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post #61 of 102
The incompatibility with Windows 7 is over the board. All the devices with Realtek cipset also have it. I have just returned a Cinema Tube because of that.
I have ordered a WD Live hoping that I will make it work with Windows shares... I will be looking into this thread when I get it.
post #62 of 102
Well of course this morning after rebooting from the boxes being off while I tried to sleep it didn't see anything on the network again I reset the router and rebooted just in case and restarted the live a couple of times then it picked up all the shares again
The thing is picky and I think it takes a bit sometimes to get everything loaded in but it still seems to eventually work and should be much better with a drive hooked up directly to it full of media.
I'm watching the latest Dollhouse episode in native TP stream at 720p and AC3 and it's playing it flawlessly so far over the network and sounds coming through the TV speakers as I haven't figured out the optical cable yet, just haven't bothered to finalize the install till I know it mostly works.
post #63 of 102
Ok, I read all 3 pages of this and unless I missed something, people are mostly having issues with WD TV LIVE seeing their network shares (and understandable given the variables involved).

I have a different issue, or it's the same issue in reverse I guess.

I can't even see the attached USB HD (it's a Western Digital USB HD no less :P) on my network!

I can see the WD TV Live device but can't interact with it at all.

I never set up any specific sharing on the USB HD attached to the WD TV Live device but I should still be able to see the actual device, shouldn't I?

Or does it only work one way and you can only use the clumsy file movement (one at a time) thingy through the GUI and pull files down instead of pushing them down? Ugh!
post #64 of 102
Well I don't have a USB drive hooked to it yet but judging from what I've seen on the networking and file shares it should have a box for it and show all the media that it can play when the drives hooked up.
I'm pretty sure the full manuals online and there's a huge thread on this thing here that probably has answers for that problem or at least how it does work.
Today mine wouldn't see the shares again at all till I rebooted the PC and then turned it off and on a bunch of times, finally it appeared to pickup the shared folders and continued to after a couple of power cycles so it's still picky but once it see's all the folders it seems to playback everything inside just fine and the optical out to my receiver worked fine as well as soon as I set it to digital output rather then stereo, which outputs to my TV through the HDMI.
post #65 of 102
I fixed my own problem :P

I didn't realize that it won't show up in explorer by default. And you can't directly 'browse' the WDTVLIVE device that shows up in your local network.

But just go to start->run and type in \\\\WDTVLIVE (or whatever you named your device if you changed the default name)

Then you shoudl see your USB device. Since I called mine Media Stream (should have made it a compound word without a space), I can now map a drive to always reconnect via just:

\\\\WDTVLIVE\\Media_Stream

Should work for you too, and I didn't have to do any specific sharing on the USB drive itself.

Copying a 40gb blue ray rip takes SO long that I'm going to just connect it to my laptop in the other room, but transferring smaller stuff worked fine.
post #66 of 102
I haven't poked through this whole thread but today I was messing with some other network security settings posted on another thread here, didn't seem to hurt anything but it still doesn't see the file shares right away most times. Finally I just walked away figuring maybe it's slow to load everything I've got shared on different folders, when I came back in after maybe 10 or 20 minutes the shared folders came up and worked, when before it just sat there at network shares unless I turned it off and on till it accidentally picked everything up.
I noticed when I switched off the router it would suddenly say network not found or something so I figured it was aware it was there, just not showing the shared folders right away.
So finally I just sat here with the timer going and kept hitting the network button and after just a tad over 6 minutes it did pick up the shared folders and then was able to play everything that was in them. Maybe if you have less shared it will be quicker but that's what I found with about 10 shared folders with anything from 35 to 115 files of various types in each one.
So the settings here do work even if it doesn't seem like it, you just either have to wait a bit or play with the power till it decides to pick it up I guess.
post #67 of 102
Thread Starter 
People, uninstall all Antivirus Software you are using on Win7.
Nod32, Kaspersky, Norton, Avast... etc...

If you are using any of these there is big possibility that your shares and WDTVL will not work properly. Unfortunatelly I didn't found solution for that, except to uninstall -> read "REMOVE" all AV software.
post #68 of 102
I tried disabling my kaspersky and it didn't help with network shares for me. Usually disabled acts like it's not there at all and once I used your settings things started working whether the A/V software was running or not.
Now the fact that it takes a while to load my shares might have something to do with that issue but I'm not about to run my system without something looking out for baddies for me.
I'll have to try disabling it again and see if the shares load faster I spose though just for my and everyone else's info.
post #69 of 102
Thread Starter 
ok, but still, i said "REMOVE" not disable, there is reason why, but not in these thread.
post #70 of 102
Oh I understand they can all cause problems and they are all getting a bit more intrusive about what they consider a virus and all so for many you'd have to completely remove it to get it to work all the way properly, but for me as long as I can get it to work OK I'm sticking with my A/V stuff.
All I know is I couldn't get mine to read any files from my shares till I applied your fixes, and that was with my A/V crap running, but for others it may not work out as well so thanks for all your hard work so far and if mine completely stops working I'll give the remove a try.
My system would somewhat work with streaming enabled but that limited what did and didn't work and I couldn't seem to only share the folders I wanted.
post #71 of 102
Thread Starter 
Anyway, I'm glad to hear that my tutorial help to pleople over the world
post #72 of 102
Hi,

Thought this might save a few people a headache or two as I had real problems getting windows 7 network shares to work with my WD TV Live and windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I found some great software called Tversity (with is free)--just google it since I cannot post the address here and it worked instantly. Found all of my music and video within a couple of minutes and my WDTV picked it all up instantly. I just had to add my folders to share within the Tversity interface. When navigating within WDTV live just go to movies and then server (not network share). I even toggled on and off video streaming and home group within windows 7 and it still worked either way.

Took 5 minutes to set up rather than 5 hours! ---but I spent more than that trying the items above plus many other things before someone pointed me to Tversity

Hope it helps!
post #73 of 102
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by johndeacon View Post

Hi,

Thought this might save a few people a headache or two as I had real problems getting windows 7 network shares to work with my WD TV Live and windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I found some great software called Tversity (with is free)--just google it since I cannot post the address here and it worked instantly. Found all of my music and video within a couple of minutes and my WDTV picked it all up instantly. I just had to add my folders to share within the Tversity interface. When navigating within WDTV live just go to movies and then server (not network share). I even toggled on and off video streaming and home group within windows 7 and it still worked either way.

Took 5 minutes to set up rather than 5 hours! ---but I spent more than that trying the items above plus many other things before someone pointed me to Tversity

Hope it helps!

Can you play mkv files as well?
post #74 of 102
All of my video files are VOB so I can not answer your question. The documentation for Tversity says that it does play mkv files.
post #75 of 102
Thread Starter 
Please try mkv file, and let me know
post #76 of 102
send me a file and I will check it out. My email is jjdeacon@gmail.com
post #77 of 102
Thread Starter 
Omg, google?

Here you have free mkv trailers:
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/Movies/
post #78 of 102
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Originally Posted by With_Style View Post

Omg, google?

Here you have free mkv trailers:
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/Movies/

Sorry but I was unable to get it to work.
post #79 of 102
Thread Starter 
So, mkv's are not working with Tversity program?
post #80 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by With_Style View Post

So, mkv's are not working with Tversity program?

I could not get Tversity to play MKVs on my computer. Tversity claims it should work. I have not tried to troubleshoot since I do not use the MKV format.
post #81 of 102
Part1:
My Computer -> Right Click -> Manage -> Shared folders -> Right Click on Shares -> Click New Share -> Next ->


i dont have this box click new share :// any know what is wrong with my windows? i just have the home edition tho :/
edit:and i am a big computer newbie :x
post #82 of 102
hrmm, I have a problem connecting to my network. It ask me for user name and password, but I don't know what the user name and password is. Anyone know what to do?
post #83 of 102
Thx for a great guide!
Worked first time I tried
post #84 of 102
Guys (and gals),

Thanks so much for this thread. I feel I've learned a lot about Win7 but I still cannot get WD TV Live to see my file shares. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Here's my system:
  • Windows 7 64-bit premium edition with internal drives and a firewire attached drive, shares on both drives
  • WD TV live that just updated its firmware tonight, wired to the same router as the desktop

I followed the instructions posted by doctor media exactly. Rebooted my machine and the WD TV Live several times and still no luck.

The WD can see the computer but tells me it gets a login failure every time.

Please help.

Mike

P.S. I forgot to mention I tried the fix posted by With_style first with no avail over the weekend.
post #85 of 102
i think ive been through every post in this thread three times... i cannot get it to work.
post #86 of 102
I need help too. This is soooo frustrating. I've tried so many tutorials and cant seem to get anything to work. All my permissions are full access and I've tried removing the sharing then re added it.

I can access some files on my pc from the media servers, but not normal shared folders.

When I try on wdtv live I keep getting "invalid username or password, please try again"

What username and password do I put in?? where do I find it. I've tried every combination I can think of and nothing works for me.

I'm using Windows 7 ultimate 64x

Thanks
post #87 of 102
I know this is an old thread, but just want to help if anyone is still using this guide.

If you're using a router on your network, try enabling your router's UPnP service. This solved all network sharing problems for me, even without the registry hack and the Local Policy change, I don't even need Everyone in the shares permission to be able to log in to my network share from WDTV.
post #88 of 102
i having trouble making a share folder.followed the the steps but when i get in my computer-manage-shared-shared folder i right click but cant get it to make anew shared folder.is something that i can do to make ot show up when i right click on shared?
post #89 of 102
Hey guys,

I came across a thread in the WD forums and the fix for the network shares issue and Windows 7 seems to be a rather simple fix.

Go to your control panel, then go to uninstall programs and uninstall Windows live login assistant. Problem solved!
post #90 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by EVT View Post

Hey guys,

I came across a thread in the WD forums and the fix for the network shares issue and Windows 7 seems to be a rather simple fix.

Go to your control panel, then go to uninstall programs and uninstall Windows live login assistant. Problem solved!

hmm! i dont have it
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