I’m in some ways sorry for posting but cant seem to find the answer to this question easily.
i have just bought a live hub for the following two reasons-
1- I have 10000 songs that no longer fit on my mac and are therefore stored on a hard drive so thought it would be a good ideas to have all songs, media etc in one place that can be easily viewed on the tv.
In using the live hub to do this I have ran into a few issues. When copying things over if I plug the hard drive into the USB port on front of the bub it flashes as if it is reading but goes on for hours with the screen saying compiling library. Now either this takes hours or something is going wrong. So I then copied the contents of the drive onto the WD drive showing as networked to my Mac and everything seemed fine. However when I then look through my photos and music many photos appear corrupted and the music is loaded in no apparent order! So what do I need to do to make the photos and music reasonably usable before copying over? Set them up into lots of seperate folders under the hard drive subfolder? Also why would the photos corrupt? I have deleted everything off the unit and plan to start again when I get it sorted.
2- I also was under the impression that I could stream media TO the hub and watch it on my TV. So that means I would use my laptop to connect to the internet and bring up a TV show via itunes or iplayer and it would be watchable on the comfort of my TV through my WD TV live hub however I dont know how to do this and I’m starting to think its not possible? Is this true??? I know that I can connect the laptop to the TV with HDMI cable but the whole plan was to make this process easier?? My TV has a USB port so it looks like I can just plug my hard drive straight into it and leave it there to view my media and use an HDMI cable to link the laptop to screen. Therefore what exactly is the point or use in having the unit??
I’m hoping I’m missing something simple!!
Thanks for any help and apologies if my questions have been answered before!