For the past 6 or 7 years I’ve been using an Xbox 1 running XBMC and it’s been fantastic. But now the xbox is starting to play up and I’ve also just got a HD TV so I’m looking more at buying BluRays and watching High Def rips.
The main purpose of the xbox was to make it easy for my kids to watch films without having to find the DVD… it also means that DVDs don’t get left out/damaged/lost.
Anyway, I have some question at the moment regarding the organisation of the media. I’d be looking to store my movie collection on 1 or more USB hard drives… is it possible to combine folders across many drives and have the WD Live list the contents of all those folders in 1 list? The XBMC was brilliant for that - you could make 1 “shortcut” folder that was linked to several paths, and when you accessed that shortcut folder it would list all the files in all the linked folders, with their thumbnails. Is this possible with the WD Live?
Secondly, passwords - Is it possible to protect certain folders; on the xmbc you could set a password against a folder or shortcut folder. I don’t want kids to be able to access certain folders as that’s where I’d put films that aren’t for them, eg Aliens.
Thirdly - navigation speed. The XBMC was very quick at browsing down a list of 100+ films with thumbnails. What’s the WD Live in that respect?
Any info much appreciated,