Non-techie here, so hope someone can help me. I have owned a WD TV Live HD Media Player (firmware version 1.02.21) for years. I may be using the device for unique purposes, but I have spent years building a library of DVD’s and videos on an external hard drive. I have organized these hundreds of video files by subject and other criteria (through the way I have structured the files). I LOVE the user interface, especially the thumbnail previews, which makes it easy for me, or someone who is unfamiliar with the library, browse the contents. This has worked great for me. But recently, I upgraded my TV to a Samsung Smart TV. When connecting the WD device, it doesn’t work. It’s like the TV does not recognize the device, other than to display the WD splash screen. I assume that it might be because the Samsung TV doesn’t recognize the operating system of the user interface??
What can I do to have this media player user interface (or similar) on my TV? I know I can connect the hard drive (via USB) to the TV, and I can actually play most of the files. However the files / folders are displayed in a horrible user interface (or lack of one) format that is hard to use, i.e. only part of the folder/file names are displayed. And it does not let me 'drill down" to many of the sub folders.