I have an existing HTPC setup running Windows 7 that I’m using to play local video files as well as viewing Netflix. I like the ease of navigation using a small keyboard/trackpad remote and am in general very happy with this arrangement. I have noticed that the HTPC struggles at times when playing high bitrate 1080p video files. These same files play fine on the WD TV Live.
Is it possible to incorporate the WD into this existing setup such that I can still use the HTPC front end within Windows 7 to navigate through my video files, but use the WD to actually play the files and output to the TV?