I have a Gen 3 WD TV Live Plus connected to my main TV (I believe Gen 3 is correct description - current generation?). I’ve enabled the Media Library on this unit, and added all my movie files to the library. I also have a Gen 2 WD TV Live Plus connected to a secondary TV. I’ve never enabled the Media Library on this unit. If I enable it’s Media Library and point it to the same network share folder as in the Gen 3 unit, will the Gen 2 use the existing library files (xml, metathumb, folders, etc) or will it attempt to recreate everything, thus possibly losing the media info that I had to manually get for many of my movies?
If this is already discussed elsewhere, please provide a link; I was unable to find anything.
There is no such thing as a Gen 3 Live Plus. There is only one Live Plus, and it does not support Media Library for NAS.
OK, how about this: My “Gen 2” is labeled “WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player”, and my “Gen 3” is labeled “WD TV Live Streaming Media Player.” On both units, I access movie files on a NAS, and I’m NOT using DLNA.
Are you saying that on the Live Plus I cannot compile a Media Library of files stored on a network share? It can only compile a Library of files stored on a USB drive attached to the unit?
Well, that certainly answers my question. Thanks, TonyPh12345.
A follow-up question: Can two WD TV Live SMP devices share a Media Library?
That’s not so easy to answer.
The “general” answer is YES – but there are issues if both of them try to WRITE to the database at the same time.
Thanks again, TonyPh12345. Should work for me, as I won’t be using both units at the same time.