I put it right after:
config_tool -c LISTMSHEET=ON

I then plugged it into the WDTV, rebooted, waited a half hour (maybe longer), until everything stopped blinking. Then once I went to Video/Local Drives/Folders - the screen went blank.  I then left it on for another half hour to see if it would come to life...nothing.

When I rebooted the flash with the new S00 file, I had my HD with my movies plugged in as well.  Would that matter?

Also, are there any issues since my WDTV is not connected to the internet...I don't need it on the internet for anything.  I just want to see my movie sheets.

Thanks for your help.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2011, 10:10:23 AM by Rmiskid4 »

January 16, 2011, 11:55:25 AM
Reply #47

Buhric

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after you select the Folders, and the screen goes black...
are you able to back out to the main menu.. or is the WDTV stuck there?

January 16, 2011, 12:30:39 PM
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I'm stuck there.  Only way to get out is to re-boot.

January 16, 2011, 05:07:43 PM
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Buhric

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then the WDTV seems to freeze up... an the only change is the "LINKSHEETS=ON" option in S00custom-option

just by curiosity... how many movies / sheets do you have ?

you either have to many sheets that the WDTV runs out of spac when creating the symbolic links to the sheets...
or theres a bug in the script itself...

Personaly I have about 1500 sheets... and it still works fine....
except for something I suspect is a bug in 1.03.49_V_WDLXTV.COM_EXT3-BOOT_LIVE-0.4.5.3
sheets does not show up in std mode,

But then again.... I use the Root.bin version (non-flash) thus I think I'm not limited to the onboard memory of the WDTV
but rather to the space on my .bin file...

could be that since the onboard memory is limited... you can not have has many links to the sheets... thus making your WDTV crash....

REMEMBER THAT THIS  IS ALL SPECULATION ON MY PART... I MAY BE TOTALY WRONG ON THIS....
a good way to test would for you to download the non-flash version, put only the ROOT.BIN file in the root of a USB drive
and power cycle the WDTV... since you already have a flashed version installed, it should boot directly from the ROOT.BIN...
If it starts working.. then I might be right... if you still have the same problem... then theres something else going on...

January 16, 2011, 05:48:27 PM
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Rmiskid4

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I will try doing the non-flash version tomorrow.  Right now I only have about 75 movies, but I've only created 1 sheet to test.  So it is not a lot.

I'll let you know how the non-flash version works.

Would you suggest maybe going back to version 1.02.21?

January 17, 2011, 03:43:04 AM
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Buhric

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i personaly have 1.02.21 flashed on my 2 WDTV,

Downside of that version is that you do not have DVD menu Navigation support....
1.03.49 as no WDTVExt....

I prefer having WDTVExt over DVD menus....

January 17, 2011, 10:47:29 AM
Reply #52

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I installed 1.02.21 version on Brad's firmware and everything works great! Originally it would do the "scanning attached usb device" FOREVER, so I disabled the Media Library option and it stopped.

What does that option do exactly?

Thanks for your help Buhric!

January 17, 2011, 03:51:24 PM
Reply #53

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it scans the USB so that videos are available from the "date" or "All movie" section
and if it was taking that long do to it... its possible that your USB has some "bad" files
from your PC, run a chkdsk on it, and do a search for folders named ".wd_tv" (might be hidden) and delete all found...

February 11, 2011, 11:08:45 AM
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Hi all

I'm a newbie in WDLXTV and I'm trying to let the Moviesheet work.

I have a this background:
WD TV Live connected via Wifi to my network, Fritz 7141 as modem/route, Synology DS410J as NAS sharing via SAMBA and NFS.
FW Base: 1.03.49 version 0.4.5.3

Just read that with my fw I need to use Linksheets mode to use MovieSheet.
So I created a test dir which I mounted with inside one movie per folder (with folder name as file name).
I choose Video->Multimedia Server->NAS->Video->All Folders but then I in the background the movie sheet template, but in the foreground all the list (or thumbnails, dependig on what I chose on the WDTV as Browsing method).
How can I get rid of the foreground stuff and just move from one movie sheet to another?

What I am missing?


Thanks
Vittorio
« Last Edit: February 11, 2011, 01:30:12 PM by woody4165 »

February 11, 2011, 06:54:11 PM
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Most probably you are in "sheet" mode (MSHEETMODE=sheet)
set the MSHEETMODE to std (standard) to get rid of all the items in the foreground

but small problem.... std mode is broken in 0.4.5.3 based on v1.02.21... I did not test with firmware based on 1.03.49...
But suspect that problem is also present

February 12, 2011, 03:02:28 PM
Reply #56

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[SOLVED]
I did a "clean" reinstall, meaning that I did a "rm *" in the /conf dir on the WD TV Live.
Then I reinstalled first the original FW and after the 1.02.21_0.4.5.3.
Probably there was something wrong in one of the files in the /conf dir.
When I first deleted ALL the files, the first boot was terrible.
After the WD logo, silence. 2-3 mins with "No Signal" on TV....
Help... I destroyed my baby.
After 1 more minute, everything went fine. Probably the creation of all the files missing was longer than expected.

So now everything seems to work.

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Hi.

I'm getting crazy on this.
My actual situation is:
Device: WDLXTV_LIVE
FW Version:10.02.21
Current version: 0.4.5.3

These are some of my settings in the config file
SHOW_FILESIZE_SETTING='0'
MSHEETMODE='sheet'
VIDMSHEET='ON'
GENMSHEET='ON'
LISTMSHEET='ON'
MSHEETDIR=''
LINKSHEETS='OFF'
DEFAULTSHEET=''
MOVIESHEET_HIDE_TITLE='OFF'
WDTVEXT='ON'
MOVIESHEET_FORCE_STD='OFF'

This is the structure of my movie folder, sitting on a NAS, each movie is located in a separate folder with the same name:

W:\Alice.in.Wonderland.2010>dir
 Volume in drive W is video
 Volume Serial Number is 0D20-04EC

 Directory of W:\Alice.in.Wonderland.2010

12/02/2011  23:43    <DIR>          .
12/02/2011  23:50    <DIR>          ..
12/02/2011  23:42            51.742 Alice.in.Wonderland.2010.jpg
12/02/2011  22:06           224.890 Alice.in.Wonderland.2010_sheet.jpg
12/02/2011  22:06           224.890 Alice.in.Wonderland.2010.avi_sheet.std.jpg
12/09/2010  20:50       739.147.254 Alice.in.Wonderland.2010.avi
12/02/2011  22:43           215.183 Alice.in.Wonderland.2010.avi_sheet.sheet.jpg

12/02/2011  23:43         2.759.990 Alice.in.Wonderland.2010.avi.tgmd
12/02/2011  23:42            51.742 folder.jpg
12/02/2011  18:59           181.262 Alice.in.Wonderland.2010.avi_sheet.jpg

Then I access the movie folder via Network access.

I can see the thmbnail pictures for each movie in the Sheet mode, but I don't see in the background the moviesheet.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks
Vittorio
« Last Edit: February 13, 2011, 02:55:49 PM by woody4165 »