I have a macbook pro running snow leopard with attached external harddrives that i want to stream movies from to the new 2011 WD TV Live. the movies im streaming are video_ts files. I dont want to connect them directly into the unit itself via the usb ports because i need them by my computer, not by my tv.
it would actually be helpful if someone could tell me exactly how to set it up out of the box. I did exactly as the knowledge base setup for mac said but it seems to be incomplete. I by chance guessed and turned on the smb sharing function in my sys prefs and that at least allowed me to see my computer on there but it doesnt seem to be working properly, as it keeps forgetting my username and pass (which makes me have to retype it all in with the awful remote) , and sometimes it just doesnt show up at all. Im using wired ethernet btw.
Im so annoyed with this thing already simply because i cant find any info on it. all help vids i find on youtube are for the old one. i have found reviews where they clearly say that it does exactly what i want, but the 3 different wd techs i talked to for the last 2hrs provided zero help. the last tech i talked to said it was my fault it wasnt working because i was trying to stream HD content.
im not married to this thing, if it doesnt do what i want it to i will just return it, i just want to know if im doing something wrong or if it just isnt possible.
thanks in advance for any help / advice