Copy, delete and transfer files directly from WDTV
Copy and delete files , transfer file from usb1 to usb2 and reverse......
Damiano Bonazzi commented
I agree with greendream: according to me, deleting files would be the most useful function :)
Damiano Bonazzi commented
Good idea: in particular it would be nice to have a delete option after watching a movie or a tv show.
Please, while designing the new feature think also about non-skilled users: do not (only) provide a sophisticated file-browser-like UI where someone has to go through plenty of steps before (s)he's able to copy/move/delete one single file. For those users who like the WDTV because of its simplicity and intuitive UI please think about a "one-button-copy" feature (maybe with delete files at source device) to be able to quickly copy pictures/movies from any digicam to the WDTV.
WD guys,while you are working on it, please do your best to give us the best transfer rates. A copy function with 800kb/s isn't going to help much when we have 20gb bluray rips.
Last time this topic(copy function) came up in the forums, it was discovered that the WDTV had a crippled ntfs-3g driver(as opposed to the licensed version). From what I read, due to this, all data written to a ntfs drive will undergo 4 steps before actually getting written,thus greatly slowing down the process.
Just thought I put it here before it is being implemented,so that we don't have to wait for another fw for better transfer rates.
here u can see how this feature will look like (xml/png files were included in the last 1.02.08 fw):
i have a great suggestion for file navigation:-
Other then solely using the UP and DOWN direction buttons to navigate files 1 by 1, perhaps WD can utilise the LEFT and RIGHT directional buttons for page-up and page-down navigation functions when browsing directories/files?
it would facilitate navigation of HDDs with numerous directories, or directories with many files in them.
THANKS WD! :D
Great idea is it availiable yet and were can i download it at
finde ich eine gute idee, hätte es auch schon gebrauchen können.
John Hunt commented
Nah, this is a very useful feature. You download (legally of course) a new episode of whatever, you don't want to have to unplug your 1TB hdd from your wdtv, you want to pop it on your usb memory stick and then copy it over on the wdtv. Great new practical feature, well done wdtv!
@hilaireeric: Is that the same regression tests that let Greek subs go down to toilet in 1.02? That let slip slow AVI loading in 1.02.00? That let several people complain about audio sync errors with MKV in 1.02.07 that they didn't have in 1.01.02? and so on... In real life, bugs exist. Don't insult me with your stone age illustration
Make it please !!!
Network support would be great, but until network support is added, file management is definitely the most important feature that is currently missing from the WDTV. Rather than lug a HD back and forth to your PC, you could leave it permanently attached to the WDTV and use a USB stick to ferry files back and forth. You could also transfer media directly from a digital camera or camcorder memory card.
Those who don't see the usefulness of this feature are simply shortsighted.
And maybe a "security flag" for each file could be implement to "lock" the file preventing any delete attempt.
fred_be9300 : yours arguments are not valid!
You're afraid a software error deletes your file because the delete feature would have been implemented ?!! non regression tests are made for that and verify that everything is ok! You want to stay at stone age because you're a scared boy ?!!!
And a simple key combination prevent anybody to delete files without paying attention to it....
Ayman Al Omari commented
i would be great if they add this feature
I'm gonna be rather discomforted to know that my WDTV can delete files... because that can mean any software error can wipe out my disk, or any odd file. Parents who share the WDTV with children may also feel uneasy about what the kids might do on the disk? Still not convinced by this feature :-(
Only the feature to simply delete files would be very useful compared to other multimedia boxes ! In a developer point a view this is not really hard to implement. Copying and transfering files is surely a bit more tricky but very doable. What a PLUS compared to other multimedia systems really ;-) !!! If it is implemented I will definitively buy the WD TV !
I'm honestly not sure how "simple" this is to add. (Code wise, yes; I'm talking about UI-wise here.) I have to think that 90%+ of people will never use this feature. Do you add a new "advanced" option on the main screen? One that may confuse a significant portion of people using the WDTV?
The whole local file transferring thing just seems to go a step beyond what this device is made for: playing multimedia files.
igig: What do you do when you want to edit or print your pcitures? Open them on a PC right? And they may even already be on a home server. And who the hell uses MC anymore!? Real men use a plain ol' console! ;-)
I don't really want to get into a flame war over this issue, as it's ultimately up to WD what to do with it, so I'm just going to end my comments here, and if it's useful to you, great.
FWIW tho: here's my ideal setup which would fit into my already existing setup: All files stored on massive home server, accessible by 3 client computers (2X linux, 1X windos (plus a windows VM sometimes!)), and also accessible by the WDTV. All over ethernet (or wireless in the case of the windos laptop). This way I have all my files in place, one copy of each file, and all accessible by everything. No need to copy anything. :-)
In my case all this already exists except for the network enabled WDTV. My way's nice too, because I can just keep dumping HDs into my server. HD-movies take up a lot of space. :)
I wanted this feature but did not want LAN.
So now I have to use alternative FW, NFS shares via USB-LAN and Midnight Commander in order to substitute this simple capability.
Too complicated way isn't...?