I have a portable HD that contains the bulk of my media files. It is connected to the eSata port on my Windows 8 x64 computer. The WD TV Live SMB connects to the PC fine and finds the drive. Using Network Share, I can access and stream the media from the drive. However the same files will not play when the exernal drive is added to the Media Library as a network share. When I create the library, the WDTV Live will spend 25minutes compiling the library and finding content information. When it is done, the only files that are accessible are the ones in “My Videos” on the internal drive. Although the media files on the external drive show up in the library, none of the backgrounds or thumbnails are displayed and I get a content removed error when I try to play them.
The WDTV Live has read/write access to the external drive and a WDTV Live folder is created when the media library is compiled (although both files in it are 0bytes). Also if I plug the drive into an internal sata connector on the motherboard, the media library compiles properly. I’m not sure if this is a bug with the WDTV Live or something I have improperly set with respect to windows file sharing. Any suggestions would be appreciated.