Slight disappointment with the WD TV Live box - it’s not as swish as I thought it would be…
Anyways… the MyBookWorld II (white light) NAS is using the Twonky Media Server - only because I don’t want to see the network password prompt when using shared folders…
The combination struggles when showing thumbnails for photographs - this makes the browsing of albums virtually unusable. These photos are from a 10M pixel camera and produce files of a few Mbytes.
So solution 1 : get a faster NAS (expensive)
or solution 2: get a USB HDD and plug it into the Media Streamer itself (cheaper).
Having a locally attached USB HDD is so counter-intuitive - the storage should just be ‘somewhere’ on the network.
But will the performance of a locally attached USB HDD compare with (a faster) NAS performance?
Are there limitations on number of photos - will it cope with, say, 100,000 photos comfortably on a USB drive?