Author Topic: Computer to player through USB?  (Read 1656 times)

October 22, 2009, 01:20:45 PM
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hackman2007

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First off, please pardon my ignorance as I have no idea how the mount procedure for this type of device works yet, I'm still experimenting with it.

Is it possible to connect my computer through a USB cable to the player through USB? Obviously, I would need a type A to A cable, but that won't be a problem, I'm just curious if this would work.

Anyone know?

October 22, 2009, 01:36:36 PM
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mrbill

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Which device do you have?
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October 22, 2009, 01:50:17 PM
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hackman2007

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Which device do you have?

Device as in media player?

I have the WD TV Live. And yes, I know mounting it through a switch and such would work, but that is not feasible at the moment.

October 22, 2009, 02:30:32 PM
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matt314159

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I really don't think USB to USB is a good idea, in fact since both of them supply power, I'd worry you might fry or short something...

If your computer is close enough that a USB cable would reach between them, just get a crossover network cable and connect it directly to the lan port on the computer.  I think all you'd have to do would be to set manual IP's on your computer and WDTV Live (for instance give the computer 192.168.1.1, and the WDTV Live 192.168.1.2, with the same subnet, netmask, etc)   and you wouldn't need a network switch

October 23, 2009, 06:19:55 AM
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Mr Lazy

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For what are you referring to one device needs to be a USB host and the other needs to be a USB client (ie. mass storage device).  I'm 97% sure that the WD TV + WD TV Live can only act as a USB host therefore it's not possible.
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