Choose color which mode you prefere

Orange ( simple network features already done with WDLXTV )
20 (31.7%)
Blue ( Network with uPnP option stream from media servers TVersity XMBC over DLNA)
7 (11.1%)
Green (network streamming over Filesystem based access SAMBA/NFS )
36 (57.1%)
No network required
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 63

Voting closed: June 01, 2009, 10:57:49 AM

Author Topic: Which network model is most prefered by comunnity ?  (Read 11173 times)

May 06, 2009, 01:44:30 AM
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Just to confuse things further how about NDAS. (Network Direct Attached Storage)

I would like NDAS (as developed by ximeta.com) support - I have the Rapsody N35 Media Player which automatically detects (read only) an external NDAS 400Gb HDD over 100 mbit ethernet. The N35 plays HD Mpeg2 1920*720p AC3 over this connection with no problems.

It is an easy setup on Xp/Vista  machines for file transfer  (although Its a lot faster to hook up a USB 2.0 connection for larger files).
On Linux its a lengthy (and for a linux noob like me - complicated) process getting it installed and running on ubuntu64.

The newest NDAS drives have Gigabit Ethernet support.

you should look over at my site potnoodles, theres a present for you... ;)

wdlxtv comes with NFS functionality, just not CIFS as the CIFS files would consume 40% of the internal flash...so orange should technically include NFS streaming.

I'm orange, almost entirely NFS with some local.
Thankyou B-rad - I will test tomorrow  - YOU ROCK!!!! - I think I Love You

I gave it a go B-rad, but couldnt get it working

EDIT - oops wrong place for this - I will start a new one (ndas.app.bin) in the firware section
« Last Edit: May 06, 2009, 02:01:51 AM by potnoodles »
WDLXTV 0.5.5 ndas.app.bin
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- USBkey(FAT16 -f/w and a divx on root)
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- LG GGC H20L multi Blu/HD-DVD Rom
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- Belkin Gigabit Ethernet<-Netgear Gigabit Lan 8 port <- NDAS devices and Vista NFS
WDTV USB2 <- 4 port Hub

June 18, 2009, 04:42:09 AM
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Connection to local PC via either wired or wireless is most important
but also very nice to have would be connection to internet via router (wired or wireless)
Isn't it a "given" that everybody who owns a WDTV has a PC also? even if it is a MAC or UBUNTU.

USB2.0 is good for initial filling up of drives (ESATA even better), with additions then done over network, possibly done atomatically overnight via watched folders.

July 05, 2009, 06:22:09 AM
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Ethernet connection via cable, and then it can see network shares from Windows and Linux NAS boxes.
If you think there is something wrong with your WD device contact them and then act upon that: Either wait or move on - don't whine here - this is not WD's board. If you have a problem, start a thread and ask - perhaps someone knows the answer.

July 09, 2009, 02:33:42 AM
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Orange. Dont need UPNP stuff as I have a 1tb harddrive attached.

September 17, 2009, 02:00:20 PM
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WDTV to router via wireless or ethernet cable would be great feature. If it can act as a upnp client it would be nice also, streaming from upnp servers, accessing music, video, photos from such devices, or NAS devices.

Also widgets like weather, customized to your location, news, RSS feeds, just as an idea

October 20, 2009, 05:45:57 PM
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I preffer... 1 Orange, 2nd Green, 3rd Blue!

January 21, 2010, 08:57:20 PM
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Router with internet NAS, WDTV connected via ethernet to a hub and then router, PC connected via ethernet to router, external WD hadd connected via eSATA to the PC, and network shares, visible by WDTV.