Author Topic: WDTV Software Update 1.02.00  (Read 14483 times)

April 01, 2009, 04:51:51 PM
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jayallan

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OK guys!

You have all been patiently waiting for this.

Here it is !!!

http://www.wdc.com/wdtvprerelease/

This is the new OFFICIAL UPDATE from Western Digital.

I will have update info here shortly :)

Jay

NOTE: This has been defined as a Pre-release, and a FINAL version will likely be released soon. 
 
« Last Edit: April 08, 2009, 11:04:00 PM by jayallan »
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April 01, 2009, 04:58:09 PM
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From Western Digital:

WHAT'S NEW?

Release 1.02 (includes all previously released updates)

    * Enhanced cover art, album art, and thumbnail support for media files and folders
    * Additional subtitle languages and decoding support
    * Improved media playback and navigation
    * More audio formats for MKV container
    * Fixed bugs reported by the WD TV user community
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April 01, 2009, 04:59:36 PM
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Here is a direct link to the firmware:

http://www.wdc.com/global/webtracking/index.asp?id=1068&url=http://support.wdc.com/download/wdtv/WDTV_FW_1_02_00.zip

How to Install the Product Update:

   1. Open the firmware update .ZIP file and extract the two files (.BIN and .VER) to a
      USB drive's main directory
   2. Turn the WD TV on and connect your USB drive
   3. Use the remote control to select SETTINGS from the home screen
   4. Highlight the firmware upgrade icon, and press ENTER on the remote
   5. You will be prompted to perform the firmware upgrade. Select OK and press ENTER.
      This will restart the system
   6. After restarting, the system automatically enters firmware upgrade mode
   7. Once the update process is completed, the HD media player will restart again



« Last Edit: April 01, 2009, 05:01:39 PM by jayallan »
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April 01, 2009, 05:08:13 PM
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From the release Notes for Version 1.02.00:

New Features:· Added language support for subtitles; previously “Subtitle: 1/3” was displayed, the language is now displayed
when available for example: (English 1/3, French 2/3, etc…)
· Added UTF-16 support for subtitles.
· Improved support for thumbnail view functions as outlined below:
Note: All thumbnails must be in .JPG format and only .MP3 and .MP4 support embedded .JPG. Thumbnails are
not available in list view.
For Folder Thumbnails:
Music:
1. Display folder.JPG (the image file must be named “folder.JPG” or thumbnail will not function)
2. If no folder.JPG file is found, display the first album art image (.MP3 with embedded..JPG)
3. If no album art is available, display the first .JPG in the folder
Photo:
1. Display folder.JPG
2. If no folder.JPG file is found, display the first photo in the folder
Video:
1. Display folder.JPG
2. If no folder.JPG file is found, display the first cover art (.MP4 with embedded .JPG)
3. If no cover art is available, display the first photo in the same folder as the video to be played
For File Thumbnails:
Music:
1. Display album art (.MP3 file with embedded .JPG)
2. If no album art is available, display the image file with the same name as the audio file to be played. (for
example, song.wav will be associated with song.JPG)
Photo:
1. Display thumbnail
Video:
1. Display .MP4 with embedded .JPG
2. Display image file associated with the video file to be played (for example video.mkv will be associated
with video.JPG)
· Added "Back" button functionality when asked if you want to resume video playback; previously only “OK” and
“Cancel” were available
· Added Turkish language subtitle support
· Added .MOD file extension support
WD TV™ HD Media Player Firmware Release Notes 3
· Added support for FLAC audio in .MKV; previously FLAC audio was shown as an unsupported audio format
· Added file size display in MB and GB; previously file size displayed in KB only
· Added function for user to turn file size display on and off; previously this function was not user selectable
· Added info bar display toggle by pressing “Enter” on remote control during video playback
· Added user-selectable thumbnail / list display option in Video; previously it was a universal setting
· Added user-selectable thumbnail / list display option in Photos; previously it was a universal setting
· Added user-selectable thumbnail / list display option in Music; previously it was a universal setting
· Added .TRP file extension support
· Added language display for the audio track; previously “Audio: 1/3” was displayed; now the name of the
language is displayed when available within the file where multiple language audio tracks are present for
example: (English 1/3, French 2/3, etc…)
· Added support for VC-1 in .MKV
· Added a page up and page down function in file list view using the ‘Next’ and ‘Prev’ buttons on the remote
control; previously only up and down arrows were used to navigate the list of files

Resolved Issues:
· Resolved issue when playing 23.976 FPS video files in 1080p24Hz; previously the playback was choppy
· Resolved HDMI signal issues with Sharp LC-32GA5T televisions; previously the signal would randomly cut out
· Resolved line offset issue with subtitles where multiple lines are displayed; previously one line would be off
center
· Improved synchronization between video files and external subtitles
· Resolved issue with Cyrillic text in filenames; previously the Cyrillic text was subscripted
· Resolved issues with audio in videos created by some digital cameras; previously the audio was distorted
· Resolved issue with embedded subtitles in .MKV files; previously the words were getting split between two lines
· Changed default boot up menu cursor location to Video; previously the cursor defaulted to Photos


« Last Edit: April 01, 2009, 05:14:22 PM by jayallan »
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April 01, 2009, 05:10:32 PM
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Thank you guys, Great features, great update, WD the BEST!!!

April 02, 2009, 01:14:25 AM
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Hi I have testted the new version now, and the main difference I can see is that the remote works better. It definitly feels (know its not in the release) that the menues goes faster and now I also feel that is easier to rewinf fforward a movie also because of the better controll of the buttons.

April 02, 2009, 03:17:17 AM
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Jay,

Thanks for the email with the new release info.

The album art (or lack of it) on the thumbnails was one of my main gripes when I first started using the WDTV, so now I'm a happy chappy that this has been fixed.

Certainly makes selecting albums a lot easier, though it seems that you have to be careful with the size of the JPEG file, otherwise it takes a long time to load first time.

Andy