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post #3211 of 4703
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Originally Posted by BigFoot48 View Post

I'll reply to my own question as I stumbled across one solution over on the WD forum. This was a post by "BCLARK" last December. I installed SKIFTA on my Nexus tablet and about 15 seconds later I was selecting music from my NAS using it and the WD Live was playing it. No TV required. Hallelujah!

"There is a solution to your problem.I use my MBLD as a music server or WDHUB as a server and use the SKIFTA remote app or the NETWORK AUDIO remote app (both avalible in the google app store for free)

sorry i-users not familiar with apple apps.

The apps will allow you to chose your source and than stream to a remote player. (including an android device or networked speaker)"

Hi - which firmware are you using on your WDTV-Live? And what's the model number (looks something like: WDBAAN0000NBK-NESN)? And what formats (WAV/FLAC/MP3) do you have stored on your NAS?

There are lots of reports of mixed success in getting WDTV devices to work as remote players so it would be good to know the precise configuration you've got that's working.
post #3212 of 4703
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

No. AFAIK the Live-SMP does not process the forced subtitle flag for any container.

Using Clown_BD I mux the forced subtitle track as the first subtitle track. I put a flag in the filename to let me know it has a forced track and I turn it on when I play the title. Nice that the Live-SMP has a single button on the remote to toggle subtitle display.

Played around with Clown_BD a bit, noticed it wasn't producing a separate subtitles_FORCED.sup file in the demux folder. I found out BSSub2Sup requires Java which I don't have installed which probably explains it.

My strategy right now is:

Rip BD to MKV using MakeMKV - this is because this is currently the easiest solution I know of to pick which streams I want. I choose primary English audio, no downconverting, and the English subtitles (Forced only) which gives me 1 video stream, 1 audio stream, and 1 subtitle stream with the forced subs only. I then remux it from MKV to M2TS for play on the WD TV which is configured to play the English subtitles by default.
post #3213 of 4703
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

Yes, the main processor (which also does all the video playback) does the compilation.
Yes, there's (IIRC) 512MB of DRAM on the WDTV.
No, it won't have to completely re-compile. It leaves a copy of the database on the drive. It WILL "Re-Scan" it though.
No, it doesn't use your computer to do the compiling.

Wow great info, WD should employ you as an ambassador of good will!

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Strangely, I am finding the technology surrounding this more interesting than the movies themselves, and haven't actually watched any except for one.

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But they are there if friends come over, that is what I envision happening!

I guess I should have been an engineer!
post #3214 of 4703
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Originally Posted by alucard_x View Post

Now that I've upgraded my hardware if I do a full power-off by holding down the power-button for 3 seconds, the box will not display any video when I power it back on. The front LED comes on, but the TV refuses to display a signal. I have to pull the power in the back and plug it back in to get the display to come on. If I do a standby power off (just press power button once) and power it back on, it works fine.

I never had this issue on the old firmware from early 2012.

Has anyone else seen this issue?

Got the same problem, I use a Harmony remote that does a hard power off.. My solution is to not turn the box off. Mine's been on for 8 or 10 months now with no issue.
post #3215 of 4703
It's an easy fix on Harmony -- just edit the profile and change the power button duration to 300ms from 3000ms. It won't power it down, it'll just put it in standby.
post #3216 of 4703
Hey, hope everyone is doing great! Which color space should I have selected for 1080p 60hz? there is RGB high, Low, or ycbcr
post #3217 of 4703
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

It's an easy fix on Harmony -- just edit the profile and change the power button duration to 300ms from 3000ms. It won't power it down, it'll just put it in standby.

What does standby do? On most things it just turns off the display light on the front and might kill the AV output. Doubt it saves little energy. Might change the option on my Harmony if/when I need to reprogram it.
post #3218 of 4703
Hey everyone! I have just bought the WD TV live player. I have a couple of problems at the moment which I was wondering if anyone can help me with (am not too techy savy just to let you know in advance).
1) On BBC iplayer, the bbc logo on the top left gets cut off - does this happen to everyone? As I'm not sure if there's some sort of cropping going on or not.
2) More importantly for me, I am trying to play a HD movie from my external hard drive. Picture quality is good, but the picture itself keeps shifting up and down (by 1mm or so, but its easily noticeable and very annoying) - what''s wrong? Is my media player faulty?

Thank you in advance.
post #3219 of 4703
Hi guys, I am a new owner to the WD TV Live SMP. Bought it about a week ago and am having some problems that I hope you all might be able to help me out with. The WD can see my hard drives off of my HTPC (i5 3570k, 8 gb ram, W7 on SSD, etc...) which has plenty of horsepower. My movies are in MKV format using MakeMKV to rip them. When I play a movie through the WD, it will play for about 15-20 min and then freeze all of the sudden! The only way to get the WD to respond again is to pull the plug and hard reboot it.

I have searched and found the utility MkWDclean and have run a test movie through it, but when I try to play it on the WD - nothing happens, I just get the spinning orange circle on the tv. Also, the movie will freeze if I change the channel on my HTPC (running Ceton tuner w/ cablecard) or start using Mediabrowser to watch a different movie through my HTPC.

I also use an Xbox 360 as an extender in the same room as the WD to watch recorded material off of the HTPC. This can also my SD DVD movies fine with no problems - no freezing, etc...

Does anyone have some suggestions on what to do next? Kind of at the point where I want to return this boat anchor back to the 'Egg..........

Thanks,
Toys
post #3220 of 4703
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

What does standby do? On most things it just turns off the display light on the front and might kill the AV output. Doubt it saves little energy. Might change the option on my Harmony if/when I need to reprogram it.
There is a big difference in power. In standby, it uses nearly as much power as when it is powered on. You can tell if it's in standby as it will be very warm. In full power-down, it uses very little power, and is cool to the touch.
post #3221 of 4703
Well it looks like the issue was actually isolated to Terminator 2 Judgement Day.......I found and used MKVmerge and remuxed the original mkv file. PLaying it now on the WD and have changed channels on my HTPC with out the movie freezing, also tried Mediabrowser and started watching the A-Team and the WD is still going strong playing T2........

I might have my problem solved (crosses fingers)

Toys
post #3222 of 4703
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Originally Posted by Toys7505 View Post

Well it looks like the issue was actually isolated to Terminator 2 Judgement Day.......I found and used MKVmerge and remuxed the original mkv file. PLaying it now on the WD and have changed channels on my HTPC with out the movie freezing, also tried Mediabrowser and started watching the A-Team and the WD is still going strong playing T2........

I might have my problem solved (crosses fingers)

Toys

Terminator 2; My son who is an audio video freak, used that DVD as his measuring stick when setting up and testing his equipment. Is it still considered a standard barer?
post #3223 of 4703
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Originally Posted by vinnie100 View Post

Hey everyone! I have just bought the WD TV live player. I have a couple of problems at the moment which I was wondering if anyone can help me with (am not too techy savy just to let you know in advance).
1) On BBC iplayer, the bbc logo on the top left gets cut off - does this happen to everyone? As I'm not sure if there's some sort of cropping going on or not.
2) More importantly for me, I am trying to play a HD movie from my external hard drive. Picture quality is good, but the picture itself keeps shifting up and down (by 1mm or so, but its easily noticeable and very annoying) - what''s wrong? Is my media player faulty?

Thank you in advance.

1) Your TV probably has a significant amount of Overscan on its settings. If you're using HDMI, see if "Just Scan" or "1:1 Pixel Mapping" or some other name is an option for you.
2) Doubtful there's something wrong with the player. Might be a true-motion or other setting on your TV, or a bad encode. If it was something wrong with the player, it'd do it with all similar media.
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

What does standby do? On most things it just turns off the display light on the front and might kill the AV output. Doubt it saves little energy. Might change the option on my Harmony if/when I need to reprogram it.

That's exactly what it does. But it also speeds the turn "on" function from minutes to seconds.
post #3224 of 4703
Well the WD froze - dang it!! Made it almost 1/2 through the T2 before it before it froze. I can't figure this thing out!

Need some help.....

Thanks
Toys
post #3225 of 4703
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Originally Posted by Jhon View Post

Terminator 2; My son who is an audio video freak, used that DVD as his measuring stick when setting up and testing his equipment. Is it still considered a standard barer?

Yeah, my dad used this movie heavily back in the day when Laserdisc was very popular. He also used it for testing and showing snip-its to demo systems........Good times!

Toys
post #3226 of 4703
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Originally Posted by Toys7505 View Post

Well the WD froze - dang it!! Made it almost 1/2 through the T2 before it before it froze. I can't figure this thing out!

Need some help.....

Thanks
Toys

Does the same file play fine from an attached USB device? If so, I'd be looking at network issues. Your WD is wired? Or Wireless?
post #3227 of 4703
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

Does the same file play fine from an attached USB device? If so, I'd be looking at network issues. Your WD is wired? Or Wireless?

The WD is wired directly to the modem on a gigabit network.......bandwidth should not be an issue

Toys
post #3228 of 4703
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Originally Posted by vinnie100 View Post

Hey everyone! I have just bought the WD TV live player. I have a couple of problems at the moment which I was wondering if anyone can help me with (am not too techy savy just to let you know in advance).
1) On BBC iplayer, the bbc logo on the top left gets cut off - does this happen to everyone? As I'm not sure if there's some sort of cropping going on or not.
2) More importantly for me, I am trying to play a HD movie from my external hard drive. Picture quality is good, but the picture itself keeps shifting up and down (by 1mm or so, but its easily noticeable and very annoying) - what''s wrong? Is my media player faulty?

Thank you in advance.

It sounds like your TV is on 'Zoom.' Check that. Also check display size (on your TV) and scroll through all the options there as this might fix it for you.
post #3229 of 4703
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Originally Posted by Toys7505 View Post

Well the WD froze - dang it!! Made it almost 1/2 through the T2 before it before it froze. I can't figure this thing out!

Need some help.....

Thanks
Toys
Remux the file to .m2ts and I bet it will play just fine. People have too many problems with MKV.
post #3230 of 4703
Been trying for a week now to get this damn thing to see my shared folders on my Windows 7 machine. I gave Everyone read permissions and shared the folder with Everyone with password protected sharing disabled, but when I go to Windows Shares on the WD TV the only thing listed it my WRT610N router. I'm able to access the share just fine from other PCs.
post #3231 of 4703
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Originally Posted by Osirus23 View Post

Been trying for a week now to get this damn thing to see my shared folders on my Windows 7 machine. I gave Everyone read permissions and shared the folder with Everyone with password protected sharing disabled, but when I go to Windows Shares on the WD TV the only thing listed it my WRT610N router. I'm able to access the share just fine from other PCs.
Is the W TV Live on the same "Workgroup"?
post #3232 of 4703
I assume so. Im at work right now so I cant check, but none of the devices have had their default workgroup settings changed.
post #3233 of 4703
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Originally Posted by Osirus23 View Post

I assume so. Im at work right now so I cant check, but none of the devices have had their default workgroup settings changed.

You'll still need to check. Windows devices can access multiple workgroups. The WDTV won't. It will only find devices that are in the same workgroup as itself.
post #3234 of 4703
The only, and I mean only thing that windows 98 was great at was network shares. It was so easy.,
post #3235 of 4703
Just verified that the server and the WDTV both have "WORKGROUP" as the Workgroup name, still not listed under Network Shares. The only thing there is my router.
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post #3236 of 4703
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Originally Posted by Osirus23 View Post

Just verified that the server and the WDTV both have "WORKGROUP" as the Workgroup name, still not listed under Network Shares. The only thing there is my router.
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Change the workgroup name of the router, different then the wd and your shares.
post #3237 of 4703
Yeah, good point. Kick the router out of the workgroup; it's likely acting as the Master Browser for the workgroup and doing a poor job of it.
post #3238 of 4703
Workgroup name on the router? The only name I see available to change is the Device Name. Right now its WRT610N.
post #3239 of 4703
Hi. I am having an issue with the WD TV Live that I hope someone can help me with. I tried searching this thread but am getting way too many unrelated hits.

I just purchased the device this evening and added it to my home theater setup by connecting it via HDMI to my Emotiva UMC-1 component receiver (supports HDMI 1.3, complete specs here) which is then HDMI out to the TV. I updated the WD to the latest firmware, which if I recall is 1.16.x something.

Video works fine, network setup works fine, file sharing works fine. Audio does not work at all, regardless of what settings I try.

I am attempting to do "Digital Pass-through via HDMI Only" in the device settings. When I choose "Auto" for channel setup, it correctly identifies the available channels (Dolby Digital, etc). Looks fine, no errors. But no sound either. If I manually configure these settings instead of using auto detect, it still does not work. If I try "Stereo", it doesn't work. Setting it to Optical is rather pointless as I don't have an optical cable connected, but I tried it anyway, and it didn't work.

I've attempted to play various audio formats from MPEG and Dolby Digital to streaming some Youtube channels. There is never any audio. Video always works.

I called WD support and spent quite awhile on the phone with them, they had me do a device reset to no avail, and frankly the tech person knew less than I did about A/V setup, he recommended I call back tomorrow and ask for Level 2 support. I have doubts about them being able to help, so here I am.

The HDMI cable that I'm using is straight out of another device (an XBox 360) which has no issues at all sending video and audio to the receiver. I have had various other devices (different blu-ray players, etc) connected to this receiver using HDMI Audio to the receiver and I have never experienced this issue with any device until now, so I'm a bit perplexed (especially given the device seems to auto detect the correct HDMI settings when handshaking with the receiver, yet refuses to play audio).

If you have any info you could offer on things to check, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
post #3240 of 4703
Does your AVR give any indication as to what type of signal its receiving?
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