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post #511 of 569 Old 04-28-2009, 09:04 PM
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Do you have the same results with external subtitles? (eg. srt)

Yes, they look also really nice!

At this time, the source file was:

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Complete name                    : G:\\Nueva carpeta\   s-septic.mkv
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 3,73GIB
Duration                         : 1h 42min.
Overall bit rate                 : 5 204Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2009-04-11 14:21:29
Writing application              : mkvmerge v2.1.0 ('Another Place To Fall') built on Aug 19 2007 13:40:07
Writing library                  : libebml v0.7.7 + libmatroska v0.8.1

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC           : Si
Format settings, ReFrames        : 5marcos
Muxing mode                      : Container profile=Unknown@4.1
Codec ID                         : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                         : 1h 42min.
Bit rate                         : 4 459Kbps
Nominal bit rate                 : 4 561Kbps
Width                            : 1 280pixeles
Height                           : 536pixeles
Display aspect ratio             : 2.35
Frame rate                       : 23,976fps
Resolution                       : 24bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progresivo
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.271
Stream size                      : 3,19GIB (86%)
Writing library                  : x264 core 67 r1130 8475977
Encoding settings                : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=7 / psy_rd=1.0:0.0 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / mbaff=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=1 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / wpredb=1 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / rc=2pass / bitrate=4561 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / pb_ratio=1.30 / aq=1:1.00
Language                         : Inglés

Audio
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Codec ID                         : A_AC3
Duration                         : 1h 42min.
Bit rate mode                    : Constante
Bit rate                         : 640Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6canales
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48,0KHz
Stream size                      : 470MB (12%)

Texto
ID                               : 3
Format                           : UTF-8
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                    : UTF-8 Plain Text
With external subtitles (srt)
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post #512 of 569 Old 04-28-2009, 09:07 PM
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A few bugs I found. (Maybe already reported:

1- File size is incorrect: a 4.7 GB file will show as 700 MB (forgetting the 4 Gig) but an 8.3 GB will show as 8.3GB.

2- Flashing subtitles when they are embedded in the mkv file.

3- Doesn't show the jpg image for the video file, even though same name and in same directory. What dimensions should this jpg file be to show up? (length and height)

4- Does not read external audio file in same directory. Limits you to the embedded audio.

Maybe you have a solution for this. Please let me know.

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hmm the audio still went out of sync a little. this is starting to become a real problem. wtf is going on? does this happen with other people? if i buy a digital reciever and use the optical audio out will it work better? and wahts the cheapest reciever i can get for that? seriously as long as its not awful id be fine with it.
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Hello!

Have someone had the chance to compare picture quality (720p and 1080p) by WD with latest firm vs pch a110?

Cheers
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Hello!

Have someone had the chance to compare picture quality (720p and 1080p) by WD with latest firm vs pch a110?

Cheers

I believe it's the same... same chipset, same picture... but the Pch can read filies with more reference frames than WD TV... that is the only diference for me.

But let the WD TV firmware get more mature...
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Originally Posted by joecandle View Post

A few bugs I found. (Maybe already reported:

1- File size is incorrect: a 4.7 GB file will show as 700 MB (forgetting the 4 Gig) but an 8.3 GB will show as 8.3GB.

2- Flashing subtitles when they are embedded in the mkv file.

3- Doesn't show the jpg image for the video file, even though same name and in same directory. What dimensions should this jpg file be to show up? (length and height)

4- Does not read external audio file in same directory. Limits you to the embedded audio.

Maybe you have a solution for this. Please let me know.

Joe


1-I ahve not seen this occur, all of my files show the correct file size. You may want to post the particular files mediainfo output for us to get more information.

2-Been reported, but it this occurs (at least for me) off an on.

3-Sorry I will be of no help with this one.

4- I believe I saw something posted about this earlier, but cant be for usre.
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Outline with Image Subtitle sub/idx Please Fixed...

Regards.

SUB/IDX subtitles are overlaid bitmaps and therefore the WD TV has no control over font size, boldness, or outline. The one thing you can control is converting the Palette in the IDX from RGB to YUV colors. Your subtitles will look better but will be in greyscale since the WD TV currently ignores the U and V values and sets them to 128 internally.

Anyone that is using IDX/SUB on their PC has to realize that the Palette is expected to be RGB colors, whereas DVD players, and the WD TV included, expects the Palette to be YUV colors. So you have to tweak the IDX files for playback on the WD TV.

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My HDD - A-Data - contains Hitachi Sata -2.5 doesn't spin down with ver. 1.02.07 , but with WDLXTV- 0.52 it really spin down , so is possible ...
I understand about DTS downmix , but WMA 3 or WMA 9 Pro why is not supported , WMV 9 and Pro are supported but without sound ...why ? Is it about licensing ?
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Can you guys confirm that your drives spin down when your WDTV is powered off, and that they spin back up when it's powered on? If you can note what kind of drive you're using (brand and model), that would also be very helpful.

Thanks again. Your feedback is invaluable.

I'm using a Hitachi 1TB internal SATA drive in an external enclosure and it spins down when WD is powered off and spins up when WD is powered on (before upgrading to .07, it did not spin down). Not sure of the exact model # of my drive or enclosure though.
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One thing i would like to confirm does the wd tv applies a filter to picture to make it so good?
I say this because i see the same file in computer and in the wd tv the picture is far greater,anyone knows ,sorry the appearing stupid question but i have to know
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One thing i would like to confirm does the wd tv applies a filter to picture to make it so good?
I say this because i see the same file in computer and in the wd tv the picture is far greater,anyone knows ,sorry the appearing stupid question but i have to know

No 'filter', simply superior decoding by the (dedicated) Sigma chip of the WD TV-HD.
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hello, can someone confirm whether WD has implemented tag support for the subtitle files in this new firmware, like italics and such?

not yet.
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Still cannot rewind or fast forward while playing an .m4v file (h.264 encoded). Changing the file extension to .mp4 fixes this, but makes the file unplayable by Quicktime especially when they contain chapters and multiple streams.

I use TVnoos and so should you!
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when will the new firmware be released?
(I hope the greek subtitles will be correct)
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Wow, I haven't been watching and new firmware! Cool.

So I haven't installed yet but will when I get home.

So with the new spindown feature, do I still need to eject before unplugging the drive? Or can I just turn the WDTV off then unplug?

Thanks.

[EDIT] Okay, so I posted before reading the thread fully and I see where this question has been asked, but I don't see a definitive answer. Do we know yet?
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when will the new firmware be released?
(I hope the greek subtitles will be correct)

nobody here knows....

ScottWD put out a twitter msg several days ago (24/4) that "WD TV-Public Release being readied. Thanks to all the prerelease testers! We have new developments in the works.".

Personally, and given that tweet, I'm surprised nothing's out yet. But it can't be long, I suppose.

WD TV Wiki: info for users, by users
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A lot of my Dual Audio anime files (all but 1 actually) don't work with this version but I'm pretty sure they use to. They play but there's no sound, Japanese or English.

I suppose the last 2 I can understand because I believe I read somewhere around here that Vorbis sound wasn't supported but what about the others?

Media info on ones that do not work:


Code:
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Complete name                    : J:\\Video\\Anime\\Air TV\\[Exiled-Destiny]_Air_Ep01_(AE9CD3F6).mkv
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 341 MiB
Duration                         : 24mn 11s
Overall bit rate                 : 1 973 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2007-08-15 14:23:02
Writing application              : mkvmerge v2.0.0 ('After The Rain Has Fallen') built on Jan 13 2007 19:58:56
Writing library                  : libebml v0.7.7 + libmatroska v0.8.0

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : High@L5.1
Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames        : 8 frames
Muxing mode                      : Container profile=Unknown@5.1
Codec ID                         : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                         : 24mn 9s
Bit rate                         : 1 034 Kbps
Nominal bit rate                 : 1 297 Kbps
Width                            : 720 pixels
Height                           : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 16/9
Frame rate                       : 29.970 fps
Standard                         : NTSC
Resolution                       : 24 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.100
Stream size                      : 179 MiB (52%)
Writing library                  : x264 core 56 svn-667C
Encoding settings                : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:-1:-1 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=7 / brdo=1 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / threads=1 / nr=0 / decimate=0 / mbaff=0 / bframes=2 / b_pyramid=1 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / wpredb=1 / bime=1 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / rc=2pass / bitrate=1297 / ratetol=1.0 / rceq='blurCplx^(1-qComp)' / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / pb_ratio=1.30

Audio #1
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Codec ID                         : A_AC3
Duration                         : 24mn 11s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 448 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Stream size                      : 77.5 MiB (23%)
Language                         : English

Audio #2
ID                               : 3
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Codec ID                         : A_AC3
Duration                         : 24mn 11s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 448 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Stream size                      : 77.5 MiB (23%)
Language                         : Japanese

Text #1
ID                               : 4
Format                           : UTF-8
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                    : UTF-8 Plain Text
Language                         : English

Text #2
ID                               : 5
Format                           : UTF-8
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                    : UTF-8 Plain Text
Language                         : Japanese

Text #3
ID                               : 6
Format                           : VobSub
Codec ID                         : S_VOBSUB
Codec ID/Info                    : The same subtitle format used on DVDs
Language                         : English

Text #4
ID                               : 7
Format                           : VobSub
Codec ID                         : S_VOBSUB
Codec ID/Info                    : The same subtitle format used on DVDs
Language                         : Japanese






General
Complete name                    : J:\\Video\\Anime\\Kite\\Kite Special Edition Uncut OVA 1-2 (XviD1.0.2-DVD-AC3)[F1E84DB1].mkv
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 702 MiB
Duration                         : 53mn 12s
Overall bit rate                 : 1 844 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2004-11-09 04:02:56
Writing application              : mkvmerge v0.9.6 ('Every Little Kiss') built on Oct  8 2004 15:18:48
Writing library                  : libebml v0.7.2 + libmatroska v0.7.4

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                   : Streaming Video@L1
Format settings, BVOP            : Yes
Format settings, QPel            : No
Format settings, GMC             : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix          : Default (H.263)
Codec ID                         : XVID
Codec ID/Hint                    : XviD
Duration                         : 53mn 8s
Bit rate                         : 1 166 Kbps
Width                            : 640 pixels
Height                           : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 4/3
Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps
Resolution                       : 24 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.158
Stream size                      : 443 MiB (63%)
Writing library                  : XviD 1.0.2 (UTC 2004-08-29)

Audio #1
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Codec ID                         : A_AC3
Duration                         : 53mn 12s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 256 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Stream size                      : 97.4 MiB (14%)
Title                            : AC3 - Dolby Digital 5.1 - 256Kbps - 48KHz
Language                         : Japanese

Audio #2
ID                               : 3
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Codec ID                         : A_AC3
Duration                         : 53mn 12s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 192 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Channel positions                : L R
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Stream size                      : 73.1 MiB (10%)
Title                            : AC3 - Dolby Digital 2.0 - 192Kbps - 48KHz
Language                         : Japanese

Audio #3
ID                               : 4
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Codec ID                         : A_AC3
Duration                         : 53mn 12s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 192 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Channel positions                : L R
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Stream size                      : 73.1 MiB (10%)
Title                            : AC3 - Dolby Digital 2.0 - 192Kbps - 48KHz
Language                         : English

Text #1
ID                               : 5
Format                           : UTF-8
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                    : UTF-8 Plain Text
Title                            : DVD Softsubs
Language                         : English

Text #2
ID                               : 6
Format                           : VobSub
Codec ID                         : S_VOBSUB
Codec ID/Info                    : The same subtitle format used on DVDs
Title                            : DVD Subtitles
Language                         : English





General
Complete name                    : J:\\Video\\Anime\\Elfen Lied\\[AHQ] Elfen Lied - 01 - A Chance Encounter.mkv
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 231 MiB
Duration                         : 25mn 2s
Overall bit rate                 : 1 289 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2005-09-05 18:03:10
Writing application              : mkvmerge v1.5.0 ('It's alright, baby') built on Jul  1 2005 10:35:18
Writing library                  : libebml v0.7.5 + libmatroska v0.7.7
Cover                            : Yes / Yes / Yes

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                   : Simple@L3
Format settings, BVOP            : Yes
Format settings, QPel            : No
Format settings, GMC             : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix          : Default (H.263)
Codec ID                         : XVID
Codec ID/Hint                    : XviD
Duration                         : 25mn 1s
Width                            : 768 pixels
Height                           : 432 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 16/9
Frame rate                       : 29.970 fps
Resolution                       : 24 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Title                            : [AHQ] Elfen Lied - 01 - A Chance Encounter
Writing library                  : XviD 1.0.2 (UTC 2004-08-29)

Audio #1
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version                   : Version 2
Format profile                   : LC
Format settings, SBR             : Yes
Codec ID                         : A_AAC/MPEG2/LC/SBR
Duration                         : 25mn 2s
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Sampling rate                    : 44.1 KHz
Title                            : Dolby 5.1 Japanese
Language                         : Japanese

Audio #2
ID                               : 3
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version                   : Version 2
Format profile                   : LC
Format settings, SBR             : Yes
Codec ID                         : A_AAC/MPEG2/LC/SBR
Duration                         : 25mn 2s
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Sampling rate                    : 44.1 KHz
Title                            : Dolby 5.1 English
Language                         : English

Text
ID                               : 4
Format                           : ASS
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/ASS
Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Language                         : English





General
Complete name                    : J:\\Video\\Anime\\Munto\\Munto_OAV_(4CE94EC6).MKV
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 696 MiB
Duration                         : 54mn 19s
Overall bit rate                 : 1 793 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2004-11-19 17:38:19
Writing application              : mkvmerge v0.9.4 built on Jul 25 2004 12:57:24
Writing library                  : libebml v0.7.1 + libmatroska v0.7.1
Cover                            : Yes

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                   : Streaming Video@L1
Format settings, BVOP            : Yes
Format settings, QPel            : No
Format settings, GMC             : 3 warppoints
Format settings, Matrix          : Default (H.263)
Codec ID                         : XVID
Codec ID/Hint                    : XviD
Duration                         : 54mn 15s
Bit rate                         : 1 401 Kbps
Width                            : 640 pixels
Height                           : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 4/3
Frame rate                       : 29.970 fps
Resolution                       : 24 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.152
Stream size                      : 544 MiB (78%)
Writing library                  : XviD 1.0.2 (UTC 2004-08-29)

Audio #1
ID                               : 2
Format                           : Vorbis
Format settings, Floor           : 1
Codec ID                         : A_VORBIS
Duration                         : 54mn 19s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 176 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Stream size                      : 68.4 MiB (10%)
Writing library                  : libVorbis 1.0.1 (UTC 2003-09-09)
Language                         : English

Audio #2
ID                               : 3
Format                           : Vorbis
Format settings, Floor           : 1
Codec ID                         : A_VORBIS
Duration                         : 54mn 19s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 176 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Stream size                      : 68.4 MiB (10%)
Writing library                  : libVorbis 1.0.1 (UTC 2003-09-09)
Language                         : Japanese

Text #1
ID                               : 4
Format                           : SSA
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/SSA
Codec ID/Info                    : Sub Station Alpha
Title                            : English Audio Text Subs
Language                         : English

Text #2
ID                               : 5
Format                           : SSA
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/SSA
Codec ID/Info                    : Sub Station Alpha
Title                            : Japanese Audio Text Subs
Language                         : English

Text #3
ID                               : 6
Format                           : VobSub
Codec ID                         : S_VOBSUB
Codec ID/Info                    : The same subtitle format used on DVDs
Title                            : English Audio Graphic Subs
Language                         : English

Text #4
ID                               : 7
Format                           : VobSub
Codec ID                         : S_VOBSUB
Codec ID/Info                    : The same subtitle format used on DVDs
Title                            : Japanese Audio Graphic Subs
Language                         : English







General
Complete name                    : J:\\Video\\Anime\\Love Hina\\[AHQ] Love Hina Again - 01 - Kanako.mkv
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 356 MiB
Duration                         : 29mn 14s
Overall bit rate                 : 1 701 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2005-07-13 02:17:34
Writing application              : mkvmerge v1.5.0 ('It's alright, baby') built on Jul  1 2005 10:35:18
Writing library                  : libebml v0.7.5 + libmatroska v0.7.7
Cover                            : Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                   : Simple@L3
Format settings, BVOP            : Yes
Format settings, QPel            : No
Format settings, GMC             : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix          : Default (H.263)
Codec ID                         : XVID
Codec ID/Hint                    : XviD
Duration                         : 29mn 12s
Bit rate                         : 1 442 Kbps
Width                            : 640 pixels
Height                           : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 4/3
Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps
Resolution                       : 24 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.196
Stream size                      : 301 MiB (85%)
Writing library                  : XviD 1.0.3 (UTC 2004-12-20)

Audio #1
ID                               : 2
Format                           : Vorbis
Format settings, Floor           : 1
Codec ID                         : A_VORBIS
Duration                         : 29mn 14s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 112 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Stream size                      : 23.4 MiB (7%)
Writing library                  : libVorbis 1.0 (UTC 2002-07-17)
Language                         : Japanese

Audio #2
ID                               : 3
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Duration                         : 29mn 14s
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Language                         : English

Text
ID                               : 4
Format                           : ASS
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/ASS
Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Title                            : Episode Subtitles
Language                         : English

I found out what was wrong. When I updated the firmware, the default audio changed to "Digital" instead of "stereo" and it works now when I changed it to "stereo". I don't really understand why but it just does.
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AAC audio needs to be decoded by the WD TV-HD, because almost no receiver on the market has a AAC decoder on board. If you set the audio output to 'digital', the WD TV-HD will pass through the audio stream, and not decode it, hence you don't hear the sound. Currently, the WD TV-HD does not support multi-channel AAC decoding, only downmixing to stereo (if 'stereo' setting is used in the options).

As far as the AC3 audio streams are concerned, you need a receiver that decodes them, if you set the WD TV-HD to 'digital'. If you don't have a receiver, you should always set the output to 'stereo'. The WD TV-HD will downmix AC3 files to stereo then.

Remember that DTS downmixing is not supported. If you have files with DTS audio streams, you either need a DTS compatible receiver, or have to convert the DTS stream to a different format, e.g. AC3. There are various posts about it in the forum.
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anyone else noticing the video quality decline over the past few prereleases?
really hard to quantify..
other have noted issues with the black levels and i concur..

but I recall some of my bluray images being much more clear and crisp than they are now.
will try to get some of the older firmwares on to see if i can notice a change, but was just putting it out there..
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Yeah, I agree with all that! What I was meaning by "it would be good to know what they are doing though!" was that it would be nice to know what they're working on for the next firmware and general info like that!

There's only 1 small thing I'd like to see in a future update and that's the ability to decide on thumbnail view or list view for individual folders (thought I'd get that in there in case someone from WD reads this! )

Apart from that I think the WDTV is fantastic is every way! I'm like a kid with a new toy since I got it!


I second that. In fact, I have had to switch off thumbnail mode and have gone back to list mode for now, because while the thumbnails are nice, I haven't taken the time to find suitable thumbnails for every single file inside my folders. So after clicking on the the folder thumbnail, then I am presented with a generic thumbnail screen for all the files inside, and it takes too long to wait for the titles to scroll, and it is too hard to navigate. List mode is much faster.

But I think we ought to be able to choose to have a combination for each folder, so we can have thumbnails for the folder, but list mode inside. Take for example someone who has a folder with an entire season of TV shows. They don't want to try to find 20 different thumbnails for each episode, they just want to see a list. But they have one thumbnail for the TV series that will work well for folder view.

Likewise for people with music albums. They may want the CD album cover art for a thumbnail, to organize their albums, but they don't want to have to find and load a thumbnail for each song.
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SUB/IDX subtitles are overlaid bitmaps and therefore the WD TV has no control over font size, boldness, or outline. The one thing you can control is converting the Palette in the IDX from RGB to YUV colors. Your subtitles will look better but will be in greyscale since the WD TV currently ignores the U and V values and sets them to 128 internally.

Anyone that is using IDX/SUB on their PC has to realize that the Palette is expected to be RGB colors, whereas DVD players, and the WD TV included, expects the Palette to be YUV colors. So you have to tweak the IDX files for playback on the WD TV.

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Thank you for advice, give me the best possible program to convert the subtitle to IDX/SUB

Note: sorry for my language.

Test The subtitle after convert to image IDX/SUB Please and tell me result.

 

Yes.Man.1080p.BluRay.x264-HD1080.zip 36.41796875k . file
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+2dB gain on pure PCM audio stream means that the sound becomes a little louder, but also results in heavy clipping when signal approaches 0dB, introduces additional distortion (harmonics) and prevents DTS wav audio from being properly decoded by external DTS receiver!

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All of this concerns audio files (ie. wav, flac) only, DTS signal from movies or concerts is properly sent thru toslink (the path is bit perfect in that case) and is decoded by DTS amplifier with no probs.

I hope someone from WD explains these abnormalities in treating digital audio streams in music files vs. movies.

+25 (if I'm not deemed greedy)

I haven't been following the threads in here for months (been dealing with a lot of personal issues that have had me "afk" for sometime).

I appreciate your wording of this issue. This was something I had asked ScottWD for back before the first firmware update was offered and have heard nothing more about it.

If this is the reason, and it makes logical (and scientific) sense, can WD not rectify the problem and not add the +2dB gain?

The WDTV is a great little device that does about 90% of what I wanted it to do. I'm still waiting on .ISO Menu Support but that might happen before the second coming at this rate. Again, as somebody had mentioned on a previous thread, I'd like nothing more than to "rip" all my concert DVDs to a hard drive for easier playback.
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If you want DTS support or DVD menus then buy a product like the PCH that supports those features NOW instead of purchasing a product at half the cost and complaining that it doesn't do the same thing.

Let the flame wars begin.

Why? Because many people, myself included, have asked REPEATEDLY for DVD MENU support and proper DTS support (which apparently does not skip anymore) from Day One. It shouldn't be difficult to do. And if I'm using it for material that I own so that I can "box up my collection" once I've backed it up, is that not better than using it for the latest ESiR or CiNEFiLE release? I know others want DTS downmix but that won't happen until WD pays DTS for licensing fees and implements software/hardware to do so in a future revision.

If you need DTS downmix, run PopcornAudioConverter and convert the DTS audio to AC3 if you need it that badly.

I'm off my soapbox.
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Let the flame wars begin.

Why? Because many people, myself included, have asked REPEATEDLY for DVD MENU support and proper DTS support (which apparently does not skip anymore) from Day One.

Buying a product in hopes that it will someday do something it currently doesn't do (DVD Menus), and then complain when the manufacturer hasn't added the feature (DVD Menus) you were hoping for it to one day support, seems foolish. A bit like the cart before the horse. Counting eggs before they're hatched.

I bought the WD TV knowing it can't do DVD Menus, but I watch movies and TV Series, not menus. A DVD Menu is just a navigation interface for DVD discs, but guess what, we aren't using discs anymore. WD TV has it's own navigation interface (listview or thumbnails), why would I want to navigate to an ISO and then navigate again to an episode? I don't care if it's episode 13 on disc 4, I just care it's episode 13 in it's own file named episode 13.

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Thank you for advice, give me the best possible program to convert the subtitle to IDX/SUB

Note: sorry for my language.

Test The subtitle after convert to image IDX/SUB Please and tell me result.

DarknessX, you can use AVIAddXSubs. Currently supports the generation of idx/sub from srt with YUV color palette. Is the one I am using right now and I have completely solve the subtitle problem with subtitles as I choose.

At "configuration 1\\SUB 1" I configure VP=540, CP=360. You can check the options "Do no copy avi when no XSUB" and "Do not Convert idx/sub to XSUB" in "configuration 2". That's it, you will get very satisfying subtitles. But if you don't like them you can play with other options to your preferences. Guess what: tags supported, like for italics.

I think every one complaining with subtitles, can use this solution and maybe never will need anything more and forget the matter.
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WD TV has it's own navigation interface (listview or thumbnails), why would I want to navigate to an ISO and then navigate again to an episode?

Because then I can rip my DVD-9 without any extra work to HDD and watch them from there. Granted, I knew this before getting the player for testing thus I'm only bitching about WD not bothering to give an official statement on whether this is a licensing issue with the DVD-Forum or not.

I'm also aware that idx/sub is officially unsuported (which is a pity as it would sidestep codepade issues) but I'd still like to know why my selfmade files look fine on several standalones/PCs but only WD has palette issues (even in 1.02.07)?!

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Buying a product in hopes that it will someday do something it currently doesn't do (DVD Menus), and then complain when the manufacturer hasn't added the feature (DVD Menus) you were hoping for it to one day support, seems foolish. A bit like the cart before the horse. Counting eggs before they're hatched.

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I bought the WD TV knowing it can't do DVD Menus, but I watch movies and TV Series, not menus. A DVD Menu is just a navigation interface for DVD discs, but guess what, we aren't using discs anymore. WD TV has it's own navigation interface (listview or thumbnails), why would I want to navigate to an ISO and then navigate again to an episode? I don't care if it's episode 13 on disc 4, I just care it's episode 13 in it's own file named episode 13.

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I guess the reason why many people (myself included) are keen on DVD menus is because of dvd rips. For example, I have my entire series collection of Frasier on the WDTV as iso rips (can't be bothered to rip them out to separate files etc). So currently to view the 3rd episode on the disc I have to fast forward which again isn't great on the WDTV.

Not saying I'm mad with WDTV for not providing this feature and yes I was totally aware that this feature was missing when I purchased. But with so much of firmware development (official/non-official) I can certainly hope
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DarknessX, you can use AVIAddXSubs. Currently supports the generation of idx/sub from srt with YUV color palette. Is the one I am using right now and I have completely solve the subtitle problem with subtitles as I choose.

At "configuration 1\\SUB 1" I configure VP=540, CP=360. You can check the options "Do no copy avi when no XSUB" and "Do not Convert idx/sub to XSUB" in "configuration 2". That's it, you will get very satisfying subtitles. But if you don't like them you can play with other options to your preferences. Guess what: tags supported, like for italics.

I think every one complaining with subtitles, can use this solution and maybe never will need anything more and forget the matter.

To Greek Community users

You can use idx/sub subtitles instead of srt! I just tested it, it works!

I hope that with the final firmware release the "flashing" subtitles problem will be solved.

d100 thanks a lot for your suggestion!
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Hi all,

I flashed my WDTV yesterday with the 1.02.07 firmware and then re-flashed with the ext3-boot 0.9.2 (zorander). However, after the flashing process, my hard drives are not recognized. If I ftp to the WDTV, I can see the hard drives showing up. However, when the WDTV scans for media on the drives it doesn't seem to find anything. Also when browsing using the folder view it doesn't list the hard drives.

Any ideas on what might be wrong? Anyone else faced the same issue before?

Also does anyone know with the 0.9.2 version of the ext3 firmware, if custom background and screensavers are supported (just as in the wdlxtv v0.5.1 onwards)
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Because then I can rip my DVD-9 without any extra work to HDD and watch them from there.

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I guess the reason why many people (myself included) are keen on DVD menus is because of dvd rips. For example, I have my entire series collection of Frasier on the WDTV as iso rips (can't be bothered to rip them out to separate files etc).

In the time it took me to type this I split out 4 episodes from an ISO backup. Both DVD Shrink and DVDfab allow you to open an ISO on a HDD as the source, so there's no reason to rip from disc again. Not only do you end up with one episode in each file, but you save a lot of HDD storage compared to a full DVD-9 ISO. Also, since you are reading an ISO file off HDD that has CSS encryption removed, it's very fast to split episodes to files.

So in the end you just don't want to be bothered to split out your episodes from your ISOs, but yet find the time to type responses in these forums.

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