It is obvious that the next firmware must contain the new version of Twonky Server 'cause the current version (5.1.9 i think) has lots of bugs.
My example is the very old and well-known issue with a "UPnP timeout messages" which leads to Twonky stop after 30 minutes of video streaming making simply impossible to use the device as media server. I've contacted Twonky Media support and they say it is the new version which can resolve my (and not only my) problem but there is no way to easily install it on the NAS.
My Book Live is positioning as "DLNA compliant" device, so it will be the very good idea to update the program which makes MyBook dlna compliant. Maybe the solution is to open for conventional users (not linux-professionals) the possibility to install Twonky Server from the MyBook web-interface (If it's to hard to WD to support it).
I would love to see a 32 Bay NAS from WD. This would finally allow me to store my entire home video collection on a single drive (at least once 4+ TB drives come out) and would be an amazing thing to have. Right now the largest bay from other hard drive manufactuers (who shall not be named) only go up to 8 and 16 bays and are still too small for my needs- as I am sure they are too small for many other peoples as well.
WD My Book Live and Live Duo should implement a direct USB copy from an attached USB drive.
This will improve user experience when copying large amount of data hrough an high speed channel (USB) compared to network transfer. It's worth noticing that other WD products (such as WD TV Live Hub) already implement this feature.
New here, so go easy on me. I was just thinking that an easy way to back up a WD MyBook Live to another WD MyBook Live would be great (kinda like a duo, but two seperate devices). Software that could run on the hard drive (not the PC) to automatically back up another drive would be an easy way to do back ups.
Hi, I understand that quotas on shares aren't currently available on the MBL, but does anyone know if there are any plans to allow this in future software releases?
The reason I ask is that I'd love to replace using my Time Capsule for TM backups, but don't want TM to effectively hog the space on my MBL, hence the desire for quotas.
Btw, isn't it about time WD made smartware perform similarly on a mac to a windows machine, as it's basically non-existent for the mac, and despite the software initially installing an icon into my macs' status bar, that has now disappeared and I can't find it on my system to put it back - I've tried reinstalling it from the dvd but the system won't let me as it says it's already installed.
I have tried the network drive produced when you connect to your drive with the web interface. It takes a really long time to just gather the list of files when you click on a folder. Sometimes, I just want to download a single file. It would be much less taxing on network resources and quicker to provide a simple web interface to browse files and download them.
I love the WD app for my iphone4 that allows me to stream all of my photos stored on my WD Worldbook Network Drive. Why is there not a similar app to allow me to stream all of the music files stored on my WD as well? This is an important feature to most of us spending more than $100.00 on a network drive. I hope you are upgrading the WD photos App to work with the music or are planning to create a new app to allow for this.
Did you ever try to access the mbl webpage on an iphone or an ipad? The layout is messed up, the blue hint "dialog" covers parts of the functions, the aler notifications covers a large part of the screen. Since I think you will not ever do a mobile friendly webpage, Iwould like to have a way to disable clutter, such as hints and notifications.
on 01-31-201111:51 AM - last edited on 09-06-201111:05 AM by Bill_S
I would like to suggest that with the next firmware update, the Linux kernel inside the WD Mybook Live should include the non-hardware related modules such as encryption and loopback device modules which are available by default on normal Linux systems.
My goal is to encrypt the /DataVolume volume using the built-in Linux 2.6 full disk encryption and provide a way to unlock the volume once after boot. For me personally, a SSH login would suffice (using libpam-mount), but for most people, providing a way via e.g. WD Quick View would of course be more user friendly.
This way, all data is readable after unlocking it once, but becomes inaccessible once the device loses power (and has to be unlocked again). The Linux 2.6 crypto API provides ways to unlock using multiple passwords, so each user could (theoretically) use his own password to unlock the drive.
I have exactly this set up running in a G4 Mac Mini running Ubuntu, which was my former backup server, but this machine is limited to 250G of storage, and I would LOVE to see WD NAS disk encryption get enabled, with the low power usage it has it would be my definite future backup disk!