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Hoping Shield users can shed some light here...

 

Have used/using a WDTV for years and very happy with the simplicity of its use.

Just hook a external HD to it and files play seamlessly to TV / projector.

 

Thought I'd upgrade and bring myself into the modern age of UHD /4K  playback ability, but alas things have not gone smoothly as I would've liked.

I was hoping that the Shield would work in a similar way to the WDTV but with added benefits ( Plex & NAS ).

 

The 4TB WD HD is formatted as exfat.

It has been formatted on the shield as an external storage device, and can be seen in the shield settings as a external HD storage WD4TB.

I can access / transfer / playback files wirelessly on the WD HD while it is connected to the shield via my computer.  The shield network address is on my computer.

I can also connect the WD HD into my computer and access / transfer / delete or play whatever files are on it. 

 

What I can't do is access the WD HD files via the shield. 

When i press the button on the shield external hard drive icon...nothing happens.

On the shield the HD capacity shows 4TB.  It's as though no files at all, even the formatted shield files aren't appearing on the HD.

On my computer it shows 3.63 TB (shield files, 1 TV episode and 1 movie)

 

All I want to do is be able to play external files on the shield like I did on the WDTV.  

I thought that the shield would playback the same files as a 6 year old WDTV.

 

Any ideas anyone.

Hope I don't have to change every file to one that the shield recognizes. Use mkv files mainly.

 

Cheers Grant

 

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If I buy the NVidia Shield from Amazon and ship it to Australia do I get the Australian versions of streaming services (eg Netflix, Amazon etc)?     In terms of video is it HDR/DV and HLG co

Geforce now works quite well over ethernet. Only a little bit of lag. Don't bother with wifi. I found the lag pretty bad.

I have the minix u9 and I love it, especially being open source. I decided to buy 2 minix for the price of the nvidia, even though I think the nvidia is a better unit.

What video playback app are you using on the shield.  Suggest loading Kodi and try with that if they can see you files.

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Prefer to use Plex at this stage but will look at Kodi.

Plex couldn't see the files when I tried that.

Just wanted it to be simple. Connect HD and turn shield on to access. Hoped I wouldn't have to download a third party like Kodi or Plex just to play the files.

Thought the shield would do that.

Thanks for the reply madfonzy

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Hi, new owner here. I have it connected via ethernet to the same modem/router that my PC is connected to. Is there anyway to set it up so I can browse my PC video folder via the shield and play it on my TV? The back up (which is what I have been doing until now) is just transferring the files I need to a USB stick, but would be good if I could just access the whole hard drive direct from the shield). Any help much appreciated.

 

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Cheers, am getting stuck on that step 4/5. It can't find/see my PC and its shared folder when I click browse

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On 28/03/2021 at 7:31 PM, Andre28 said:

It can't find/see my PC and its shared folder when I click browse

Does the PC have Network Discovery turned On ?? What SMB level is the PC set too ?? What SMB level is Kodi set to ??

Are you using NFS or SMB to access PC in Kodi ??

 

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11 hours ago, Conch said:

Try plex mate, it’s great!

 


Have tried this now. For the little I will actually use it for this it seems like it will be fine. It's werid how it distinguishes between movies and shows, and I need to go in to those folders. Was hoping I could just access all the content on a single folder. Also if I put a new video file in that folder, I need to update the library or whatever for the shield to then see it. I was thinking it would just see whatever is currently in the folder on the PC automatically. I'm sure there are work arounds, but again for the little I actually use this feature im sure it will be more than fine!

Next stop is games, have a couple of bluetooth controllers arriving today hopefully!

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Well,  not going as planned.  Both games controllers are pairing but both coming up as player 1. Any way for the shield to recognise them as 2 separate controllers?

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