I cannot believe this is so hard to figure out. I’ve been at this issue for several hours now and I’m out of ideas.
I am running a Win 7 PC and so far everything works and I love my WDTV. The only issue I have is that the main location for my video media does not appear to be sharing properly. To clarify, the device works and plays everything fine , it’s just the folder I use is not being shared properly and I think I’ve made it just about as “share-able” as humanly possible. So this is where I need help. I would like to set up my PC so that my WDTV can see whatever I want it to.
When I select the folder in question - which has a wide variety of digital media in it and is called Video Media - there is a message on screen that says “There is no media in the current folder”.
A couple of things worth mentioning.
First, there were also some music (MP3) files in this same folder that were visible and played with no problem. So for some reason this folder will share MP3 files , since I have moved them out of that folder I get the “no media” message.
Second, these same video files are visible and can be played when I copy them to another folder, those being User, Default, and Public. I have right-clicked on the folder and set all the sharing options to include everyone and pretty much everything else I can think of, but still, no video files in that folder. So I can play the full variety of video media, just not the ones in this folder.
Any assistance offered would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Update - I was able to create/add a shared folder in the Advanced Sharing properties menu for my Video Media folder. That new folder is visible to the WDTV, and files in that folder can be seen and played. However, files that are in this new directory that are in Folders cannot. I just want to make the Video Media folder and everything in it visible, whether it’s in a folder or not. Again, thanks for any help offered.