02-09-2010 02:07 PM
Ok, I'm updated, and not bricked - so, from my brief interation with it so far, I can sadly report that there is still no support for chapters on DVDs.
However, YouTube is far better on it.
It doesn't constantly ask if you want to save your account settings
It goes directly to your favourites, rather than uploaded videos to your account.
They display as a list on the right with small thumbnails and a large thumnail to the left, rather than the side scrolling laggy thumbnails. The list generates quickly and scrolls smoothly.
In the search option on youtube, the "keyboard" is smaller and to the left and on the right is has your search history (which saves a lot of pain retyping search queries)
Anyway, there may be more things relating to those pesky mp4 files and such, but for now, I'm just gonna watch some flicks and wait for the full update list.
Good work WD.
02-09-2010 02:15 PM - edited 02-09-2010 02:16 PM
seems to be all about youtube, from the release note:
• Redesigned YouTube™ user interface to comply with YouTube requirements.
• Resolved search results in YouTube to be in the same order provided by YouTube.
• Added Flag Video feature to YouTube.
• Added seeking controls (fast forward/rewind) in the YouTube player in 10 second increments.
• Updated to the new YouTube Video logo throughout the application.
• Modified YouTube video timestamp format to make it more readable.
• Implemented add to playlist feature in YouTube.
• Added Save search queries to save users time in re-entering search terms in YouTube.
alas, still no shuffle for video playback as in mp3
02-09-2010 02:30 PM
I think the Mp4 issue has been fixed with this firmware update. Not sure if was taken care of a previous update.But I haven't got any firmware updates after .17 version.
I need to verify the other mp4 videos I have.So far I have forwarded at x2, x4, x8, x16 speeds..also moved the video up by 10 or more minutes..
Looks good..will update again..
so far two mp4 videos..both are good..
02-09-2010 02:33 PM - edited 02-09-2010 02:35 PM
I concur with YouTube comment but not mp4 comment.
My unit upgraded Ok over internet.
Video/Audio synch still an issue.
Checked with full BR rip on local HD as MKV container. Seems OK
Checked MP4 rip of same file converted to MKV on Network Share, still give lip synch issues. Stereo setting better than digital.
Thumbnails on network shares still display both jpg and movie files separately
02-09-2010 02:45 PM
I checked all of the mp4 videos i have. All of them are on the connected hard drive and not on the network. So far, all of them are good.
Was the mp4 issue only for the videos on the network ? I don't think so. Also, i haven't done any conversions you mentioned.
I still have to try videos on the network to test the network drop out issues..
02-09-2010 02:52 PM
02-09-2010 03:14 PM
hip hip hurray.. another firmware update. only if they allow for my youtube subscriptions to show up then it will be the best youtube interface ever.
Still this new one is far better then the old creepy youtube interface they had.
Thank you WD.