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post #1 of 10 Old 11-04-2013, 07:52 PM - Thread Starter
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I just purchased this unit and its still in the box. I will be using it in conjunction with a hard drive and a PC running Window's 7, There are several things I want to be able to do with this device;

1.) Stream music and movies from the PC's hard drive. Do my folders have to be located in a special folder to do this.
2.) Stream movies/music to any of my WIFI devices such as smart phones and tablets.
3.) Copy media files the PC's internal hard drive to an external USB connected hard drive attached to the WD.
4.) I'm also hoping to use my Iomega Media player's internal 1 Terabyte drive as my external hard drive but I'm not holding out too much hope on that one.

Is it possible fro me to meet the first three objectives?
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1) Nothing special about the folders other than their being shared on the network. If you use DLNA server software on the PC then that is not even necessary.
2) That has nothing to do with the WD Live player
3) The WD Live has always been network aware. A USB drive plugged into the WD can be accessed over the network for file transfers like the shared disk on a PC. It is just not very fast.
4) I don't understand what you want to do here.

Here is the main thread for the WD Live-SMP:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1364999/official-wd-tv-live-streaming-media-player-thread/0_100

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I just purchased this unit
So why not use the official thread?

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So why not use the official thread?

I checked for an official thread about teh 3rd gen which this unit is and I didn't find one. How about answering my questions now, wink.gif
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What's wrong with Kelson's answers?

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What's wrong with Kelson's answers?

I thought you may have had more to share is all. smile.gif
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1) Nothing special about the folders other than their being shared on the network. If you use DLNA server software on the PC then that is not even necessary.

My PC is running Windows Vista and the folders of interest are being share out. The WD couldn't find them. I will have to play with the network settings tonight on teh WD . MY PC can see the WD but the WD cannot see the folder shares.
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3) The WD Live has always been network aware. A USB drive plugged into the WD can be accessed over the network for file transfers like the shared disk on a PC. It is just not very fast.
4) I don't understand what you want to do here./quote]

The Iomega is non networked media player with a 1 Terabyte builint hard drive which I picked up for about $90 Cdn three years ago. I have to take the Iomega and plug into the PC to load it with media and then disconnect it from the PC and carry it to my HT setup and plug it in via HDMI. I tried connecting the Iomega to the WD via USB. The WD sees it but cannot access the contents stored on the Iomega. I had an incling that the WD maynot be able to access the contents stored in the Iomega. So I'm going to connect the Iomega to the PC and have the PC share out its contents.
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I checked for an official thread about teh 3rd gen which this unit is and I didn't find one. How about answering my questions now, wink.gif
You're not really going to get much help with this kind of attitude.

Using the official thread will expose you to a larger audience for this particular device.
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You're not really going to get much help with this kind of attitude.

Using the official thread will expose you to a larger audience for this particular device.

To be fair, no less attitude given then to be asked why you didn't use the official thread. *shrugs* instead of offering help and then indicating that there is an official thread. However, I don't want to go down that rathole as it doesn't do good for anyone. On the other note, are you suggesting that the official thread also encompasses the 3rd generation devices? If so, I can cut and past my response to Kelson there and we can close this one up. smile.gif
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On the other note, are you suggesting that the official thread also encompasses the 3rd generation devices
Actually, it encompasses nothing but, hence the name of it and me linking to it in the first place.

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