Nice idea to display Flixter / Rotten Tomato ratings, but I have a big problem with it when I browse my videos in List view. The space for the RT ratings takes away room from the filename, so less of the video title is shown in the browser. I would love for an options in Setup to turn these ratings off. Even better would be the ability to Enable or Disable the option on a per folder basis. Another option would be to move the ratings from the file name to the top of the display, next to the buttons for Sort and Filter, Select Source, etc. Anyone else agree?
Watching a flick, every time I click on the Pause/Play the Information Bar appears. One third of the screen (up to half, because of 'fog' of this Information Bar) is not viewable. I have to press on the OK-button to turn it off.
Seeing the Information Bar is circumstantial, because I want to enjoy the freeze image. When I want to watch single images I have to click very often the Pause/Play. It causes trouble when I have to see the Information Bar every time.
Why does the Information Bar appear every time I press the Pause/Play or the OK-button? The user should have the possibility to turn off this Information Bar totally that it never appears when clicking on Pause/Play. It is suffice when the Information Bar apppears every time I click the OK-button.
Would be great to have this feature in an upcoming firmware update. :-)
My apologies if this has been requested before as I have seen it mentioned in another forum.
A manageable feature to set a file as 'Watched' would certainly be a useful feature. Especially for TV Series. With so many of them available, it is often tough to keep track unless one has an excellant memory or marks it down somewhere. I used to manage the files on a local drive and archive them at my PC. Now I has a NAS system and don't want to delete the ones I've watched. My wife and I now keep a piece of paper by the TV and mark last watched.
The WDTV Live already has a basic feature which in Gallery or Thumbnail View, displays a half circle meaning it's been watched. However, if power is lost to the unit, this info is reset. If one can set favorite rating to a file, it shouldn't be too difficult to set 'Watched' ? I guess another way to manage it would be to put them all into favorites and remove them as they are watched.
Take the current WDTV Live/player add a digital TV Tuner, a 2.5" 1TB HDD, and make it capable of recording in HD.
There are not many options when it comes to DVR systems, the standard DVRs that cable providers include with service are missing tons of features that WD could easily implement. The DVRs that are worth buying now are too expensive! The recording time is limited this is usually due to low capacity HDDs used in DVRs. Storage upgrades are marked up really high, way above regular HDD prices.
Time to take the WDTV to the next level.
The DVR is the "VCR" of the 21st Century. Give the consumer the power to record and upgrade their own DVR Storage using WD HDDs. Make a WDTV DVR! [WDVR}
I have a number of 3D MKV files that are not in SBS/TAB format. They contain the 2D Blu-Ray stream with the 3D infromation in an MVC stream. I understand WD TV does not do 3D yet, but it would be very useful for the WD TV device to understand this format and stream only the 2D portion from a source file. That way I can keep 1 file out on the network and have it work with both my 2D and 3D devices. Media Player Classic (with CCCP libraries) seems to have this functionality as it plays my 3D mkv files back in 2D on my PC (which has no 3D monitor capabiltiies). It would be a welcome addition to WD TV, and I'm guessing would only require a driver update. Right now it reads the files somewhat roperly in that it plays tha audio and subtitles, but no video (just a black screen).
When I browse to my movies share on my server it would be nice to have a search function. I have over 1300 movies and getting to a movie like Mad Max can take a fair amount of time. Being able to search the files in folders on shares and attached storage would be very helpful.
A complete web interface that allows browsing of the media library as well as controlling the device.
I use my WDTV for steaming music during the day and as such don't want to have a huge TV switched on all day, besides which I'm often not in the same room. The ability to remotely control the unit from a networked computer anywhere in the house would be a massive improvement - I wouldn't need to keep switching the telly on and standing in the front room while I selected the playlists...
At the moment the web control is a lame picture of the physical remote control, but if you can't physically see the connected TV this is pretty useless.
(Would also me nice if a folder with only playlists showed up in the media library or under the music section)
Imagine for a second that you have a harddrive with 10 movies on it - then you let WD TV download the info and media thumbs for every one of those 10 movies. For every item (movie) it creates a folder (.#movietitle), a metathumb file (#movietitle.metathumb) AND an XML file (#movietitle.xml). That is additional 3 items for every movie - so 10 movies on the drive become 40 items (folders and files) on the drive.
Then lets bulk this up to a 3TB NAS drive with a 1000 movies... That becomes 3000 items (folders and files) in addition to the 1000 movies. As long as you're just accessing this through WD TV there is no big problem.
But try and open your NAS in Explorer on Windows - holy mother of.... That is a BIG BIG mess!!
Put all extra files and folders downloaded into one single top-folder - call it WDTVINFO for example... That one folder would cover ALL downloaded media info in any folder/sub-folder on our storage device. (Does it make sence??)
- Back to the future.mkv
- Pirates of silicon valley.mkv
- Trip to Paris()
- Big Bang Theory()
- Season 1()
- Episode 1.mkv
- Episode 2.mkv
- Season 2()
That way you keep a sleek looking overview when accessing the NAS or harddrive from Windows, MAC or Linux...
Hope you (WD) will make this as it will help a lot in overview of folders...