Can i play videos directly from desktop to WD player?


#1

My desktop is in another room . my question is

If i run a usb cable from my desktop directly into wd medial player willit recognize my C:Drive/Movie folder

I really do not want to buy external hard drive if i do not have to if i can just buy 20ft usb cable which connects directly into wd medial player then hdmi to lcd.

PC directly to wd medial to LCD hdtv

is this possible ??

or i have to use a Ext HDD my desktop does not have wireless card and i want to hard wire it …

Thanks guys


#2

No, you can’t do that.

Both your PC and WDTV are USB HOSTS, not USB Devices.


#3

Thanks for the reply

then i guess i need to buy a external Hard drive…

Thanks


#4

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No external power needed (which I love).

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#5

The prices of external hdd’s are dropping every year while their storage capacities are rising. I have on my bureau a WD 250GB external hdd that I bought some years ago and for the same price I purchased a 500GB hdd last summer. 

Be patient, shop around and keep a sharp eye out for sales.

I doubt that you were regret buying one, especially now that you have invested in a WD TV Live Player.