Thanks for the feedback regarding my fav list of mobile device apps useful with WD media player drives and other networked drives. As you pointed out not all deal with music, but then, it is a list of media apps, not just exclusively for music only.
Some comments on your comments:
FIleBrowser. It a pretty involved app that just keeps being upgraded to do all sorts of things, not all I have explored or used. Your comment about playing only one track of music prompted me to check things on my end. Long story short, sometimes I saw and played one track and sometimes all the tracks. That is NOT how it had been working, so there was an upgrade the other day that I got, but when these apps start acting up I often just uninstall them and start over and I did that with FB. Then, things started working the way I remembered they did; I could have a whole album play through. I went to an album folder, opened it and tapped on a track, it started playing and all the other tracks were queued up to play, too. I could not even get just one track to show up all alone as it did before the uninstall. Anyway, suggest you uninstall/reinstall and try again. It seems to be working right for me now.
AiCloud for my Asus router: Sure it is exclusive to the Asus, but all kinds of newer routers allow one to create a cloud – with or without a disk connected to the router. I first set my router for a cloud without a disk attached, and like FB, I could see the shared drives on the network and access them via the AiCloud app. Then, I added a drive, and now see it, too.
An added bonus, once a drive with media was connected to router, SMB was set up on router and the router took over the permanent job of being the Windows master browser, so no more of those kinds of conflicts anymore for me.
Twonky Beam: can do more than one thinks it can. It has a Twonky Server inside. It can serve up music on my PC (in iTunes) to the WD player or Roku. TB users know that, but do they know that the Twonky server can be accessed on the PC? It can. Here’s how and what I have been able to do with this capability.
This discussion is all about using Windows 7 to do this, and Twonky Beam needs to be running on the iPad.:
– Open My Computer
– Click on Network (the word, not the little arrow)
– If Twonky Beam is running, you will see it on the list of Media Devices, (Open if necessary to see devices.)
– Right click on it and select “view device webpage”
– Your browser will open up the Twonky Server of Twonky Beam.
– Once here, you can view the listings of Video, Music and Photo from the tabs at the top.
At this point, I will use Video as an example to continue this guide, but the other two work the same.
– Click Video tab, then “All Videos” and you see all the videos in your TB “Downloaded” folder on the iPad.
In my case, I see videos I downloaded from YouTube, etc. and ones I downloaded with TB from my PC.
Now this is where this procedure is REALLY handy. I can now save any videos in my TB folder to my PC This is the ONLY way I know of to save videos I download from YouTube, Vimeo, etc. with Twonky Beam. If they could not be saved from the TB folder to the PC, they would just be stuck inside the iPad.
– To save a video to your PC from the Twonky Server you are in, hover cursor over the video name, right-click and choose “save target as…” and you know the rest. You will notice the file name that downloads is a number; no problem, copy the file’s name from the Twonky Server screen and rename your new file on the PC.
Now you know how to save stuff you have accumulated in your TB Downloads.
OK, that covers the first advantage of the TB Twonky server, now for the next nice and handy trick. Hmmm, I’ll save it for next time I come into this thread; I’m tired of typing.