I am giving a WD TV Live (WDGBXT0000NBK) to each one of my kids. Most will have a common configuration where the Wd TV Live feeds directly to the TV via hdmi. However, at least one will have just a laptop/desktop PC because they are a student and do not own a TV.
I know it is pretty easy to just get to the attached USB drive via Windows networking and play the .mkv files. (Done that). (Or even just connect the USB drive directly to the laptop.)
But it would be fun if there was a player running on the PC that could understand the WD TV Live “xml” files and display info on the movie, thumbnails, background images, etc., just like those that are lucky enough to have a TV.
Does such a thing exist? Done a lot of searching here and wdtv forum. Cannot find any mention. The closest thing I found was a comment that XMBC could not read the WD TV Live xml files and that the conversion was not simple…