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Old March 6th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #106
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WDMP saved the day today.
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Hoping some of these issues will be addressed in future firmware updates, but overall, very pleased.
Bill, make sure you communicate these to the company. Defect submissions by customers are handled with greater urgency than a line item on an engineer's personal TODO list.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #107
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You can buy them in the UK with a 1Tb hard drive already fitted and configured from ripcaster.co.uk

I purchased mine seperately as it worked out a bit cheaper. Compared to the WD it's a better bet. Only one item to carry rather than two, plus better support.
To me, one of the benefits of the WD is that I can leave it plugged into my TV and I just bring an external hard drive or a USB thumb stick with what I want to watch.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 01:23 PM   #108
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To me, one of the benefits of the WD is that I can leave it plugged into my TV and I just bring an external hard drive or a USB thumb stick with what I want to watch.
And you can with the Popcorn hour as well.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 01:40 PM   #109
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Bill, make sure you communicate these to the company. Defect submissions by customers are handled with greater urgency than a line item on an engineer's personal TODO list.
Done. Supposed to get a response by the next business day.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 02:54 PM   #110
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And you can with the Popcorn hour as well.
OK, maybe the Popcorn is the better bet after all.
However, if you need to buy something for a client I guess the WD is cheaper and they can use their own Hard Drives
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Old May 21st, 2009, 09:12 PM   #111
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WDTV Firmware Update!

Western Digital has a new firmware version for WDTV.

Version 1.02.07 Now Available:

Release (4/27/2009)
(includes all previously released updates)

Enhanced cover art, album art, and thumbnail support for media files and folders
Additional subtitle languages and decoding support
Improved media playback and navigation
More audio formats for MKV container
Fixed bugs reported by the WD TV user community

WD TV Product Update

Does this fix any issues for anybody?
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Old May 21st, 2009, 10:12 PM   #112
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Saw one of these units at Costco in Canada today for $129 Can.
Maybe i should invest in one.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 09:38 AM   #113
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My main issue, truncation of .wmv files, has not been resolved with the update. WD tech support's only solution is to use another "more supported" codec. Gee, thanks.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 02:38 PM   #114
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I use the WD TV Media Player with a 16gb usb memory stick, ideal for displaying at shows or client showings. Plays H264 files back without so much as a stutter. The longest file I have on the stick is 30 minutes.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 02:24 AM   #115
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I just tried to play back a test shoot I did with me Letus, shot at 1080 25p.
It was a 8 min clip, that I had Compressor convert to H.264 .mov file (same resolution)
Looks like the WD chokes on this, playback stutters and canīt be viewed properly at all.
To try to figure out what was wrong I made a 30 sec clip the same way and the WD plays that clip fine. The pan is smooth as can be.
So is it down to file size, do I really have to downconvert my footage to use this thing?
Any suggestions?

PS File size ca 3,5GB
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Old July 31st, 2009, 07:22 AM   #116
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Does this unit have a loop mode? I would like to use one on an exhibition stand.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 08:25 AM   #117
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It does have a loop mode, but it displays the name of the file for 4 sec. When it starts over. It is something about it earlier in this thread I think.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 10:10 AM   #118
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Thanks Joachim will make a search.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 11:16 PM   #119
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I just tried to play back a test shoot I did with me Letus, shot at 1080 25p.
It was a 8 min clip, that I had Compressor convert to H.264 .mov file (same resolution)
Looks like the WD chokes on this, playback stutters and canīt be viewed properly at all.
To try to figure out what was wrong I made a 30 sec clip the same way and the WD plays that clip fine. The pan is smooth as can be.
So is it down to file size, do I really have to downconvert my footage to use this thing?
Any suggestions?

PS File size ca 3,5GB
What hard drive are you using to connect to the WD?
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Old August 1st, 2009, 01:01 AM   #120
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What hard drive are you using to connect to the WD?
Their very own MyPassport 250GB.
I do think it must hav something to do with the filesize, but Iīm not sure how,
In the past I have mostly used it with 720p footage and I havenīt had any problems, but mostly I have used it for smaller files I think
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