02-19-2012 11:07 AM
02-19-2012 11:42 AM
I have the Live Hub too, I have never been able to see the files on my mac from the Hub only the other way around, this works fine for me as I only transfer a few files at a time, however I can see how handy it would be to have a folder on the Mac which it syncs from.
Sadly I cannot be of much help but good luck!
02-19-2012 04:00 PM
Now I understand! you have a WD TV LIVE HUB!
You only see the files from your Mac and not the other way.
I have a WDTV LIVE PLUS without hard disk! and I want to see my files from my iMac not the other way!
I also hope a fix from Apple or WD!
03-17-2012 03:08 AM
I'm about ready to send my WDTVLive back to the factory; I've been struggling with this for days since buying it, off and on, while trying to get tech support in between attempts.
The tech people are interested in helping, but sadly can only access one method I've already tried, with no success.
Connecting my media storage directly to the USB port on WDTVLive was suggested, but also fails...Trying to get WDTVLive to accept my 2 x 1.5TB external drives seems too much of a challenge for it; only one drive is recognized, and the unit tries to index it and constantly stalls.
Network access to my IMac is the only way to go, it seems, and I sure wish they'd do someting to correct this problem!!
03-19-2012 01:33 AM
I think I've found the answer; a utility called SMB up.
Tried it tonight; fast and easy setup on the Mac, and it's shareware-donation requested, but not mandatory.
I will report any incompatibilities that I experience...
04-18-2012 04:43 PM
To Nesvic: Just confused.... Are discussed reoccurring problems on this forum, not flagged to WD technical support? So it is really necessary to open a case with the WD techsup department?
04-19-2012 07:17 AM - edited 04-19-2012 07:19 AM
Only re-instaling SAMBA workfor my finaly!
You can found the answer; a utility called SMB up.
It is fast and easy setup on the Mac, and it's shareware-donation requested, but not mandatory.
06-24-2012 12:33 PM
I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth. This SMBUp program did solve half the problem. I can now stream files from the Mac to the WDTV Live using Network Share instead of Media Server. I can't tell yet if the quality suffers, but it seems to be OK. However, while this does solve the streaming issue, that was the lesser half of my requirements. For the most part I prefer to copy files from the Mac to a drive attached via USB to the WDTV Live. Doing this means that the file will not be interrupted by a reboot, will not be affected by a network slowdown, and I can even watch whatever with the computer turned off. SMBUp does not fix the part of the problem where the Finder no longer connects to the external hard drive. So I can stream now (but I could do that before with PS3 Server, or EyeConnect - it just didn't support subtitles.) But I can't copy to the drive unless I unplug it and plug it into the MacBook Pro. Not a very elegant solution for a user interface that is generally pretty sleek. Any suggestions for how I can network a drive plugged into the WDTV Live?