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Old 19th March 2009, 19:33   #16
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I use the following for getting subtitles. It is a subtitle search engine:
Easily Find DivX Subtitles For Your Movies
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Old 19th March 2009, 19:54   #17
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Hey guys

Looks like some of you have purchased the Western Digital TV HD Media Player. Madbullram on this forum also has this unit, which he got from the US sometime back. He is also very happy with it.

Any idea on where this product is available in Chennai, and how much it costs ? Can this be ordered online in India from some website like India Plaza etc ?


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Old 19th March 2009, 21:36   #18
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This can be ordered in India through ebay.in however it is around 3K more if you buy here. I bought it in Singapore for a good deal around 5K
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I wanted to have a player to playback the files from Flash/Harddisk drive. With the current players we have DVD players with USB drives to play movies. I tried Samsung/LG/DVD but none of them played External Hard disk drives and it does not detect them.

Then I found out the Western Digital HD Player which plays Flash/Harddisk USB drives and also the output in HDMI format. Really worth buying for those who need to playback from external harddisks. It has an option to display subtitles with SRT files, I want to know if I can download separate SRT files for the movie which I already have or I have to download both the files from the same source. Will this work ?
Any player with usb drive support plays from external Hard drives, you just need to format your harddisk in the FAT32 filesystem. This is true even for the car audio players with usb support. You can even play movies on your playstation2 with the harddisk connected through USB ( needs a software )
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Sam, why would we need subtitles in those movies ?
Simply to understand the story and what's going on.

What use is all the action with no background story, lol.
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Old 20th March 2009, 14:43   #21
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Any player with usb drive support plays from external Hard drives, you just need to format your harddisk in the FAT32 filesystem. This is true even for the car audio players with usb support. You can even play movies on your playstation2 with the harddisk connected through USB ( needs a software )
It didn't work for me. I have a FAT32 hard disk with 3 partitions. I took my hard disk to the shop and asked him to play it. The player didn't even detected it but at the same time it played my 1GB flash disk.

Also some USB-support players has a limitation upto 4/8 GB. It will not play more than that.

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You can download subtitle files seperately . But you will have to do trial and error with the subtitle files to check if they sync with your video file. I use Subscenedotcom to download the subtitle files.
It worked, I downloaded the SRT file for 2 movies and it worked perfectly. I even tried to add a French version to check whether it supports multiple subtitles but it says it is not supported. Also for italics font it didn't convert the font instead it displayed like <i> ... </i>.
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Old 20th March 2009, 16:19   #22
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This website has lot of information with bug fixes and future requests for WDTV. Upgrade your firmware. It seems like we can view video files from computer though USB network adapter.

Western Digital - WD TV HD Media Player - BUG LIST & FEATURE REQUEST thread - AVS Forum
start [WDTV HD Player Wiki]
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Hi,

I have some movies in AVI format, I downloaded subtitles for them in SRT format. There were some synchronization issues with these sub-titles which I resolved by shifting these accordingly.

But now I am facing a strange problem, the subtitles begin synchronized with the movie, but as the movie progresses, they are lagging behind the video. I am playing the movie through the Western Digital WD TV player. I think this problem is occurring because the player is running the movie in PAL format, which makes the movie run faster.

Am I right, or is there any other reason? And how to correct it? I searched a lot on google for some work-around, but couldn't find any. Help me guys.

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Hi,

I have some movies in AVI format, I downloaded subtitles for them in SRT format. There were some synchronization issues with these sub-titles which I resolved by shifting these accordingly.

But now I am facing a strange problem, the subtitles begin synchronized with the movie, but as the movie progresses, they are lagging behind the video. I am playing the movie through the Western Digital WD TV player. I think this problem is occurring because the player is running the movie in PAL format, which makes the movie run faster.

Am I right, or is there any other reason? And how to correct it? I searched a lot on google for some work-around, but couldn't find any. Help me guys.

Cheers

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I don't think PAL is reason for that. You may want to try this


Chk you have the latest firmware for the WD TV ( They have fixed the sub sync problem bug!)

1) Run the same file on PC using VLC. Go to some scene at around 40-50% of the total length. Make sure the srt file is in sync with the picture. If not then use subtitle editors.

2) Now run the same movie on WD TV , try fast forwarding and check the sub's at same scene as above. They should be same. If not adjust the srt file again.

3) Now play the movie normally and subtiles at same scene same. They should be same . If not then chk the subtitle delay settings in the player adjust them. Repeate this till you get correct results.

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I found a simple solution. I synchronized the sub-titles with the video on my lappy first, and then merged the two in a MKV file using mkv merge - a free, open source software.

Now it works absolutely fine :-)

Thanks

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I found a simple solution. I synchronized the sub-titles with the video on my lappy first, and then merged the two in a MKV file using mkv merge - a free, open source software.

Now it works absolutely fine :-)

Thanks

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if you convert it with MKV file, will the subtitle shows always or can it be turned off ?
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Just name the subtitle file same as that of .avi file and keep it in same directory.
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if you convert it with MKV file, will the subtitle shows always or can it be turned off ?
It can be turned off. And I found it much better than keeping AVI and SRT files separately. Now I can keep all my movies in one folder, instead of creating sub-folders for every movie.

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It didn't work for me. I have a FAT32 hard disk with 3 partitions. I took my hard disk to the shop and asked him to play it. The player didn't even detected it but at the same time it played my 1GB flash disk.
It may be a usb powering issue, try connecting a drive which is externally powered. Generally the usb port would power up a flash drive but not a HDD.
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It didn't work for me. I have a FAT32 hard disk with 3 partitions. I took my hard disk to the shop and asked him to play it. The player didn't even detected it but at the same time it played my 1GB flash disk.

Also some USB-support players has a limitation upto 4/8 GB. It will not play more than that.

Most player have a limitation that they can read only one partition.
So since you hdd has 3 partitions your player couldn't recognize and read it.
A flash drive u normally would not have partitions so it reads up fine.

I have used a variety of flash drive on my Philips 3166 player. they work.
my 2.5" WD Passport hdd that runs off USB power doesn't work.
my 3.5" WD passport hdd with its own PS runs fine on my DVD player.
my 2.5 WD passport does not work on my Pioneer car HU due to lack of enough power.

Try using a hdd with external power source with just one partition. it will deifnelty work

as far the Philips DVP-3166 is concerned , it supports hdds upto 250 GB
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