I bought a WD TV Live yesterday for accessing and streaming my media instead of using my aging (and noisy) PS3.
Unfortunately i’m having some issues configuring the WD TV Live properly and I’m uncertain if it’s a wrong configuration on my part or a limitation of the device.
Device: WD TV Live 3rd Gen with latest Firmware (2.01.86)
NAS: Shuttle XPC with 2x 3 TB WD Red – RAID1 running on FreeNAS 9.2.1
NAS Shares: MediaServer (MiniDLNA plugin) and Windows Share (CIFS) for Data and media management
Router: Linksys WRT54G
Switch: TP-Link 16-Port Gigabit Switch (unmanaged)
About 500 GB worth of media
Note: With this setup, I can stream my media to my PS3 and iPad without any issue.
1- After booting up the device the first time and going through the setup process, I’ve instinctively selected my media server as a source. I could access and stream my media, but it was a very bare bone experience. No metadata, poster art, just my files and folders (even if the Library was on). Is this a normal behaviour?
2- Since I couldn’t add my media server to My Library, I switched to a Network Share (with read/write access) and added it to My Library.
Now things got interesting. The device started compiling the media library and getting content (creating WD and xml files on my NAS). The process took more than 1 hour. When it was completed, the device was sluggish and the thumbnails were taking forever to load when I browsed my media. I’ve rebooted the device and it started compiling the media library again.
The WD folder with the .cas files are present at the root of the media share on my NAS.
After letting it run overnight, I tried booting it this morning before leaving for work. It started to recompile the library again. After checking the share status in the system settings, the last scan was “NA” even if it was technically completed yesterday.
Am I missing something? Do not hesitate to tell mo to RTFM. I might have missed something