Well I purchased this device after giving up on using either my 360 or PS3 as my main media player for media that I have stored locally & play across applications such as Netflix. So far I love this device, easy to use interface that looks pretty nice and best of all it is able to play back my mkv files with the full DTS MA or Dolby TrueHD audio streams. Something that the 360 couldn’t handle and I couldn’t handle the PS3’s butt ugly interface for media playback. That being said I do have a few questions that I’m not sure I’ve found the correct answers to or not. So hopefully somebody can point me in the right direction or give me the answers:
I’ve turned on the option to automatically fetch the metadata for my movie files, tv files, etc. within the SMP unit. However I’m not seeing any cover art, etc. show up for my movies. I’m guessing that this is because I have my movies on a network share. When I logged into the network share to add it to my videos I gave it the username & password of a user that has the ability to write & modify files in the folder. I thought this would allow it to write the metadata to the folder. It would seem either the WDTV can’t or it doesn’t know how. Do I have to generate the metadata for these files & then put it in the folder manually?
How do I go about (if possible) using the themes that are available for the WDTV Live Hub on my SMP? If I access the SMP web UI it looks for just one themefile which most of these themes don’t seem to have. Is there some way to convert these themes or if I use a spare laptop drive I have in an USB enclosure would it be possible to put the these themes on that drive and have the WDTV use them? If I come up with any more quesitons I’ll post them but as I get more familiar with this unit I look forward to helping other folks out with it.