08-03-2011 01:30 PM - edited 08-03-2011 01:38 PM
i have the same issue: Looks like we are in the same boat. Device reports firmware to be 2.07.17 and attempts to complete part 2/2 everytime it is restarted, furthermore attempting to access Hulu hangs the device.
I tried installing rollback versions but they get stuck too.
Any help offered would be grealty appreciated. thanks in advance
08-03-2011 01:38 PM
You don't really have to dump them in one big folder. If all your files are as in your example (meaning your movies are like the one in your example, like an .mkv), then the best solution is to just have your movies in Genre folders.
This way you don't have all of them lumped together, but you still get the scrolling effect with the backdrops and larger thumbnail. It makes the experience better than having to go into each indiviual folder to view you movie.
08-03-2011 02:24 PM - edited 08-03-2011 02:38 PM
Here's my experience of the new update.
As many people have said, the new firmware took a long time to download and install, but that's fine by me and I didn't have any problems with it (downloaded to the box via a cabled connection).
I should mention I have both music and video files stored locally on my WDTV Live Hub, I don't tend to stream anything so when I'm talking about the issues I'm having, the issues are with media stored on the Hub.
Anyway, when the update was finally complete I went into Music only to be told that there was no media in the folder. So I went into Video, everything in there was working normally. Then I checked the music folder via my PC and my files were all still in there, the Hub just wasn't picking them up.
I restarted the Hub via the setup menu option. It came back on, spent 30 minutes compiling the media library and now it says I have no media in Music or in Video!
I restart again. It compiles again. This time my Music and my Videos are back. But I notice that the A,B,C,D buttons are no longer working (as mentioned by another user). I reconfigure them in Setup which is not a big deal.
Then I go into my Music playlists and none of them are working anymore, every single one of them says 'there is no media in the current folder', I tried making new playlists but still the same problem. The only reason I installed the update was because there is a known problem where the Hub only recognises approximately the first 64 songs of a playlist (see this thread for details), I knew from a post by WD Staff member Guy_K that a fix for this had been created and verified and I was desperately hoping that the update would include this fix. But instead I've basically gone from having playlists with only 64 songs in each to having playlists with NO songs at all. I can't begin to tell you how utterly frustrated I am with the Hub. I've only had it about 6 weeks and already it has taken up hours of my time trying to get it to do something as simple as playing a playlist. I'm not asking for much am I? Just play my playlists please!
Oh, and since the update it keeps compiling at random times and I keep getting errors saying 'The content source has been removed' when I'm browsing through the Files section. So all in all, not a great update from my point of view.
EDIT: I'm also getting the 'content source has been removed error' when I go into folders in the Video and Music section
08-03-2011 04:00 PM - edited 08-03-2011 08:46 PM
After updating and then rolling back, every video I have played since has suddenly died, as if the video was over. There doesn't seem to be a pattern so far. One died 5 minutes in, one died 40 minutes in, and one died 25 minutes in... Nothing in logs either.
Not positive this has anything to do with the firmware shenanigans, but it seems an unlikely coincidence.
Edit: I can resume the file if it dies. Not sure if that info helps but thought it might be relevant.
Edit2: The problem seems to correspond with compiling media. It seems to do it in random bursts that are crashing the current video back to the media folder of the current video.
08-03-2011 07:03 PM
Appied the new firmware and everything went fine. I would risk saying "works like a charm"! As a matter of fact, I would wait a bit until things had been more in place, but accidentally accepted the uptade by pressing "OK" on request. For my surprise - and I hope it´s not the thrill of it all - the boot seems a little faster. Anyone has the same impression? Haven´t tried many of the new services though.
08-03-2011 08:03 PM
WINDOWS SHARING STOPPED WORKING AFTER UPDATE TO 2.07.17 !
I had to roll back to 2.06.10 to access my WD TV Live hub from Windows 7 again.
I'm not the only one with this problem, check post http://community.wdc.com/t5/Network/Windows-stoppe
08-03-2011 08:42 PM
I've had issues with the last firmware that some of my 720p mp4 movies would stutter every 10 seconds or so. Does anyone know if this release resolves any of those issues?
08-03-2011 10:48 PM
I downloaded the firmware, it took aprox 5 min to upgrade. So far, I can tell the menu nav is faster. While exiting netflix the hub rebooted. I can't tell about the other issues, I didn't have time to test it more. I'll report more in the coming future.