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post #1531 of 2241
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Originally Posted by Trickology View Post

I have been having a lot of problems as of late with the audio going out of sync on certain mkv files any one experiencing this?

I think i just figured out what the problem is, I have been DL all my files directly to the hub over my network and it seems the files themselves were getting corrupt. i guess i cant do that any one else know about that
post #1532 of 2241
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Originally Posted by Trickology View Post

I think i just figured out what the problem is, I have been DL all my files directly to the hub over my network and it seems the files themselves were getting corrupt. i guess i cant do that any one else know about that

I have a problem with HubFlow. If I try to use the folder on the Hub to save the files from hubflow, all the jpg's are corrupt. I only get half a picture most of the time. I have to use a folder on my pc hard drive to get the info and then copy the .jpgs and .xml files to the hub.
post #1533 of 2241
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Originally Posted by Trickology View Post

I think i just figured out what the problem is, I have been DL all my files directly to the hub over my network and it seems the files themselves were getting corrupt. i guess i cant do that any one else know about that


I rip the files to my PC's hard drive then copy to the hub no issues just time consuming.

Ray
post #1534 of 2241
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Originally Posted by drkashner View Post

I have a problem with HubFlow. If I try to use the folder on the Hub to save the files from hubflow, all the jpg's are corrupt. I only get half a picture most of the time. I have to use a folder on my pc hard drive to get the info and then copy the .jpgs and .xml files to the hub.

Not sure what hubflow is? I copy tiffs, jpegs, and movies from my PC hard drive to the hub and have none of the issues your having. I guess your trying to save time by sending directly to the hub through the network via? I don't see this as a fault of the hub.

Ray
post #1535 of 2241
Can I use an android cell phone app to control the WD TV Live Hub that also let's me navigate the files by seeing them on my smart phone? The idea is to have a WD TV Live Hub play back music without needing to turn on a display.

Also wondering what the summary is regarding the WD TV Live Hub or using a WD TV Live plus and a HDD. What if anything is better with the Live Hub?
post #1536 of 2241
Anybody?

Is there an android app to allow you to see and chose files to playback from the WD TV Live Hub to whatever it is connected to? Playback content from Hub without turning on a display? I thought Plugplayer may do this but I'm not finding enough feedback yet.
post #1537 of 2241
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Originally Posted by cpc View Post

Anybody?

After 7000 posts I'm sure you know that usually when no one answers you, no one has the answer. Why don't you try the WD forum, its much more active.

http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-Li.../ct-p/live_hub
post #1538 of 2241
Actually, after some more research, I think Plugplayer will do it. There are a few other apps that may work also. I think I will just give the WD TV Live Hub a try and see how it works. Wish me luck! I hope my wireless router is ok with the WD TV Live Hub and my phone. I will plug the WD TV Live Hub right into the router via cable.
post #1539 of 2241
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Originally Posted by cpc View Post

Actually, after some more research, I think Plugplayer will do it. There are a few other apps that may work also. I think I will just give the WD TV Live Hub a try and see how it works. Wish me luck! I hope my wireless router is ok with the WD TV Live Hub and my phone. I will plug the WD TV Live Hub right into the router via cable.

I don't know if this going to work the way you want it to. I was unable to find a way to browse and and control music on the wdtv. I ended up buying a Squeezebox touch to handle my music and now use the hub and strictly for video watching.
post #1540 of 2241
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Originally Posted by drunkmunk View Post

I don't know if this going to work the way you want it to. I was unable to find a way to browse and and control music on the wdtv. I ended up buying a Squeezebox touch to handle my music and now use the hub and strictly for video watching.

You couldn't navigate your music files on the WD TV Live hub with an android cell phone app without a display or at all?
post #1541 of 2241
Hi

Now the WD live has never been fast on my wired network but in the last two weeks or so it has become unusable.

1.3 Gb file taking 8+ hours. and will 'fail' in the end.
Using window 7 to navigate is now so slow I'm getting not 'responding messages'.

For the life of me I cant thing what it can be?
I have a Dreambox with a 1tb HD on the same network hub and it transfers 1.3Gb in 35 mins and is fine.

I have rebooted - WD Hub - Pc - Rooters - mapped - unmapped - changed network cable.

ant suggestions or help much appreciated.

Not updated firmware
post #1542 of 2241
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Originally Posted by cpc View Post


You couldn't navigate your music files on the WD TV Live hub with an android cell phone app without a display or at all?

I have an iPhone and to be honest I didn't try plugplay so hopefully it will work for you. I was just looking for a way to play my music without having to turn on the tv as well as controlling the music selection from my porch (zone 2 on my receiver). I even used the "play to" function on my laptop to control it. But in the end I found the Squeezebox had everything I wanted plus it is easy enough my wife could use it. Hopefully plugplay works for you, but it looks like it's main purpose is for streaming to or from devices.
post #1543 of 2241
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Originally Posted by sharper9 View Post

Hi

Now the WD live has never been fast on my wired network but in the last two weeks or so it has become unusable.

1.3 Gb file taking 8+ hours. and will 'fail' in the end.
Using window 7 to navigate is now so slow I'm getting not 'responding messages'.

For the life of me I cant thing what it can be?
I have a Dreambox with a 1tb HD on the same network hub and it transfers 1.3Gb in 35 mins and is fine.

I have rebooted - WD Hub - Pc - Rooters - mapped - unmapped.

ant suggestions or help much appreciated.

Do you have any other devices attached to your network that are turned on such as a PC or any other media players. Try turning them off when doing a transfer to see if they are causing any issues.
post #1544 of 2241
Looks like a new player is on its way.

The "WD TV Live Streaming Media Player" what a mouthful.

Part number: WDBHG70000NBK

is showing up all over the web now for pre-order, but very little details.

Who's going to launch the *official* thread?
post #1545 of 2241
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

Looks like a new player is on its way.

The "WD TV Live Streaming Media Player" what a mouthful.

Part number: WDBHG70000NBK

is showing up all over the web now for pre-order, but very little details.

Who's going to launch the *official* thread?

I can't see it for pre-order anywhere! Where did you spot it? [ Edit: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthr...d=0&p=43462568 ]

Btw, does the Live Hub do 1080p Netflix with DD+ bitstreaming? That is one claim to fame for the PS3 and Roku 2 XS Netflix apps.. Just curious whether it is something that the Live Hub already does, but is just not promoted much!

Edit: Started thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1364999

If what is stated in the SlickDeals link is true, I think this is one player that people can't fault Western Digital for.. Take the Live Hub, strip out the internal HDD and add wi-fi and make it cheaper!
post #1546 of 2241
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Originally Posted by jakmal View Post

Btw, does the Live Hub do 1080p Netflix with DD+ bitstreaming? That is one claim to fame for the PS3 and Roku 2 XS Netflix apps.. Just curious whether it is something that the Live Hub already does, but is just not promoted much!

Yeah, I think this may be a good win.

I doubt it does BD menus, and probably doesn't add many features the Hub doesn't already have, and I would bet they'll track the same firmware.

So in reality, this new box will be pretty much a Hub without disk, and add WiFi.



I don't know if the hub does 1080p from NetFlix, because NetFlix doesn't specify what the resolution is. It just says "HD." and it did that back when they were only doing 720p. ... and my TV only reports the resolution that the HUB is set to, not what the media is encoded at.

But yes, the Hub definitely does DD+. I've seen my AVR report that on a number of occasions.
post #1547 of 2241
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Originally Posted by sharper9 View Post

Hi

Now the WD live has never been fast on my wired network but in the last two weeks or so it has become unusable.

1.3 Gb file taking 8+ hours. and will 'fail' in the end.
Using window 7 to navigate is now so slow I'm getting not 'responding messages'.

For the life of me I cant thing what it can be?
I have a Dreambox with a 1tb HD on the same network hub and it transfers 1.3Gb in 35 mins and is fine.

I have rebooted - WD Hub - Pc - Rooters - mapped - unmapped - changed network cable.

ant suggestions or help much appreciated.

Not updated firmware

Try and see if you can ftp into the device, it might be faster. and if it fails it does a data check and you can resume
post #1548 of 2241
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Originally Posted by Mugenstylus1 View Post

Try and see if you can ftp into the device, it might be faster. and if it fails it does a data check and you can resume

We can ftp into the standard? Wow, never tried that.
post #1549 of 2241
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Originally Posted by Mugenstylus1 View Post

Try and see if you can ftp into the device, it might be faster. and if it fails it does a data check and you can resume

Not thought of that what would you recommend for ftp transfers to the WD Live Hub?
post #1550 of 2241
Looking into getting the WD Live Hub.

I currently have a laptop that I use VLC to play my local vids.

I am very picky...and curious of the following. With VLC...if I watch a full widescreen movie I get a black bar above and below. I have a 16:9 TV and I guess the movies are 2.39:1 or 2.40:1.

With VLC...I can crop (not zoom) to 16:9 and all is wonderful. I fully understand the I am missing some video on the left and right after doing this...but that is fine to me.

Will the player on the Live Hub allow me to crop like VLC Player? I do not want to zoom (since it usually zooms too much) and do not want to force it to fit to 16:9 because of distortion.

If it doesn't...definately a deal breaker for me. Will stick to my laptop with VLC.

Thanks in advance for any help.
post #1551 of 2241
New Firmware......

Supports Dailymotion.
Supports Spotify.
Supports YouTube Leanback.
Resolved device hangs when playing certain BD rip files.
Resolved firmware upgrade fails to download bi2 file by using 3rd party wireless USB dongle.
Resolved Flickr causes device to reboot.
Resolved Hulu Plus videos fail to play after pressing mute.
Resolved issues with built-in subtitles in MKV.
Resolved long term music playback over wireless by using 3rd party wireless USB dongle.
Resolved Picasa "People I'm Following" is cut off by overscan.
Resolved several Accuweather user interface issues.
Resolved Accuweather displays incorrect time at midnight.
Resolved several general user interface alignment issues.
Resolved several translation issues.
Resolved several TuneIn Radio user interface alignment issues.
Resolved several Deezer user interface alignment issues.
Resolved YouTube incorrect curser placement when selecting related video.
Resolved VCD files bad playback performance.
Resolved Gallery View gets stuck waiting for backdrops.
Resolved Pandora album art icon missing from now playing.
post #1552 of 2241
Details are now coming out about the latest WD Media Player. $99, no local storage, built-in WiFi and very small.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/06/s...st-99-wdtv-li/
post #1553 of 2241
Great! With new firmware the speed for loading movies to my hub through my wired network increased from 10 to 13 MB second.
post #1554 of 2241
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Originally Posted by kingpcgeek View Post

Details are now coming out about the latest WD Media Player. $99, no local storage, built-in WiFi and very small.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/06/s...st-99-wdtv-li/

-Does anyone know if the chipset is Sigma chipset-SMP 8655 or new intel??
post #1555 of 2241
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by csrini1 View Post

-Does anyone know if the chipset is Sigma chipset-SMP 8655 or new intel??

It is the SMP 8670. Official thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1364999
post #1556 of 2241
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Originally Posted by jakmal View Post

It is the SMP 8670. Official thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1364999

ok, thanks, we then have to wait until we see 8910 chipsets. Hopefully first quarter of 2012?
post #1557 of 2241
Hi guys how about the new machine WDTV announced where would this fit between, hub, live and plus?

Is there a new chip 3D compatible? and are we getting DTSH MASTER and 7.1 audio too?

Thanks
post #1558 of 2241
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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

Hi guys how about the new machine WDTV announced where would this fit between, hub, live and plus?

Is there a new chip 3D compatible? and are we getting DTSH MASTER and 7.1 audio too?

Thanks

no 3D nor hd audio pass through.
post #1559 of 2241
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Originally Posted by csrini1 View Post

no 3D nor hd audio pass through.

No *DTS-HD* passthrough. Dolby True HD is fine.
post #1560 of 2241
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Originally Posted by cpc View Post

You couldn't navigate your music files on the WD TV Live hub with an android cell phone app without a display or at all?

I investigated this a month or two ago. I came up dry. I agree it would be nice to be able to navigate my directories without turning on the TV.
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