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EGreat M34A Setup Questions
05-05-2009, 07:56 PM
Post: #1
EGreat M34A Setup Questions
New to this unit, and forum.
I just received the M34A and I am trying to set it up, the docs on the CD and online are not well written, I have searched this forum but have not found answers (yet). I would like to be able to watch mkv files from a USB drive plugged into this unit, I dont currently have a SATA hard drive.

The unit is not recognizing an external USB drive formatted NTFS. Some of the online info seems to indicate the unit should recognize NTFS. The unit recognizes an external FAT32 USB Drive (basically unusable due to the 4G file size limit).

The pdf manual indicates a menu item 'NMT Applications' but this menu item is missing from the unit's menu. It seems if this item was there, I could format the FAT32 drive to Ext3 and go from there, but this item is not even available.

I have downloaded and installed firmware (50-17-090201-15-EGR-403-000.bin using linda.htm) from a USB drive, but still no 'NMT Applications' in the menu. I have downloaded the syb8634.nmt (dated 3/5/2009) file, but the unit does not recognize this file on the USB drive, so I cant click or install it.

Any help appreciated!
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05-06-2009, 09:37 AM
Post: #2
RE: EGreat M34A Setup Questions
NMT Apps are missing as you have not installed them. On most NMT's the HDD is internal but on the M34 it is external and IIRC SATA connection. If you decide to install them have a empty HDD ready as it will format the HDD and partition it at the same time as it installs the NMT Apps.

You should be able to watch via USB MKV files w/o any problems provided that the MKV is within spec, use an app called mediainfo to find out the MKV spec:-
http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en
Maek sure you are plugging into the USB host socket and that the ext HDD has its own power supply.

Read the WIKI:-
http://www.networkedmediatank.com/wiki/i...g_NMT_Apps
http://www.networkedmediatank.com/wiki/i...l:AllPages
http://www.networkedmediatank.com/wiki/i...ng_Started

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05-06-2009, 09:40 AM
Post: #3
RE: EGreat M34A Setup Questions
(05-05-2009 07:56 PM)efreeman518 Wrote:  New to this unit, and forum.
I just received the M34A and I am trying to set it up, the docs on the CD and online are not well written, I have searched this forum but have not found answers (yet). I would like to be able to watch mkv files from a USB drive plugged into this unit, I dont currently have a SATA hard drive.

The unit is not recognizing an external USB drive formatted NTFS. Some of the online info seems to indicate the unit should recognize NTFS. The unit recognizes an external FAT32 USB Drive (basically unusable due to the 4G file size limit).

The pdf manual indicates a menu item 'NMT Applications' but this menu item is missing from the unit's menu. It seems if this item was there, I could format the FAT32 drive to Ext3 and go from there, but this item is not even available.

I have downloaded and installed firmware (50-17-090201-15-EGR-403-000.bin using linda.htm) from a USB drive, but still no 'NMT Applications' in the menu. I have downloaded the syb8634.nmt (dated 3/5/2009) file, but the unit does not recognize this file on the USB drive, so I cant click or install it.

Any help appreciated!

NMT setup wizard in menu application only appear if you installed HDD SATA from Right side port M34A

After you update firmware with the latest 50-17-090201-15-EGR-403-000.bin using linda.htm should be able to detect any HDD format (NTFS, FAT32, or EXT3) via USB.

I'm installed more than 10 M34A without any problem, but I have to update first with the latest firmware from M31B.

Regards,
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05-07-2009, 05:45 AM
Post: #4
RE: EGreat M34A Setup Questions
Ok the M34A is reading and playing from the USB(NTFS) drive, great.
As I understand it, the only way to install the NMT apps is to have a SATA drive plugged in (The M34A will not install NMT apps on a USB drive) - correct? Please confirm.
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05-07-2009, 11:10 AM
Post: #5
RE: EGreat M34A Setup Questions
(05-07-2009 05:45 AM)efreeman518 Wrote:  Ok the M34A is reading and playing from the USB(NTFS) drive, great.
As I understand it, the only way to install the NMT apps is to have a SATA drive plugged in (The M34A will not install NMT apps on a USB drive) - correct? Please confirm.
Confirmed and format HDD only in Ext3 can not install in NTFS or FAT32.
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05-07-2009, 11:55 AM
Post: #6
RE: EGreat M34A Setup Questions
Hi,

I have received my Egreat M34A.

Last night I have detected one problem that I was not waiting for, the USB port don't have power enough to feed one portable 2.5'' disk. This is very bad for me. This is supposed to be like this? Is there any thing I can do to solve it?

Thanks in advance
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05-07-2009, 04:07 PM
Post: #7
RE: EGreat M34A Setup Questions
Three optiions:-
1. Use external powered USB HDD
2. Try a Y-splitter if there are 2 USB ports
3. Use a USB HDD that is recognised as working and not requiring external power with the PCH. It should be OK with eGreat if it works from the one USB port with another NMT. There is a thread detailaing different ext USB HDD compatibility in the A110 section

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05-26-2009, 11:27 PM
Post: #8
RE: EGreat M34A Setup Questions
I'm having the same problems. I have an ext3 SATA drive plugged into my M34a but run the NMT Setup Wizard. Where do I find the syb8634.nmt file for the 50-17-090201-15-EGR-403-000.bin firmware? It's not on the firmware download page.

Also there is no April firmware update like the A-100 and A-110 have. Is there a reason for this?
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05-27-2009, 08:27 AM
Post: #9
RE: EGreat M34A Setup Questions
That firmware release did not have a new version of the NMT Apps. Go back to the previous version and download the NMT Apps from it. If you already have NMT Apps no need to look for a new one.
http://www.egreatworld.com/download/EG-M...090115.rar
rename it syb8634.nmt if needed

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05-27-2009, 12:58 PM
Post: #10
RE: EGreat M34A Setup Questions
Awesome! Thanks Chris. I thought I read somewhere you had to use the NMT version that came with the firmware release.

Do you know anything about the missing April release?
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05-27-2009, 05:15 PM
Post: #11
RE: EGreat M34A Setup Questions
What missing release? Do you mean NMT Apps? If so there is no change to the NMT Apps in that release and you should therefore use the latest NMT Apps as described in the eGreat firmware release notes:-
1.Minimum firmware version to use this NMT App is 00-17-090116-15-POP-402-000

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