Can not access media on HD through WIFI

Ive just bought the current wifi hd pro, Im have no luck being able to stream media via wifi to tablets and plug it into the tv
Ive reformatted the to hd to ntfs formatin order for the tv to communicate via usb

I can get the tablet to connect to the HD via wifi
When i open the mypassport admin page and look at media its being nearly 12hrs of building thumbnails and no video program can find or open movie files, and have no interest in plex as im trying to use the hd for when im traveling and have no internet acces

Is there a simple way i can connect to the hd and select what movie/music files i want to using programs like vlc where in the past with older versions of the HD could easily talk to both tv and tablet

There’s no difference in how files are accessed with the Pro…