Newbie Question : Copy files via Internet?


#1

This looks like a great product but I am looking for something to use in a mountain cabin (with an internet connection). The ideal situation would be if I could upload (not stream) avi files from home to the remote drive (WD Live Media Player) via the Internet before I head up there.

Does this device allow such a connection?

TIA


#2

Theoretically, yes.

You could expose your WDTV to the internet, and share a drive attached to it, but you’d be taking a big risk, because ANYONE in the world might be able to access it…

Heck, I for one am just amazed that you have internet access in a mountain cabin.  :)


#3

You could use a WD NAS drive such as the World Book Edition plugged to your internet connection at your cabin ( direct LAN or via a router) in conjunction with the Media Live.

This external drive is accessible remotely via the internet from anywhere in the world. You can drop any file in it even your AVI files .

Hope this helps.

Yann


#4

Be prepared for a LONG WAIT!  :)

I have 35 Mbit/sec internet (both up and down).   Even I wouldn’t relish the idea of sending multiple Gigabytes of data.  :)


#5

Yeah, it’s bad enough moving data over my 100Mbit LAN, trying it via internet would require a serious time investment; your holiday could well be over before you saw even half the files you want!  :D

Load up an external HDD with all your media prior to the trip and take that with you.  

Safest and easiest way to access media using the WD TV.


#6

Thanks for the great advice, all.

Yes, a very enterprising local set up a WiMax system for the valley. It works like a charm!


#7

Or investigate the Slingbox – from what I understand it’s exactly what you want.