There should be a way to receive software updates to the device. This device is already connected to the internet, so updates should be an easy addition.
There should be a way to add user name and password for shares. This would be better for security for the computer systems and the device.
There should be some kind of error handling for files. The device should skip over the unreadable part, this is implemented in even the most basic dvd system. At a minimum there should be a way to skip ahead 5 min, so you can manually bypass the error.
There should be a way to select where you want the video to start. This is so the customer can pick up where he left off, go to his favorite part, or bypass an error in the file.
There should be a way to create shortcuts on the main menu to folders on your usb storage device, or to your windows share.
At the moment this application is less efficient to use than the slingplayer web site. How about improved implementation. The website runs with half a second delay between inputs and activation. The WD app is well over 10 seconds.
Improved response times please, at the moment the program guide feature is just unusable, and flicking channels is not something you do lightly.
Is it possible to enable the use of an external hard drive or memory stick as a storage location to buffer streaming with a firmware update? I have bandwidth issues in my area (our ISP also often shapes traffic) and being able to start a stream, pause it to allow it to buffer for a minute or three would be the difference between being able to watch HD or evend SD content sometimes.
This is assuming the buffer is not large enough, I can't find info on it's size.
I'm requesting an update to the MyCloud App that expands the current range of media formats that are accessible via mobile devices. I am trying to access data from my WD EX4 Cloud that contains a wide variety of media formats. Until .MP4 videos became an industry wide acceptable format, many users created video files in other industry wide formats such as .AVI files. When I try to access these files via the MyCloud app it appears as an unknown format. I have included a screenshot below to demonstrate how it appears.
The WD Live Hub media player has the built in codecs to support these other formats in the units firmware. I see no reason that the same range of formats can't be built into the MyCloud App since WD has already spent the funds to develop this into the WD Live Hub. I own several Live Hubs to allow employees to watch training videos in our training room, but I also need a solution to remotely stream or download these type of videos on my mobile devices while in the field.
There ARE other 3rd party apps like "VLC" that allow for remote streaming options but they don't allow for easy access to my EX4 and I'd rather use the WD apps anyway. Please WD, use the codecs from the WD Live Hub and incorporate them into an update for the MyCloud app so we can access all of our data as needed. This can be a very easy and quick update if approved that will greatly affect the many users requesting this in multiple threads/posts.
When I got my WDTV Live, I immediatly turned on the Auto Power option...
I then found every day that it was a nightmare to turn on the box, as it did a full 'boot' taking many minutes and figured it was a problem.
After doing a bit of reading, I found that the "Auto Power Off" feature puts it into a deep off state, rather than 'standby'.
So I would like to suggest that the feature is developed to allow you to specifiy whether it should go into "standby" or "Power Off".. And perhaps even give you the option to config the number of hours before the auto mode kicks in.
This would be really helpful for people like me who have a "Harmony" (or any programmable remote) where the box woudl shut down on its own, every night.. But only into "standby"
Hello! in the next firmware, it would be nice to add tou.tv (radio Canada web), all smart TVchannel we except you, as I only use my wd TV, I wish I had more French content. You shouldmake available the contents of the French France, for we are many Canada francophone.You could make a section for the product in French, Francophone of Quebec Many wouldhave bandwidth with the position of France thank you!