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post #3871 of 4686
Congrats on getting it installed! It sounds like you've gone through hell and back, but at least you got it done. I guess when you have devices that show up from time to time it confuses the network. I'm glad you got it working, and now you can listen to all of those fancy DTS-MA 7.1 soundtracks out there. I told my friend that I can't tell the difference between DTS-MA 5.1 and DTS core 5.1 but he said just pretend that you do and stick your nose up into the air as you say it, LOL.
post #3872 of 4686
heck my old ears have been damaged enough over the years from machinery, gunshots and other things I honestly can't tell the difference between DD and DTS, however everyone else in the family does enjoy DTS
post #3873 of 4686
Hey guys, how does the WDTV handle cinavia? Would it play an .m2ts rip through a network?
post #3874 of 4686
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Originally Posted by johnBlanker View Post

Hey guys, how does the WDTV handle cinavia? Would it play an .m2ts rip through a network?

It doesn't do anything about Cinavia. It will play M2TS rips over network just fine.
post #3875 of 4686
To fello Canucks!!

I heard that the latest firmware upgrade removed all the US apps from the WD as it uses the location of the IP address of router its connected too. It can't be spoofed.
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Originally Posted by 3db View Post

To fello Canucks!!

I heard that the latest firmware upgrade removed all the US apps from the WD as it uses the location of the IP address of router its connected too. It can't be spoofed.

Can't you download the US firmware for a third party site and install it manually?
post #3877 of 4686
Can someone please help me, I'm completely stuck? For some reason my PC can't see/recognize the WDTV. I don't see it under Network Devices in My Computer anymore and when I click on Media Streaming its not there either?

Also the Windows/Network Share option no longer works, none of my folders show up? I always used Windows/Network share to stream from pc to tv. I would just right click on the folder and share it that way. Now it says folder can't be shared.

Any ideas? I'm on Win 8.1 & I have not updated to that new firmware yet.
post #3878 of 4686
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Originally Posted by johnBlanker View Post

Hey guys, how does the WDTV handle cinavia? Would it play an .m2ts rip through a network?

Cinavia protected movies are only protected on Blu-Ray players released after February 2012 (I believe), or any BD player built in 2012 or after that has had a firmware update since then (I could be wrong). We only have one player with Cinavia here and its the Samsung BD-F5900. As far as I know media players such as the WDTV are not infected and may never become infected with Cinavia (I hope). I'm not sure about SmartTV's, but they may also be infected with Cinavia.
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Are you sure about this? I thought cinavia protection was being implemented on other media players and programs, not just set-top bd players. I have had powerdvd engage cinavia protection while playing a rip on my pc.
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Originally Posted by johnBlanker View Post

Are you sure about this? I thought cinavia protection was being implemented on other media players and programs, not just set-top bd players. I have had powerdvd engage cinavia protection while playing a rip on my pc.

That's because PowerDVD wants to be able to display menus which means they need a BDA license which means they HAD to implement it.

Bill
post #3881 of 4686
Something VLC or DVDFab Media won't ever need.
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Originally Posted by techflaws View Post

Something VLC or DVDFab Media won't ever need.
Or even MPC-HC?
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Do you think MPC-HC needs a BDA license ever? There's your answer.
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Can anyone confirm for me if this device does in fact support super hd via netflix. I can't seem to find a definitive answer anywhere. Some sites say yes, others no. I have it sitting about 3 feet away from my PS3 which will output super hd just fine. However when I switch to my WDTV live all I get is the standard 1080p signal. Any help would be appreciated. I'd like to get the maximum bitrate possible.
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Originally Posted by didactandnarpet View Post

Can anyone confirm for me if this device does in fact support super hd via netflix. I can't seem to find a definitive answer anywhere. Some sites say yes, others no. I have it sitting about 3 feet away from my PS3 which will output super hd just fine. However when I switch to my WDTV live all I get is the standard 1080p signal. Any help would be appreciated. I'd like to get the maximum bitrate possible.
I'm getting super HD on mine 17ft away from the router using wifi. I'm on the latest December 2013 firmware. I'm getting consistent 5800 kbps streams. Not sure if that is super HD or not though but it looks good enough.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
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Originally Posted by SkOrPn View Post

I'm getting super HD on mine 17ft away from the router using wifi. I'm on the latest December 2013 firmware. I'm getting consistent 5800 kbps streams. Not sure if that is super HD or not though but it looks good enough.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4

Oh that's great news. I'm guess I'm being thrown off by the fact that my info display never actually shows "1080p Super HD." All that it ever shows is standard 1080p. The app looks so similar to the PS3 version that I assumed it would display the same information in the top left corner. Just curious how did you get yours to display the bitrate? 5800 kbps is indeed super hd. So I would love to know if that is in fact the bitrate that I'm receiving. When I hit the option button on the remote it shows me resolution but unfortunately not the bitrate.
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Hey guys I remember when I had the wdtv, when scrolling through my list of movies I had the option to change the layout to thubnails, list, etc.

On one of these layouts there was info to display meta-data (runtime, actors, date, etc.). Did I remember this correctly? Where can it pull this info from?

I currently use "Mymovies" program to organize my movies. In the meta-data options it gives a list to store the meta-data in different ways for different players. I wonder if any of these would work with the WDTV smp.
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Originally Posted by johnBlanker View Post

Hey guys I remember when I had the wdtv, when scrolling through my list of movies I had the option to change the layout to thubnails, list, etc.

On one of these layouts there was info to display meta-data (runtime, actors, date, etc.). Did I remember this correctly? Where can it pull this info from?

I currently use "Mymovies" program to organize my movies. In the meta-data options it gives a list to store the meta-data in different ways for different players. I wonder if any of these would work with the WDTV smp.

I don't use metadata but IIRC it could be accessed via the Options button regardless of view setting.

Would there be some advantage to using your app rather than letting the SMP gather the metadata?

CC
post #3889 of 4686
Yes, i have been using mymovies for 5 years and spent countless hours categorizing. I use the ipad app too. Very handy when you want to seach, filter, organize and search by actor and see what movies you have with them in it.

All this functionality used to be controlled in windows media center on my htpc but ever since i jumped on the set-top media streamer box (kdlinks wdtv) bandwagon i left the htpc world and never looked back! I am frolicking in the delight of hitting a couple buttons on a remote hitting play and the thing just works. My wife no longer falls asleep waiting for me to figure out why my htpc just wont work today (when it worked fine yesterday). Sorry, i digress.
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Eric over at kdlinks said their 720 unit will read metadata in nfo files. Perhaps the wdtv will too.
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Originally Posted by johnBlanker View Post

Eric over at kdlinks said their 720 unit will read metadata in nfo files. Perhaps the wdtv will too.

I think it can display any data in a properly constructed XML file. The hassle (especially for TV episodes) is getting all those XMLs into the same folder and with the same filename as the media file, and with titles that sort correctly (an incorrect title in the XML will supersede a correct title in an MP4 file). Not to mention that if you want thumbnails the same image has to be repeated with every episode file name. Way more trouble than it's worth IMO...

CC
post #3892 of 4686
Just curious. Whay pc software server does everone use with the WD LIVE player. I just bought and hooked up a new one to my system, and so far love it. Streaming 7.1 audio movies. Hell yes...

I use to always use the ps3 media server. It always did me great. A few weeks ago I found out about the universial media server, looks like it may be a keeper. Works good for me.

Now that Im using something besides my fat ps3, i thought I might start ripping all my content and create a video jukebox.

I hear alot about using other servering software like plex and creating thumbs to go along with it. Is that any good for a pc based jukebox? Hard drives are cheap, so file size im not to worried about. 10 -20 gb per file, as long as its at least 720p - 1080p, and some type of dts 5.1, 7.1, hell, looking forward to trying to create 11.1......

I dont do wi-fi. I run cat 6, so buffering, well, not going to be an issue, not yet.

I even just tested, finding nemo, 3d, 6.1 audio... this wd box is great. Merry x-mas to me.....
post #3893 of 4686
No server is necessary. Just share your folders on Windows. Dlna servers will also prohibit dvd menu functionality. Windows shares do not.
post #3894 of 4686
But if you do want to use a server on your Windows PC I would recommend Mezzmo. I use it and it's great. Cheap. Wonderful support. Works with everything I have thrown at it.
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Originally Posted by johnBlanker View Post

Eric over at kdlinks said their 720 unit will read metadata in nfo files. Perhaps the wdtv will too.

Depending on the theme, it will read XML files and use Backdrop images, or you can do a Linksheet theme that shows the entire metadata as a jpg backdrop. I am using Thumbgen to create linksheets that get called up for each movie or TV episode. You can have it run through your entire file system to build your sheets without much if any manual intervention, and just check afterwards to see if it chose the incorrect movie etc. It will of course make the covers as well. It's not that complicated and for me the finished sheets are well worth the minimal amount of work to get them running.

Here's an example of one of my linkhseets using the Simplicity theme. The entirety of the backdrop is one jpeg so it come up very fast. If I use XML to dynamically build the sheets, it will take a little longer for them to pop up but still works well. Two methods that get you a similar outcome. The SMP has a built in scraper for metadata, but I prefer Thumbgen as it has a lot more options depending on the theme you are using.





Welcome back to the world of the media steamers. I love fiddling around with my HTTPC and XBMC, but that basically what it is, fiddling around with tech, With my SMP, I am actually using it to watch media biggrin.gif

-P
post #3896 of 4686
Hi all,

after a glance at this post, I think I have a problem that many of you have experienced, but please allow me to confirm my thought with you guys

I have a WDTV Live Media player, connecting to Yamaha 4065 Refurb, then to a TV, I used my roommate's small Samsung for last a few days, and today, I just bought my own LG 55LN5200.
When I was watching movies with my roommate's Samsung, everything was fine, but I didn't notice if the movies were played under 720p or 1080p mode.

Then, today, I'm watching this 1080p.H264.mkv file, I tried to set the WDTV to be 1080p mode, but it just won't last long. It will stop playing and turns to the lowest 480p mode. Then I have tried setting WDTV to be playing under 1080i mode, the same 1080p.H264.mkv file works fine now. I think the audio format is Dolby digital.

Here comes my thoughts: either it is WDTV's weakness of playing 1080p.mkv file, or it is my network's limit. Please help me with this situation, should I try a BD-player beside WDTV?
Mostly, I hope to play the movies and FLAC music files stored in my PC wirelessly.
post #3897 of 4686
Check your receiver. I bet it's not set to pass through the HDMI correctly or something like that. In general, the WDTV can upconvert everything you throw at it to 1080p.
post #3898 of 4686
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Originally Posted by Lucius00 View Post

Hi all,

after a glance at this post, I think I have a problem that many of you have experienced, but please allow me to confirm my thought with you guys

I have a WDTV Live Media player, connecting to Yamaha 4065 Refurb, then to a TV, I used my roommate's small Samsung for last a few days, and today, I just bought my own LG 55LN5200.
When I was watching movies with my roommate's Samsung, everything was fine, but I didn't notice if the movies were played under 720p or 1080p mode.

Then, today, I'm watching this 1080p.H264.mkv file, I tried to set the WDTV to be 1080p mode, but it just won't last long. It will stop playing and turns to the lowest 480p mode. Then I have tried setting WDTV to be playing under 1080i mode, the same 1080p.H264.mkv file works fine now. I think the audio format is Dolby digital.

Here comes my thoughts: either it is WDTV's weakness of playing 1080p.mkv file, or it is my network's limit. Please help me with this situation, should I try a BD-player beside WDTV?
Mostly, I hope to play the movies and FLAC music files stored in my PC wirelessly.

What's your network setup? Does it work better with a local USB drive? Or connected directly to TV?

CC
post #3899 of 4686
I just bought a WD TV Live Media Player Wi-fi 1080p to play my .iso files.
It seems to work very well. Very fast and convenient.
Apologies in advance - if these questions have been addressed before. This thread has 130 pages.. So I am asking again..

1. I am using an external 5 bay Mediosonic drive bay connected to the WD with USB 3.0. When the WD goes to sleep, the drive bay shuts down (as intended). How ever, when the WD is powered up, it does not power up the USB drive bay. I have a boxee, which does power up the drive bay automatically but this WD does not power it up. Any solutions?

2. Since I have 5 drives in the bay, it allows me to select only one drive and catalogues it. Anyway I can make it catalogue all 5 drives, with cover art, etc? Same question, if I am using the WD but with the 5 drives on my WD NAS.

Thank you
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I think we have the same mediasonic probox. Esata with usb3.0? Its not designed to power on automatically with anything. Thats always a manual process. I know that when its connected via esata it needs an esata that supports port forwarding, not sure how the usb3 works. Idk the wdtv is going to understand that there are 5 drives in the probox through a single usb connection. A nas is different since they have some sort of processor and an os inside it.
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