I add a few new media files a week to a shared network folder on my PC. I bought the “Live” Hub expecting that it could monitor this folder and be used to simply play files as I added them.
That doesn’t seem to be the case; for a while, I had taken to wiping the “media library” and allowing it to rebuild. I’ve survived like this for a while, clearing the library about 3 times a week on a regular basis to account for new files. This stopgap solution is no longer working for me; it takes the Hub around 12 hours to rebuild the library (which admittedly contains a ridiculous number of files). Even letting it rebuild overnight isn’t long enough.
During these long spans, my files have to be viewed alphabetically when I need them chronologically by date added.
My shared folder is my “Media” folder containing several subfolders: Movies, TV, Music, Photos etc. I’ve been trying to eliminate the music and photos specifically to reduce the rebuild time. However, when I change the settings of any single subfolder to “Share with: nobody,” the entire folder becomes invisible to the Hub.
This is very frustrating. I had previously used an old XP desktop to display video files on the TV which never had a single problem with instantly popping up my newly-added files in my shared folder. Can it really be that difficult to design a built-to-purpose network media player to do this???
(Shared folder is on a new, microsoft-updated Windows 7 box)