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post #2491 of 2569
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Originally Posted by asif9t9 View Post

All right AVS boys, I need help...

I loaded up the latest WDLXTV without issue. I have the Trendnet wired USB-Ethernet adapter and the WDTV has an IP Address (192.168.0.201).

I tried setting up CIFS and NFS shares and neither would work. At best, I'd see a folder, but it would say empty.

So now I'm trying to telnet to the WDTV, and I noticed that doesn't work. Not from my XP 32bit computer or my Vista 64bit computer. The telnet thingy (I'm a telnet noob) seems to timeout. In XP, I got to the RUN box and type in "telnet 192.168.0.201" (no quotes). Box comes up, then times out.

I'm guessing I might as well not bother trying to setup shares until I can find the WDTV through telnet. I first had the WDTV running off a switch connected to my main router. Now I tried connecting the WDTV to the same router my Vista and XP computers are connected to. Any advice??

There are several things that could be wrong
1. Is WDTV on when you try to telnet it?
2. When you power it on do you notice if it gets an IP?
3. Have you configured it for DHCP or a fixed IP?
4. Is WDTVs IP in the same IP range as your computer, 192.168.0.x (where x is a not occupied IP ranging from 1 to 255)?
post #2492 of 2569
Hey!

When I first bought the WDTV I also bought a USB > LAN adapter. I tried to run a firmware direcly from the USB stick and the network worked grate.

A new orginal version was released from WD and I updated my box with this firmware.

Now I would like to flash my WDTV with a mod firmware that is up to date (not a beta release) and that can handle LAN.

What firmwares should I use?
post #2493 of 2569
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Originally Posted by snowjim View Post

Hey!

When I first bought the WDTV I also bought a USB > LAN adapter. I tried to run a firmware direcly from the USB stick and the network worked grate.

A new orginal version was released from WD and I updated my box with this firmware.

Now I would like to flash my WDTV with a mod firmware that is up to date (not a beta release) and that can handle LAN.

What firmwares should I use?

This is the latest firmware you can use from b-rad. You better navigate around the site because chances are that you will need more than just the firmware
post #2494 of 2569
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Originally Posted by ezervoud View Post

This is the latest firmware you can use from b-rad. You better navigate around the site because chances are that you will need more than just the firmware

Thanks, but can you specifie what problems that I might run into by using only this firmware?

The previous mod firmware I tested was ext3-boot, what is the big differens?
post #2495 of 2569
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Originally Posted by snowjim View Post

Thanks, but can you specifie what problems that I might run into by using only this firmware?

The previous mod firmware I tested was ext3-boot, what is the big differens?

The only thing I can tell you is that is what I use and it works just fine
You will have to google to find the differences, I guess
post #2496 of 2569
Okay but you say

"You better navigate around the site because chances are that you will need more than just the firmware"

can you explain this? Why would I need more then the mod firmware?
post #2497 of 2569
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Originally Posted by snowjim View Post

Okay but you say

"You better navigate around the site because chances are that you will need more than just the firmware"

can you explain this? Why would I need more then the mod firmware?

For example if you need NFS, it's provided as an add-on or application pack
You will find available options here
post #2498 of 2569
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Originally Posted by basquille View Post

So I finally got my WDTV working with my DWL-G122 (Rev C) dongle last night using the latest WDLXTV firmware.

I've two questions..

1) As I find more and more features I would like to avail of (Web Server, Apple Trailers etc), my 64MB USB key I've been using for flashing is becoming obselete. So would there be a problem in using my 320GB Passport drive to store both my media and the firmware (with addons)?
2) If it's not possible, how do I go about plugging in these three devices into two ports - a larger than 64MB USB key for firmware and addons, my 320GB Passport containing movies, music (etc) and my wireless dongle for network access. I've read USB hubs are disabled in the latest firmware (and I'd rather not rollback) so any other suggestions? Would something like a USB Power Adapter Y Cable work (here)?


Many thanks in advance.

As far as I know, (1) should be OK. As for (2), WDLXTV supports quite a few USB hubs (says the man using a 7-port hub).
post #2499 of 2569
Thanks for the reply Neoculture.

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Originally Posted by Neoculture View Post

As far as I know, (1) should be OK.

Can't get it to fully work on my larger HDD though.. unsure why. Any idea?

See post here!

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Originally Posted by Neoculture View Post

As for (2), WDLXTV supports quite a few USB hubs (says the man using a 7-port hub).

Nice.. but I thought I read somewhere that WDTV disables USB hubs in their later updates but I assume using the firmware by WDLXTV overrides that.

Must have a look for a cheap supported hub. Any recommendations?
post #2500 of 2569
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Originally Posted by basquille View Post

Thanks for the reply Neoculture.
Can't get it to fully work on my larger HDD though.. unsure why. Any idea?

Nope. I don't have one of those drives, just 5x1TB WD MyBooks... although every once in a while, one of them (at random) will fail to power-up after a WDTV reboot. I have to unplug it from the hub and plug it back in to force a power-up of the HDD.

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Originally Posted by basquille View Post

Nice.. but I thought I read somewhere that WDTV disables USB hubs in their later updates but I assume using the firmware by WDLXTV overrides that.

Must have a look for a cheap supported hub. Any recommendations?

Belkin or Netgear. At one point in time there was a list of supported (ie, tested) hubs, ermm... Hah, here it is http://wiki.wdtv.org/doku.php?id=supported_usb_devices
post #2501 of 2569
Help! I thought I was buying a supported adapter but alas, my wdtv does not get an ip. The Arkview from DealXtreme which I bought recently does not work with my wdtv. My other adapter based on the MCS7830 chip works well with my wdtv. I am using Ext3-0.9.2 with the 1.03 root bin. The Arkview does however work with my windows XP laptop.

Thanks for any insights/ideas/help
post #2502 of 2569
If I have to, I would run an ethernet line, but I'd honestly rather go wireless since my WD HD Player is in my bedroom and my HTPC is downstairs.

Anyway, if wireless will still work fine with 1080p, how do I know what wireless adapters will work?
I have an Encore EUNIWI-G2 and it doesn't seem to work.

I looked at the list of supported wireless USB devices here:
http://pl.wiki.wdtv.org/doku.php?id=wlanusb

... but wondering is that exclusive?

How will I know what other wireless devices may work. I'm unemployed so being cheap here. I saw a few others on sale:
BELKIN F5D7050TT $9.99 shipped @ NewEgg
NETGEAR WPN111NAR $9.99 shipped @ NewEgg after promo code EMCMMLP58
LINKSYS WUSB54GC-RM $11.99 shipped @ NewEgg after promo code EMCMMLP59

I'd try them out if they could support 1080p and would work...
I don't know how to find out what chip is used inside these devices... any way to find out?
post #2503 of 2569
The list of supported devices might not be exclusive but these are the ones that drivers or device files have been developed, and people who have tested found them working.
Going outside this list means that you are taking your chances
If you find something working, you reported it and the list is enriched, thanks to ones risk seeking nature
post #2504 of 2569
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Originally Posted by g0dM@n View Post

Anyway, if wireless will still work fine with 1080p, how do I know what wireless adapters will work?

On the original WD Player, I don't think any wireless adapter will do 1080p fine. Mine isn't always 100% with 1080p and I'm using ethernet, so I doubt any wireless adapter will do better.
post #2505 of 2569
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Originally Posted by ezervoud View Post

The list of supported devices might not be exclusive but these are the ones that drivers or device files have been developed, and people who have tested found them working.
Going outside this list means that you are taking your chances
If you find something working, you reported it and the list is enriched, thanks to ones risk seeking nature

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Originally Posted by breaux124 View Post

On the original WD Player, I don't think any wireless adapter will do 1080p fine. Mine isn't always 100% with 1080p and I'm using ethernet, so I doubt any wireless adapter will do better.

Thank you to both of you for your posts.

@ezervoud,
Perhaps I will keep trying, then.

@breaux,
You see my HTPC and HDTV in the living room is 1080p, so I have 1080p content on that machine, tons of it. I want to stream it through the WD Media player to my bedroom's 32" 720p... would that be coming through as 1080p data and then downscaling to 720p? If so, then I'm probably screwed for a good stream... I don't see how the WD media player can tell my HTPC to send it as 720p as it doesn't sound possible because the HTPC is just seeing it as data over the network...
post #2506 of 2569
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Originally Posted by VisionHD View Post

Is is possible to add settings for video aspect ratio other than normal and widescreen. I have some movies with resolution 1280x536 .mkv, for example, and when I set to widescreen, video size is normal, but, of course, i have black bars on top and bottom. I would really like to be able to resize my video vertically, while subtitles will keep their current position, like for example vertical resizing of windows media player classic.

Thx ihn advance for this feature

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Originally Posted by mytbyte View Post

Are you aware that you would be watching streched picture if WD did as you suggest? the aspect of the said movie is 2,35:1 while your TV is 1,78:1...it MUST have black bars or be cut from the sides to maintain the correct aspect ratio...

This was posted a while back and it seems it didn't get any attention so far.
I would 2nd that and would also like custom aspect ratio control much like MPC especially full screen vertical stretch to get rid off the top and bottom black bars as this would be a boon for all who have the WDTV linked to a projector in a Constant Image Height setup with an anamorphic lens

Now that would definitely replace my HTPC completely for movies on the big screen!
post #2507 of 2569
I have installed SFU Services for Unix on my XP machine and am unsuccessful in setting up the NFS share...

I am running zoranders firm ware on the WDTV HD.

I have minimal group and passwd files in /etc and I have net.mounts with the correct syntax. In net.config I have specified a hostname and dhcp = on.

If I start up an nfs share via the web interface webapp.bin it works fine.

If I start up an nfs share telnetting into the box with xmount command, the share can be set up as well.

Can anybody tell me how to debug what happens on reboot with my net.mounts file and the commands that are in there?

I would really appreciate that!

Greetz John
post #2508 of 2569
Oops, and since I am at it, a second question for those in the know.

Why does a shared folder turn up in TRIPLE fashion?

==========

/tmp/media/usb/USB2/fotos
/tmp/media/usb/fotos
/tmp/media/usb/USB2/948B-2DBB/fotos

================
post #2509 of 2569
anybody else not able to update their WD TV Live device updating to 1.03?

doesnt find it online or the usb connection.

I put the files on usb/root location just like the instructions say but its not finding them, just says its up to date. (v 1.01)
post #2510 of 2569
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Originally Posted by bostoneric View Post

anybody else not able to update their WD TV Live device updating to 1.03?

doesnt find it online or the usb connection.

I put the files on usb/root location just like the instructions say but its not finding them, just says its up to date. (v 1.01)

The new firmware 1.03 is for the WD TV, not WD TV Live.
A new firmware for the WD TV Live isn't available yet.
post #2511 of 2569
I've been searching the threads for a while, but I haven't been able to find a definite answer for what I'm looking for, so please forgive me if this is a stupid question.

Are there any unofficial firmwares that can improve subtitle support? Namely, displaying two separate lines of dialogue at once, and ignoring the {} text that appears, usually containing translator notes.
post #2512 of 2569
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Originally Posted by David Dias View Post

The new firmware 1.03 is for the WD TV, not WD TV Live.
A new firmware for the WD TV Live isn't available yet.

on Nov 10th they did say

Quote:


Thought WD TV Live couldn't get any better? You're wrong! In a few days we'll be releasing an update so check back for details

so any week now a new FW should be available!

edit....

ok, they proved me wrong on that one!
the update for the LIVE box just became available!
http://*******/2qWIKU
(that's a bit dot ly address, case sensitive)
not sure why I can't post links now
post #2513 of 2569
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Originally Posted by basquille View Post

So I finally got my WDTV working with my DWL-G122 (Rev C) dongle last night using the latest WDLXTV firmware.

I've two questions..

1) As I find more and more features I would like to avail of (Web Server, Apple Trailers etc), my 64MB USB key I've been using for flashing is becoming obselete. So would there be a problem in using my 320GB Passport drive to store both my media and the firmware (with addons)?
2) If it's not possible, how do I go about plugging in these three devices into two ports - a larger than 64MB USB key for firmware and addons, my 320GB Passport containing movies, music (etc) and my wireless dongle for network access. I've read USB hubs are disabled in the latest firmware (and I'd rather not rollback) so any other suggestions? Would something like a USB Power Adapter Y Cable work?


Many thanks in advance.

Hi, basquille! I'm using latest WDLXTV (0.5.8) and wirelessmod-wdlxtv.app.bin from B-Rad site. I also have a DWL-G122 (Rev C), but I didn't manage to get it working yet. Could you pls confirm which versions of WDLXTV and wirelessmod are you using and also post your net.config and wpa_supplicant.conf?

Thanks in advance
post #2514 of 2569
I'm hoping someone can answer this relatively simple question - Is there any reason I shouldn't use the latest version of b-rad's firmware? Like many of us, I'm stuck at 1.07 since I use a USB hub. This seems to work ok for me but I'm sure they must have fixed something in the five or six updates (besides Korean and Greek subtitles which I don't need). I don't really care about the networking, and I really don't understand the telneting, ftp'ing etc. I'm fine with sneaker-net as long as I can have 4 HDD hanging off my hub.

So..is there any reason that EVERYONE shouldn't get the latest WDXLT?

thanks!!
post #2515 of 2569
I just updated to the 1.03 for WDTV player and now I am not able to play my ISO files. I could in previous firmwares. Any one else?
post #2516 of 2569
Same here....
post #2517 of 2569
Could someone give me a quick outline of what I could accomplish with b-rad's custom firmware? I've read through his site but cant find a definitive list.
post #2518 of 2569
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Originally Posted by akosoft View Post

Same here....

No problem for me.
post #2519 of 2569
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Originally Posted by cameronfield View Post

Could someone give me a quick outline of what I could accomplish with b-rad's custom firmware? I've read through his site but cant find a definitive list.

Here: http://b-rad.cc/wdlxtv/
post #2520 of 2569
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Originally Posted by cerulean View Post

For anyone looking to pick up a USB network adapter local (or quickly ), Radio Shack sells the Trendnet TU2-ET100. It works with the asix module.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2806154

Ignore the image on the RS site. The one that I picked up looks like this:


Hello everyone. Sorry for my English, am Spanish and do not dominate anything right. I would like to ask you something that I have managed to resolve in a Spanish forum about these issues.

Aaptador I bought the Trendnet TU2-ET100, I Wstern and connected to the router. It has given me a problem finding the IP, but in the end, configured with DHCP I have connected everything and I get the IP. Pings right, everything ok.

The problem comes when trying to share files. If I'm right I do net.mounts file and put the following data (taken from juliojs Blog):

"# For sharing systems CIFS (Windows)
xmount / / 192.168.1.2/FileShared Namewewant cifs
# Example
# Xmount / / 192.168.1.2/films movies-PC "

Here is where I think I mistake and I would ask the following to the experts:

1. I put an external drive 1 TB Western connected to the PC and share it with the Western or can only be shared "folders" from the internal hard drive of my computer?

2. If Ican do this, how I write the configuration file net.mounts?
We cab suppose unit "M" for the extern hard drive 1Tb, and is called "FilmsWD".

3. Now suppose I want to share folders from internal hard drives PC, I have two internal 1TB each. What I do is go to the folder you want to share, I give properties and "Network Sharing". But then I do not know who put in the configuration file, the entire route? only the name? Assuming that the folder is in drive "D" and the folder is called "FilmsPC", how?

4. By the way, I suppose in the configuration file must set the IP of the PC? not the router?

5. Finally, if you want to share more than one folder, I must add as many lines as folders to share?

Sorry, but I've lost days without solution and I'm beginning to think I threw the money on the equipment and time.

Bye all, and thanks.
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