WD TV Live Streaming Media Player

WD TV® Live™ Streaming Media
Player
Firmware Release Notes
These release notes provide information on the latest posting of firmware
for the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player.
These release notes provide information on the following:
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Version 1.07.15
Version 1.06.04
Version 1.05.18
Version 1.04.12
Version 1.03.10
Firmware Installation Procedure
Problems during or after FW upgrade
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Version 1.07.15:
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Supports Skitter TV internet television service
Supports MLB.TV
Resolved Get Content Info conflict caused by folders with similar names.
Resolved mp4 video freezing, audio sync and "Unsupported Message" issues.
Resolved unable to play MOV videos.
Resolved MKV video with FLAC audio does not play audio issue.
Resolved Vorbis audio in MKV container audio spikes during playback issue.
Resolved remote shortcut keys conflict with the onscreen keyboard during search.
Resolved movie thumbnail extremely grainy and pixilated.
Resolved rescan media library after every reboot.
Resolved BBC radio mute function does not un-mute issue.
Resolved rescan Get Content Info does not refresh thumbnail issue.
Resolved movie backdrops do not display without network connection or after network disruption.
Resolved several Spotify user interface and translation issues.
Resolved Spotify popping and glitching sounds when skipping tracks issue.
Resolved Spotify tracks do not play when sharing playlist.
Resolved Yota Music intermittently hangs issue.
Resolved YouTube Leanback rebooting issue.
Resolved PlayJam unable to un-mute issue.
Resolved WPS Network setup completed message looping.
Resolved ComedyTime Pause and Play will not work after FFW or RWD several times.
Resolved several language translation issues.
General Info:
• Blockbuster video download service will no longer be supported on the WD TV as of 3/31/2012.
o You will still be able to watch your purchased videos.
• Mediafly will no longer be supported as of 3/31/2012.
Version 1.06.04:
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Supports BBC iPlayer content streaming service (UK only).
Supports Netflix movie streaming service in the UK and Ireland.
Resolved several language translation issues.
Resolved issue AAC and MP3 2CH audio outputs 7CH via HDMI pass-through to AV receiver.
Resolved movie thumbnail degraded photo quality issue.
General Info:
• Note: BBC radio mute function does not un-mute.
Version 1.05.18:
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Supports adding network share folders into “My Media Library” (Use options button).
Supports “WD TV Remote” control application for iDevices (Download Application from iTunes).
Supports Vudu movie service (US only).
Supports SnagFilms indie movies service.
Supports Flixster video movie review and trailer service.
Supports Yota Music streaming service (Russia only).
Supports XOS Digital college sports service.
Supports SEC Digital Network college sports service for Southeastern Conference.
Supports Watch Mojo pop culture and infotainment video streaming service.
Supports ComedyTime stand-up comedians and funny videos streaming service.
Resolved content playback issues with MPEG2 and MPEG4 BluRay ISO, M2TS and .TS.
Resolved HDMI-CEC issues.
Resolved issues in Flingo where videos do not fling using Safari web browser.
Resolved AAC audio lag when playing from network share.
Resolved audio lip sync issue if media is paused several times.
Resolved user interface issue of subtitle and audio info not displaying when buttons are pressed on remote.
Resolved issue with Blockbuster and CinemaNow does not reconnect to network share upon reboot.
Resolved issue with user added Meta-Source does not clear after factory reset.
Resolved Auto Play issues
Resolved NFS issue where it would take 10 seconds to see the IP address.
Resolved issue with resuming music file longer than 15 minutes once file is stopped.
Resolved issue of not being able to select subtitles through options.
Resolved Spotify issue where albums do not play in order.
Resolved Spotify issue where full artist biography does not display.
General Info:
• Note: After upgrading to the latest firmware, the Media Library entry for the NAS maybe lost. To add a
share folder to the Media Library, press “Option” when highlighting a share folder and select the “Add to
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Media Library” button. Or, go to Setup/Systems/Media Library Manager for Network Share to add a
specific share folder to the Media Library.
Note: Media library functionality of the NAS will be only available when using the “My Media Library” as
the content source. When the source is a Network share the Media library functionality on the NAS will not
be available.
Note: The network content sources will be listed under Windows shares for SMB/CIFS shares and under
Linux shares for NFS.
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Version 1.04.12:
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Supports Vimeo.
AccuWeather supports video news and multi-city favorites.
Supports PlayJam.
Supports screen capture feature.
Supports media library function for network share folders.
Resolved AccuWeather unable to add to favorites issue.
Resolved issue with Samba shared file causing delay in playback on resume.
Resolved issue unknown error displays while connecting to network share.
Resolved OGM file playback issue causing reboot.
Resolved issue playing photo slideshow from USB drive when media library is turned off.
Resolved issue playing ISO files on a MAC (HFS) formatted USB drive causes reboot.
Resolved several German language translation issues.
Resolved several Dutch language translation issues.
Resolved several French language translation issues.
Resolved Facebook issue displaying high-resolution photos.
Resolved several Facebook user interface and functional issues.
Resolved thumbnail not displaying in gallery view issue.
Resolved Spotify skipping song track when attempting to play current song.
Resolved Spotify issue playlist not playing continuously.
Resolved several Spotify user interface issues.
Resolved several Web UI user interface and functional issues.
Resolved login error connecting to Win 7 network share or WD My Book Live.
General Info:
• Note: HDMI-CEC support is not functioning correctly in this release. Do not upgrade to this release if
HDMI-CEC is an important feature for you.
Version 1.03.10:
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Supports Spotify music streaming service.
Supports Dailymotion video streaming service.
Supports HDMI CEC control.
Resolved NFS issue does not have option to navigate to DVD menu.
Resolved M2TS issue of losing sound while streaming from NAS.
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Resolved RSS issue where Web User interface had missing titles and descriptions.
Resolved several RSS user interface issues.
Resolved RSS issue when attempting to view photo, recently played video launches instead.
Resolved network share issue where resume point does not work after reboot.
Resolved issue not able to import theme from web user interface.
Resolved music playback issue where music stops during a different file deletion.
Resolved several facebook user interface and functional issues.
Resolved issue with wireless config still displaying after deletion of all connected wireless devices.
Resolved issue with subtitles not containing an end time in the info header is dropped (IDX/SUB).
Resolved Russian and Dutch translation issues.
Resolved several web user interface graphical and functional issues.
Resolved issue with high resolution backdrops crashes the render.
Resolved issue with sorting music alphabetically not working.
Resolved issue with no error message displayed if special characters used in device name.
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Installing the Firmware Update
Firmware is an important set of instructions that tells your WD TV Live Streaming Media Player how
to operate and what the interactive screens look like, as well as ensures accurate functionality.
Upgrading the firmware is important because WD continues to develop tools that updated your WD
TV Live Streaming Media Player’s capabilities and promotes ease of use.
Important: Make sure the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player’s AC power
adapter remains connected during the firmware update. A power disruption during
the update process can corrupt the system firmware. Also, make sure that you do
not unplug the USB storage device
To update the firmware via a USB device:
1. Go to http://support.wdc.com to download the latest firmware update compressed file for
your WD TV Live Streaming Media Player.
2. Click "Downloads" then the product name (or photo).
3. Extract the four files (.BIN, .VER, .FFF, and .INFO files) to the root (top level) of a
portable USB drive.
4. Connect the USB drive to the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player's USB port.
5. Press HOME, Select the firmware upgrade icon, and press ENTER.
6. You are prompted to perform the firmware upgrade.
7. Select OK on the firmware update prompt, and then press ENTER. This will restart
the system.
8. After restarting, the system automatically enters firmware upgrade mode.
9. Once the update process is completed, the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player will
restart again.
Important product update notes:
Make sure the only USB drive connected to the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player
contains the product update files.
To update the firmware via the online update tool:
Once firmware is available through the online update tool, you will be automatically prompted to
update. Simply click “Okay” and the update will be downloaded and applied.
Alternatively, users may manually check for an online update at any time by going to the “Check
for updates” from the setup – system menu, while the device is connected to the Internet.
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Problems during or after firmware upgrade
Please try some of these methods to resolve the problem you are experiencing. Try each method
to see if it fixes your issue before progressing to the next method.
Network specific issues:
1. Redo Network Setup: Settings/Network Settings/Network Setup.
2. Clear your Network Shares logins: Settings/Network Settings/ “Clear login info for
Network Share.” Then re-login.
All issues:
1. Reset your unit through the user interface: Settings/System settings/”Reset to factory
defaults” OR hard reset by momentarily pressing a pin in the “Reset” hole on the bottom
of the WD TV unit.
2. Delete the “.wd_tv” folder from your USB attached Hard Drive using a PC. Reattach
USB to the WD TV.
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