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Just got the new Firmware last night.. and wow it makes this guy a complete bargin..

Plays all types of codecs, MKV, AVI MOV, MT2S and now supports DVD Menus in ISO files... awesome..

Plus Youtube and Mediafly contents, which i thought was quite good also.. plus when B-RADD has added his magic to the new firmware ( Custom Firmware ) will make this wee box even more awesome...

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* Turn your USB drive into an HD media player - Play content from most popular USB drives and devices.
* Play videos, music, and photos from the Internet - Connect to Internet sites like YouTube, Flickr, Live365, and Pandora. (Availability varies by country).
* Full-HD 1080p video playback - Experience spectacular Full-HD video picture quality and crystal-clear digital audio.
* Collect without limits - There’s no limit to the size of your media collection; just add more USB drives for more space.
* Access files anywhere on your home network - The Ethernet port lets you connect this player to your home network.
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#1
Forgot to add that this also play Bluray Iso rips.. but no menus as yet..

Plays all types of Music files also.. MP3, OGG, WAV and FLAC and can also view pictures..

I love this wee guy, as this is the 3rd one I have bought in a Year......
#3
CHR0M£D0M£ - Nov 19, 2010 09:08Forgot to add that this also play Bluray Iso rips.. but no menus as yet..

Plays all types of Music files also.. MP3, OGG, WAV and FLAC and can also view pictures..

I love this wee guy, as this is the 3rd one I have bought in a Year......

I hope you dont mind me asking, I have a lot of backed up DVDs in VOB format only on an external hard drive, do you know if I join all the VOB files from each individual DVD movie together to make one single movie VOB file will the WD HDTV play this single VOB file easily with the ability to fast forward and rewind without stuttering and freezing! The reason I ask is because to convert each DVD VOB file to a smaller 700MB AVI Xvid format takes about 2/3 hours using something like AUTO GK.

Thanks

Edited By: Wowhats on Nov 19, 2010 09:22
#4
Wowhats
CHR0M£D0M£ - Nov 19, 2010 09:08Forgot to add that this also play Bluray Iso rips.. but no menus as yet..

Plays all types of Music files also.. MP3, OGG, WAV and FLAC and can also view pictures..

I love this wee guy, as this is the 3rd one I have bought in a Year......


I hope you dont mind me asking, I have a lot of backed up DVDs in VOB format only on an external hard drive, do you know if I join all the VOB files from each individual DVD movie together to make one single movie VOB file will the WD HDTV play this single VOB file easily with the ability to fast forward and rewind without stuttering and freezing! The reason I ask is because to convert each DVD VOB file to a smaller 700MB AVI Xvid format takes about 2/3 hours using something like AUTO GK.

Thanks


I think if you make the DVD correctly with the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS directories and add the appropriate VOB files you coud createa menu to call them up and them convert it to an ISO.. and the WD HDFTV Live will play it...
#5


Check out your link and says Discontinued.. No Price nothing... good one..
#6
Link works fine. Which firmware version did you install?
#7
looks like a fun device....
#8
brookheather
Link works fine. Which firmware version did you install?


This guy... http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/updates/?family=wdfwdtv_live

What's in this update?
Release 1.03.49 (11/16/10)

* Added DVD navigation support.
* Added Mediafly application.
* Resolved MP4 poor frame-rate and audio out of sync issue.
* Resolved HDMI auto resolution selection issue.
* Resolved playback issues related to mkvmerge.
* Other bug fixes and product updates (see release notes)....

Like I said earlier Awesome update...thats what made me look for another device...
#9
just seen this. any help appraciated. bought the wd media player (not live one) yesterday and am trying to play mpeg video files from sony dsc p200 digital camera. plays the video but with no sound which the player is saying is mpeg audio. is it a non supported codec or have i got a duff one and i can take it back to currys and order this better version, pls? (have 5 years worth of these mini vids and don't want to waste time converting them!) new to this stuff so really woul;d appreciate help. the guy in currys said it plays 'everything'....
i would have bought the live one if they'd had it in stock....

Edited By: tightpants on Nov 19, 2010 11:40
#10
tightpants
just seen this. any help appraciated. bought the wd media player (not live one) yesterday and am trying to play mpeg video files from sony dsc p200 digital camera. plays the video but with no sound which the player is saying is mpeg audio. is it a non supported codec or have i got a duff one and i can take it back to currys and order this better version, pls? (have 5 years worth of these mini vids and don't want to waste time converting them!) new to this stuff so really woul;d appreciate help. the guy in currys said it plays 'everything'....
i would have bought the live one if they'd had it in stock....


The Guy in Currys was half right.. Ive noticed that the Older version did have some problems playing certain older codecs, It can even play some older xvid and movs and I think the new one does also.. but cant confirm... but i would recommend you buy the live for about £20 or £30 quid more its a better bet.. plus for the firmware updates. the old one last update was over a year ago...

B-Radd Custom Firmware may fix the problem
#11
CHR0M£D0M£
tightpants
just seen this. any help appraciated. bought the wd media player (not live one) yesterday and am trying to play mpeg video files from sony dsc p200 digital camera. plays the video but with no sound which the player is saying is mpeg audio. is it a non supported codec or have i got a duff one and i can take it back to currys and order this better version, pls? (have 5 years worth of these mini vids and don't want to waste time converting them!) new to this stuff so really woul;d appreciate help. the guy in currys said it plays 'everything'....
i would have bought the live one if they'd had it in stock....


The Guy in Currys was half right.. Ive noticed that the Older version did have some problems playing certain older codecs, It can even play some older xvid and movs and I think the new one does also.. but cant confirm... but i would recommend you buy the live for about £20 or £30 quid more its a better bet.. plus for the firmware updates. the old one last update was over a year ago...

B-Radd Custom Firmware may fix the problem


thx for quick reply. as i asked 3 guys for one that would play anything and considering that the audio is just coming up 'mpeg and it's reasonable to think it would play all mpeg audio'., you think i'm within my rights to take it back, as it's been opened used etc? you know what the're like these days.
#12
CHR0M£D0M£
tightpants
just seen this. any help appraciated. bought the wd media player (not live one) yesterday and am trying to play mpeg video files from sony dsc p200 digital camera. plays the video but with no sound which the player is saying is mpeg audio. is it a non supported codec or have i got a duff one and i can take it back to currys and order this better version, pls? (have 5 years worth of these mini vids and don't want to waste time converting them!) new to this stuff so really woul;d appreciate help. the guy in currys said it plays 'everything'....
i would have bought the live one if they'd had it in stock....


The Guy in Currys was half right.. Ive noticed that the Older version did have some problems playing certain older codecs, It can even play some older xvid and movs and I think the new one does also.. but cant confirm... but i would recommend you buy the live for about £20 or £30 quid more its a better bet.. plus for the firmware updates. the old one last update was over a year ago...

B-Radd Custom Firmware may fix the problem


thx for quick reply. as i asked 3 guys for one that would play anything and considering that the audio is just coming up 'mpeg and it's reasonable to think it would play all mpeg audio'., you think i'm within my rights to take it back, as it's been opened used etc? you know what the're like these days.
#13
tightpants
CHR0M£D0M£
tightpants
just seen this. any help appraciated. bought the wd media player (not live one) yesterday and am trying to play mpeg video files from sony dsc p200 digital camera. plays the video but with no sound which the player is saying is mpeg audio. is it a non supported codec or have i got a duff one and i can take it back to currys and order this better version, pls? (have 5 years worth of these mini vids and don't want to waste time converting them!) new to this stuff so really woul;d appreciate help. the guy in currys said it plays 'everything'....
i would have bought the live one if they'd had it in stock....


The Guy in Currys was half right.. Ive noticed that the Older version did have some problems playing certain older codecs, It can even play some older xvid and movs and I think the new one does also.. but cant confirm... but i would recommend you buy the live for about £20 or £30 quid more its a better bet.. plus for the firmware updates. the old one last update was over a year ago...

B-Radd Custom Firmware may fix the problem


thx for quick reply. as i asked 3 guys for one that would play anything and considering that the audio is just coming up 'mpeg and it's reasonable to think it would play all mpeg audio'., you think i'm within my rights to take it back, as it's been opened used etc? you know what the're like these days.

edit will live version play more audio or am i better oiff getting another make?
#14
tightpants
tightpants
CHR0M£D0M£
tightpants
just seen this. any help appraciated. bought the wd media player (not live one) yesterday and am trying to play mpeg video files from sony dsc p200 digital camera. plays the video but with no sound which the player is saying is mpeg audio. is it a non supported codec or have i got a duff one and i can take it back to currys and order this better version, pls? (have 5 years worth of these mini vids and don't want to waste time converting them!) new to this stuff so really woul;d appreciate help. the guy in currys said it plays 'everything'....
i would have bought the live one if they'd had it in stock....


The Guy in Currys was half right.. Ive noticed that the Older version did have some problems playing certain older codecs, It can even play some older xvid and movs and I think the new one does also.. but cant confirm... but i would recommend you buy the live for about £20 or £30 quid more its a better bet.. plus for the firmware updates. the old one last update was over a year ago...

B-Radd Custom Firmware may fix the problem


thx for quick reply. as i asked 3 guys for one that would play anything and considering that the audio is just coming up 'mpeg and it's reasonable to think it would play all mpeg audio'., you think i'm within my rights to take it back, as it's been opened used etc? you know what the're like these days.

edit will live version play more audio or am i better oiff getting another make?


Use a program called gspot to identify the codec used in the compression of the video and do a check for compatiability on the WD HDTV Live...if it does not match try googling for a player that might... there is another player which is good called the Sumvision Cyclone that might might be a better option.. but does not have the Youtube or mediafly support...
#15
This is a wicked device man, i've got one and i've got nothing but good to say about it.. okokok maybe it could be a tad bit cheaper, but still.

Considering the other devices in its price range, this is miles ahead and you get an official Youtube app with it which works really really well, unlike Sumvisions poor attempt.

I want another one for my other room, but I want to pay about 70 quid for it this time.




Edited By: ukez on Nov 19, 2010 14:01
#16
CHR0M£D0M£
tightpants
tightpants
CHR0M£D0M£
tightpants
just seen this. any help appraciated. bought the wd media player (not live one) yesterday and am trying to play mpeg video files from sony dsc p200 digital camera. plays the video but with no sound which the player is saying is mpeg audio. is it a non supported codec or have i got a duff one and i can take it back to currys and order this better version, pls? (have 5 years worth of these mini vids and don't want to waste time converting them!) new to this stuff so really woul;d appreciate help. the guy in currys said it plays 'everything'....
i would have bought the live one if they'd had it in stock....


The Guy in Currys was half right.. Ive noticed that the Older version did have some problems playing certain older codecs, It can even play some older xvid and movs and I think the new one does also.. but cant confirm... but i would recommend you buy the live for about £20 or £30 quid more its a better bet.. plus for the firmware updates. the old one last update was over a year ago...

B-Radd Custom Firmware may fix the problem


thx for quick reply. as i asked 3 guys for one that would play anything and considering that the audio is just coming up 'mpeg and it's reasonable to think it would play all mpeg audio'., you think i'm within my rights to take it back, as it's been opened used etc? you know what the're like these days.

edit will live version play more audio or am i better oiff getting another make?


Use a program called gspot to identify the codec used in the compression of the video and do a check for compatiability on the WD HDTV Live...if it does not match try googling for a player that might... there is another player which is good called the Sumvision Cyclone that might might be a better option.. but does not have the Youtube or mediafly support...


thx - have done this. video is mpeg1 codec. in the audio part it says mpeg1-layer2 but the wd tv live site is confusing the heck out of me. help pls if wd tv live can play this? thx
#17
hot, i finally gave in and ordered one. I have a bit of a silly question and was wondering if anyone who has one could help me? Is it possible to adjust the volume levels from the remote control that comes with the unit? thanks.
#18
VirusUK
hot, i finally gave in and ordered one. I have a bit of a silly question and was wondering if anyone who has one could help me? Is it possible to adjust the volume levels from the remote control that comes with the unit? thanks.


no
#19
VirusUK
hot, i finally gave in and ordered one. I have a bit of a silly question and was wondering if anyone who has one could help me? Is it possible to adjust the volume levels from the remote control that comes with the unit? thanks.



Nope not really.. gonna have to use the Tv / Av Amp volume controller... I do not recall a volume control On the WD HDTV.
1 Like #20
tightpants
CHR0M£D0M£
tightpants
tightpants
CHR0M£D0M£
tightpants
just seen this. any help appraciated. bought the wd media player (not live one) yesterday and am trying to play mpeg video files from sony dsc p200 digital camera. plays the video but with no sound which the player is saying is mpeg audio. is it a non supported codec or have i got a duff one and i can take it back to currys and order this better version, pls? (have 5 years worth of these mini vids and don't want to waste time converting them!) new to this stuff so really woul;d appreciate help. the guy in currys said it plays 'everything'....
i would have bought the live one if they'd had it in stock....


The Guy in Currys was half right.. Ive noticed that the Older version did have some problems playing certain older codecs, It can even play some older xvid and movs and I think the new one does also.. but cant confirm... but i would recommend you buy the live for about £20 or £30 quid more its a better bet.. plus for the firmware updates. the old one last update was over a year ago...

B-Radd Custom Firmware may fix the problem


thx for quick reply. as i asked 3 guys for one that would play anything and considering that the audio is just coming up 'mpeg and it's reasonable to think it would play all mpeg audio'., you think i'm within my rights to take it back, as it's been opened used etc? you know what the're like these days.

edit will live version play more audio or am i better oiff getting another make?


Use a program called gspot to identify the codec used in the compression of the video and do a check for compatiability on the WD HDTV Live...if it does not match try googling for a player that might... there is another player which is good called the Sumvision Cyclone that might might be a better option.. but does not have the Youtube or mediafly support...


thx - have done this. video is mpeg1 codec. in the audio part it says mpeg1-layer2 but the wd tv live site is confusing the heck out of me. help pls if wd tv live can play this? thx


Found this out. hope its of some use to you.. sorry about the delay...Your text here

Important: The following file types can be played by the WD TV HD Media Player, WD TV Mini Media Player, WD TV Live HD Media Player, WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player, WD TV Live Hub Media Center or the WD Elements Play. Any file type not listed below is not supported. If a file type is not listed in the compatible formats below, and does not play on your model of the WD TV, you can attempt to convert the file to a compatible format type using video conversion software.

Media File Formats Supported on the WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 1) (Based on Firmware Version 1.03.01)

Video -- WMV9, AVI (MPEG1/2/4, Xvid, AVC), H.264, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), MOV (MPEG4, H.264), MT2S, TP, TS, MOV/MP4 (MPEG4, h.264), DVR-MS, VOB (unprotected or unencrypted)

* MPEG2/4, H.264, and WMV9 support up to 1920x1080p 24fps, 1920x1080i 30fps, 1280x720p 60fps resolution.
* FLV file extensions are NOT supported. Neither are RMVB videos from Real Media. You will need to use conversion software to convert them to a supported format.
* The WD TV HD Media Player only supports certain types of codecs based on the extension of your file. You can check the User Manual for a list of supported codecs for each file extension.

Pictures -- JPEG/JPG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG

* JPEG only supports compressed RGB format files. BMP only supports uncompressed files. TIFF only supports single layer files. BMP, TIFF/TIF, PNG, and GIF have a max resolution of 2048x2048. JPEG/JPG has a max resolution of 4096x4096 unless it is in a progressive format, then maxes out at 1280x720.

Audio -- MP3, WMA, MPA, M4A, MP4A, OGG, WAV/PCM/LPCM, AAC, FLAC, Dolby Digital, AIF/AIFF, MKA

* An audio receiver is required for surround sound output (including the unsupported DTS audio codec). For more information see Answer ID 3590: DTS support on the WD TV Media Player
* AAC/Dolby Digital decodes in 2 channel output only.

Playlists -- PLS, M3U, WPL

Subtitles -- SRT, SMI, SUB, ASS, SSA

Note: Be sure to check our Downloads Library for for the latest firmware. You will also find release notes showing what functionality has been added with the update.
#21
I have this... it is excellent! plays any file format thrown at it to date!!
but do not expect iplayer or 4oD or demand5 to work.

if you need wireless, there are various approved usb dongles that work... info on the interwebs- look on wdtv website
#22
If I was to rip my DVD's to 1:1 ISO files can I play them on this just like if I had put the DVD in a standalone DVD player...?

I ultimately would like to have a nice jukebox effect, filled with various films, TV Shows, etc all with a .jpg associated to each item.

Is this possible with this device...?
banned#23
Would have thought the Sumvision Micro 2 would be a better buy for those watching the pennies a bit more.
#24
same price at eBuyer
#25
Batman2
If I was to rip my DVD's to 1:1 ISO files can I play them on this just like if I had put the DVD in a standalone DVD player...?

I ultimately would like to have a nice jukebox effect, filled with various films, TV Shows, etc all with a .jpg associated to each item.

Is this possible with this device...?

Yep thats exactly what you can do. With a little bit of work you can get a lovely looking interface with moviesheets..
http://i42.tinypic.com/20rkxw3.jpg
#26
My controller wont work!!! Makes the box unusable as not buttons on the box????
#27
Can this play mkv files that are over 4gb? Any limit?

Also, may seem a dumb question, but how do you put files through it? Is it USB or does this take hard drive?
#28
Does anyone know what level of H.264 and features are supported?.. i.e. Main Profile, High Profile, CABC etc.. and what is the maximum bit rate.
#29
I've got one of the original older versions of this - and it's rubbish:

1) It keeps losing HDMI connectivity and reverting back to composite - really useful when you've disconnected the composite leads.
2) The menu system is hopeless and finding movies/clips isn't that easy
3) The remote is ridiculous - too small
4) The fastest ff/rev is only 16x - about the worst feature, especially if you're going through a 3 hour video - it can take you 10 minutes to get near the end

I gave up on it and use Windows Media Centre instead - and that was free with the PC.

Unless they've vastly improved these things - they sound great, until you actually come to use them - then they only are any good for watching a clip right through from beginning to end.

WD have gone downhill imo - with this product and the Essentials Pocket Drive ---- the one with the dodgy micro-usb connection and embedded softward that is nothing but a pain in the ass (all you want is a hard disc, not some crappy virtual CD drive as well).

I steer well clear of WD products now.


Edited By: jhw on Nov 22, 2010 15:10
#30
merb0786
Can this play mkv files that are over 4gb? Any limit?

Also, may seem a dumb question, but how do you put files through it? Is it USB or does this take hard drive?


There is no limit to what MKV size.. I have a Documentary sized @ 16 Gig.. plays a wee treat.. no issues @ all. DTS Audio also

Also played a Bluray *.m2ts file sized @ 46 Gig.. bit slow to start, but when up and running skipped though no problems.
#31
jhw
I've got one of the original older versions of this - and it's rubbish:

1) It keeps losing HDMI connectivity and reverting back to composite - really useful when you've disconnected the composite leads.
2) The menu system is hopeless and finding movies/clips isn't that easy
3) The remote is ridiculous - too small
4) The fastert ff/rev is only 16x - about the worst feature, especially if you're going through a 3 hour video - it can take you 10 minutes to get near the end

I gave up on it and use Windows Media Centre instead - and that was free with the PC.

Unless they've vastly improved these things - they sound great, until you actually come to use them - then they only are any good for watching a clip right through from beginning to end.

WD have gone downhill imo - with this product and the Essentials Pocket Drive ---- the one with the dodgy micro-usb connection and embedded softward that is nothing but a pain in the ass (all you want is a hard disc, not some crappy virtual CD drive as well).

I steer well clear of WD products now.


You must be using an older firmware... get the new one.. makde a huge difference for the unit as I gave this to my folks... who are aged over 80 and love it to bits...

[url=]Wester Digital New Firmware 1.03[/url]
#32
calathea
Batman2
If I was to rip my DVD's to 1:1 ISO files can I play them on this just like if I had put the DVD in a standalone DVD player...?

I ultimately would like to have a nice jukebox effect, filled with various films, TV Shows, etc all with a .jpg associated to each item.

Is this possible with this device...?

Yep thats exactly what you can do. With a little bit of work you can get a lovely looking interface with moviesheets..
http://i42.tinypic.com/20rkxw3.jpg


how???
#33
jhw
I've got one of the original older versions of this - and it's rubbish:

1) It keeps losing HDMI connectivity and reverting back to composite - really useful when you've disconnected the composite leads.
2) The menu system is hopeless and finding movies/clips isn't that easy
3) The remote is ridiculous - too small
4) The fastest ff/rev is only 16x - about the worst feature, especially if you're going through a 3 hour video - it can take you 10 minutes to get near the end

I gave up on it and use Windows Media Centre instead - and that was free with the PC.

Unless they've vastly improved these things - they sound great, until you actually come to use them - then they only are any good for watching a clip right through from beginning to end.

WD have gone downhill imo - with this product and the Essentials Pocket Drive ---- the one with the dodgy micro-usb connection and embedded softward that is nothing but a pain in the ass (all you want is a hard disc, not some crappy virtual CD drive as well).

I steer well clear of WD products now.


Well... I've got this version and:

1) That has never happened, I've run it every day on HDMI for about 9 months.
2) It has a search, and you can browse the folder structure... how can it be any easier?
3) Agreed, the remote is a bit small.
4) If you press "Fast Forward" and then "Next" it will jump 10 minutes so you can skip to the end of a 3 hour video in seconds.

2) and 4) apply to the original WDTV too.

Edited By: James123 on Nov 22, 2010 15:36
#34
calathea
Batman2
If I was to rip my DVD's to 1:1 ISO files can I play them on this just like if I had put the DVD in a standalone DVD player...?I ultimately would like to have a nice jukebox effect, filled with various films, TV Shows, etc all with a .jpg associated to each item.Is this possible with this device...?
Yep thats exactly what you can do. With a little bit of work you can get a lovely looking interface with moviesheets..http://i42.tinypic.com/20rkxw3.jpg

Thanks, some nice guides on moviesheets on YouTube.
#35
Use ThumbGen for movie sheets.

Invaluable device. Don't confuse with cheaper options that do not play many of the file formats.
#36
Daft question but can the drive be accessed from Windows? I'd like to manage the content on the drive from my PC without having to disconnect it and run upstairs every time I needed to add files to it.
#37
Wi-fi? How will it work?
#38
Great price for this device, I already have 1 but would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone! With the updated firmware its even better!
#39
How does this compare to the PCH A-110?
#40
This has gone UP in price - i bought this from Amazon yesterday for £79.33 (granted that's only a few pence cheaper, but still!)

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