Frist off, let me apologise for what will be a common query on these forums… the ol’ how do I do this thread. Please believe me when I say I have read what I believe to be all I can read and attempted all I can attempt, which is why I turn for help.
What I fear but also hope is I’ll lay out my issue and the first post will be a link to the resolution. Here goes…
I have had my WD TV Live Streaming Media Player for over a year or so and never even thought about themes or upgradings its use, until a couple days ago and I have tried everything since.
First of all, my set up is as follows;
WD TV Live Streaming Media Player (3rd Gen)
The WD TV box is connected to tinternet (via wifi) and tv (via HDMI cable)
I have my 2x 2TB external harddrives connected to my PC which streams my varying media via Mezzmo over the wifi connection.
The mechanics I have never had an issue with, it sometimes skips and freezes, but nothing I cant handle. Its ever since I have attempted to enter the world of Moviesheets and Metadata that I have drowned magnificently.
Here is what I have tried already;
(these were all advised by YouTube vidoes or various posts on websites)
-Installing modded firmware or wdtvlx firmware
(attempted this many times… FAT32 USB, .bin, .ver and .fff files - put USB in and hard reset the device, when the device restarts, it’ll know there is a new firmware and request an update - never did)
(this i can do quite succesfully, have changed many themes, currently using TITAN but think I read somewhere that that doesnt work with Moviesheets, and given this is my whole reason for going down this path, will need to change)
(this took a while for me to work out… my files in my HD currently look something like this…)
----Not Seen (folder)
--------12 Years A Slave (folder)
So i think to get it to work, I needed to remove the film folders so in the Not Seen Folder, just have the files of the films straight away, no further folders. So i attempted that, generated moviesheets (which added a .xtml and a .jpeg. I renamed them so they were all the same…
but when i went back to WD TV Live, the films would have shiny new posters but no metadata or backdrop. It would just show 6 items, whereas above there should technically only be two.
I tried other metadata things such as Sickbeard and Media Center Manager (or something like that) and each one produced the same result.
Basically, after all the above rambling, I _think _i can get the metadata into my filing system on the HDs, I have also looked in the settings of Mezzmo and checked it knows to pass on metadata but whatever I try it never shows in WD TV Live Streaming.
Have i downloaded the wrong things? Is it the firmware I currently have? Or am I just doing something completely wrong?
I would love to get someones help on this matter. Even if someone has the heart to instant message me for 15mins I would be eternally grateful. Post below or PM if thats easier. I know that when I get my head round this it will all fall into place, its just getting to that stage… thats the hard bit