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Screen stretch to fit screen to 16:9 aspect ratio
at the moment i have to modify the VOL headers of files using MPEG4 Modifier
 
also extend the and power save option to over 3 hrs maybe 5 hrs as 3 is a little short for some movies and files
Status: Acknowledged

The Vimeo service was cutted out on last firmware atualization. Could you guys bring Vimeo back? It was the coolest service on WDTV :smileysad:

Status: Acknowledged
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If im watching a bunch of episodes from some TV series, it would create a LOT of value if i next day could see which episode i watched and which i didnt.

 

Status: Acknowledged

Idea accepted for voting.

Capability to download subs on the fly

Status: Acknowledged
by Thursday - last edited Thursday

Not much more to add, title says it all.

I came from a Boxeebox, where i with a few simple clicks, could download subs online, and add to the movie i just started.

 

I am kinnda shocked that i only have the choice to manually sit on my pc and download sub files...

Status: Acknowledged

Idea revised for voting.

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NFS server

Status: Acknowledged
by Wednesday

since I seem to be on a role lately with idea's

 

why not add NFS server functionality for any drives attached to the WD

exportfs is already included in the firmware

and source for nfsd.ko is already part of the kernel source, just needs to be enabled

 

 

Status: Acknowledged
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2.02.32 firmware introduced the new Grid UI

 

we can add "Video" to the Grid which will open up to the last source accessed via "Video"

 

but how about the ability to add a specific content source to the Grid

 

example.

go to Media Server, I have the following

Serviio

UMSP

Windows Media Server

etc ...

 

I would like to be able to add "UMSP" to the main grid UI and have it actually read "UMSP"

 

the problem using a media server, all content is usually displayed as the root of the source

so there's no way to add it to the Grid UI

Status: Acknowledged
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It will be usefull to add a "checkbox" or similar to choose if media player should download background images for the film or not (they are used as scrollabe backgroundinto the 'large' view layout, not the little movie 'poster').

It is a great feature, but it will also consume some space on the media source drive. The best solution in my humble opinion is to leave user able to choose if he/she want them or not.

Status: Acknowledged
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I've set the WDTV to access to my NAS folders with "shared network" settings. It has succesfully readed all media into them, but I've noticed if I add a new media file it will not be recognized automatically. This is very frustrating.

 

I suggest to implement a sort of "auto rescan" media folders to search for new files (like many media server already do, for example Plextor or Serviio).

Status: Acknowledged
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I've noticed that if the LAN media source is in standby mode (in my case a DS214play NAS), the WDTV does not recognize it. The NAS wake up itself if any device try to send request through network, but if I try to access to my media library WDTV says "Media source removed". Sometimes the same behaviour occurs also with an external hard disk (less frequent, I think because hard disk wake up time is less than that required by the NAS)

 

My suggestion is to ad some feature to wait for the NAS complete waking up.

 

For example, Samsung TV media player simply says "device not ready", but if you select it after a couple of seconds the NAS is succesfully recognized. Your device instead keep saying "media source removed", it seems not retry to send request to it.

Status: Acknowledged
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nzbget missing libs

Status: Acknowledged
by a week ago

this seems the best place to put this

 

I fixed nzbget by adding the missing libs to my custom build

 

# which nzbget
/usr/local/bin/nzbget
# ldd /usr/local/bin/nzbget
        libz.so.1 => /lib/libz.so.1 (0x2aaaa000)
        libpar2.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpar2.so.0 (0x2aada000)
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x2ab70000)
        libxml2.so.2 => /lib/libxml2.so.2 (0x2ab9a000)
        libsigc-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0 (0x2ad06000)
        libstdc++.so.6 => /lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0x2ad1c000)
        libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0x2ae28000)
        libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x2aeb2000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x2aeea000)
        /lib/ld.so.1 (0x55550000)
        libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x2b04c000)
#

 The 2 missing libs were

libsigc-2.0.so.0 does not exist in the firmware at all

libpar2.so.0 does exist, but it's located at /usr/local/lib/libpar2.so.0 , which is not in the searchable path - I fixed by adding a symlink at /usr/lib/... pointing to /usr/local/lib/....

Status: Acknowledged

Although I love the WDTV, the new streaming media technology out there, ex: Roku, makes me feel like I am in the Stone Age with my WDTV.

 

The WDTV is not too expensive, it is a product I use so much, that I would not have a problem buying a new one about every two years. 

 

Keep releasing faster a newer technology!

Status: Acknowledged

Idea approved for voting.

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I've recently installed 2 WD LTV units in our home theatres. I'm generally impressed with the gadgetry of these things, BUT the simple interface to play music, add a song to the queue or sorting is all so very tedious. I'm not really an Apple fan, but all these things are much more easily done in, say, iTunes or WinPlayer. It became a game at our last party, (room full of techos) to see who could achieve these simple tasks!

 

The there is the seemingly unnecessary green ticks and red crosses - to what purpose? If the search works, it works. And then there is the "dashboard" - still not clear in the instructions what this does, other than a quick link to recent additions or whats playing.

 

I did the the harder stuff, embed artwork, develop playlists etc which eventually worked after plenty of experimentation.

 

Then there is the verbose manual, which doesn't really help, referring to back and forward to every section of the document. Sure, the basic operation is the same for videos, photos, and music, but why refer time poor consumers all over the place?

 

My idea of setting up a third unit with a NAS for the grandparents to share our kid's big moments, which I thought would make a great 80th birthday present, is definitely on hold until the interface is more sophisticated but easier to use.

 

 

Status: Acknowledged

Idea submitted for voting.

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Rdio has gained a lot of momentum as a popular music streaming app.  It should be added as a Service to the WD TV product lines.

 

I also notice there's no support for Songza.or Grooveshark.

Status: Acknowledged
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I purchased movies because I like them.  I don't want flixster/rotten tomatoes ratings.  I've set metadata to only update manually, and keep deleting the flixster information, but it keeps coming back.  Makes me want to replace my WDTV boxes with streamers that don't keep downloading stuff I don't want

Status: Acknowledged

PDF Reader

Status: Duplicate Idea
by 2 weeks ago

Would be great to have a PDF read (adobe or other brand) to follow along PDF music scores when listening to music or reading PDFs of books or album notes, and so on.  This should be fairly easy and would provide a lot of value to those of us that use WD TV for reading picture captures of text.

Status: Duplicate Idea

 

This Idea is duplicated.

 

Please see the following link to the existing idea to provide your support.

http://community.wd.com/t5/WD-TV-Ideas/PDF-and-TXT-viewer/idi-p/787969

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Czech TV archives

Status: Acknowledged
by 2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago

Hi WD support,

 

as I can see from last release notes, there is a lot of new TV services added. Is there any chance to have czech TV archives added as well? Especially http://play.iprima.cz/ and http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

K.Vinar

Status: Acknowledged
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When listening to music from my media server, the WDTV only properly cues tracks when sorting by "Album", or following a playlist order.

 

The problem with pulling media from "Album", "Artist", and "title" is as follows,

 

1. Every single track you have in your database - including singles - is included in the menus, making it the difference between sorting through 13000 songs, 6000 artists, 5000 albums - (Expected behavior, but not my issue)

 

2. Pulling tracks from "Artist" and "Folder" from the media server follows (A-Z) sort order by song name - (Part of my problem).

 

To sort through my large collection I use "Playlists" and "Folders". I create an .m3u file with every rip reducing my sort to 3200 "true" albums and playlists. Playlists behave as expected, but it still is fairly long with a large collection.

 

If I sort by folder my search is greatly reduced, but song names within the folder are sorted alphabetically - track order is never followed even if I have all my files named either (Artist - Track number - Song name) for one featured artist, or (Track number - Artist - Song name) for compilations. It is likely an issue with how data is provided to the WDTV, but some controls in setup/music to resolve sort issues would come in very handy.

Status: Acknowledged
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I updated to the latest firmware to discover playlist functionality reduced significantly.

 

Instead of pressing "OK" to see the list of tracks within the playlist, where I could select the track I want to hear - like before - now "OK" immediately starts play from the first track of the playlist - same behavior as pressing "play" on the playlist title. One can no longer can see the full track list, or manually cue to other select tracks without cutting out what is currently playing. It is like no one ever tests such decisions.

 

Couldn't you folks add these options in setup rather than remove and reduce functionality?

 

Frustrating!

Status: Acknowledged

Twitch app and pc tv card app

 

pc tv cards stream using http or windows media streaming

so the same standard as wmp or vlc would work

 

A PDF and TXT viewer for the WDTVlive box would be good

 

atm i have to use screen shots taken from a pdf on a pc and view them as .jpg's on the WD

 

 

Status: Acknowledged
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