the media streaming provider Plex has a great potential to make the wd my cloud even better. the possibillity to play my most demanding hd movies or anything else anywhere on any device, but mainly movies. i´m sure your know that plex needs a media server in the form of a pc or a nas, if you then press nas when you are setting up your plex server alot of nas manufacturers appear, but saddly not WD. the great thing about plex for me atleast is that it will stream my media with a smaller bitrate if im streaming to my phone for exampel, and plex will play any codec in any container and the plex app is anywhere smart tv´s, phones, pc´s........
this whould make my wd my cloud even better, please contact plex to see if this is a possibillity
Why did WD chose to develop a small application (WD Smartware) that needs a whole .Net frame work to run?
Talk about a "sledgehammer to crack a nut"!
Looks like you really need some application development consultants to asssist your architectual decisions - light end user apps require a light or zero clientside/runtime environment (not a whole dev environment!)
I use Google drive (because Andriod and Google seems to go well together) and I sync all files with that between my PC's "Google Drive" and the Cloud storage. All photos are updated straight to my Google drive and it works well. But, I also have a WD Network drive (live), This also has all my files so that other family member can access then when at home.
Is there a way to Sync the WD NAS automatically with Google Drive without having to use a third party package (AllwaySync).
I would like to have a better music player. All I can do is navigate at a set of folders and files of music. There are neither playlists nor random across all files (I'm restricted to the folder I'm in). The default to loop is awful when there's one track in a folder.
I notice that on my Macbook Pro 2009, I can use iTunes to navigate and it's great. That's the functionality I am seeking. Playlists, smart folders that I can set rules to using metadata, and a quick search feature. However, I notice that each time I connect, it forgets I unchecked some annoying tracks that I don't want to listen to. I assume this is an iTunes problem.
I notice on an iPad, the Apple music player does not pick up the drive's library. The WD2Go software for iPad and my Android smartphone run fairly similarly, as I have both, and it is lacking the features I'd love in a music player.
These comments are generally applicable to videos and photos, too, so it could be extending the music player software to a media player.
Thanks and keep innovating,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I think that if WD2Go doesn't get into the media player business, perhaps WD could partner up with existing app developers and allow integration with the access to wireless personal storage. If Android, iOS, or apps like DoubleTwist could tap my drive, then I'd be a happier user.
All in all, I love my My Book Live more and more. The wireless and remote access to my files has helped me get past many moments of forgetfulness and poor planning when needing files! It has enhanced quick file retrieval while mobile and I'm loving my personal cloud!
I know I am not the only one out there on surface tablet. I got this because I could "Use WD’s free apps to upload, access and share from anywhere with your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone" Last I checked a surface was a tablet... Please run support for this.
Please create an app which allows playback of music in a more user friendly manner which allows playing a whole album/artist/playlist (ie. in a similar way to Synologys 'DS Audio' app - which appears to have good functionality).
I've just purchased a WD My Cloud and I was really impressed with its ease of set up and the WD desktop and iOS app which allowed me to move & view files easily. I am however very dissapointed with the lack of media functionality of the apps to the point where I am considering returning the product.
Using Java in the browser is a terrible idea from a security and compatiblity perspective. There are a ton of security exploits and java in the browser should just be disabled by default. Also many mobile browsers don't support it.
It would be great to see Chromecast added to the iOS MyCloud app functionality. I see that AppleTV is already an option and I may need to just go with AppleTV but Chromecast is a fantastic device and cost $50 less. Also does anyone know if there is any way to get the MyCloud to communicate with Plex?