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post #151 of 4707
Possible to just name the folders, leaving the files whatever? "Movie (2001)".
post #152 of 4707
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Originally Posted by famyuk View Post

Ive been reading this thread in interest as I thinking of getting this whilst I visit the states at the end of the month.

Does anyone know whether this comes with a DC adaptor that will work on 220/240 V?

Thanks

I'd like to know this too .... would appreciate it if any of the existing owners could just take a peek at their AC/DC adaptor and see if it's a universal (multi-voltage) adaptor. Would really appreciate it. Thanks very much.
post #153 of 4707
adapter shows 100-240v on mine.
post #154 of 4707
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Originally Posted by Cavalyr View Post

adapter shows 100-240v on mine.

woot woot! great news. thanks very much.
post #155 of 4707
WD Confirms the WDTV Live Streaming Media Player is 10/100 ONLY, not 10/100/1000.

AnandTech's brochure linked above is apparently out of date.

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/librar...178-705254.pdf

... This one is dated September, as well, which means WD updated it before the product was announced.

Hope that helps with the confusion...

I was feeling depressed that no matter what I did, I could not get the 1000 LED on my switch to light up!
post #156 of 4707
Does anyone know....Can this use Themes for the Live Hub?
post #157 of 4707
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

WD Confirms the WDTV Live Streaming Media Player is 10/100 ONLY, not 10/100/1000.

Where? link, please.
post #158 of 4707
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Originally Posted by mingus View Post

Possible to just name the folders, leaving the files whatever? "Movie (2001)".

No, that does not work. Mine USB HD was setup that way, with the file inside not named like that at all and until I renamed the movie file's themselves, the scraping wouldn't work.
post #159 of 4707
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

WD Confirms the WDTV Live Streaming Media Player is 10/100 ONLY, not 10/100/1000.

AnandTech's brochure linked above is apparently out of date.

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/librar...178-705254.pdf

... This one is dated September, as well, which means WD updated it before the product was announced.

Hope that helps with the confusion...

I was feeling depressed that no matter what I did, I could not get the 1000 LED on my switch to light up!

Oh, that's disappointing.
post #160 of 4707
raphaelwd -- will there be any more firmware updates (bug fixes) to the Live+ or is that now an orphan product.
post #161 of 4707
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

RaphaelWD:

Man, I hope you stick around here!

"There's Hope In Your Post."

I'm gonna go push that "Vote" Button until I pass out.

I'm guessing this is the link you wanted to post:

http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-Li...treaming_ideas

...but I'm not finding an idea about DTS?

Do yourself a favour, return it and get another media player that supports DTS HDMA, because it's never going to happen. There are many Realtek based media players and others that are cheap and have DTS HDMA support.

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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post


It can't play back from DVD-Rom/BD-Rom data disks. Sure, not a huge problem, but some of us like to back-up data on DVD-Roms/BD-Roms. I don't understand why they won't support external DVD-Rom support if they support external USB HD support?

Because WD sells hard drives, not DVD-Roms/BD-Roms. And they don't care if you want it...


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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

raphaelwd -- will there be any more firmware updates (bug fixes) to the Live+ or is that now an orphan product.

Previous products are DEAD for WD. D-E-A-D. DEAD
post #162 of 4707
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

Cases in point:
Battlestar Galactica (The Pilot to the 70's show that was screened in theaters): "It's a MOVIE!" "No, it was a TV PILOT!" "But it played in theaters!" "I DON'T CARE!!!"

Such is Life in an "Open Source World..."

Sorry, you didn't ask for all that... !

Yeah, I saw it in a theater back then.
Guess that also explains why you can't get info about TV series.
post #163 of 4707
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

WD Confirms the WDTV Live Streaming Media Player is 10/100 ONLY, not 10/100/1000.

AnandTech's brochure linked above is apparently out of date.

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/librar...178-705254.pdf

... This one is dated September, as well, which means WD updated it before the product was announced.

Hope that helps with the confusion...

I was feeling depressed that no matter what I did, I could not get the 1000 LED on my switch to light up!

Not sure why the PR sent me an outdated spec Anyways, the 8670 has 2 x GbE MAC on-chip. Probably WD saved a few bucks by opting for a 100 Mbps PHY.
post #164 of 4707
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Originally Posted by Loubut View Post

Yeah, I saw it in a theater back then.
Guess that also explains why you can't get info about TV series.

Wow, you're really dating yourself now. I guess you can say the same thing about the Buck Rogers pilot, which was also shown in theaters. . . . . which I saw. . . . . . at the theater. . . . . .
post #165 of 4707
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

raphaelwd -- will there be any more firmware updates (bug fixes) to the Live+ or is that now an orphan product.

I cannot comment on when this might happen, but we are working on at least one more firmware update for Live and Live Plus.

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Originally Posted by Otter0911 View Post

Does anyone know....Can this use Themes for the Live Hub?

The WD TV Live Streaming will have to have its own separate themes, because the UI is slightly different in some places. That said, it is similar enough to Live Hub that it should be pretty easy to port older themes over.


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Originally Posted by mingus View Post

Possible to just name the folders, leaving the files whatever? "Movie (2001)".

I have another trick up my sleeve for metadata. If your movie filenames don't return a direct match on TMDB, you can still get a correct result by putting a .nfo file in the same directory that contains a link to that movie's IMDB page. For example:

The_Matrix.mkv would return multiple results, however if I have The_Matrix.nfo in that folder, and it has a link to http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/ somewhere in it, then the WD TV will fetch the correct result.
post #166 of 4707
raphaelwd....Thanks
post #167 of 4707
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

WD Confirms the WDTV Live Streaming Media Player is 10/100 ONLY, not 10/100/1000.

I was feeling depressed that no matter what I did, I could not get the 1000 LED on my switch to light up!

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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

Oh, that's disappointing.

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Originally Posted by jakmal View Post

Anyways, the 8670 has 2 x GbE MAC on-chip. Probably WD saved a few bucks by opting for a 100 Mbps PHY.

Disappointed x2.
I too knew the 8670 was capable of GbE and was really hoping for it on this new player.
post #168 of 4707
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Originally Posted by Ive View Post

Disappointed x2.
I too knew the 8670 was capable of GbE and was really hoping for it on this new player.

Does the absense of GbE really make a difference in this case ?

I guess I can see the value of GbE in a media player with a HDD incorporated , but it seems to me that 10/100 is just fine , even for the highest bitrate BlueRay rip.
post #169 of 4707
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Originally Posted by Ive View Post

Disappointed x2.
I too knew the 8670 was capable of GbE and was really hoping for it on this new player.

Well, the Hub DOES have Gig, and people cursed the performance... So they probably didn't wanna go there again...
post #170 of 4707
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Originally Posted by raphaelwd View Post

We are working to resolve this in an upcoming firmware release.

Like many of us, I don't have any local storage. The lack of scraping for network media is really the only thing stopping me from getting this player. If you do fix it where would the metadata be stored? Does the unit have any space for that?

Thanks....philip
post #171 of 4707
The metadata is stored alongside the movie in an XML file of the same name... That's how it works for Local USB disks, at least...
post #172 of 4707
There is a couple files and a possible folder that stores the metadata/pics. Would hope the scraping for NAS/network does come with the net firmware upgrade. Keeps me from having to take out the HDDs one at a time to update the metadata. hmmmm.
post #173 of 4707
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Originally Posted by mingus View Post

Possible to just name the folders, leaving the files whatever? "Movie (2001)".

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Originally Posted by jdiehl View Post

No, that does not work. Mine USB HD was setup that way, with the file inside not named like that at all and until I renamed the movie file's themselves, the scraping wouldn't work.

Does that also apply to Video_TS folder DVD rips?
post #174 of 4707
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Originally Posted by Otter0911 View Post

raphaelwd....Thanks

same here.
post #175 of 4707
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Originally Posted by video321 View Post

Does that also apply to Video_TS folder DVD rips?

Even so, why keep folders where you have to click twice for playback when you can do the same with 1 click on an ISO?
post #176 of 4707
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

Well, the Hub DOES have Gig, and people cursed the performance... So they probably didn't wanna go there again...

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Originally Posted by Ive View Post

Disappointed x2.
I too knew the 8670 was capable of GbE and was really hoping for it on this new player.

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Originally Posted by dacia View Post

Does the absense of GbE really make a difference in this case ?

I guess I can see the value of GbE in a media player with a HDD incorporated , but it seems to me that 10/100 is just fine , even for the highest bitrate BlueRay rip.

I agree... Gbe is ONLY beneficial if the media player/server has an internal HDD capability for file transfers, file sharing, and streaming to other devices...

In this case the WDTV Live Streaming Media Player does not support or does not have an internal HDD - having Gbe would've been a waste of money/hardware feature and may have priced it out of the catagory it is trying to compete in... 10/100 Ethernet is more than enough for it to function primarily as just a streamer...
post #177 of 4707
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Originally Posted by jdiehl View Post

No, that does not work. Mine USB HD was setup that way, with the file inside not named like that at all and until I renamed the movie file's themselves, the scraping wouldn't work.

If the file name is correct but the folder not correct, will it work?

For example, I have a folder 'James Bond'.

Inside that folder I have a sub-folder for each film. To ensure they appear in correct chronological order I name the folder by year, then title, so if I view by folder it shows the sub-folders as:

1962 - Dr. No
1963 - From Russia with Love
1964 - Goldfinger
1965 - Thunderball

And so on.

But inside the "1962 - Dr. No" folder I have the file correctly named as:

Dr. No (1962).mkv

Will that work?

Steve W
post #178 of 4707
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Originally Posted by Pecker View Post


If the file name is correct but the folder not correct, will it work?

Steve W

Yes. It doesn't care about folder names unless it's a VIDEO_TS folder or BD rip folder, in which case it scrapes on the name of the parent folder.
post #179 of 4707
Thread Starter 
I just finished testing the local streaming capabilities of the unit, and we seem to have taken a few steps backward. Amongst other things, 1080p60 MTS files no longer play properly (they were OK in the Live Hub) and the 16 reframe Planet Earth sample stutters (again, that was OK in the Live Hub). PGS subs in MKVs also don't seem to work.. Not sure why people haven't started complaining about these yet!!
post #180 of 4707
I don't see any evidence of this but I thought I would ask anyways: is there any kind of SDK such that someone can write their own "app"? Some kind of direct interface to PVR software on a PC would be nice...
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