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post #6541 of 7090
Yes, the 10 min increments are working exactly like that. I would like to be programable, in the TV shows I like to have 30 seconds jumps ahead and just 10 seconds behind.
post #6542 of 7090
Quote:
Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

I don't know for certain if that is an option. I haven't had a lot of time to try things like that but hopefully soon will. I did read on the WD faq's that if you hit the fast foward or rewind button and then hit chapter skip that it will advance or rewind in 10 minute increments.

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Originally Posted by SoNic67 View Post

Yes, the 10 min increments are working exactly like that. I would like to be programable, in the TV shows I like to have 30 seconds jumps ahead and just 10 seconds behind.

Came home early and tried changing the share setting. It still does not work. Thanks for your help, though.

Oman321: You have a great theater build thread, and the results are NICE!.
post #6543 of 7090
Alright, the problem with the folders not showing all the files was from Avast A/V. They have a beta that solves the problem. Now everything shows up the way it should with network shares.

Avast smb problem

Avast 6.0.1044
post #6544 of 7090
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjmbxkb View Post

Came home early and tried changing the share setting. It still does not work. Thanks for your help, though.

Oman321: You have a great theater build thread, and the results are NICE!.

Sorry it didn't work out. Thanks for the compliment.
post #6545 of 7090
Guys, I have the WD TV Live and it's connected to my HP w1907 LCD screen which has built in speakers but I get no sound.

It is connected through HDMI on the WD side and to a DVI adapter on the LCD side but no sound. I thought this combo would carry sound?

I tried turning up the volume with the front buttons but don't get any sound at all.

I tried a 3.5mm sound cable from the AV out on the WDTV to the sound input on the LCD but although I get sound, I get a LOT of interference/noise.

Any ideas?

Thanks
post #6546 of 7090
You cant get ssound through the TV DVI port. You should have an audio input near that port to input audio. The interference may be due to a bad cable/connection. The HDMI is carrying the audio, but both the dvi adaptor and that tv cannot do anything with that signal.
post #6547 of 7090
Does the tv have an optical in connector? If so that may be your best option for connecting directly to the tv.
post #6548 of 7090
I bought a USB gigabit network adapter for my WDTV Live, but once I hook it up (either from the side or back) my wired CAT6 network isn't detected. If I plug the network cable directly into the port - it works, but the USB gigabit adapter doesn't. It is listed on the "approved" devices that should work. It's the Sabrent USB 2.0 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Adapter.

Please, can someone help me?
post #6549 of 7090
GSA,

How about if I get one of the 3.5 to RCA and then the other way around to see if that works?

So, the av out to the input for sound on the screen SHOULD work?

Thanks

GEorge
post #6550 of 7090
Yes. The signal for audio should be there, and should be picked up by the tv at the AUDIO INPUT THATS BEEN ASSSIGNED (OR CAN BE DESIGNATED) FOR THE DVI. See your maNual for set up info. GL
post #6551 of 7090
Thanks, now I need to find cables
post #6552 of 7090
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Originally Posted by guiri View Post

Thanks, now I need to find cables

How about
http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...=10218#1021804 3.5mm stereo (male) to dual RCA (male.) 10' for $2.74 + shipping.
post #6553 of 7090
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Originally Posted by Colton View Post

I bought a USB gigabit network adapter for my WDTV Live, but once I hook it up (either from the side or back) my wired CAT6 network isn't detected. If I plug the network cable directly into the port - it works, but the USB gigabit adapter doesn't. It is listed on the "approved" devices that should work. It's the Sabrent USB 2.0 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Adapter.

Please, can someone help me?

Also, I'm using B-rad's latest firmware. Any help out there?
post #6554 of 7090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colton View Post

I bought a USB gigabit network adapter for my WDTV Live

Also, I'm using B-rad's latest firmware. Any help out there?

Is B-Rad's firmware called WDLXTV? WDLXTV adds support for USB hubs.
post #6555 of 7090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hamilcar Barca View Post
No USB device type, including a network adapter, will work unless it's
specifically supported by firmware. I'm not aware that WD supports
anything but mass storage devices through USB.
There's a list of supported USB wireless network adapters at WD:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3805
post #6556 of 7090
Quote:
Originally Posted by wokwokabc View Post

There's a list of supported USB wireless network adapters at WD:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3805

Thanks for the correction. I'll edit my post accordingly.
post #6557 of 7090
wondering if anyone has been able to get a pogoplug to stream mkv?
post #6558 of 7090
Which b-rad firmware fixes header compression, adds the option to reboot the device and have auto-res?

After some reading, looks like version 0.4.5.2 is the one I want.
post #6559 of 7090
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

I was only interested in a stand-alone box with a decent amount
of storage to serve media files over the network to my streamer
and nothing else.

I also wanted a simple, plug-and-play system. Unfortunately, the
Twonky server my WD MyBook Live stopped working again on
Friday. It doesn't like some video file I have, so I logged into the
box as root for diagnosis. A Linux process, 'twonkymediaserver',
has become a zombie and Twonky isn't logging to any standard
Linux log. I give up.

I connected my 'master' USB drive directly to the WDTV Live+
and learned that some of the defects I've been blaming on the
MBL are actually in the WDTV. I could live with those if I didn't
have to keep reloading the MBL.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

I suspect the ratings suffer because the GigE transfer speeds are
nothing to brag about. People have reported top speeds of only
~120Mbps

I read reviews until I got tired of it. You're right.

I don't like the idea of putting a GigE adapter in a box that's 'rate
limited' to ~100Mb/s. Still, it was obvious from Dlink's site that it
supports nothing better than 'Fast Ethernet'.

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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

The only other bug it has is that it takes an inordinate amount of
time to delete a file.

On the MBL, it's much(!) faster to ssh into Linux to perform that kind of
maintenance ... if you're comfortable with the bash command line.

Thanks again for the advice. I'm going to look seriously at the Dlink
321 and new PC's. The Core i3-330 I've got is generally fast enough
but I ran some CPU-intensive tasks over the weekend and brought it
to its knees for quite some time.
post #6560 of 7090
Already have one WDTV Live and looking to get second device for another room, some basic questions.
-if got a 2nd WDTV Live, can they stream between each other, or would I need to get a WD Hub
-would I be better off setting up a NAS and share file to each WDTV Live from it?
post #6561 of 7090
Quote:
Originally Posted by das75 View Post

-if got a 2nd WDTV Live, can they stream between each other

They are supposed to work like that. I don't know if they can live up to the demands of streaming BluRay.
Quote:


-would I be better off setting up a NAS and share file to each WDTV Live from it?

That would be my recommendation.
post #6562 of 7090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

-would I be better off setting up a NAS and share file to each WDTV Live from it?
That would be my recommendation.

So go with something like the DLink DNS321?, Does it matter the drive type (5400/7200rpm) for BluRay streaming?
post #6563 of 7090
Quote:
Originally Posted by das75 View Post

So go with something like the DLink DNS321?, Does it matter the drive type (5400/7200rpm) for BluRay streaming?

There are many NAS units on the market that do many things. But for simple streaming, the D-link 321 is simple and cheap and it works perfectly with the WD Live+ -- I'm streaming from it now as I type this.

5400 rpm drives are just fine for BluRay streaming. I use Seagate 2 TB 5900 rpm drives for $80 each.
post #6564 of 7090
**EDIT** Posted in wrong thread.
post #6565 of 7090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hamilcar Barca View Post
My WD MyBook Live has done that numerous times since I bought it on
12/31. Usually, telling the DLNA server software (Twonky) to rebuild its
database gets me going again.

The last five or six times, neither the WD TV nor Windows sees the shares
and no change to the MyBook or Twonky setup has any effect. The only
way I've been able to recover it is 'reset to factory defaults', followed by
hours and hours to restore the data.

The WD TV Live Plus has a few annoying buglets, but I can live with them.
As far as the MyBook is concerned, as soon as I find a suitable PC to replace
the MyBook, it's gone.
I have the same issue and did a rest to factory default - now how can I restore the data? Is it the same process as mentioned in this thread or different? I am a novice to this so appreciate your assistance.

Thanks - Brand.
post #6566 of 7090
Hi marcb77,

I saw that you responded to this post from JEEVO a while back. The ZappoTV app has been recently updated and now offers some cool new features. What I have been able to check out are playlist functionality, sharing of content with others (via Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail), adding any content to your favorites, and a great history log if you want it.

In addition, I was now able to also see all my uploaded videos in my Youtube account.
I can't wait for the ZappoTV iPad version to come out, which should be soon now.
post #6567 of 7090
Wrong thread...
post #6568 of 7090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandovian View Post

I have the same issue and did a rest to factory default
- now how can I restore the data?

If you created a backup, check the documentation for the software you used.
If you just copied files onto the MBL, do it again.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandovian View Post

Is it the same process as mentioned in this thread or different?

You're starting from scratch:
  1. Create one or more shares, if you want;
  2. Copy data until it starts to get fun.
post #6569 of 7090
You would think with all the brain power at WD they could fix the problem of having 2 jpg's show up using network shares. I recently tried PS3 Media server because of an A/V problem and it shows 1 jpg. All the jpg's were actually stored in a separate folder and matched up with the movie file (.avi .mkv) on the TV screen. So you had 1 jpg which was the movie.
Come on WD, if someone else figured this out so should you.
post #6570 of 7090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

There are many NAS units on the market that do many things. But for simple streaming, the D-link 321 is simple and cheap and it works perfectly with the WD Live+ -- I'm streaming from it now as I type this.

5400 rpm drives are just fine for BluRay streaming. I use Seagate 2 TB 5900 rpm drives for $80 each.

Based upon your previous recommendations, I picked up a DNS-321 when I saw Tiger Direct had them for $70 after a $20 mail-in-rebate. This was my first NAS device. I set it up last night and it couldn't have been simpler. The most time was spent formatting the drives. The WDTV Live saw it on the network right away and I had no issues in my first attempt of streaming.

Thanks for the recommendation.
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