Prepurchase questions. I plan to use network sharing (via Samba):
What I can derive from the WD Community posts and the manual are:
It appears that “Media Library Compilation” will build one comprehensive database for thumbnails and metadata for your media. During this compilation, does the hub behave in a promiscuous way and compile pointers to all usable media types it can find on all network shares and its local drive? I believe the answer is yes.
If the answer to 1) is yes, is the best way to limit the compilation to specific media on the NAS is to create specific share points with a user name and password? For example, if I create multiple SMB shares to a user/password “wdtvhub/wd1”, will the hub pick up only those areas during the library compilation process? Of course I’d need to give the hub the user/password combination so it could access those specific shares.
If I copy new media to a previously shared location on a NAS (i.e. a new video file copied to the NAS from a PC), then do I need to force a re-compile of the media library or will the hub notice the additional file(s) and perform an incremental compilation on it’s own? Similarly, if I delete files(s) from the NAS, will the hub notice those missing files and remove them from the library or am I stuck with “stale” links until I manually recompile?
There is a menu option of “Select Current Source”. Is this a feature used to “browse” media outside of the compilation process? For example, if I compile the library today and next week add media to a new location, is the feature used to manually browse to that new location? More generically, when is the “Select Current Source” used?