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Unable to edit NAS content from WD TV Live

Posted on 2014-09-03
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I've connected one Shuttle KD20 & one KD22 to my WDTV Live media player; though I can access & read files I need to use the "Move &/or Delete" functions of WDTV player
these features work very well for any storage connected through the USB port/s on the media player but not for the NAS
I need a workaround for this
the exact problem is -
I can access the NAS to select the source folder/file for copy/move/delete but no device is visible for destination
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AFAIK with the current firmware you can only use file management to move or copy to a local drive not a network share.

That's the behaviour I'm seeing on my Gen 2 HD - which is pretty much your story.

This thread on their forum suggests it's not a feature that's going to get added.

Deletion should be possible though (if you select with the right-arrow button before pressing the Option button)

Otherwise you're stuck with a workaround by copying through a file browser on a computer
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by:AMITKHER
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hi MASQ, apologies for not having responded
have been looking at a custom firmware at wdlxtv.com; apparently it does the job; trying to work it out hence didn't respond
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the custom firmware apparently does the job but it's my NAS which isn't allowing the nfs
found another media player Xtreamer that can read/write on my NAS Omninas Shuttle under the Network though not in the NFS option; it's doing the thing i need so my option is to add/change the media player
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I've not tried the wdlxtv firmware but had a similar issue with my previous NAS not talking to the Live box, I have two Buffalo enclosures now and they work fine.  Any feedback on the firmware?  I might have another go at an upgrade if there are enough additional bells & whistles :)
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the ppl behind wdlxtv apparently aren't working on any newer versions - is what i could gather from reading the forums, the last was in Dec 2011
WD did release an update in Jan 2013
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by:AMITKHER
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after a lot of reading on forums & elsewhere what i could find was -
1. WD doesn't allow read-write access through their Media Player as a policy;
it's a sound policy but someone may need just that so there should be a provision
2. wdlxtv were providing custom firmware to bypass this shortcoming as well as a host of other features but since Dec 2011 have stopped further development
3. Xtreamer Sidewinder does offer the functionality i needed so my quest stopped there
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