Show or hide file name extensions
Originally Posted by 04rex
Hey guys, i just got this device, and so far so good. It plays my MKV files fine so far and does everything i want it to do, so far. A very little bit slow, but nothing to cry over. I have 1 problem and a few questions.
Right now i am having one issue. I have connected my 500gb harddrive to it full of movies, and it finds all the movies. Only problem i am having is that some of the movies show the pics and info regarding the movie that the WD live downloaded on its own, and some dont. THe only difference i see between the ones that were downloaded and the ones that weren't is that the file(s) are named for example "Titanic.avi" instead of just "Titanic" So on the screen it actually shows "Titanic.avi"as the movie name instead of just "Titanic". To me it makes sense that i didnt download the info because there is no movie called "Titanic.avi". So i went and connected my harddrive to my computer and the file name is "Titanic" and not "Titanic.avi". I renamed the file anyways on the computer than reconnected it, and it still happens. This is happneing for about half of the movies. They play fine, its just the clipart or whatever and movie info doesnt download, which i would like it. Can anyone help with this?? I would really appreciate it.
Now i just have 2 questions. Is there any issue connecting a 3TB harddrive to it? Probably a dumb question, but thought i would ask as that is what i am planning on getting.
Lastly, i was originally thinking of getting an HTPC but then found this for alot cheaper. With the HTPC, you have to have a motherboard, 4gb of ram, a good video card or good built in video etc to make it work good. How does such a small device that doesnt have (at least i dont think) a proper processor, video card etc play the files fine (so far)?
Any help is apprecaited.
A file name extension is a set of characters added to the end of a file name that determine which program should open it. Follow these steps to choose whether Windows displays these file extensions.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab, and then, under Advanced settings, do one of the following:
To hide file extensions, select the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK.
To display file extensions, clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK.
Now, the above will work for a PC, but I am not sure if the WDTV has an option to hide file extensions. If it doesn't you will have to live with it.