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I am new to jriver, but would like to ry it in my system.
I am running Mac OS 10 with Apple TV.
The Apple TV is slow, the U.S. Stinks and it occasionally drops signal.

I understand how to use jriver on the laptop.
My question is:
How do I get videos to play on my television?
I can't run wires. It would have to be via wireless.

I have WDtv box. I can play files to it from the USB connection and it works great- but again- the on screen UI is ugly.

can I sync jriver with the WDtv/external?
Do I need the WDcloud drive to make it work?
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OK,
I actually find this kind of funny. I am into heavy music. One of the bands I like is W.A.S.P. I know probably not every ones cup of tea. In MC18 when I would play that band I would get a slide show of Blackly and the band. It was pretty cool. You know what I get with MC20? I get pictures of actual wasps. I am not joking. I get a full slide show of all kinds of wasps in all kinds of environments . Every once in a while there will be a picture of Blacky, but most of the pics are of real wasps. I almost could not stop laughing. I just had to share that.
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I thought you had tried hard wiring both to the router already,.
I had hardwired the server laptop to the router not the Oppo.

Connecting the OPPO is a headache, crawl spaces, basement...

I am gonna try it above ground as it were, just lay a wire across the floor for a week, If it makes everything work then I'll hire an electrician to run it as stated.

Why is a desktop computer better than a laptop????

(sorry, I am sure I should know this)

What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.
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Why is a desktop computer better than a laptop????
Just some reasons that quickly come to mind:

1) Less expensive for the same amount of horsepower.
2) Much more space to add hard drives internally, though this may not matter if using a separate NAS for storage. I'm not a fan for using USB drives for something like a media server.
3) The hardware is typically simpler and usually needs fewer oddball drivers installed. Everything that gets installed has the potential to cause problems, so IMO, the simpler the better.
4) The ability to install a better network adapter if the motherboard adapter is sub par (most are).
and so on...
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OK,
I actually find this kind of funny. I am into heavy music. One of the bands I like is W.A.S.P. I know probably not every ones cup of tea. In MC18 when I would play that band I would get a slide show of Blackly and the band. It was pretty cool. You know what I get with MC20? I get pictures of actual wasps. I am not joking. I get a full slide show of all kinds of wasps in all kinds of environments . Every once in a while there will be a picture of Blacky, but most of the pics are of real wasps. I almost could not stop laughing. I just had to share that.

I'm sure that you are aware that MC just searches on-line for images that match (or "come close to matching") your album/artist. You can remove some of the search locations to narrow down the matches to more "music related matches".

Go to Tools -> Options -> Theater View -> Appearance -> Theme -> Online media slideshow. Uncheck Google Images. Keep Last.fm and HTBackdrops checked. This will limit the number of images pulled, but it will ensure that they are more accurate and artist related.
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I'm sure that you are aware that MC just searches on-line for images that match (or "come close to matching") your album/artist. You can remove some of the search locations to narrow down the matches to more "music related matches".

Go to Tools -> Options -> Theater View -> Appearance -> Theme -> Online media slideshow. Uncheck Google Images. Keep Last.fm and HTBackdrops checked. This will limit the number of images pulled, but it will ensure that they are more accurate and artist related.
I know that it searches the web. I just thought it was funny. I guess I should be lucky that when I am playing TOOL that I don't see a table saw or a power drill . I don't mind though. Again, it was quite amusing.

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I know that it searches the web. I just thought it was funny. I guess I should be lucky that when I am playing TOOL that I don't see a table saw or a power drill . I don't mind though. Again, it was quite amusing.
Yeah, I don't even want to see what happens if your playing something form the punk rock band "Pussy Riot" or "Anal ****" (I'm not making this up - http://www.houstonpress.com/music/th...d-find-6502824)

But I guess if you listen to that music, no background images that pop up are going to be "that " shocking.
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That stuff is too much for me. I am not into Cookie Monster rock.

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