I have just started to test the My Cloud for real functionality both locally on my WiFi network as a DLNA Server for my home TV’s. Then as a real Cloud service on my TV’s and laptop access in my RV.
First the Local DLNA Server:
I have copied a bunch of music to the Shared Music, and photos to Shared Pictures. They both seem to work after a fashion, allbeit very screwy! I have to select Music to get to Shared Music to get to the Music search/sort features.
As for Shared Vidoes the DLNA server is totally out of alignment… On my LG TV I select the My Cloud source object, I then see the three Public Shares, Music, Photos, Video. When I select Video I see the following search items…
Album, All Videos, By Date, By Folder, Playlists, Title… if Shared Videos is empty the actual default search has internallised to Shared Pictures and shows me any videos that may be stored in the Shared Photos structure.
I then added 4 video movies and a Windows Link to the Movies drive & folder (Interstella, Black Sea, Blackhat, & One Night with Rod Stewart). - The Rod Stewart video does NOT show up in the list on the TV neither does the Movies link (it did show up and work yesterday).
I have tried to Rescan and Rebuild the database - no change
I am very disapointed in the DLNA Server search and sort service functionality.
As a comparison I have a local WiFi server running Windows 7 and Windows Media Player and it’s DLNA server is much more accurate and faster. It also has a built in server search by Genre which reads the meta data in each video file, which My Cloud does not have/do.
FYI - I have a total of over 3TB of video movies so can not fit them onto the My Cloud drive along with my music and pictures.
With Media Player I can store ALL my video movies in one big folder and Media Player sorts them for me using the included Meta Data. While with My Cloud I have to create a folder for each Genre and save each video movie to the appropriate folder - very time consuming and unnecessary in my mind. Genre is in the Music share so why not here? Same basic code.
I am running out of ideas on how to make the My Cloud function reasonably.
Anyone else got any ideas that do not require messing with the Twonka code?
Can anyone give me a bullit list of how to make this thing work:?
Or so I pack it up and return it to get my money back?