Apologies if this is covered elsewhere - I’ve looked, honest!
I have a few issues with my My Cloud.
- My Sony TV and Bluray player won’t play mp4 and mkv files from the WD but will from a USB stick - this does my nut in! I can see no alternative other than converting the mp4/mkv files into avi, which is a terrbile ball-ache. I thought about going down the MiniDLNA route, but that seems to make no difference to htis. Oddly, the PS3 will play most (not all) of these files.
My LG bluray on the other hand plays all bar one of my files (obviously hates The Muppets…). Any way of making the mp4/mkv files play across the DLNA network?
- A more serious problem is an apparent inability to use the My Cloud app on my android phones/tablets. It just about copes with music, although with healthy delays between tracks for some reason. However, films are unwatchable. They just stutter. Now, I thought this might be limitations of the wi-fi network in the house, but the LG bluray player only connects via wi-fi and plays everything fine. Also, my Ruark hi-fi only connects via wi-fi and that sreams music continuosly without issue. Connect via the WD My Cloud app and kiss goodbye to watching anything.
Also, should I expect difficulties in streaming data if I have multiple connections e.g. TV downstairs playing a film, tablet upstairs playing music?
I really want to love my NAS box, but right now I am feeling like it isn’t really doing what I expected. All I really wanted was a central repository of music, films and pictures and to be able to view/listen these files on my devices in the house. It is feeling like I will need to add some additional device to make this happen. :mansad: