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post #1681 of 2241
Earlier firmware versions for the Hub did not support external hard drives larger than 2 TB. USB 3.0 has never been an issue AFAIK. I have a Seagtate 3TB USB 3.0 & 3TB USB3.0 WD My Book external hard drive (both NTFS) and they work fine on the hub but ONLY with the NEWER firmware, not necessarily the latest firmware which I'm not using.

Older firmware

Latest firmware
post #1682 of 2241
Support for drives > 2TB was added back in May.
post #1683 of 2241
IS this device really slow to transfer files to since there is no usb? Right now I can FTP files to my AC Ryan Playon Hd wirelessly at around 4-6 mb/s.

I am thinking of getting the Live Hub to replace the Ac Ryan.
post #1684 of 2241
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Originally Posted by telemike View Post

IS this device really slow to transfer files to since there is no usb? Right now I can FTP files to my AC Ryan Playon Hd wirelessly at around 4-6 mb/s.

I am thinking of getting the Live Hub to replace the Ac Ryan.

On my WDTV Live SMP which has almost exactly the same architecture as the Hub I can copy files over the LAN down to the attached drive at an average of over 9MB per second. Which is respectable since part of the trip is via a wireless N access point.

Regards,

Lt. Dang
post #1685 of 2241
Trying to decide on this player since it is a year old and I have not heard of a replacement.

My main uses are:

Local HDD playback of DVD ISO, Xvid, and MKV format videos. Plus some other vidoe formats, but mostly the three listed. Streaming playback of some Xvid over wireless-N (150mbs) to my PC. Need to have a moviejukebox capability showing moveisheets like Thumbgen.

Playback from future NAS.

The Live Hub will be wired to my router which is next to the TV. The NAS will be attached to the router as well next to the tv.

How is the movie scraping? I use "The Renamer" program to change the file names now for Thumbgen.

Can you use Thumbgen with the Live Hub?

Thanks for the feedback
post #1686 of 2241
Quote:
Originally Posted by telemike View Post

Trying to decide on this player since it is a year old and I have not heard of a replacement.

My main uses are:

Local HDD playback of DVD ISO, Xvid, and MKV format videos. Plus some other vidoe formats, but mostly the three listed. Streaming playback of some Xvid over wireless-N (150mbs) to my PC. Need to have a moviejukebox capability showing moveisheets like Thumbgen.

Playback from future NAS.

The Live Hub will be wired to my router which is next to the TV. The NAS will be attached to the router as well next to the tv.

How is the movie scraping? I use "The Renamer" program to change the file names now for Thumbgen.

Can you use Thumbgen with the Live Hub?

Thanks for the feedback

I have found the hub unreliable in playing back BD ISO. So if you have lots of media in this format, consider a different player, maybe a Dune or PCH. It does however play back MKV and AVI file well.

There is no automated scraping process available to scrap all your movies. The process uses IMDB database and requires the user the indivdually select each video file and perform a search. This can be quite tedious if you have hundreds of movies with special names.

I am not sure what thumbgen is, but if it an application to generate thumbnails.. then no. You can only use the stock UI application.
post #1687 of 2241
Does not auto scrape, bummer.
post #1688 of 2241
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Originally Posted by telemike View Post

Does not auto scrape, bummer.

??? Sure it does.
post #1689 of 2241
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

??? Sure it does.

So, it will scan my videos and find the cover art and info?
post #1690 of 2241
It will scrape an individual video file that you select, but with the stock software, it will not scrape multiple video files in a folder.
post #1691 of 2241
Any suggestions other than rebooting wdhub and router to see photos from ipod like i used to with wdphotos and hub? Tried reSYNCing the ipod and it resyncs but still says 'no photos found'. I loved this application. Seasons greetings.
post #1692 of 2241
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Originally Posted by telemike View Post

So, it will scan my videos and find the cover art and info?

Absolutely.

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Originally Posted by stepmback View Post

It will scrape an individual video file that you select, but with the stock software, it will not scrape multiple video files in a folder.

Where are ya'll getting that?

It absolutely CAN scan your ENTIRE library automatically.

I have over 2,000 video files, and it successfully scraped 98% of them after about 4 hours.

There were a few non-matchable media for which a MANUAL scan worked perfectly.

Only issue is that it also tries (and sometimes succeeds with hilarious results) to match my home movies.
post #1693 of 2241
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

Absolutely.



Where are ya'll getting that?

It absolutely CAN scan your ENTIRE library automatically.

Thanks, been having a hard time deciding between this, the Med8er and AIOS to replace my buggy AC Ryan POHD.
post #1694 of 2241
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Originally Posted by telemike View Post


Thanks, been having a hard time deciding between this, the Med8er and AIOS to replace my buggy AC Ryan POHD.

How? Using just stock software and not hacking the device?
post #1695 of 2241
Quote:
Originally Posted by stepmback View Post

How? Using just stock software and not hacking the device?

Would prefer to not have to hack the firmware. Do you have to use a 3rd party firmware for thumbgen?

I can live with the stock movie scraper as long as it does do bulk operation and can fix wrong guesses.

I assume I can set up a folder structure like:

-Videos
--Movie Name1
----movie file1.avi
--Movie Name2
----movie file2.avi
post #1696 of 2241
Quote:
Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

Absolutely.

Where are ya'll getting that?

Presumably from trying, and not seeing it happen.
post #1697 of 2241
Quote:
Originally Posted by telemike View Post

Would prefer to not have to hack the firmware. Do you have to use a 3rd party firmware for thumbgen?

I can live with the stock movie scraper as long as it does do bulk operation and can fix wrong guesses.

I assume I can set up a folder structure like:

-Videos
--Movie Name1
----movie file1.avi
--Movie Name2
----movie file2.avi

The stock software does NOT DO BULK SCRAPING, IT DOES NOT DO VOLUME SCRAPING. IT ONLY does indivdual scraping of a file you tell it to scrape. I have said this several times. You can not install third party software on the WD, unless you hack it first.

You can do any folder structure you want, but the artwork and info file need to be in the same folder as the file.
post #1698 of 2241
[quote=Loubut;21380284]Presumably from trying, and not seeing it happen.

Directly from the WD release notes:

Version 3.00.28:
Resolved Issues:
Supports Vimeo.
AccuWeather supports video news and multi-city favorites.
Supports PlayJam.
Supports media library function for network share folders; SMB/CIFS.
Supports RSS feeds.
Supports Meta-Source Manager.
****** Supports Auto Get Content Info. *******
post #1699 of 2241
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Originally Posted by stepmback View Post

The stock software does NOT DO BULK SCRAPING, IT DOES NOT DO VOLUME SCRAPING. IT ONLY does indivdual scraping of a file you tell it to scrape. I have said this several times.

Well, you're just flat out wrong... Doesn't matter how many times you say it...

As DrKashner posts from the release notes, it was added to Samba-based NAS devices in version 3.00.28, and to NFS-based NAs in 3.01.19.
post #1700 of 2241
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

Well, you're just flat out wrong... Doesn't matter how many times you say it...

As DrKashner posts from the release notes, it was added to Samba-based NAS devices in version 3.00.28, and to NFS-based NAs in 3.01.19.

Thanks, I am so close to placing an order after Christmas.
post #1701 of 2241
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Originally Posted by telemike View Post

Thanks, I am so close to placing an order after Christmas.

Spend your time waiting for the shipment to arrive making sure your filenames are recognized and matched in the media databases.

Movies are matched against www.themoviedb.org
TV Shows are matched against www.thetvdb.com

It tells the difference between a Movie or a TV show by the file name.

100% of my TV shows are named according to this format:

Series Name.SxxEyy.ext (xx=Season, yy=Episode)

and most of my movies are named

Movie Name (year).ext

Naming according to those formats will increase the likelihood of appropriate matches dramatically.
post #1702 of 2241
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

Well, you're just flat out wrong... Doesn't matter how many times you say it...

As DrKashner posts from the release notes, it was added to Samba-based NAS devices in version 3.00.28, and to NFS-based NAs in 3.01.19.

i've got an idea... instead of the "na, na , na, boo-boo.. i'm right and your're wrong.." song and dance.. how about you prove it by providing the step by step instructions on how to do it. And we can see if it is repeatable.

That should put that mystery to rest.
post #1703 of 2241
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Originally Posted by Crash613 View Post

i've got an idea... instead of the "na, na , na, boo-boo.. i'm right and your're wrong.." song and dance.. how about you prove it by providing the step by step instructions on how to do it. And we can see if it is repeatable.

That should put that mystery to rest.

Good idea.
post #1704 of 2241
I just upgraded to latest version of firmware and there NOW is an automated scraping process. I stand corrected. You can play the nanny nanny bo bo music. This feature was just added with latest firmware.

HOWEVER I could not get mine to work automatically, it fact when the service said getting content info for the library, the file I was testing was never recognized. It was named properly and was added. Granted I have not had time to really mess around with it. How do I find out why it did not recognize a file Example Jaws.mkv.

One other thing I have noticed with this new firmware is that is locking up my box much more than the previous version. I have had to reboot twice already. Never had that with previous version.
post #1705 of 2241
WD® ADDS THOUSANDS OF NEW HD MOVIES FOR WD TV® CUSTOMERS
New Services Now Available; New Remote Control App for Apple® and Android Mobile Devices Improves Media Player Navigation

IRVINE, Calif., - Dec. 20, 2011 - Western Digital (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions and maker of the acclaimed WD TV® media player family, has added streaming movie service VUDU, as well as several additional new sports and entertainment services to the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub media players, adding to the media player family's current content offerings from Netflix®, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster®, CinemaNow®, Spotify, Pandora®, YouTube®, Facebook® and many others. In addition to VUDU, new services include SnagFilms, XOS College Sports, SEC Digital Network, Comedy Time and Watch Mojo.

Additionally, the new WD® TV Remote app improves the navigation experience for WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub users by turning their iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android compatible mobile device into an advanced feature remote control for their WD TV. The WD TV Remote advanced features allow users to more easily navigate the wide variety of digital media WD TV users enjoy on their television, from leading entertainment services to personal video, photos or music.
New Services1

VUDU - WD TV customers now have access to VUDU's large HD library of movies and TV titles instantly on their home entertainment systems. WD supports the HDX video format that features 1080p Full HD video and rich Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 audio, allowing users to enjoy a cinema-like experience at home with the hottest new releases available on-demand without any subscription fees or late fees. Upon VUDU registration on their device WD TV media player users will receive a $4.99 USD credit towards VUDU movie rentals, which are available to rent starting at just $2 USD for two nights.
SnagFilms - Customers now have on-demand access to SnagFilms' broad collection of full-length independent films, free of charge, in genres such as documentary, comedy, drama, family friendly and pop culture.
XOS College Sports - This free service offers the largest digital library of college sports video, including more than 75 years of current and classic college sports action.
SEC Digital Network - On demand access is available for current season and classic Southeastern Conference games, videos, interviews and more. This service includes more than 1,000 hours of original and exclusive video.
Comedy Time - This free service includes a broad library of short-form comedy video programming.
Watch Mojo - Customers now have free access to Watch Mojo's professionally-produced premium videos in categories such as comedy, education, fashion, food, health & fitness, music, politics, technology and video games.


Improved Navigation with WD TV Remote
The new WD TV Remote app improves the navigation experience for WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub users, providing all the features of the standard WD TV remote control along with several advanced features, including a gesture pad to help navigate menu screens and services with intuitive touch gestures, as well as QWERTY keyboard support for text entry and search functionality. A favorites screen provides quick access to entertainment services on the WD TV. WD TV Remote connects over the home wireless network and can work with multiple WD TV media players in the home. Additionally, WD TV Remote is available in multiple languages, including English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Russian, and Portuguese.

"WD TV personalizes the entertainment experience for consumers better than any other digital media player," said Chris Bull, director of marketing for WD's Connected Home Solutions group. "Whether it is photos or movies on your PC, Mac®, tablet, smartphone, personal cloud drive such as the My Book® Live, or one of our exciting entertainment services such as VUDU, WD TV media players enable anyone in the family to easily enjoy a custom entertainment experience with their favorite movies, TV shows, music and photos."

Price and Availability
The VUDU, SnagFilms, XOS College Sports, SEC Digital Network, Comedy Time and Watch Mojo services are now available on WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub media players, which are available at select U.S. retailers and online at www.wdstore.com starting at $99.99 USD MSRP. WD TV Remote is currently available as a free download from the iTunes® Store and we anticipate will be available on the Android Market soon.
post #1706 of 2241
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Originally Posted by stepmback View Post

....This feature was just added with latest firmware.

...It was named properly and was added. Granted I have not had time to really mess around with it. How do I find out why it did not recognize a file Example Jaws.mkv.

I don't play nanny-nanny-boo-boo. I just counter incorrect information with facts. And the fact is that it was added in the firmware 3.00.28 released 11/17, not the firmware that was released two days ago.

The only difference in functionality that the 12/20 release added was the ability to add MULTIPLE individual shares per NAS (as opposed to the WHOLE NAS or ONE share per NAS), and that it now works with NFS as well as Samba.

The simplest way to test matches is to do them MANUALLY. If you do a MANUAL lookup and are presented with MULTIPLE options (such as is the case with JAWS, you'll get probably 4 or 5 matches). The WD isn't likely to "Guess" when faced with multiple alternatives on a "vague" filename.

But if you name it Jaws (1975).mkv, it will match. Just tried it myself and it matched.

Quote:


how about you prove it by providing the step by step instructions on how to do it

Wow. PROVE it? Sheesh.

1) Name your files on your shares "Correctly." Whatever that may mean.
2) Go to SETUP / SYSTEM / CONTENT INFO and change the option to AUTO.
3) Go to SETUP / SYSTEM / MEDIA LIBRARY / MEDIA LIBRARY MANAGER FOR NETWORK SHARES / Add Network Share ... and follow the instructions to add your share(s) to the Media Library.
4) Repeat Step 3 as needed for additional shares.

Wait. ... Wait .. And Wait... (it took several hours to scrape my system of 2000+ video files...)
post #1707 of 2241
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingpcgeek View Post

WD® ADDS THOUSANDS OF NEW HD MOVIES FOR WD TV® CUSTOMERS
New Services Now Available; New Remote Control App for Apple® and Android™ Mobile Devices Improves Media Player Navigation

IRVINE, Calif., - Dec. 20, 2011 - Western Digital (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions and maker of the acclaimed WD TV® media player family, has added streaming movie service VUDU, as well as several additional new sports and entertainment services to the WD TV Live™ and WD TV Live Hub™ media players, adding to the media player family's current content offerings from Netflix®, Hulu Plus™, Blockbuster®, CinemaNow®, Spotify™, Pandora®, YouTube®, Facebook® and many others. In addition to VUDU, new services include SnagFilms, XOS College Sports, SEC Digital Network, Comedy Time and Watch Mojo.

Additionally, the new WD® TV Remote™ app improves the navigation experience for WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub users by turning their iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ compatible mobile device into an advanced feature remote control for their WD TV. The WD TV Remote advanced features allow users to more easily navigate the wide variety of digital media WD TV users enjoy on their television, from leading entertainment services to personal video, photos or music.
New Services1

VUDU - WD TV customers now have access to VUDU's large HD library of movies and TV titles instantly on their home entertainment systems. WD supports the HDX™ video format that features 1080p Full HD video and rich Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 audio, allowing users to enjoy a cinema-like experience at home with the hottest new releases available on-demand without any subscription fees or late fees. Upon VUDU registration on their device WD TV media player users will receive a $4.99 USD credit towards VUDU movie rentals, which are available to rent starting at just $2 USD for two nights.
SnagFilms - Customers now have on-demand access to SnagFilms' broad collection of full-length independent films, free of charge, in genres such as documentary, comedy, drama, family friendly and pop culture.
XOS College Sports - This free service offers the largest digital library of college sports video, including more than 75 years of current and classic college sports action.
SEC Digital Network - On demand access is available for current season and classic Southeastern Conference games, videos, interviews and more. This service includes more than 1,000 hours of original and exclusive video.
Comedy Time - This free service includes a broad library of short-form comedy video programming.
Watch Mojo - Customers now have free access to Watch Mojo's professionally-produced premium videos in categories such as comedy, education, fashion, food, health & fitness, music, politics, technology and video games.


Improved Navigation with WD TV Remote
The new WD TV Remote app improves the navigation experience for WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub users, providing all the features of the standard WD TV remote control along with several advanced features, including a gesture pad to help navigate menu screens and services with intuitive touch gestures, as well as QWERTY keyboard support for text entry and search functionality. A favorites screen provides quick access to entertainment services on the WD TV. WD TV Remote connects over the home wireless network and can work with multiple WD TV media players in the home. Additionally, WD TV Remote is available in multiple languages, including English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Russian, and Portuguese.

"WD TV personalizes the entertainment experience for consumers better than any other digital media player," said Chris Bull, director of marketing for WD's Connected Home Solutions group. "Whether it is photos or movies on your PC, Mac®, tablet, smartphone, personal cloud drive such as the My Book® Live, or one of our exciting entertainment services such as VUDU, WD TV media players enable anyone in the family to easily enjoy a custom entertainment experience with their favorite movies, TV shows, music and photos."

Price and Availability
The VUDU, SnagFilms, XOS College Sports, SEC Digital Network, Comedy Time and Watch Mojo services are now available on WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub media players, which are available at select U.S. retailers and online at www.wdstore.com starting at $99.99 USD MSRP. WD TV Remote is currently available as a free download from the iTunes® Store and we anticipate will be available on the Android Market soon.

I commented on this in the Master VUDU forum and I will post it here because it involves the Live Hub....If you want the ability to download movies to the Hub's internal drive, I was told that function is not supported....VUDU will only allow streaming to the device, which, for accessing VUDU, turns the Hub into a streamer only.....If anyone is interested, they can go to the VUDU forums or call their Customer Care and ask.....I just wanted to pass the info on.....
post #1708 of 2241
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Originally Posted by Beefer View Post

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.

Does anyone have any answer for the above? Could anyone with a WD TV Live Hub try a 2:40:1 and see if it does crop to 16:9?

I downloaded and read the manual but could only find references to 'zoom'; which were vague at best.
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post #1710 of 2241
Just getting my new hub set up and i got to the part to configure Twonky. What is supposed to happen here?

in the WD Discovery tool (webpage) i press "Media" and a screen pops up where you check the "enabled" tick mark then press Launch Twonky.

From the pictures in the manual it appears that a Twonky page is supposed to pop up next.

Instead, when i press Launch Twonky another WD TV Live Hub page pops up.

I have tried the normal mea culpa such as disable firewall and anti virus to no avail.

Everything else seems to work. even the remote controller.

I do have it sharing.. i set it up with shares in Windows 7. But it seems that there is supposed to be something else. otherwise why are people using third party streamers?

Windows 7 appears to be streaming it on it's own.

Please advise.
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