Hey there guys how's it going?
My name is Sonja and I desperately need some help here and if you can help me in layman's terms that would be even better.
I purchased a WD TV Live Streaming Media Player from JB's (not that I suppose that's a big deal). I have set it up to my Panasonic Viesta via a Soniq HDMI cable. As far as I know I have followed WD's instructions to the 'T' in regards to connection. The media player is hooked up to HDMI2 as my Foxtel is hooked up to HDMI1. I know that I've done all that right 'cos I'm looking at the media player's home screen; 'Music, Videos, Live TV, Service' etc
Because I want to access my movies from my WD Element (external) Hard-drive I have the external (portable) hard-drive hooked up to the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player as per manual's instructions. Currently it is showing at the top of the TV screen 'Compiling Media Library'.
I have WD TV Live Streaming Media Player's manual opened on my computer. Page 18 has got me rather confused. It states "A USB device must be unlocked for the media player to access its contents.
1. Navigate to the Home screen, and select the menu for the media content you
wish to access. It can be Music, Videos, or Photo.
2. In the Unlock your WD Drive screen, press / to select OK, then press OK.
3. Use the navigation buttons to type in the USB drive access password in
the on-screen keyboard. Select Submit, then press OK."
(1) For a start, to the best of my knowledge my WD Element is not locked, I'm able to plug it into both my computer and my father's computer and save data to it; specifically movies and music.
(2) I don't quite understand the instructions to unlock it. I am currently at the 'Home' screen for the multi-media player and I do not see any options that indicate "In the Unlock your WD Drive screen, press / to select OK, then press OK".
Another concern is, why is it taking such a long time to compile the media library? Admittedly I have a considerable amount of data on the external (portable) hard-drive as I use it to back-up my data; which includes word docs, music (32 gb) and a couple of movies and photos. Is it reading all my data off my external (portable) hard-drive?
Now please, I'm sorry if I'm annoying you with my ignorance as this is my first experience with a multi-media and if you can take a deep breath and be patient that would be appreciated.
Is it normal for it to take this long to compile a media library? If so, okay, I can deal with that, however, can we watch 'normal' TV whilst it is compiling the library? If it's not normal, what do I need to do? Also, the issue about unlocking the USB device e.g... WD Element external hard-drive? As soon as I plug the external (portable) hard-drive in I am unable to do anything. I would have to switch the WD TV Live Streaming Multi-Media off and start all over again. It has been supposedly 'compiling media library' for 3 days. Again, admittedly we have been watching 'normal' tv, during that time, so I'm not sure whether that interferes with the process.
Finally, I bet you are all relieved :manhappy: Just for your interest I have wireless internet, I am currently using the Thompson TG782T (courtesy of Telstra, Australia). That's another drama. Initially the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player would not accept my internet connections automatically, I had to do it manually. With the aide of a very patient Bigpond technician I was able to enter the necessary details e.g. IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway and DNS. However, that caused problems with my phone WiFi connection and in the end I had to reset my modem to allow my phone to pick up my WiFi.
What I thought was going to be a simple 'Drag and Drop' of movies onto the media player has become a drama, I've had the set since Friday last week and I'm still unable to use it.
I'd love to hear your advice
Thank you for being patient, and having the decency to read my post, I appreciate it, now it anyone of you could help me ... Again ... In layman's terms that would be wonderful.