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post #2191 of 4686
Hi Guys
My partner just recieved a WD Live Streamer
I have a dune and a himedia player
all my files are iso
she tried dvd iso tonite and worked fine
The trouble is all my blurays are converted to iso and a not compressed.
Some are movie only and some are full disc and ripped by DVDFAB
I would like to know from you guys wether this player will play bd iso's fine
I gave her a WD Elements with a bluray iso to try and it video played fine for a shortwhile but the audio broke up and stuttered
She would only be playing from a usb 2.0 external hdd with a very short lead
I have tried a search but havent came up with much
Would appreciate any help
thanks
post #2192 of 4686
Still no luck with network shares... Got Media share to work though
post #2193 of 4686
Make sure the workgroup names match...
post #2194 of 4686
hey guys!!

can you suggest what is better:-
1) buying a combo nas + media player like WD HUB?
2) buying a media streaming box(like WD LIVE etc) and a 1 TB usb hard drive and connecting it to WD live and use it as a NAS and media server?
3) some other setup which can fulfill my requirement in the same price range.

i am a very basic user, i just want a NAS and a media streamer (which can play all major formats) which i will connect to my av receiver and projector. So my major concern is the transfer speeds(all transfers will be wireless) i would get while transferring movie files from the laptop. i currently have a CISCO LINKSYS EA 4500 ROUTER which supports upto 450 mbps but i would be getting 300mbps because of the laptop wifi adaptor limitation.
as i said earlier i am a very general user and would be focusing on only playing movies and watching photos on the projector. i probably wont be using any of the online streaming services.

any and every help would be highly appreciated
thanks:)
post #2195 of 4686
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Originally Posted by Holiday121 View Post

I cant get my WDTV live to recognise my network shares for anything.. Any tips anyone can give

I tried all the fixes posted for the WD players and Windows shares and still had issues. Sometimes it would work, sometimes it wouldn't. Finally I stopped using Windows sharing and installed Hanewin NFS server. Works great now over NFS.
post #2196 of 4686
Well for some reason it finds my pc as a media share and if I put the files into the folders in there I can access them.

Workgroup matches on both but I can't get my computer to leave the homegroup. I tried for 6 hours last night after reading pages upon pages
post #2197 of 4686
Hi all,

Is there any way to get free online shows on the WDTV - e.g. the free Fox HD replays available a few days after original airing? Or maybe some way to stream the playback on a PC to the WDTV?

Thanks,

CC
post #2198 of 4686
PlayOn.
post #2199 of 4686
does the WD live play BD iso fine
thanks
post #2200 of 4686
Quote:
Originally Posted by denass View Post

Hi Guys
My partner just recieved a WD Live Streamer
I have a dune and a himedia player
all my files are iso
she tried dvd iso tonite and worked fine
The trouble is all my blurays are converted to iso and a not compressed.
Some are movie only and some are full disc and ripped by DVDFAB
I would like to know from you guys wether this player will play bd iso's fine
I gave her a WD Elements with a bluray iso to try and it video played fine for a shortwhile but the audio broke up and stuttered
She would only be playing from a usb 2.0 external hdd with a very short lead
I have tried a search but havent came up with much
Would appreciate any help
thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by denass View Post

does the WD live play BD iso fine
thanks

WDTV doesn't play BD ISO's.
post #2201 of 4686
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

PlayOn.

Ah - thanks - looks like between the network sites and Hulu it would get most of what I'd want. Just a few questions, which I suppose I should also post on the PlayOn forum:

1) My WDTV on a 300mb 2.4 GHZ connection streams smoothly from ethernet NAS. To run PlayOn on a wireless computer I'm guessing I might need a 5GHZ wireless adapter to spread the server traffic to that 300mb band?

2) Any difference between running on Vista vs. Win7? (No foreseeable plans to upgrade to Win8)

3) Does PlayOn run as a continuous service, or do I have to start it up when I want to use it? If the former, can the WDTV "wake up" a laptop in sleep mode to use the server?

4) Any "cons" to PlayOn, or any alternative products I should compare?


Thanks again,

CC
post #2202 of 4686
1) I don't think it should be necessary. Playon is streaming INTERNET feeds, which are usually pretty low bandwidth. If the stream gets to the PC through the "slow" internet fine, it should be fine on any ordinary internal network.
2) Nope...
3) It's a service. No, the WD won't wake anything up.
4) It's not Free, but lifetime subscription is pretty reasonably priced.
post #2203 of 4686
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Originally Posted by Holiday121 View Post

Well for some reason it finds my pc as a media share and if I put the files into the folders in there I can access them.
Workgroup matches on both but I can't get my computer to leave the homegroup. I tried for 6 hours last night after reading pages upon pages

Do you set "HomeGroup connections" to "Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers"????? This is under "Advanced sharing settings"-->"Home or Work".
post #2204 of 4686
Quote:
Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

1) I don't think it should be necessary. Playon is streaming INTERNET feeds, which are usually pretty low bandwidth. If the stream gets to the PC through the "slow" internet fine, it should be fine on any ordinary internal network.
2) Nope...
3) It's a service. No, the WD won't wake anything up.
4) It's not Free, but lifetime subscription is pretty reasonably priced.

Yikes - I can't believe I asked such a dumb question - Of course my DSL would be the only constraint!

You've pretty much convinced me - I'll install on my laptop and just turn it on when I need it - I can do other things on it while it's recording so no reason to think this would interfere.

Thanks again for helping me understand the possibilities...

CC
post #2205 of 4686
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Originally Posted by cc_in_oh View Post

Yikes - I can't believe I asked such a dumb question...
Thanks again for helping me understand the possibilities...
CC

You're quite welcome. And no, that wasn't a dumb question at all. Let us know if you go that route and whether or not that assumption is accurate or not.
post #2206 of 4686
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

WDTV doesn't play BD ISO's.

Thanks for your help
Very much appreciated
post #2207 of 4686
WDTV does play BD Isos, however it ignores menus and only plays the largest title. So if your main movie is split into several m2ts, you only get to see the largest clip and that's it.
post #2208 of 4686
WDFAn - do you recommend the PlayOn + PlayLater bundle? It sounds appealing since my wife often watches a show at a different time, or one of us falls asleep and wants to catch up later...

Thanks,

CC

[Edit] I found a recent PCMag review of PlayLater if anyone is interested:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410104,00.asp

Most of the "cons" - lack of Apple support, slow downloading - aren't issues for me. Too-large file sizes would be a minor annoyance, but I don't foresee archiving files after they've been viewed. For me the main drawback would be recording the same lags you would get in direct streaming - seems like it should be able to create a smooth recording without the lag...

3/5 rating but for an extra $20 over the PlayOn-only price it sounds like it might be worth a try for me. $60 for both (lifetime) seems very attractive to me, and hopefully they will continue to improve with version updates...
Edited by cc_in_oh - 12/6/12 at 7:47am
post #2209 of 4686
I've never used Play Later (when I bought PlayOn, it wasn't available), so I don't know anything about it.
post #2210 of 4686
Wow, I didn't know anything about PlayOn until I read about it on this thread. I have been looking for a way to get HBOGO on my TV without buying yet another device, and this is it! Thanks for the recommendation, I'm thrilled.
post #2211 of 4686
I'm a newbie to this topic so please bear with me. My interests are primarily are LOCAL Blu Ray and music streaming, and I have little to no interest at this time for any Internet streaming applications. I've had a quick look at the BB and the PCH A400 but I've ruled them out at this time due to lack of frequent updates (BB), and too new with too many problems with the A400. The A400 could be a good solution in a few months but I don't believe that it is an acceptable (to me) product now.

I'm considering a WD Live Hub but I've a few questions.

1. Looks like there is still no support for DTS-MA?
2. If DTS-MA is still not supported has WD indicated supporting it in future FW updates? (there shouldn't be any licensing issues)
3. Other than DTS-MA are there any other major Blu Ray related issues that I should be aware of?
4. How well does SlingPlayer work with SlingShot 500 or any other Sling product?
5. I mostly use/have Mac (Mountain Lion) - any reason to avoid WD because of this?
6. Any other major issues that I should be aware of?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!
-- Bill --
post #2212 of 4686
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Originally Posted by rx-8 View Post

I'm a newbie to this topic so please bear with me. My interests are primarily are LOCAL Blu Ray and music streaming, and I have little to no interest at this time for any Internet streaming applications. I've had a quick look at the BB and the PCH A400 but I've ruled them out at this time due to lack of frequent updates (BB), and too new with too many problems with the A400. The A400 could be a good solution in a few months but I don't believe that it is an acceptable (to me) product now.
I'm considering a WD Live Hub but I've a few questions.
1. Looks like there is still no support for DTS-MA?
2. If DTS-MA is still not supported has WD indicated supporting it in future FW updates? (there shouldn't be any licensing issues)
3. Other than DTS-MA are there any other major Blu Ray related issues that I should be aware of?
4. How well does SlingPlayer work with SlingShot 500 or any other Sling product?
5. I mostly use/have Mac (Mountain Lion) - any reason to avoid WD because of this?
6. Any other major issues that I should be aware of?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers!
-- Bill --

1) No, and probably never will.
2) NO, and again probably never will.
3) It doesn't play BD ISO's CORRECTLY. It will play the largest file.
4) Never used SlingPlayer.
5) Don't use Apple Computers.
6) Don't know.

I bought the WDTV2 for my parents. It plays all of my M2TS, DVD MKV, and DVD ISO's without issues. My parents like it due to Pandora. Other than that, the jukebox is a PIA.
post #2213 of 4686
Bill, in reference to your Slingbox 500/Hub question, I can report that the Slingplayer app for the WD TV Live SMP works well with my Slingboxes (Solo, Pro Hd, and the new 350). I don't have the Hub but it is in the same development/support cycle as the Live SMP and should use the same SP app. I am confident enough in the player that I am giving a Slingbox and SMP to some distant family members for Christmas. Overall, I am very happy with my three Live SMPs but I have no experience to relate to your questions 1, 2, 3, and 5.
post #2214 of 4686
Thanks to everyone who replied.

Overall I like the WD product lineup but not having DTS-MA could be a deal breaker in my mind. I may have to wait a little bit longer to see if the PCH A400 gets the fixes it desperately needs. Am I making too big a deal of not having DTS-MA?
post #2215 of 4686
I'd say yes considering most people won't hear a difference anyway.
post #2216 of 4686
Quote:
Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

1) No, and probably never will.
2) NO, and again probably never will.
3) It doesn't play BD ISO's CORRECTLY. It will play the largest file.
4) Never used SlingPlayer.
5) Don't use Apple Computers.
6) Don't know.
I bought the WDTV2 for my parents. It plays all of my M2TS, DVD MKV, and DVD ISO's without issues. My parents like it due to Pandora. Other than that, the jukebox is a PIA.

Hi GusGus748s
Just tried playing a BD iso on my partners WD Live Streaming Player
Its was connected via usb 2 to a WD elements external Hdd
It played fine but no chapter search
she is playing it to her tv in stereo
havent tried more but happy it worked
maybe the 1st time audio and video went out of sync just needed a re power up
hope it will be fine for her watching tv series on bluray iso too
post #2217 of 4686
ISO on the WDTV will only play the biggest M2TS in the directory, nothing more. For some movies that is fine but if the title branches it wont play correctly, same goes for TV series.

Bill
post #2218 of 4686
thanks will let her know
post #2219 of 4686
I'm looking to have a cool interface that shows details about the movie and picture. Can someone help me out and how to start that. I'm thinking about just running external hard drives to the wd live and maybe use a hub. Bypass connecting to a computer
post #2220 of 4686
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Originally Posted by Holiday121 View Post

I'm looking to have a cool interface that shows details about the movie and picture. Can someone help me out and how to start that. I'm thinking about just running external hard drives to the wd live and maybe use a hub. Bypass connecting to a computer

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