PS3 Media Server on MYBW - White Light?


#1

Hi,

I currently have a 1tb MYBW (Blue Rings) and have found out, the only way to stream my videos is to use a media server such as tversity or twonky and have it run on my laptop.

Can anyone tell me if the new version (white light) doesn’t need a laptop with media server software running to stream video. I have heard the drive itself has a media server pre-installed?

If true, is it pretty easy to setup?

I want a solution where I do not need to turn the laptop or pc on every time I want to watch a movie.

Also, what does everyone do when turning the nas off? I have my current drive for over a year and rarely turn it off - does the newew version have any good shutdown features?

Thanks for reading…


#2

The My Book World (White Lights) has Twonky Media Server and iTunes.  Just like our other external drives it should go into sleep mode if it isn’t used for a while.  Like everything else, easy to set up is relative.


#3

Is there anyway of installing a media server onto the blue rings version?

is the white lights version a lot quicker than blue rings?

Thanks again


#4

I saw some hacking instructions on another site that allowed a v ersion of Twonky to be installed on the Blue Light versions. Since it would be a “firmware” only upgrade and the Edition II (white light) units were already using it, i concluded that there must be some reason that WD didn’t provide that upgrade. I’m guessing that the blue light units may not have enough hoprse power to do a good job serving up media. I took advantage of the WD customer loyality program to upgrade from my 1 GB blue light to the 2 TB white light. Nice program. Gave me a price I couldn’t beat on the white light drive and I got to keep the blue light (with a deactivated warranty) unit. I got the 2 TB unit because there wasn’t an upgrade to a 1 TB white light. Pleasantly surprised, the 2 TB unit comes defaulted to a 1 TB mirrored drive. I  went ahead and ordered a matching WD Green 1 TB drive from NewEgg and put it on the shelf towards the day when i do have a xrive failure. So far I’m very peased with the white light and it’s twonky media server. Serves up video to my PS3 no problem.