Two iMac computers (2008+EyeTV HD, 2009+EyeTV 250Plus), 2x Turbo H.264 USB dongles (one for each iMac), Gigabit LAN switch, newly purchased WD TV Live (WDBHG70000NBK)
OSX 10.7.5 running on the two iMac’s, latest EyeTV software, latest Yazsoft Playback (1.8.12) and firmware version 1.13.18 (latest) on the WD TV Live.
Here are the issues:
Cannot seem to get “media library” working on the WD TV Live with Playback. Elsewhere on these forums they say in order for network locations to allow for “media library” the WD TV needs to be allowed “read/write” permissions to the share. I guess Playback isn’t allowing that?
I purchased the WD TV Live to replace my Apple TV and purchased Yazsoft Playback software to access my eyetv files. I am having some issues playing eyetv files. Some eyetv recordings play back normally while others play back in WARP SPEED. I have found that if you pause the “warp speed” playback and hit play it is still in warp speed,
**EDIT** but if you FF for just a second or two and then hit PLAY it will play in normal speed. You however now cannot FF or REW in that recording at all or it will loop back to the beginning and start all over in WARP speed. ( this doesn’t seem to work consistently either ).
I have found that if I have the listing in the WD TV turned to preview pane I can tell which recordings will play fine and which will play in warp speed, since the preview ALSO plays in warp speed for the recordings that aren’t working properly.
EDIT: ALL of the eyetv recordings play back absolutely FINE on the actual iMac computers on which they are located.
***I have posted the above to the Yazsoft forums as well as I’m hoping they may shed some light specifically on issue #2, but I’m hoping someone in this community can shed some light on issue #1 and how one might allow for the folders being “served up” by Yazsoft Playback to be part of the “media library”?
I do know that Apple broke SMB support in OSX Lion (thanks apple) so maybe that’s partly responsible for issue #1?
Thanks for any help/suggestions.
* EDITED TOPIC *
Ok so I just copied both of the .mpg files to a USB stick and plugged it directly into the WD TV Live box.
Same thing happened.
I did notice one thing though. Under the preview pane the bitrate for the working file was being shown as 3.3, where as the bitrate for the speed-playing file was being shown as 7.1.
Any additional ideas?
Seems to me like the issue is with the WD TV Live box and not properly recognising some .mpg files?
Again. Both files play back fine within EyeTV or even in VLC.