02-23-2010 04:15 AM
Forst let me expalin that I do have the latest update firmware 1.27. My problem is I do not get thumbmails to show when I review my movie listingd. What I get is a standard icon not a frame from the DVD(s) that are on the seagate drive. Is this normal, if not how do I fix it?
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02-23-2010 05:17 AM
02-23-2010 06:41 AM
Sounds like you guys may have 2 different problems....
try deleting the ".theater" folder on the hard drive and let the unit rebuild the database when you plug it in the first time...wait for the blue-circle to stop spinning before you view the movies.
do you have jpg files included with your movies? The unit doesn't just build thumbnails based on what it sees (I wish it did, like how Windows does it), it displays a picture that you save with the same name as the video[.jpg]
Most people download the movie posters from the internet. For example, I have a movie folder "The Godfather"... inside the folder is "The Godfather.iso" and "The Godfather.jpg"... instead of the movie icon, you'll see the jpg show up under the "movies" thumbnail view.
There are some stipulations on file type and size... if you have an issue with some images, open them in 'Paint' (included with Windows) and then do a "Save as..." and save as type "jpg"... it will re-save it in a compatible jpg format that the FAT+ will be able to display. Not all jpeg/jpg images are created equal, so this way, you will be guarenteed a compatible file.
02-26-2010 11:20 AM
How about if the hard drive with all my movies and dvd cover jpegs is not connected to the freeagent theater + unit but to my iMac.
I currently share the drive on my iMac and stream the video using the wifi adapter pluged into the theater unit. When I access the
drive from the unit, it shows me the jpeg movie covers and the movie files, but it doen't put them together.
Is there anything I can do to get this to work?
02-26-2010 12:12 PM
I'm pretty sure that is a confirmed "un-available" feature (Thunbnails from a network drive).
Local caching of the thumbs, or the ability to use a thumb drive to store a thumbnail cache at least, would be sweet... that way you wouldn't have to read every single thumbnail across the network every time you turned on the device.
It's already not the fastest thing in the world when you have the hard drive directly connected to the unit, as you page through movies it reads the jpg images out of the folders and takes a few seconds to fill in the thumbs..... add in some network lag on top of that, and dang! I can't imagine how slow it would be...