Additonal Internet media servers


#1

I just bought a WD TV Live and was surprised to find that I could only connect to Utube and flick. It appears to me that I should be able to connect to others but could find no way to do that. I can of course easily connect to my local systems but was not able to  figure a way to connect to others on the Internet perhaps there is a way that I did not discover.

Has anyone addressed this issue?

I looked around the forum and did not see anything referring to this subject but I coudl have missed it.

Anyone?


#2

boblx2 wrote:

I just bought a WD TV Live and was surprised to find that I could only connect to Utube and flick. It appears to me that I should be able to connect to others but could find no way to do that. I can of course easily connect to my local systems but was not able to  figure a way to connect to others on the Internet perhaps there is a way that I did not discover.

 

Has anyone addressed this issue?

I looked around the forum and did not see anything referring to this subject but I coudl have missed it.

 

Anyone?

 

At present you can only connect to:

youtube

Flickr

Live365

Pandora (USA only)

If you want to connect to any internet services you will need to run some sort of server on your PC.

There is a chance that more services will be added to the WDTV Live at a later date (via firmware update)


#3

Would t hat be something like Tversity? As you probably can see I am a newbie at this device and it’s operation. I bought it mainly to stream videos from my computer to my TV in another part of the house and it seems to do that well but than thought perhaps I could use it to watch Internet movies from places like Fancast. Not been able to do that yet. I installed Tversity and added Fancast to the mix but have not been able to connect to it yet.

Thanks for you input.


#4

I think a number of people use this. 

http://www.playon.tv/playon

Its not free but there is a 2 week trial.

If you have any problems there are people on this board who use it and will be able to help.


#5

Hi,

If it helps, I’m using Medialink…  Works well with the WDTV Live. $20.00

http://www.nullriver.com/

Hope that helps some body.

Cheers.


#6

Thanks for the input. I installed Playon and it works well and is probably worth the price but I have one question: Is there a way to add personal sites to that program? I am a big user of Fancast and I would like to add that and a couple ofthers to the mix. Do you or anyone else know how that is done?

Thanks for your help


#7

boblx2 wrote:

Thanks for the input. I installed Playon and it works well and is probably worth the price but I have one question: Is there a way to add personal sites to that program? I am a big user of Fancast and I would like to add that and a couple ofthers to the mix. Do you or anyone else know how that is done?

 

Thanks for your help

 

If you look at the link below you will see that a plugin was requested but it seems not to have happened.

http://www.playonplugins.com/index.php?topic=253.0

Plugins extend the list of shows that you can access with Playon

http://www.playon.tv/playon/plugins

It also appears that if you are in the states then Hulu is the main resource for the shows on Fancast.


#8

Okay thanks for your answer. I do get Hulu and it seems very complex so probably anything I am looking for will be on Hulu.

Thanks for your input.


#9

Okay thanks to everyone’s help I have it figured out. Using the Playon server I can get about anything I want if I can fine a plugin. :slight_smile:

Also there is information on the plugin site for writing my own plugins. I have had programming experience so I can probably manage that at some point but with the existing plugins it will probably be awhile before I get that motivated. :slight_smile: Like one said if I have Hulu I don’t need Fancast, etc.

Great system I am really enjoying it…

Thanks everyone…