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post #4291 of 4689
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Originally Posted by sdlehman View Post

I did a search but didn't see anything. Last night when I opened the file with all of my HD DVD rips to play one, I noticed the titles were not right. Well a few were. But some like Cat People displayed as "Cat Fishin". Anyone ever had something like this happen? Is this the WD TV Live or Serviio doing this?

Stace
If you are using Serviio (DLNA server) and are connecting the WD Live via the Media Server path (DLNA client) then what you see in the display of your titles is whatever Serviio sends over -- the meta-data it has listed for the title and not necessarily the filenames on the HDD. I'm not familiar with how Serviio is configured with meta-data.
post #4292 of 4689
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Originally Posted by ZQ8 Blazer View Post

I'm having a problem with getting content info to work. In the living room I have a 2tb hard drive hooked up to a WDTV Live which is hooked up to wifi. In the theater room I have WDTV Live streaming wirelessly connected to the one in the living room and as far as watching movies goes it works fine.

I have my movies organized in folders like this:
Movies/Action/Thor/Thor

When I go to setup/system/media library setup/media library manager for network share/add network share/windows shares/wdtv/movies/action/thor/ THEN ALL IT SAYS IS "SELECT HERE" I click select here and it says the folder was added successfully.

I've tried scanning manually and auto. What am I doing wrong?
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Ok, first, realize that by doing that, you're ONLY adding a single movie to your library?
Are you sure you want to do that? Don't you want to add the MOVIES folder as a whole?
post #4293 of 4689
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

If you are using Serviio (DLNA server) and are connecting the WD Live via the Media Server path (DLNA client) then what you see in the display of your titles is whatever Serviio sends over -- the meta-data it has listed for the title and not necessarily the filenames on the HDD. I'm not familiar with how Serviio is configured with meta-data.

The thing is it did show the titles correctly in the past.
post #4294 of 4689
I didn't think about that, but yes I want to add everything. Still though I'd think by going into the Thor folder and hitting select would make the information for that movie show up.
Edited by ZQ8 Blazer - 1/27/14 at 5:21pm
post #4295 of 4689
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Originally Posted by ZQ8 Blazer View Post

I didn't think about that, but yes I want to add everything. Still though I'd think by going into the Thor folder and hitting select would make the information for that movie show up.

It'll make the FOLDER show up in the Media Library, but you'll need to go into the folder to see the content info (if there is any.)
If not, then you'll be looking at the file by itself. From there, you should be able to do OPTIONS - GET CONTENT INFO from the remote to attach the metadata to the file.
post #4296 of 4689
Okay get content info is showing up now, but when it scans it says "No content info found from the online database. Please change the search term and try again" I've did this with two movies (300 and Jaws) I've let it scan and typed it in manually as well.
post #4297 of 4689
I've got a Live Streaming on the way to replace my original Live (I just HAD to have DTS-MA support!). My question is will I need to update my Harmony remote with new codes? Or will the existing Live codes work on the new Live Streaming for basic functionality (Play, FF, REW, up, down, etc)?
Edited by pg_rider - 1/28/14 at 6:41am
post #4298 of 4689
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Originally Posted by ZQ8 Blazer View Post

Okay get content info is showing up now, but when it scans it says "No content info found from the online database. Please change the search term and try again" I've did this with two movies (300 and Jaws) I've let it scan and typed it in manually as well.

That's weird... I just tried both of those titles and had no issue. They both got lots of hits so I had to scroll around to find the actual movies.
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Originally Posted by pg_rider View Post

I've got a Live Streaming on the way to replace my original Live (I just HAD to have DTS-MA support!). My question is will I need to update my Harmony remote with new codes? Or will the existing Live codes work on the new Live Streaming for basic functionality (Play, FF, REW, up, down, etched)?

Nope -- all the buttons of the original live are identical. But you might want to reprogram anyway because the Streaming has lots of additional buttons.
post #4299 of 4689
Okay on the hard drive I had two folders with backed up documents in them. I've deleted those and now all that's left are folders for the movies name, the movie with within the folder and some have move, a movie sheet, and a picture that displays as the folder.(used for WDLXTV) I've tried the folders with the sheets and the ones without. Every time it says "No content info found from the online database. Please change the search term and try again"

To reiterate here are my settings
Media Library On and under the manager I have the WDTVLIVE/Movies connected
Get Content info Auto (I've tried manual too)

After I put in these settings at the top of the screen it says "getting content info" and I've let it run like that for 4 hours and I have 180 movies. Now I don't have super fast internet, but I wouldn't think it would take that long.
post #4300 of 4689
Is it finding info for NOTHING?

If so, then I would wonder if something on your network is blocking access to the metadata sources (themoviedb.org, for example)
post #4301 of 4689
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Originally Posted by ZQ8 Blazer View Post

Okay on the hard drive I had two folders with backed up documents in them. I've deleted those and now all that's left are folders for the movies name, the movie with within the folder and some have move, a movie sheet, and a picture that displays as the folder.(used for WDLXTV) I've tried the folders with the sheets and the ones without. Every time it says "No content info found from the online database. Please change the search term and try again"

To reiterate here are my settings
Media Library On and under the manager I have the WDTVLIVE/Movies connected
Get Content info Auto (I've tried manual too)

After I put in these settings at the top of the screen it says "getting content info" and I've let it run like that for 4 hours and I have 180 movies. Now I don't have super fast internet, but I wouldn't think it would take that long.

Yes, it's slow.

 

Where are these Shared Folders? Does the SMP have write access to the root-most folder? Do you see the Media Library database (file and/or folder) being created?

post #4302 of 4689
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Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

Yes, it's slow.

Where are these Shared Folders? Does the SMP have write access to the root-most folder? Do you see the Media Library database (file and/or folder) being created?

The shared folders are on an external hard drive which is connected to a WDTV Live which is connected to my wifi router. The SMP picks up everything wirelessly. Yes, everything on the WDTV Live has write access. Where do I look for the media library database?

Also will it still download info while I watch a movie?
post #4303 of 4689
Blazer --
something is funny or confusing about your situation. It sounds exactly like mine although now that I think about it, the external hard drive I have hooked up to the SMP is not shared, at least I don't remember designating it as shared. But anyway, due to me forgetting to get some cat 5 cable over to the avr blu-ray area, my SMP gets stuff wirelessly only, and when it's doing it automatically it will get stuff even when you're watching the movie. But you're saying you're not even getting content for any of the 180 movies even manually? It actually sounds like a communication problem between what you're describing and what we're imagining - did you say you have a picture and movie sheet already with each of the movies? If so that should show when you turn on the SMP and try to view the movies section.

Anyway, let's say i'm not too confused and you don't know what you are doing manually. For manually finding info I click the options buttons next to the icon of the movie I have just put into the external hard drive, and hit find info. If it doesn't get anything I go to the little keyboard thing and edit out any extra numbers and then hit submit and it should find the movie if it's not too strange. I select it and it downloads the xml file and the metathumb and if it changes the name of the movie from what the file says it will move the movie to it's correct alphabetical position within the file. If you try that and it doesn't work at all for a regular movie like "Iron Man" for instance, then something is wrong.
post #4304 of 4689
I have movie sheets, but maybe I have them named wrong. In the Jaws album I have Jaws.mp4 - Jaws.mp4_sheet.jpg - folder(which acts as the thumbnail and shows up in the Action folder). All that shows up though is the movie itself.
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But you're saying you're not even getting content for any of the 180 movies even manually?
I haven't tried all of them, but I have tried 10 or so and it never can find any info. I do it manually just like you described.
post #4305 of 4689
Hey guy, I know this is off topic, but, there was a process keeping my computer awake, preventing it from sleeping. So I ran cmd, powercfg -requests and saw that \FileSystem\srvnet was keeping the pc awake. (now, I'm not so sure though).

So I ran the following 2 prompts:
powercfg -requestsoverride driver \FileSystem\srvnet system
and
powercfg -requestsoverride driver \FileSystem\srvnet

now the computer sleeps when streaming video to my wdtv through network shares.

running the following cmd- powercfg -requestsoverride, shows what overrides you currently have in place. Mine shows:
[SERVICE]

[PROCESS]

[DRIVER]
\FileSystem\srvnet SYSTEM

How to I remove this override request? Anyone have any clue?
post #4306 of 4689
ZQ8: Either something is blocking your WDTV from accessing the metasources, or you're running older firmware that doesn't support TMDB's latest API.
post #4307 of 4689
I'll try updating.

edit: it says "the device fails to check for new firmware update. Please check your network connection and try again."

I clicked on check connection and ip and dns checks out, but internet has an X. So it's connecting to the wifi router, but not the internet...

edit: I redid all of the network info and it's connected now. I'm updating the firmware now.
Edited by ZQ8 Blazer - 1/29/14 at 7:48am
post #4308 of 4689
That same problem is probably why content collection never worked. Gotta start with the basics -- your network has to work. wink.gif
post #4309 of 4689
Looks like it's working now. Thank you SO much!
post #4310 of 4689
One more question. The info works, but only within the folder each movie is in (action -->Captain America). If I go into the action folder and flip through the movies it displays the thumbnail and name at the top, but the info is all N/A. What's up with that?
post #4311 of 4689
Folders don't have metadata. Only files have metadata.
post #4312 of 4689
Why does the folder have blank places for date, genre, etc?
post #4313 of 4689
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Originally Posted by ZQ8 Blazer View Post

Why does the folder have blank places for date, genre, etc?
Because the actual metadata is located in a different folder either up or down. It is really meant to work with files, not folders. If you have a folder called "Movies" in this folder should be the files (anchorman.ISO, animal_House.ISO, ect.

I use a native rip structure: BDMV/STREAM/various m2ts. It's not until I drill down to the m2ts files that I begin to see the metadata.

You need to let the WDTV to collect your metadata. Or use a program like Thumbgen and do it yourself. That's the only way it will display data in the N/A sections.

Try it. Make an ISO and let the WDTV get the metadata. Then pull up that folder in your computer and you will see how it stores the metadata.
Edited by johnBlanker - 1/29/14 at 12:11pm
post #4314 of 4689
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Originally Posted by johnBlanker View Post

Hey guy, I know this is off topic, but, there was a process keeping my computer awake, preventing it from sleeping. So I ran cmd, powercfg -requests and saw that \FileSystem\srvnet was keeping the pc awake. (now, I'm not so sure though).

So I ran the following 2 prompts:
powercfg -requestsoverride driver \FileSystem\srvnet system
and
powercfg -requestsoverride driver \FileSystem\srvnet

now the computer sleeps when streaming video to my wdtv through network shares.

running the following cmd- powercfg -requestsoverride, shows what overrides you currently have in place. Mine shows:
[SERVICE]

[PROCESS]

[DRIVER]
\FileSystem\srvnet SYSTEM

How to I remove this override request? Anyone have any clue?

I think the command I need is :

Powercfg –setactive Scheme_GUID

so maybe I should run :

Powercfg –setactive \FileSystem\srvnet SYSTEM

I don't really understand this stuff
post #4315 of 4689
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Originally Posted by johnBlanker View Post

I think the command I need is :

Powercfg –setactive Scheme_GUID

so maybe I should run :

Powercfg –setactive \FileSystem\srvnet SYSTEM

I don't really understand this stuff

You should be able to do this from advanced power management options, no need to use the powercfg for this in Windows 7/8.
post #4316 of 4689
So it would be more astetically pleasing if I took all of the movies out of their folders and put them all under one catergory. For example instead of Action->Captain America->Captain America I have it as Action->Captain America and in the same folder that captain America is in will be all the action movies
post #4317 of 4689
Exactly! If you peek at some of the themes they have special folders with pictures of each "genre" folder. And within each genre folder you would have all of your respective movies. Probably nice if you have children -- you can have a special folder just for them to watch the things that you deem appropriate for them, you know, like bad B movies and zombie horror movies wink.gif
post #4318 of 4689
Does anyone here compress their BD rips? If so, what format do you use, can you tell the difference in quality, and is there any format that will work with forced subs on the SMP?

Is that the only subtitle prob with the WDTV? forced subs? Didn't think this was a problem until I watched "Captain Phillips" the other day. Now, every time someone speaks in another language I'm asking myself "Should I know what they are saying right now?"
post #4319 of 4689
I only compress TV shows. I use RipBot264, MKV output, 720p or 1080p at "CQ 20" setting. I can tell the difference from the original BD's, but only content with dark scenes, underwater, sky, etc.
post #4320 of 4689
You can download the subtitles online for a lot of movies. I did that for Captain Phillips. Just place the subtitle file in the folder and press the subtitle button! smile.gif
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