I am now one of you.
I recently purchased the WD TV Live after reading extensively through multiple review sites and including this one on the possibilities of this little black box.
I am primarily using the media player to stream my videos to the big screen.
THe WD TV Live (not HUB model so no HDD) has no USB storage attached to it. ALL the videos are being streamed wirelessly from a Synology NAS. My DS212J has a 2TB and a 3TB hard disk - almost 4TB is video.
I want to take advantage of the media library - to compile the thumbnails of all the videos in an easy to browse fashion on the big screen.
I went through all the instructions and came to conclusion that I have to access the folder NOT via ‘Media server’ but rather ‘Network Share’.
After some fiddling it eventually started "compiling media library’. But it never ends…
It is always compiling the library for the last two days. I am seeing progress but it’s taking too long.
My question is:
1. How long should the compilation of a library that is 4TB take (being streamed wirelessly)
2. Is the processor unresponsive/slow purely because it is compiling? I am having trouble navigating at all.
3. Once it ‘compiles’ and ‘gathers content info’ will it do it all over again when I switch it on again the next time?
4. Is there a way of adding the thumbnails to the files on the server first (using third party software/resource) and THEN ask the WD TV Live to simply access the files thumbnail-ready.
Sorry for the long story. Best to tell it succinctly to get the right advice quicker. Thanks for your understanding folks. Hope to hear back from this extensive community soonest.