01-23-2012 01:15 PM
Did anybody here tried to downgrade to 1.03.10 and then had bad issues?
What issues you had with downgrade to 1.03.10?
I am running 1.03.10. I upgraded it from out-of-box version (can't remember which).
I am using it to play MKVs, 1080p and 720p, from WinXP share, 1Gb wired, and everything plays perfectly - no stuttering, no hangs, no problems at all.
So, I can say that for the only puspose playing the mkv files, the WDTV Live SMB v1.03.10 is perfect.
In fact, my only complaint is not-persistent RGB High Colorspace setting. Every time I turn on WDTV or TV, I have to:
Setup --> Audio/Video Output --> Video Output --> HDMI
--> Display resolution: Auto
--> Colorspace: RGB High
--> Match video framerate: On
Only in rare cases, every some files, Match frame rate fails to match - in that case, set it manually.
01-23-2012 01:18 PM
The way it is written in the KB article implies that there is an issue with the downgrade process and not with the firmware itself (minus the part that performs the downgrade).
01-23-2012 01:27 PM
Yes, I'd read that, but I am asking what actually could go wrong - will the WDTV be "bricked"?
Can it be then upgraded again to undo the "damage"?
Nobody never did it? Maybe somebody did it and then he/she had to return it to shop?
01-23-2012 04:14 PM
No one knows. Other people have done it with no issue.
And if something's "BRICKED," then no, you cannot fix it. It's a brick.
01-23-2012 10:10 PM
I've downgraded to 1.03.10 and the only thing I see is that the "Match Framerate" option is missing. So now I'm back on 1.06 firmware. But this is also a no go for me. Video_ts or video-iso stutter every 20-25 minutes for a couple seconds and there's no way I can play the "Bird scene" stutterfree. I play al media from usb2 and usb3 external hd's.
01-23-2012 11:34 PM - edited 01-23-2012 11:34 PM
01-23-2012 11:52 PM
When I take the Planet Earth Bird Scene in Bitrate Viewer I get following info:
Bitrate in seconds max 33 but in biterate in frames max 89.
Like I said, no matter how i set up the SMP I can't play it stutterfree.
01-25-2012 08:57 AM
I've downgraded to 1.03.10 and the only thing I see is that the "Match Framerate" option is missing...
As I said, I am running 1.03.10, and I can tell you that "Match Video Framerate" option is present. I am using that option all the time.
01-25-2012 10:29 AM
Well I'm back on 1.03.10. Did the following steps:
- Reset to factory defaults (1.06)
- Skip setup
- Rolled back to 1.03.10
- Skip setup
- reset to factory defaults
And guess what .... I've got the "Match videoframe" option but more important I can play the birdscene (Planet Earth part 1) stutterfree with the option on or off. So I think this time the rollback went flawless.