Originally Posted by anfpak
Alright folks. I'm ready to bring this thread back to life with a very important question. This is a function I have been searching and searching for since i got this unit (a couple years ago).
I want to be able to Access the hard drive i have plugged into the O!Play from my windows machine. I want to share the hard drive phsically plugged into the O!Play. This will allow me to play all my videos from a USB connection (without having to worry about streaming of any kind), and on off-hours be able to transfer my media TO this hard drive without having to disconnect it and plug it into my computer.
You will forever be in debt to me for being able to answer this questions, I'm not kidding.
Lets bring it back to life!! I really dont want to spring for a boxee box yet. lol.
I am pretty confused why you would want to do this, but I will give it a shot.
I do not think it is possible using stock firmware, but believe that it might be possible using some of the hacked firmware's out there that allow you to create a CIFS or SAMBA for you external drive. Unfortunately, my link to the asus forum where it was posted does not show that post anymore. Sure it is still out there somewhere.
Again, this does not seem to make much sense as your are going to be in fact "streaming" your movies across a USB connection then a network connection. Not sure how well that will play.
What you really need is an inexpensive NAS that will allow both your computer and O!Play to access movies on the hard drive across the network.