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drhoads
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Re: this is sharing content from windows

Why do you need to use your NAS as a streaming device?

 

Why not just add the folder from your NAS to your Media files from within the WD Live?

 

Sorry if I'm missing something.

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mark2410
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Re: this is sharing content from windows

because if its push, as in treating the device as a media device then i cant scroll through the files on my phone, which is both visually pleasing and so very quick and easy. 

 

 

going through the wdtv and pulling the files from it as just a file storage device is akward, clunky and just slow as **bleep**.  there are hundreds of files and pushing next over and over and over and over gets old, fast.

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Mr_Ndri
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Registered: ‎02-26-2013
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Re: this is sharing content from windows

I'm having a problem with this message too.

 

I just traded my iPhone S4 with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

On my iPhone I used the app 'iMediaShare' to stream content to the WD Live Media Player and had no problems at all, now that I've switched to the my Note 2 and installed it there, I always get this message !

 

I've just tested it on my PS3 and the app works fine there, so it's a WD software problem.

Please get this fixed WD !

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Ravi098
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Re: this is sharing content from windows

Hi

Has anyone found a solution to this issue. Its driving me nuts. I had the old wd tv live and pushing media from my samsung galaxy s3 using bubbleupnp used to work fine. I used it mostly to push Youtube videos. Then i got the new wd tv live streaming thinking it will be better but since day one i am getting this " this is sharing content from windows" error and cant play videos from my media server as well ( Dlink DNS323) which used to work fine with the old wd tv live. I am on the latest firmware.

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mike27oct
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Re: this is sharing content from windows


frankslat4 wrote:

I am using a Sony tablet with the TWONKY BEAM app.  I go through the BEAM APP browser and select netflix for example.  I hit the BEAM button, which sends the play to the TV through the WD LIVE MEDIA HUB.  It plays for 15 seconds and then as I stated above.

 

Any ideas?


I use Twonky Beam app on an iPad.  Where in the world are you finding Netflix in Twonky Beam, and if not in Twonky Beam, then where/how are you tapping into Netflix with Twonky Beam?  Twonky Beam basically streams media from YouTube and other similar "free" internet sites, and "premium" sites such as Netflix are not there as far as I know.

By the way, sometimes I will click on a YouTube video within Twonky Beam; it might begin to start, but stops right away.  I do not consider this an issue with either my WDTV or Roku, but all about the Twonky Beam app.  It's new, and has glitches.  Shutting down Twonky Beam and restarting it usually solves the problem.  I find I need to shut down and restart Twonky Beam often; especially if it has been dormant for a while on my tablet.  Such is life with free and new apps, I just figure.  All said, I find Twonky Beam a cool and useful app.

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mike27oct
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Re: this is sharing content from windows

Mark,

 

Have you tried the Twonky Beam app?  I stream music from it all the time; even stream from playlists.  I wrote a mini review of it here:    Twonky Beam app is awesome for WDTV, Roku, etc. - Western ... 

 

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richUK
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mike27oct - with regards to twonky beam and Netflix. I think you search for Netflix or other media sites in the top browser box. The inbuilt services are simply a short cut to the media site. The browser allows you to go other media sites not listed.
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mike27oct
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Re: this is sharing content from windows

RichUK,

 

Hey thanks for the tip.  I tried it on the iPad; got into our Netflix account and started playing a video in our Queue.  Fine, but as far as Twonky beaming it to the WDTV, it doesn't appear possible.  So, since I have the Netflix app on the iPad, this just appears to be another way to play Netflix on the iPad.  Netflix also plays via the Safari browser, but again, what's the advantage?

 

It does appear that using the Twonky browser feature gives one another browser for the iPad other than Safari, so maybe that could be an advantage.

 

So, can you suggest some websites that are not in the Twonky shortcut list, but are accessable via Twonky browser, AND have beamable content?  Now, that would be a useful feature.

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tstretch
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Re: this is sharing content from windows

I too have this problem.  i also have two WDTV's.  A Live and a Media Hub.  Both are running the latest firmware.  I have used multiple media servers on my phone and am unable to "push" any videos from my phone to either of my WDTV's.  

 

I have tried iMediaServer, Twonky Beam, ArkMC, Zappo, and MediaHouse.  All of them push fine to other DLNA devices on my network (Google TV's) but not to the WDTV.  We should be able to push files from our phones, youtube, etc, to the WDTV using our phones/iPad's as a DLNA server.  

 

WESTERN DIGITAL SUPPORT - PLEASE ADDRESS THIS FIRMWARE/SOFTWARE ISSUE in you otherwise, wonderful device!

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richUK
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Re: this is sharing content from windows


tstretch wrote:

I too have this problem.  i also have two WDTV's.  A Live and a Media Hub.  Both are running the latest firmware.  I have used multiple media servers on my phone and am unable to "push" any videos from my phone to either of my WDTV's.  

 

I have tried iMediaServer, Twonky Beam, ArkMC, Zappo, and MediaHouse.  All of them push fine to other DLNA devices on my network (Google TV's) but not to the WDTV.  We should be able to push files from our phones, youtube, etc, to the WDTV using our phones/iPad's as a DLNA server.  

 

WESTERN DIGITAL SUPPORT - PLEASE ADDRESS THIS FIRMWARE/SOFTWARE ISSUE in you otherwise, wonderful device!


Well I am pushing videos to the WD player using twonky beam and zappo without any problem.

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