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Windows 7: how to share files on an external media player

16 Dec 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
how to share files on an external media player

hey folks I was trying to get my Western Digital Live tv player to access my video files but I think windows wont allow it to view them.

I followed the instructions for the live tv player to get the files to be shared but they don't show up in the folder when browsing the files on the live tv player menu.

it's a known issue a lot of people are having on western digital's forum but no one is helping anyone. (techs)

if anyone knows any tricks to get windows to allow us to access the files any help would be great.

here is a link to the product instructions,
chapter 6 page 35 is where it shows how to get folders and files to be shared but no one on any windows machine can get it to work.
from xp to 7 the folders show up blank(empty) in the browser. however if I turn on media streaming in windows 7 I can access all my files with my media player. even though the instructions says that setting is for connecting the player to other DLNA protocol devices. but that's the only way I can access my stuff on my computer. the instructions suggest we use the "network share" route instead. but no one can get it to work.

I was wondering if there is a setting in windows that needs to be adressed other than what western digital's instructions tell us to do.

I know it's asking a lot out of you guys/gals if you don't have one or care about it, but I just don't understand windows 7 sharing enough to get it to work.

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17 Dec 2011   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

well I moved all the files I want to watch on the live tv unit to the public folders and everything works like I want. but I'm not supposed to have to do all that.
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