MAny thanks for your interest in my problem, RichUK.
I am faily new in this network set-up, so I I don’t understand exactely what you mean by “Network shares”.
Allow me to explaine in laymens terms how I am set-up:
The hardware connection I am using consists in a router ( Motorola provided by the internet service provider in Switzerland) which has 4 Ethernet ports. One is used to connect my PC, another to connect the TV and another to connect the WDTV box. I am using ethernet cables to connect these 3 devices to the router.
The logical connection is done via the Media Libary connection. When initalising the WDTV you have the choise of using Local storage, media library, mutimedia server, shared network and online service. I guess your question relates to the shared network mentioned in the options above.
If this is the case: no I am not using the shared network. I tried to use this connection but it askes for a password which I wasn’t able to find out. So I connect via the Media Library and when I choose “Videos” in the bar at the bottom of the WDTV screen I get the list of video folders and video files residing on the PC and I can read them correctly (with some few exceptions).
But the .mkv files just don’t show up in the list.
Some other files or folders do not show up as well. Example is the Wildlife.wmv video that Windows 7 provides as a sample video. Some other .wmv show up in the list but cannot be read. This is not very important to me, but I really would like to access the .mkv files because of their hight quality.
I really appreciate all the help you can give me and I thanks you in advance four your kind assistance.