Connect laptop directly to the media player


#1

Is it possible to do this via USB.  Just wondering if this is a more effecient way to watch video files.  Right now I stream movies wirelessly through media server or network drive but experience periodic stuttering.  I don’t own a portable hard drive, wondering if I connect my laptop to one of the USB ports it will read and play movie files faster. 


#2

Hello, You can connect your laptop to the network via Network Cable, and there wouldnt be tht stuffering. More over, i m also Connected to my laptops, pcs through wirelessly, i never experienced such delays or stuffering.


#3

You can’t connect the WDTV to a laptop via USB; it doesn’t have drivers for USB networking.

Shajas’ suggestion to try via network cable sounds good.  Might need to use a crossover cable.

Wireless networking stuttering occurs when your file’s bitrate exceeds available bandwidth.  You can try playing around with your wireless adapter’s position (if you plug in direct, try a USB extension cable so you can position the adapter elsewhere for better reception).

But a direct network cable connection should ensure flawless playback.


#4

You can do it and PixelPower is correct, you will need a crossover cable. You will still need to setup some kind of file sharing on the laptop though if you already haven’t

Bruce “this space for rent” Arnold