01-11-2010 05:00 PM
This needs to be put on a higher priority. This is a serious issue. Hopefully since they have the updater updated, they can fix this issue ASAP. This is very annoying and I've actually considered downgrading to an older version of the firmware. WD i'm being patient, but this is regression. Regression shouldn't take this long to fix!
01-11-2010 05:03 PM
I agree, this is completely unacceptable. My MP4's have been out of sync since the original firmware. If you repackage your MP4's to MKV they seem to stay in sync. But all these files play fine on every other system I have. Please WD wake up and fix something!
01-11-2010 05:39 PM
Or buy a different Media Player that works!!!!
Playon!HD, Asus O!Play, Xtreamer, all play these files flawlessly. I don't think I'm going to wait for WD. They can't even give us any info on what they are actually working on. Try a few of their competitors forums and you actually see feedback and info with firmware road maps etc.
Maybe life is better on the other side of the fence.
01-11-2010 05:53 PM
Well, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
While holding no torch for WD ( I have placed my issues with them as the first comment in the blog post presenting this firmware -- on wdtvlive.com ), I have to say that Realtek based players are not without their share of faults. For example, 16-reframe H264 files don't playback properly on the Realtek based players. Lot of artifacting / blocking etc. The only way to play them is to re-encode.
On the other hand, I also have some MP4s having the audio sync issue, but just a plain remux into MKV was able to resolve the issue.
Obviously, remux takes much lesser than re-encode, and I have lots of 16-reframe MKVs, as well as audio off sync MP4s. In this case, the WDTV Live is obviously better!
01-11-2010 05:56 PM - edited 01-11-2010 05:59 PM
I'm being patient too, but the audio sync makes the unit worthless. I'm on version 1.01.00 which has a slight framerate issue with mp4 files, but the audio is fine. I plan to stay on the older version. At least I can use my device.
Its just not serving its function if the audio is 5 seconds lagged behind. I will wait, but someone should say that this will be fixed - soon. Otherwise its a wasted x-mas gift.
Is anyone having luck selling the WD TV Live? I really like (and had high hopes) for this unit after reading all the reviews.
01-15-2010 02:11 PM
I went for the WD over Asus O!Play and Xtreamer because their forums are even fuller of complainants than this one is. Reviews of these players indicated numebrous issues. This whole market of cheaper media streamers is still young and under developed. Too many companies are jumping on the bandwagon - shame that the wheels don't work.
01-16-2010 05:15 PM
Is WD working on this problem? This bug was introduced in November.
I would like to know:
> Does WD acknowledge this is a issue?
> They are actively working on a fix?
And a estimated release date would be appreciated.