06-09-2012 07:53 AM
07-19-2012 07:52 AM
I purchased the drive as a means to keep all my movies and TV shows in one place to watch when I'm on vacation. For playing on the airplane and directly to the iPad it's been fantastic. I really like how easily it is to get things working (my 6 year old has no problems.) The challenge comes with wanting to watch this on a TV.
1) - HDMI out - Does not work from the app. I discovered, as many others did, that there is a workaround using Safari. It's not ideal but I can live with it. So at this point I can use an HDMI and digital out adaptor.
2) - Component out. The most common use of this for me is to let the kids use their iDevices to watch TV/movies in the car (via component out to the car system.) This should be fairly straightforward, it works fine for playing videos from the built-in Videos apps but does not work from the Seagate GoFlex media app. For the iPhone it works via Safar but for the iPad it does not. Please fix this so the native app can play video out, for both HDMI and component. As I look to evangelize this product to my friends I can't recommend it so long as I can't tell them they can use the in-car screen to stream their movies.
By the way, you can make it work with BuzzHD but it's really cumbersome. However it does work.
One other item, I use MetaX to fill in the metadata information for movies, TV, etc. It's awesome for letting people pick movies via thumbnail. However for some reason some of the thumbnails don't show up. I can't make head nor tails of it and can't find any documentation on this. My instinct is that there's a file-size limit or size limit with pixels (ie 500x500.) Seagate can you please publish this. It's not a request for a change, just information so I can make them work. Looking across your movie selection via the Movie Covers is MUCH more attractive than the generated thumbnails that look like the first frame of the movie.
Also, I know the requirements for this are a newer IOS but I can't figure out why Safari on my old iPhone 3 won't work. None of the items show up, it's just blank. I can select a folder or movie (just can't see what I'm selecting) and if I can somehow pick the right movie it'll play, but the landing page when you open the IP of the GoFlex media is completely blank. Any ideas?
Thanks for a great product, this is really fun and works well, please continue the development!
07-23-2012 06:42 PM