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post #9931 of 9960
i have a wd hd tv gen 1 with last firmware update and ripped dvd movies (1gb .vob files in video_ts folder) and have 2 problems:

1) Does not displays subtitles

2) Plays vob files one by one and not the whole movie

Is there anything i can do? Is the first one a problem of the last firmware?
post #9932 of 9960
Quote:
Originally Posted by alechos View Post
i have a wd hd tv gen 1 with last firmware update and ripped dvd movies (1gb .vob files in video_ts folder) and have 2 problems:

1) Does not displays subtitles

2) Plays vob files one by one and not the whole movie

Is there anything i can do? Is the first one a problem of the last firmware?

Rip as an ISO (not vob flies) and all it will work.
post #9933 of 9960
One of the best purchases i've ever made.
I used to convert MKV's (and fail 30% of the time) to get them to PS3.
Now it plays natively and the sound is astonishing compared to Tversity stream. I'm in heaven.
If only there was a better way to get covers for AVI's than to click on "options" on every movie.
post #9934 of 9960
Find with the occasional download the audio is out of synch with the video.

No problem if watching on computer with the VLC player, can just use "Track Synchronization". Anyway to adjust the synch with the WDTV?
post #9935 of 9960
can someone tell me how this copes with avi's/mkv etc with different fps? is 25/24/23.976
does it recognise whats playing and switch automatically or is there a manual switch?

thanks
post #9936 of 9960
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacemaker View Post

can someone tell me how this copes with avi's/mkv etc with different fps? is 25/24/23.976
does it recognise whats playing and switch automatically or is there a manual switch?

thanks

This what i would like to know also.

I was about to go grab myself a WD TV live, but i was wondering does the live-version has any improvement over picture quality or 1080p24 playpack smoothness etc.

I only would be needing it to play MKV and i dont really need those network capabilies, so the gen1 version would serve my purposes just aswell as long as picture/playback quality is as good as the WD TV live...
post #9937 of 9960
On the first gen you have to switch to 30/25/24 fps manually - frankly no automatic framerate sync.
Also the MKV playback capabilities are bad - max 4 reference frames in 1080.
My first gen WDTV sits in a closet and I have bought a slightly more expensive but far more better player (eGreat M-34A) and now I'm satisfied.
Maybe they improved it in the next generations?
But for me WDTV is a no go.
post #9938 of 9960
Wow! I purchased WDTV Live recently and it turned out that its usual interface could be modified to whatever you like using folder.jpg, _sheet.jpg, etc. files placed in folders with movie files. Really exiting news for me. I searched through the web and found some programs like 'Thumbgen' that could generate covers and place them into movie folders. Used it for a while but recently I found out that 'Movienizer' (movie cataloger that I use) is able to create such kind of catalogs for WDTV too with covers and backgrounds with movie info on them. Looks pretty fine, doesn't it?
post #9939 of 9960
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1Wiracocha1 View Post

Wow! I purchased WDTV Live recently and it turned out that its usual interface could be modified to whatever you like using folder.jpg, _sheet.jpg, etc. files placed in folders with movie files. Really exiting news for me. I searched through the web and found some programs like 'Thumbgen' that could generate covers and place them into movie folders. Used it for a while but recently I found out that 'Movienizer' (movie cataloger that I use) is able to create such kind of catalogs for WDTV too with covers and backgrounds with movie info on them. Looks pretty fine, doesn't it?

That's cool. How do I do that on WDTV Live +?


bob
post #9940 of 9960
Quote:
Originally Posted by spongebob View Post

That's cool. How do I do that on WDTV Live +?


bob

Google "b-rad firmware wd live plus" and enjoy the ride.

Bill
post #9941 of 9960
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrfattbill View Post

Google "b-rad firmware wd live plus" and enjoy the ride.

Bill

Is that still supported?

Can you flash back?


bob
post #9942 of 9960
Guys, I've had a little bit of problems with my unRaid server and now my WD TV won't see it.

Can someone tell me what the NETWORK settings should be and how do I find the right ip addresses n' stuff for it to work.

I thought I entered the right info but it says DNS info is not correct.

Any help and please, I'm a total network newbie so make it simple.

I do know how to do an ipconfig in the command prompt and I do know my servers ip address. All the stuff is connected to a D link DIR-655 but for some reason, I can't log onto the router from my browser at the ip it should have which is 192.168.0.1

Also, the server is on 192.168.254.3 for some reason, (didn't used to be, used to be 192.168.0.186 but we had problems getting my computer to see it so we let the router assign a new ip instead of a static one and this is what we get).

Thanks

George
post #9943 of 9960
Sounds like your Dlink router has been reset. If you do a ipconfig, the address that is returned for the default gateway is the IP address of the Dlink (I'm guessing 192.168.254.1). Once you have the default gateway address, open a browser and enter that IP address - you should then get the login page of the dir-655.

As far as what the network settings should be, there is no 1 right answer. But all machines on your network should have the same subnet mask, the same default gateway (the ip address of your router) and the same DNS server (could also be the IP address of your router). If you're using DHCP then this should all be handled for you automatically.
post #9944 of 9960
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianley View Post

Sounds like your Dlink router has been reset. If you do a ipconfig, the address that is returned for the default gateway is the IP address of the Dlink (I'm guessing 192.168.254.1). Once you have the default gateway address, open a browser and enter that IP address - you should then get the login page of the dir-655.

As far as what the network settings should be, there is no 1 right answer. But all machines on your network should have the same subnet mask, the same default gateway (the ip address of your router) and the same DNS server (could also be the IP address of your router). If you're using DHCP then this should all be handled for you automatically.


Well, when I do an ipconfig, the default gateway is listed as 192.168.254.254 and when I try to look it up in the browser, I get the MODEM page for the Speedstream modem which is what Windstream here uses.

Thanks
post #9945 of 9960
Quote:
Originally Posted by spongebob View Post

Is that still supported?

Can you flash back?


bob

Hi, spongebob
Yes, you can flash back to a standard firmware whenever you like.
The alternative firmware needed for such customization is here:
http://b-rad.geg0r.de/index.php?dir=wdlxtv-live%2F
Download this one: 1.02.21_WDLXTV.COM_WDLXTV_LIVE-0.4.3.1.zip

Before the setup simply open and edit in Notepad the "wdtvlive.ver" file and change the version number there to any value higher than your current firmware version number. This is needed for your WDTV to start updating.
Save changes and proceed to the "S00custom-options" file. Open it as well and add these strings in the end:
config_tool -c SHOW_FILESIZE_SETTING=0
config_tool -c MSHEETMODE=sheet
config_tool -c VIDMSHEET=ON
config_tool -c GENMSHEET=ON
config_tool -c LISTMSHEET=ON

Now simply copy all modified and unmodified files of the firmware to the root of your flash stick\\hard drive and plug it in WD TV.
After the firmware installation you can try creating a catalog with Movienizer. Add some movie, download info and covers for it in the program and click "Tools" - "Create covers for WDTV".
Now if you browse to the folder with video file in it you'll see the similar view like on my screenshot.
post #9946 of 9960
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrfattbill View Post

Google "b-rad firmware wd live plus" and enjoy the ride.

Bill

Does the b-rad firmware work on the old WD TV Live?
post #9947 of 9960
Quote:
Originally Posted by RVD26 View Post

Does the b-rad firmware work on the old WD TV Live?

Well, I'll answer my own question...it does.
Now I'm looking for the best moviesheet generating program available.
Not too impressed with Thumbgen so far.
I will give Movienizer a try.
post #9948 of 9960
Question:

I was scanning my WDHD menus and it was able to pick up my Directv and all the programs I have on the DVR. Any chance that someday, I will be able to play that stuff with my WDHD?
post #9949 of 9960
My WDLIVE is going strong - haven't had one issue since I purchased it. Plays everything, and continuously updated. Great job WD.
post #9950 of 9960
Quote:
Originally Posted by lou99 View Post

My WDLIVE is going strong - haven't had one issue since I purchased it. Plays everything, and continuously updated. Great job WD.

My only concern is that it doesn't support RMVB format.
post #9951 of 9960
Quote:
Originally Posted by Subway Play View Post

My only concern is that it doesn't support RMVB format.

I don't think I've seen that format for years now.
Most videos seem to be avi, mkv or mp4
post #9952 of 9960
I have the new WD LIVE player - not the old WD live plus - The most recent model with lip sync support and I love it.

My only question is this. I have the unit HDMI to my receiver and then from receiver to my TV and it plays just fine, but I notice that none of my rips including rips with Master HD audio will display properly on the receiver. I have a Yamaha v867 and when I put on a MKV or other file it just says PCM, and then I can only select Neo 6 channel or Dolby presets. I notice that even my Xbox on the menu screen shows DolbyD on the receiver when I turn it on and switches to other codecs when they are there automatically.

So how do I get the WD live or the receiver to auto recognize the audio from the file I am using? all my MKV's either have Master HD audio or DTS or Dolby Digital and I never get those on my receiver.

Thanks in advance guys.

Figured it out.... nevermind
post #9953 of 9960
i have run up into some problems. just recently purchased a no brand gigabit adapter to connect to the old WDTV and seems like they have changed it from ASIX to SMSC make. So it doesn't work with the WDTV.

Can someone help me compile drivers for this Gigabit LAN? It's a SMSC LAN7500 device. I have found some kernel patches being done here but have no idea how to compile for WDTV.

Thanks in advance.
post #9954 of 9960
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerleakin View Post

i have run up into some problems. just recently purchased a no brand gigabit adapter to connect to the old WDTV and seems like they have changed it from ASIX to SMSC make. So it doesn't work with the WDTV.

Can someone help me compile drivers for this Gigabit LAN? It's a SMSC LAN7500 device. I have found some kernel patches being done here but have no idea how to compile for WDTV.

Thanks in advance.

I'm curious why you are going through the hassle of trying to get gigabit from the WDTV?

Bill
post #9955 of 9960
well i purchased it already and it's not possible to return it back now as i'm away for summer. so just hoping i can still use it
post #9956 of 9960
Is WD media player can bitstream dts hd ma & Dolby tru hd? What about LPCM?
post #9957 of 9960
No dtsma bitstream on anything but the Play and that doesnt bitstream TrueHD.

Bill
post #9958 of 9960
yep, no loss-less codec support (DTS_HD_MASTER or TrueHD) ....
post #9959 of 9960
WD does support TrueHD bitstreaming, just not DTS-MA (core only).
post #9960 of 9960
I have a WD TV v 1 and I haven't updated any of the firmware. Will any of the firmware updates allow me to turn off the audio tracks being displayed everytime I play a new file?
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