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The WD TV Live Media Player, a.k.a WDTV2, is up for pre-order in a few Dutch webshops! The price is fair I think, +/- 115 euro!


You can find the link to the webshops here: http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/24504...ia-player.html


Release date: 10? September 2009



The WD TV™ Live HD Media Player from Western Digital has everything you need to play your HD media collection and the fun stuff you find on the web in brilliant HD 1080p on your big screen HDTV. Because it supports a wide variety of file types, you can instantly enjoy all your home digital media, regardless of the file format. Plus you get direct access to a huge selection of video, photos, and music from popular internet sites like YouTube, Flickr, Live 365, and Pandora (U.S. only) right from the beautifully easy WDTV navigation screen. The WD TV Live HD media player is exceptionally easy to use so anyone in the family can do it and, because it’s networked, you can easily access media from any PC in the home.
 

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Awesome. Pandora! I wonder if you could point it to Shoutcast as well? I am seriously considering this upgrade, I love my current WDTV, and I just installed a Netgear homeplug (4 port) at the entertainment center.
 

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Originally Posted by Kevenz /forum/post/17035522


it seems to use the exact same UI/processor as the original.


so it's wd tv 1.5 not wdtv 2

Hey they got the two most wanted things, network and dts. But if it still has the same issues with HD + subs thats pretty weak. And I've never had an issue with mine but obviously some people do.
 

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Originally Posted by Kevenz /forum/post/17035522


it seems to use the exact same UI/processor as the original.

Hmm, how can you tell...???


anyway, the hypothesis around here is that the processor on the current WDTV is weak and that another processor would be better/faster...that's wishful thinking...other/newer processors add support for control of additional hardware and some more embedded functions...but not much more power per se: they're about the same power for general applications the Sigma in WDTV is...the really big breakthrough would be if mkv extracting were hardware-embedded in the chip which requires licensing and support from Corecodec since they own the container now...what WDTV2 actually needs is more memory and perhaps a tad smarter programming...in the end, what do you care what's inside if it gets the job done...
 

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We are the ones that helped create the Matroska container from the beginning... and sure we (CoreCodec) owns the trademarks, and copyrights, but there is NO cost for licensing and Matroska and it will always be free to use in any product.


We just want to see AVI die ;-)
 

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We are the ones that helped create the Matroska container from the beginning... and sure we (CoreCodec) owns the trademarks, and copyrights, but there is NO cost for licensing and Matroska and it will always be free to use in any product.


We just want to see AVI die ;-)

I love you.
 

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$0 cost = Free = implement at no cost in any software of hardware product.... Sure we have 'Sponsors' no diff then Mozilla, XMPP, etc. but those have not been announced yet.


Did I say we want AVI to die yet? ;-)
 

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Originally Posted by betaboy /forum/post/17037510


We are the ones that helped create the Matroska container from the beginning... and sure we (CoreCodec) owns the trademarks, and copyrights, but there is NO cost for licensing and Matroska and it will always be free to use in any product.


We just want to see AVI die ;-)

Hey thanks for your great product man!!!!!
 

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Still no support for rm and rmvb, disappointed.
 

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avi doesn't mean much these days..... it's just an extension.


nobody use real uncompressed avi since 1990.

That's actually not quite true: it's widely used as an export format for doing special effects on video footage in external applications so as not to lose quality through multiple compression...


AVI is not "just an extension", it's a container format, just as mkv is, but with far less flexibility and features...
 
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