I have a WDTV Live Gen 3 media player. It has Firmware 1.16.13 on
it. I only use it to play mkv files, usually 720p when I can get
them. Some files play fine. Some stop after 1 - 2 minutes of playtime.
If I try to play again they stop at exactly the same spot. If I fast
forward, it will stop after a 10-15 seconds.
Questions: Should I upgrade my Firmware?
If so, can I use the 2.01.86 file from the WD website? It is listed as wdtvlivegen3_rollback_2.01.86.
Will it still upgrade even though it’s listed as a rollback or do I need a different version of 2.01.86? I put the firmware on my USB drive and the unit does detect and display New Firmware when booted up.
Can I use my 500 G Seagate portable hard drive to do the upgrade or do I have to use a USB “thumb” drive? As stated above, the unit did detect the firmware on the Portable USB Harddrive. (Portable Harddrive means it does not need a power cable.) As far as a thumb drive, I think I have a 400 mb drive if that would work. I’d rather not have to buy a USB stick if I don’t have to. I don’t want a worthless plastic brick either though.
Thanks for any info you can provide.
Bill. London, Canada