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post #2971 of 4686
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bamafan35611 View Post

I have the WD LIVE TV PLUS GEN 2 I just got rid of my cable tv and I am wondering is there a way you can get the wd live tv plus to play live internet tv via some sort of program I can put on my computer?

PlayOn has released a browser plugin called PlayMark that might be worth a look...

CC
post #2972 of 4686
I am having issues where the videos I watch randomly freeze for a few seconds (5-10 seconds) several times an episode, and either goes back to the main menu, or jumps ahead 5-10 seconds when it unfreezes. Videos usually are 720p mkv files. I have tried it using both wireless and wired connection and I switched out my router to see if that was the issue, but it persists. Anyone ever experienced something like that?
Edited by mattjones124 - 7/9/13 at 9:27am
post #2973 of 4686
Nope. Heat issue?
post #2974 of 4686
How would I diagnose something like that?
post #2975 of 4686
I have a wired connection via cat 6. I have so far been unable to get consistant smooth display. Everything starts out fine but depending on how busy the content gets it almost looks like it's dropping frames and sometimes exagerated blur on fast motion. My collection is all HD DVD rips to MKV. I have tried settings of 1080P24, 1080P60, 1080i60 and 720P60. Things do get a little better it seems at 720P but I thought I should be able to operate at 1080p. Is this a weakness of the WDTV Live, the Seagate 3TB HD, computer or something else? Hoping someone has the answer.

Thanks
Stace
post #2976 of 4686
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Originally Posted by sdlehman View Post

Is this a weakness of the WDTV Live, the Seagate 3TB HD, computer or something else? Hoping someone has the answer.

Thanks
Stace

Nope, most likely a bad encode suffering from over-compression or non-compliant (or out of range) codec choice.

Post a MediaInfo text report of your file.
post #2977 of 4686
Quote:
Originally Posted by sdlehman View Post

I have a wired connection via cat 6. I have so far been unable to get consistant smooth display. Everything starts out fine but depending on how busy the content gets it almost looks like it's dropping frames and sometimes exagerated blur on fast motion. My collection is all HD DVD rips to MKV. I have tried settings of 1080P24, 1080P60, 1080i60 and 720P60. Things do get a little better it seems at 720P but I thought I should be able to operate at 1080p. Is this a weakness of the WDTV Live, the Seagate 3TB HD, computer or something else? Hoping someone has the answer.

Thanks
Stace

If your are like me, you probably have the seagate connected to the computer and the computer streaming to the WDTV. I've run into similar problems if the PC is busy doing something such as: networking to other PCs, torrenting, uploads and downloads, hard drive backup or virus checking...

Might try direct connection of seagate to the WDTV.
post #2978 of 4686
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattjones124 View Post

I am having issues where the videos I watch randomly freeze for a few seconds (5-10 seconds) several times an episode, and either goes back to the main menu, or jumps ahead 5-10 seconds when it unfreezes. Videos usually are 720p mkv files. I have tried it using both wireless and wired connection and I switched out my router to see if that was the issue, but it persists. Anyone ever experienced something like that?

Not sure about your setup. But if you have Windows 7, there is a bad update that will cause issues with the network card driver. See if it has been updated, if it has roll it back and see if it fixes you problem.
post #2979 of 4686
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Originally Posted by DavidMP View Post

If your are like me, you probably have the seagate connected to the computer and the computer streaming to the WDTV. I've run into similar problems if the PC is busy doing something such as: networking to other PCs, torrenting, uploads and downloads, hard drive backup or virus checking...

Might try direct connection of seagate to the WDTV.

Thanks. That's kind of what I was thinking of trying. Probably exactly what is going on.

Stace
post #2980 of 4686
Quote:
Originally Posted by sdlehman View Post

I have a wired connection via cat 6. I have so far been unable to get consistant smooth display. Everything starts out fine but depending on how busy the content gets it almost looks like it's dropping frames and sometimes exagerated blur on fast motion. My collection is all HD DVD rips to MKV. I have tried settings of 1080P24, 1080P60, 1080i60 and 720P60. Things do get a little better it seems at 720P but I thought I should be able to operate at 1080p. Is this a weakness of the WDTV Live, the Seagate 3TB HD, computer or something else? Hoping someone has the answer.

Thanks
Stace

Did you remove the pulldown flags from the HD DVD rips? Could be the problem.
post #2981 of 4686
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Originally Posted by Otter0911 View Post

Did you remove the pulldown flags from the HD DVD rips? Could be the problem.

I used the default HD DVD rip settings in AnyDVD HD which I believe is set to remove the pulldown flags. Is there any way to check now? Can they still be removed even though they are MKV's?

Thanks
Stace
post #2982 of 4686
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Originally Posted by Holiday121 View Post

Dang these storage devices are expensive. Really upping the cost in doing this. Why not just run 2 external hard drives

The Synology is cheap for what you get. It is the best I have used.

I think anyone would be happy with one. You don't need the best, even their cheapest one will work great for you.

I don't even use a PC much anymore after I got one.

Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk HD
post #2983 of 4686
Hi

I'm having an issue where my unit is randomly turning itself off, stopping files and going back to setup or options, etc. I've got hold of another unit and it's started to do the same thing. It's like there is a remote control wielding ghost in my house. It happens on any resolution content and it's in an open cabinet so heat surely isn't an issue. It's driving me nuts!
post #2984 of 4686
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Originally Posted by mogwaiboi View Post

Hi

I'm having an issue where my unit is randomly turning itself off, stopping files and going back to setup or options, etc. I've got hold of another unit and it's started to do the same thing. It's like there is a remote control wielding ghost in my house. It happens on any resolution content and it's in an open cabinet so heat surely isn't an issue. It's driving me nuts!

Check power or use a UPS battery backup.

 

When you swapped-out units, did you also swap-out AC-Adapter?

post #2985 of 4686
Ah yes good point I didn't swap the Ac adapter. Thanks I will try that!
post #2986 of 4686
Quote:
Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

Nope, most likely a bad encode suffering from over-compression or non-compliant (or out of range) codec choice.

Post a MediaInfo text report of your file.

Sorry, complete missed your reply before. Here is my Media Info report

General
Unique ID : 299602911968827265632543402796141662959 (0xE1656C057B355D42B3A4E711977A52EF)
Complete name : H:\MOVIES\HARRY POTTER 4\Feature_Presentation_t00.mkv
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 2
File size : 15.8 GiB
Duration : 2h 37mn
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 14.4 Mbps
Movie name : Feature Presentation
Encoded date : UTC 2013-03-20 12:48:13
Writing application : MakeMKV v1.8.0 win(x86-release)
Writing library : libmakemkv v1.8.0 (1.2.0/1.1.0) win(x86-release)

Video
ID : 1
Format : VC-1
Format profile : Advanced@L3
Codec ID : V_MS/VFW/FOURCC / WVC1
Codec ID/Hint : Microsoft
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Variable
Original frame rate : 29.970 fps
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Scan order : Top Field First
Compression mode : Lossy
Language : English
Default : No
Forced : No

Audio
ID : 2
Format : TrueHD
Codec ID : A_TRUEHD
Duration : 2h 37mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Maximum bit rate : 3 069 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 24 bits
Compression mode : Lossless
Delay relative to video : 584ms
Title : 5.1
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No

Text
ID : 3
Format : VobSub
Codec ID : S_VOBSUB
Codec ID/Info : The same subtitle format used on DVDs
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No

Menu
00:00:00.000 : en:The Riddle House
00:03:46.333 : en:The Portkey
00:06:09.000 : en:The Quidditch World Cup
00:09:49.500 : en:The Dark Mark
00:13:44.500 : en:The Triwizard Tournament
00:19:13.833 : en:The Goblet of Fire
00:23:08.000 : en:The Unforgivable Curses
00:28:59.833 : en:The Four Champions
00:36:24.500 : en:Let Events Unfold
00:39:02.666 : en:Rita Skeeter
00:41:30.000 : en:Sirius Conversation
00:45:33.666 : en:The Hungarian Horntail
00:49:04.833 : en:Transforming Malfoy
00:54:03.000 : en:The First Task
01:02:42.833 : en:Best Foot Forward
01:09:08.833 : en:An Unexpected Challenge
01:14:39.500 : en:The Yule Ball
01:22:22.666 : en:The Eggs Clue
01:30:29.333 : en:The Second Task
01:39:23.333 : en:Never Whole Again
01:42:36.333 : en:The Pensieve
01:47:16.500 : en:Dreams and Suspicions
01:50:12.666 : en:The Third Task
01:58:47.333 : en:Flesh Blood and Bone
02:01:55.000 : en:The Death Eaters
02:06:29.000 : en:Priori Incantatem
02:09:53.833 : en:Veritaserum
02:17:29.833 : en:Parting Ways
02:23:40.000 : en:End Credits

Please let me know what you think.
Stace
post #2987 of 4686
I'm really not sure.

The encode is odd, though.

I've *NEVER* seen a feature movie encoded at 29.97 fps.

Every single movie I've ever seen is either 23.97 or 24 fps.

Only way I can imagine a 29.97fps film is if it was actually ripped from broadcast TV source, in which case VC1 is a very strange choice of video codec, and THD very strange for audio. Almost all broadcast TV is MPEG2, and some cable providers are now using MPEG4, and audio is invariably DD5.1..

... not to mention the VobSub subtitles. This is obviously HD video, and VobSub subtitles are fairly rare, instead PGS is most common.
post #2988 of 4686
Does anyone think $79.99 (@ tigerdirect) is a good price to buy the the wdtv live streaming media player? or should i wait?
post #2989 of 4686
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Originally Posted by Stealth3si View Post

Does anyone think $79.99 (@ tigerdirect) is a good price to buy the the wdtv live streaming media player? or should i wait?
I don't see it for that price at TigerDirect. You sure you are not looking at the WDTV Play?

You can get the WD Live-SMP new for $89 at Amazon. That is a good price.
post #2990 of 4686
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Originally Posted by Stealth3si View Post

Does anyone think $79.99 (@ tigerdirect) is a good price to buy the the wdtv live streaming media player? or should i wait?

Ebay refurbished $59
http://www.ebay.com/itm/230802447313?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
post #2991 of 4686
Hi all,

I'm trying to figure out how the SMP auto-scan works. With it set to "hourly" I add files to a network folder, turn on the SMP, and several hours later I still have to manually scan to see the current folder contents. What am I missing?

Thanks,
CC
post #2992 of 4686
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Originally Posted by sdlehman View Post

Sorry, complete missed your reply before. Here is my Media Info report

General
Unique ID : 299602911968827265632543402796141662959 (0xE1656C057B355D42B3A4E711977A52EF)
Complete name : H:\MOVIES\HARRY POTTER 4\Feature_Presentation_t00.mkv
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 2
File size : 15.8 GiB
Duration : 2h 37mn
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 14.4 Mbps
Movie name : Feature Presentation
Encoded date : UTC 2013-03-20 12:48:13
Writing application : MakeMKV v1.8.0 win(x86-release)
Writing library : libmakemkv v1.8.0 (1.2.0/1.1.0) win(x86-release)

Video
ID : 1
Format : VC-1
Format profile : Advanced@L3
Codec ID : V_MS/VFW/FOURCC / WVC1
Codec ID/Hint : Microsoft
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Variable
Original frame rate : 29.970 fps
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Scan order : Top Field First
Compression mode : Lossy
Language : English
Default : No
Forced : No

Audio
ID : 2
Format : TrueHD
Codec ID : A_TRUEHD
Duration : 2h 37mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Maximum bit rate : 3 069 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 24 bits
Compression mode : Lossless
Delay relative to video : 584ms
Title : 5.1
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No

Text
ID : 3
Format : VobSub
Codec ID : S_VOBSUB
Codec ID/Info : The same subtitle format used on DVDs
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No

Menu
00:00:00.000 : en:The Riddle House
00:03:46.333 : en:The Portkey
00:06:09.000 : en:The Quidditch World Cup
00:09:49.500 : en:The Dark Mark
00:13:44.500 : en:The Triwizard Tournament
00:19:13.833 : en:The Goblet of Fire
00:23:08.000 : en:The Unforgivable Curses
00:28:59.833 : en:The Four Champions
00:36:24.500 : en:Let Events Unfold
00:39:02.666 : en:Rita Skeeter
00:41:30.000 : en:Sirius Conversation
00:45:33.666 : en:The Hungarian Horntail
00:49:04.833 : en:Transforming Malfoy
00:54:03.000 : en:The First Task
01:02:42.833 : en:Best Foot Forward
01:09:08.833 : en:An Unexpected Challenge
01:14:39.500 : en:The Yule Ball
01:22:22.666 : en:The Eggs Clue
01:30:29.333 : en:The Second Task
01:39:23.333 : en:Never Whole Again
01:42:36.333 : en:The Pensieve
01:47:16.500 : en:Dreams and Suspicions
01:50:12.666 : en:The Third Task
01:58:47.333 : en:Flesh Blood and Bone
02:01:55.000 : en:The Death Eaters
02:06:29.000 : en:Priori Incantatem
02:09:53.833 : en:Veritaserum
02:17:29.833 : en:Parting Ways
02:23:40.000 : en:End Credits

Please let me know what you think.
Stace

Its a Harry Potter title encoded with VC-1 that has the pulldown flags intact.

This method is old but works....

http://redherring2.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/blu-raydvdhd-dvd-to-mkv/

Plus the newer version of MakeMKV seems to work better with HD DVDs
post #2993 of 4686
Was thinking of buying a JBOD specifically the ICY DOCK MB561US-4SB. I've read they work plugged into the SMP, but I was curious if it was still possible to mount the drives on a network connected computer like you can do with a single External HDD plugged into the SMP. I am curious because this makes transferring video files to the unit connected to the SMP much easier than unplugging it and moving it to a computer each time.

If anyone has experience I would love some info! Thanks guys smile.gif
post #2994 of 4686
Quote:
Originally Posted by Otter0911 View Post

Its a Harry Potter title encoded with VC-1 that has the pulldown flags intact.

This method is old but works....

http://redherring2.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/blu-raydvdhd-dvd-to-mkv/

Plus the newer version of MakeMKV seems to work better with HD DVDs

Can the pull down flags be removed at this point?
post #2995 of 4686
Sorry not that I'm aware of...best would be to rip again.
post #2996 of 4686
is there a method to stream tv from your cable box to the wd player live?

I see there's a slingbox option, but reviews for the slingbox itself is spotty. Anyone went this route or another?
Experiences?
post #2997 of 4686
There's a new firmware update -- I don't think it fixed any of the big problems unfortunately, unless you're really into the MLB channel.
post #2998 of 4686
Like their most recent updates, it appears to mostly service issues with the on-line streaming services.
post #2999 of 4686
Quote:
Originally Posted by Briguy65 View Post

There's a new firmware update -- I don't think it fixed any of the big problems unfortunately, unless you're really into the MLB channel.

Which big problems are those? This appears to be your first post in this thread?
post #3000 of 4686
The new firmware, ver 1.16, has removed the ability to use files encoded with AAC audio. Worked before, doesn't now. Roll-back to previous firmware isn't working. Paper-clip reset no good, either. Really dis-pleased with this WD PoS. Should have kept my ancient, creeking, but reliable and predictable Asus O!Play.
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