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Movie Sheet Instructions for N00bs like myself :-)   

Postby actuary » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:55 am

Hey Everyone,

I successfully set up Movie Sheet with my WDLXTV Live. Since I'm sure that the setup is similar with the WDTV G2, here is what I did (in n00b terms) to get it working:

  1. Download the WDLXTV custom firmware (THANKS B-RAD!!!)
  2. Format a thumb drive to FAT32
  3. Place the .bin and .ver files on the thumb drive
  4. Pull the power cable out of your WDTV unit
  5. Plug the thumb drive into the WDTV
  6. Insert the power cable into your WDTV unit
  7. Power on the WDTV
  8. When prompted, install the firmware update (the unit will reboot and install)
  9. After the unit has rebooted and installed the firmware, pull the power cable out of your WDTV unit
  10. Delete the contents of your thumb drive, and copy the S00 file onto it
  11. Open the S00 file and make the necessary changes to enable Movie Sheets:
    1. The lines of code with two hash marks "##" are simply comments to explain the code
    2. The lines of code with one hash mark "#" will be executed if you simply delete the hash mark . . . this is what allows customization
    3. I set up my unit so that it will display the movie thumbnails, and then a full-screen moviesheet when you click the thumbnail. You then press OK within the moviesheet to start the movie. If you would like a different setup, refer to b-rad's documentation.
    4. For my setup with clickable thumbnails, I removed the hash marks from the following lines of code (and I have added my own comments prefixed by "##"):

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      ##The following option is necessary (read about it in the forums) . . . I had to type this in to the S00 file myself:
      config_tool -c SHOW_FILESIZE_SETTING=0
      ##The following option allows me to have the thumbnail view, and then click the thumb for a full view of the movie sheet:
      config_tool -c MSHEETMODE=std
      ##The following option allows movie sheets for videos:
      config_tool -c VIDMSHEET=ON  (this allows movie sheets for videos)
      config_tool -c GENMSHEET=ON
      config_tool -c LISTMSHEET=ON
      ##The following option ensures that the hard drive turns off when the WDTV is turned off:
      config_tool -c USB_POWER_OFF=1
  12. Save the S00 file when you are done setting your options
  13. Place the thumbdrive in your WDTV unit
  14. Insert the power cable into your WDTV unit
  15. Power on the WDTV
  16. The unit will apply the settings in your S00 file. You won't receive a confirmation or anything, but when the USB light stops flashing, it is likely complete. You will not need to run the S00 file again unless you want to change the custom settings.
  17. Remove the thumb drive from your WDTV unit
  18. Modify the contents of your media-storing portable hard drive with the following file structure (hopefully this is the same with the WDTV G2!):
    /movies/James Bond/movie.avi (this is the Movie File)
    /movies/James Bond/movie.avi_sheet.jpg (this is the Movie Sheet jpg, which you can make with software such as tivixie or thumbgen)
    /movies/James Bond/folder.jpg (this is the thumbnail for the movie)
  19. Connect the portable hard drive to your WDTV unit
  20. Enjoy!

Thanks b-rad for all of your hard work! You should offer your services to WD so that you can get paid huge $$$ to make their products more awesome! :D
Last edited by actuary on Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Movie Sheet Instructions for N00bs like myself :-)   

Postby bpetton » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:13 am

Does it matter where in the "S00 file" this code is pasted? Bottom, top, middle of the S00 file? I pasted mine at the bottom, but was not able to get the movie sheet activation.
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Re: Movie Sheet Instructions for N00bs like myself :-)   

Postby actuary » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:04 pm

No, I don't think that the order of the code satements in the S00 file
matters. Don't use the code that I posted, but rather use the S00 file provided by b-rad and "uncomment" the necessary lines of code by removing the single hash mark at the beginning of the line. Note that any line of code will only have one hash mark -- if there are two, then it is simply non-code instructions bring provided by b-rad.
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Re: Movie Sheet Instructions for N00bs like myself :-)   

Postby Rorscach » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:40 pm

I'm still confused, these lines of code which you're instructing to uncomment, are not in b-rads options file included with the gen 2 firware. Here is the code from the gen 2 s00 file;
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#!/bin/sh
##
## in this file you can enter commands that will be executed with the init.d scripts
## typos / syntax errors will prevent the osd from booting
## this file is only executed if it is at the root of an attached device at boot
##
## this file is executed when the wdtv starts/boots up AND when /usr/sbin/resume is called
## so operations placed here should not be adversely affected by multiple execution
## the above applies if you utilize /conf/S00user-script as well
##
## several examples are provided below, uncomment (delete #) them to use
##
## config_tool commands only need to be executed _once_ then they can be re-commented
##

## change background image between 3 stock options
##
## original background:
#config_tool -c BACKGROUND_IMAGE=original_bg.jpg
## eM82's backdrop background:
#config_tool -c BACKGROUND_IMAGE=eM82_bg.jpg
## wood panel (default) background:
#config_tool -c BACKGROUND_IMAGE=villa_bg.jpg
## some random location (absolute)
#config_tool -c BACKGROUND_IMAGE=/tmp/media/usb/some/random/location.jpg

## change list view to 4/6/8/11 entries
#config_tool -c LISTNUM=4
#config_tool -c LISTNUM=6
#config_tool -c LISTNUM=8
#config_tool -c LISTNUM=10
#config_tool -c LISTNUM=11
#config_tool -c LISTNUM=12

## change video thumb view to various amounts of thumbs
#config_tool -c THUMBRESO=120x160   # 21
#config_tool -c THUMBRESO=150x200   # 12
#config_tool -c THUMBRESO=163x245   # 8
#config_tool -c THUMBRESO=180x240   # 10
#config_tool -c THUMBRESO=225x300   # 4
#config_tool -c THUMBRESO=240x360   # 4

## change music/photo thumb view to 10/15 thumbs
#config_tool -c GENTHUMBS=10      # 10  (default)
#config_tool -c GENTHUMBS=15      # 15

## change video info overlay
## ( for subtitle viewing during pause/timing/etc)
## requires reboot after change
## upper ~60%
#config_tool -c VIDEO_INFO_BAR=2
## top (warning: options bar covers up info overlay with setting 3)
#config_tool -c VIDEO_INFO_BAR=3


## change subtitle size to one not menu-selectable
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=44
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=48
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=50
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=52
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=56
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=60
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=64
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=68
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=72
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=76
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=80

## permanently set timezone
## http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/
## below is for Pacific North America
#config_tool -c TIMEZONE=PST8PDT

## permanently set hostname
#config_tool -c DEVICE_NAME=SomeHostName

## use custom USB slot icons
#config_tool -c USBICONS='yes'

## disable telnet server
#config_tool -c TELNETD=OFF

## disable pure-ftpd server
#config_tool -c FTPD=OFF

## disable dropbear ssh server
#config_tool -c SSHD=OFF

## disable keep alive of ethernet during WDTV Live standby
#config_tool -c DISABLE_ETHERNET_ON_STANDBY=YES

## enable NTP (network time)
## if you use a wireless adapter you will also have to set WIRELESS_DRIVER
#### *** ONLY with wireless: NTP adds ~20s to the initial boot of the device ***
#### *** due to the bringing up and acquisition of wireless network address  ***
## -- if NTP fails because of slow address acquire you can increase delay to NTP_DELAY
#config_tool -c NTP=ON

## custom NTP server
#config_tool -c NTPSERVER=pool.ntp.org

## NTP delay is seconds (in case of info bar disappearing)
#config_tool -c NTP_DELAY=0

## Disable online-delayer (in case of stalled network detection)
## or because nzbget / Deluge / net.mounts won't execute
#config_tool -c ONLINEDELAYER=OFF

##Enable/Disable Samba Windows share server (default: OFF)
##ON:
#config_tool -c ENABLE_SAMBA_SHARE=1
##OFF:
#config_tool -c ENABLE_SAMBA_SHARE=0

##Change SMB resolve order to 'proper' order
## YMMV
##this MUST contain either valid settings or be blank
##stock/official firmware order:
#config_tool -c SMB_RESOLVEORDER='bcast lmhosts wins host'
##proper/corrected order:
#config_tool -c SMB_RESOLVEORDER='lmhosts host wins bcast'

##Change Samba share export to not allow guest (anonymous) mounting
##smbpasswd is stored in /conf
#####to set Samba password for user root, ssh in and enter a password after you execute:
#####smbpasswd -c /tmp/smb2.conf -a root
#config_tool -c SMB_NOGUEST=ON

##Disable/enable Samba exported shares on standby (default: ON)
#config_tool -c SMB_STANDBY=OFF

##Disable/enable Samba auto export mode (default: ON)
#config_tool -c SMBD_AUTO=OFF

##Enable NFSD kernel NFS server (default: OFF)
#config_tool -c NFSD=ON

##Enable NFSD auto export mode (default: OFF)
## (requires NFSD_AUTO_DEFAULT)
## (overrides /conf/exports)
#config_tool -c NFSD_AUTO=ON

##NFSD auto export mode default setting
#config_tool -c NFSD_AUTO_DEFAULT='192.168.0.234(rw,async,no_subtree_check) 192.168.0.199(rw,async,no_subtree_check)'

##turns off 5V to USB Bus on standby (when you press power off on remote)
## this action is prevented by the following:
## - root.bin active
## - OSD Theme active
## - Optware active
## - app.bin active
## - Deluge or NZBget enabled
#config_tool -c USB_POWER_OFF=1


##extra NLS / codepage packages
##
##NLS packages (default utf8)
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=utf8
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=ascii
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=euc-jp
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=iso8859-13
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=iso8859-14
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=iso8859-15
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=iso8859-2
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=iso8859-3
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=iso8859-4
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=iso8859-5
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=iso8859-6
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=iso8859-7
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=iso8859-9
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=koi8-r
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=koi8-ru
#config_tool -c IOCHARSET=koi8-u

##codepage packages (default cp437)
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp1250
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp1251
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp1255
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp437
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp737
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp775
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp850
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp852
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp855
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp857
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp860
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp861
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp862
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp863
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp864
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp865
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp866
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp869
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp874
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp932
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp936
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp949
#config_tool -c CODEPAGE=cp950

I don't understand how I can uncomment something that isn't there. When I add your code to the file, nothing works.
Please help....
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Re: Movie Sheet Instructions for N00bs like myself :-)   

Postby Rorscach » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:10 pm

Nevermind, I figured it out. I manually added the text, though I made the error of not powering the thing off. Forgive the noobish error.

Anyway, got the moviesheets working great, so thanks a lot for the help.

I'd like to point out to any G2 owners reading this that it appears that trigger files do not work with the G2. You'll most likely have found these files (_wide) inside various template packs which enable on-the-fly changes to moviesheet layout. A real shame that I can't get these to work as it would be great to have wide thumbs along the bottom for TV shows and revert back to standard view when browsing movies.
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Re: Movie Sheet Instructions for N00bs like myself :-)   

Postby n8ur9irl » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:53 am

Thank you so much! Your tutorial was extremely helpful. Thanks for the post.
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Re: Movie Sheet Instructions for N00bs like myself :-)   

Postby actuary » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:16 pm

n8ur9irl wrote:Thank you so much! Your tutorial was extremely helpful. Thanks for the post.


No problem -- glad it helped :)
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Re: Movie Sheet Instructions for N00bs like myself :-)   

Postby ctfoster » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:11 pm

Great guide, thanks for doing it. I've followed your instructions and gone back through them three times but I still don't have it working. Just wondering if you could give some troubleshooting advice? How for example do I know if those settings have taken properly from my thumb drive? I have the brad firmware and the folder structure is as you have laid it out ....

I have a folder called Movies which contains individual folders with the movie file and all the jpegs. So my path looks like Movies > A Serious Man. This folder then contains A Serious Man.avi, Folder.jpg, A Serious Man.avi_sheet.jpg, etc ....

Any ideas?

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Re: Movie Sheet Instructions for N00bs like myself :-)   

Postby Danny Chamorro » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:54 am

This might seem the most n00b question but how do I access the S00custom file?? :?
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Re: Movie Sheet Instructions for N00bs like myself :-)   

Postby TiagoDM » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:01 am

hi. I'm trying to flash the firmware into WDTV Live (updated to the last official firmware - 1.06.##) but when I do hte hard reboot, it doesnt do anything. I tried to modify the "ver" and I put several values *above* the original firmware, but nothing happens. Is the newest official firmware disabling something? One more question: if i cant installl the firmware, can i use movie sheets inside wdtv live? Help, plz.
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