Steffen, regarding your latest comments/questions to me and Rich:
>>>> As far as I know, TwonkyBeams needs a Twonky Server software somewhere in the home-network.
So you " … do not have a Twonky server installed on my PC…" , well then TwonkyServer it is running on your NAS (a QNAS or something), right ? I have been to the twonky website … but without a separate NAS I have no place to install it. Or did you install twonkyServer software on your lan router ?
The only place in my system where there is a Twonky server is the one built-in to Twonky Beam, and I believe you would need to install a separate Twonky server in yout computer if you wanted one. But, that is not really necessary as I have mentioned earlier.
>>>> How do I play my local music files (on a directly connected USB-HDD) to the WD TV SMP with TwonkyBeam ?
Now just where is this HDD of yours? Is it connected to your PC, WD, inside your PC, or elsewhere?
It depends upon where these drives are located. Look, Twonky Beam does not see network drives (incl. drives on a SMP), per se, and it cannot play from them. It does see servers, e.g. my Win 7 PC and my Pogoplug with drives. Twonky Beam can play and beam music (and video and photos) from my PC and my Pogoplug drive because the drive on my PC is not attached via usb, it is the second drive inside my PC, and my iTunes music is on that drive, and TB can beam that music to the WD, Roku, and any other DLNA device. The drives on the Pogoplug are attached via usb, but they are not seen as network drives to certain devices (but TB sees the Pogoplug w/drives as a server like it does the PC) so music (and other media) on them can be beamed via TB, too.
If you notice, that when you go to the “Home” icon of TB in the top right corner, you are in a folder called Servers, and you only see devices that can “serve” to the TB app…
There is no other way I know of, other than these, to have TB beam music from a drive to a DLNA device.
If the drive with your music is attached to the WD, it is easy enough to have the WD play that music without TB being in the picture.
I know I wrote quite a bit about TB in this thread, and suggest you re-read what I wrote to be sure you didn’t miss anything and you understand what I wrote.
It’s really looking like you cannot do exactly what you want to do – but you are closer than you were.