Wd TV LIVE User Manual

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WD TV® Live

Streaming Media Player

User Manual

Table of Contents

1 Important User Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

WD Service and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Recording Your WD Product Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Registering Your WD Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

2 Product Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

3 Features and Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

LED Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

4 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Operating System Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Installation Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

5 Network Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Ethernet Network (Wired) Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Wireless Network Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Checking the Network Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

6 Finding Your Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Accessing Media Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Transferring Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Share a Folder on Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Using the Web UI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

7 Operating the Media Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Using a USB Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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Using the Media Player Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Media Library Compilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Locating Your Contents on the Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

8 Watching Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Video Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Videos Menu Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Video Playback Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Video Playback Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

DVD Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

9 Playing Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Music Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Music Menu Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Music Playback Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Music Playback Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Playing Music From Your iPod® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

10 Viewing Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Photo Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Digital Camera Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Photos Menu Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Photo Display Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Displaying Photo Thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Displaying Photo Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Photo Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

11 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Files Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Files Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

12 Internet Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Adding a Service to Favorites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 AccuWeather.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Deezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Facebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Flickr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Flixster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Live365 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 MLB.TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

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Netflix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Pandora (US only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Picasa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 SHOUTcast Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Spotify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 TuneIn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

13 Live TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

Live TV Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

14 Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

Games Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

15 RSS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Reading RSS Feeds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Adding RSS Feeds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

16 Setup and Advanced Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Setup Navigation Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Audio/Video Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

Video Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Music Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

Photo Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

About . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

Media Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

17 System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

System Firmware Upgrade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

Common Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

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18 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

Multiformat Content Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Supported Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Regulatory Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Warranty Information (All Regions Except Australia/New Zealand) 216 Warranty Information (Australia/New Zealand only). . . . . . . . . . . . 216 GNU General Public License (“GPL”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Spotify Third-Party Licenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

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Important User Information

 

 

Important Safety Instructions

 

 

This device is designed and manufactured to assure personal safety. Improper use

 

 

can result in electric shock or fire hazard. The safeguards incorporated into this unit

 

 

will protect you if you observe the following procedures for installation, use, and

 

 

servicing.

 

 

 

Read these instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep these instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heed all warnings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow all instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not use this apparatus near water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean only with dry cloth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the

 

 

 

 

 

 

manufacturer’s instructions.

 

 

 

Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or

 

 

 

 

 

 

other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

 

 

 

Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A

 

 

 

 

 

 

polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type

 

 

 

plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third

 

 

 

prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your

 

 

 

outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

 

 

 

Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,

 

 

 

 

 

 

convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

 

 

 

Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods

 

 

 

 

 

 

of time.

 

 

 

Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the

 

 

 

 

 

 

apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is

 

 

 

damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the

 

 

 

apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or

 

 

 

has been dropped.

 

 

 

Carefully read and follow the Quick Install Guide and User Manual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not operate this device outside the temperature range of 5°C–35°C

 

 

 

 

 

 

(41°F–95°F).

 

 

 

Do not drop or shake the device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not move the device when it is powered on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on

 

 

 

 

 

 

or pinched by items placed upon them or against them.

 

 

 

Do not overload wall outlets.

 

 

 

 

 

For additional safety information, refer to www.wdc.com.

 

 

 

 

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WD Service and Support

Should you encounter any problem, please give us an opportunity to address it before returning this product. Most technical support questions can be answered through our knowledge base or e-mail support service at http://support.wdc.com. If the answer is not available or, if you prefer, please contact WD at the best telephone number shown below.

Your product includes 30 days of free telephone support during the warranty period. This 30-day period starts on the date of your first telephone contact with WD technical support. E-mail support is free for the entire warranty period and our extensive knowledge base is available 24/7. To help us keep you informed of new features and services, remember to register your product online at http://register.wdc.com.

Accessing Online Support

Visit our product support website at http://support.wdc.com and choose from these topics:

Downloads - Download drivers, software, and updates for your WD product.

Registration - Register your WD product to get the latest updates and special offers.

Warranty & RMA Services - Get Warranty, Product Replacement (RMA), RMA Status, and Data Recovery Information.

Knowledge Base - Search by keyword, phrase, or answer ID.

Installation - Get online installation help for your WD product or software.

WD Community – Share your thoughts and connect with other WD users.

Contacting WD Technical Support

When contacting WD for support, have your WD product serial number, system hardware, and system software versions available.

North America

 

Europe (toll free)*

00800 ASK4 WDEU

English

800.ASK.4WDC

 

(00800 27549338)

 

(800.275.4932)

 

+31 880062100

Spanish

800.832.4778

Europe

 

 

Middle East

+31 880062100

Mexico

001 8002754932

Africa

+31 880062100

South America

 

Asia Pacific

 

 

Chile

1230 020 5871

Australia

1 800 42 9861

Venezuela

0800 100 2855

China

800 820 6682/+65 62430496

Peru

0800-54003

Hong Kong

+800

6008 6008

Uruguay

000 413 598 3787

India

1 800 200 5789

Argentina

0800 4440839

Indonesia

+803

852 9439

Brazil

0800 7704932

Japan

0120 994 120 / 00531 65 0442

 

 

Korea

02 703 6550

 

 

Malaysia

+800

6008 6008/1 800 88 1908/

 

 

 

+65 62430496

 

 

Philippines

1 800 1441 0159

 

 

Singapore

+800

6008 6008/+800 608 6008/

 

 

 

+65 62430496

 

 

Taiwan

+800

6008 6008/+65 62430496

* Toll free number available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

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Recording Your WD Product Information

In the following table, write the serial and model numbers of your new WD product. You can find this information on the label on the bottom of the device. You should also note the date of purchase. This information may be required when requesting technical support.

Serial Number:

MAC Address:

Model Number:

Purchase Date:

System and Software Notes:

Registering Your WD Product

Your WD product includes 30 days of free technical support during the applicable warranty period for your product. The 30-day period commences on the date of your first telephone contact with WD technical support. Register your WD product online at http://register.wdc.com.

If your media player has an active network connnection, you can register directly from the device using the supplied remote control (see “Using the Remote Control” on page 47) or a USB keyboard (see “Using a USB Keyboard” on page 49). Go to “Device Registration” on page 195 for instructions.

Accessories

For information on optional accessories for this product, visit:

US

www.shopwd.com or www.wdstore.com

 

 

Canada

www.shopwd.ca or www.wdstore.ca

 

 

Europe

www.shopwd.eu or www.wdstore.eu

 

 

All others

Contact WD Technical Support in your region. For a list of Technical Support

 

contacts, visit http://support.wdc.com and see Knowledge Base Answer

 

ID 1048.

 

 

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Product Overview

 

 

Thank you for purchasing a WD TV Live streaming media player. This user manual

 

 

 

 

provides step-by-step instructions for installing and using your new media player.

 

 

For the latest WD product information and news, visit our website at

 

 

www.westerndigital.com.

 

 

The best of the Internet on your HDTV – Stream hit movies, catch up on TV

 

 

shows, watch the latest videos, and stay connected to your social network. Don’t

 

 

settle for online entertainment on your small computer screen. With the WD TV Live

 

 

streaming media player, you can enjoy it all on your HDTV. See “Internet Services” on

 

 

page 95 for more details.

 

 

Your media collection belongs on the big screen – Enjoy your media library,

 

 

home videos, vacation slideshows, and favorite songs on your HDTV and sound

 

 

system in your living room. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular picture quality of Full-

 

 

HD 1080p.

 

 

Play virtually any media file format – The WD TV Live streaming media player

 

 

supports a wide variety of the most popular files including MKV, MP4, XVID, AVI,

 

 

WMV, and MOV video formats. Get the freedom to enjoy your media now, in virtually

 

 

any file format.

 

 

Ready, set up, stream – So easy to set up, you’ll be up and running in minutes.

 

 

The WD TV Live streaming media player connects to your high-speed Internet

 

 

connection wirelessly, no PC required. Or use the Ethernet port to connect to your

 

 

wired home network.

 

 

High-performance, streaming-ready WiFi – Includes the latest wireless

 

 

technology—extended-range Wireless-N—giving you the speed you need to stream

 

 

HD.

 

 

Play media from any source – Stream videos, music, and photos from your USB

 

 

drive, network drive, and any PC or Mac computer in your home. Our media library

 

 

collects the content from all the drives, so finding the perfect video, song, or photo

 

 

to view is easier than ever.

 

 

Show photos and movies directly from your digital camera or camcorder

 

 

Connect your camcorder or digital camera directly to the media center and instantly

 

 

view or archive HD video and photos without a PC. Works with any digital imaging

 

 

device that supports Picture Transfer Protocol.

 

 

Bring the arcade to your HDTV – Swap gems with Rockswap, try your luck with

 

 

Texas Hold’Em, or test your math skills with Sudoku. WD TV Live brings casual

 

 

games to your big screen TV.

 

 

Stay updated with RSS feeds – Stay posted on your favorite bloggers and

 

 

websites and stream the latest audio and video with timely RSS feeds. You can also

 

 

add specific feeds to your dashboard to be shown as tickers so you never miss a

 

 

thing.

 

 

 

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Programmable remote – Use the included programmable remote control to make your entertainment choices using our crisp, animated navigation menus. Customize buttons for quick and easy access to your favorite music, photos, videos or menu choices.

Your entertainment at your fingertips – Control your WD TV experience with the tap of a soft key or the swipe of a finger using the WD TV Remoteapp. Get onetouch access to your favorite online services, easy text input and a gesture pad for faster navigation to your favorite content. Download this free app from the Apple® app store or get the Androidapp on Google Play.

Use your keyboard for easy searching and updating – Use the on-screen keyboard or attach your wired or wireless USB keyboard for easy text input. Perfect for searching videos on YouTube or updating your status on Facebook.

Advanced navigation options

Thumbnail, list, and preview modes – Browse your content by file name or by thumbnails of photos, album covers, video preview, and movie cover art.

Media library – This unique feature lets you view all your media by media type in one menu regardless of its location in folders or drives. You can view your content by categories such as genre, album, artist and date.

Search – Search by genre, title, artist, filename and partial filename.

Photo viewing

View photos as a slideshow with a variety of transitions and background music

Zoom and pan

Search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date

Movie viewing

Fast forward, reverse, pause, zoom, and pan

View subtitles

Search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date

Music playback

Fast forward, reverse, pause, shuffle, repeat

Search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date.

File Management

Copy files between USB drives and transfer files between a USB drive connected to the media player and your computer.

HDMI and composite video output – The HDMI port lets you connect to the highest quality HDTV or home theater. Additional composite (RCA) outputs ensure compatibility with virtually all television sets.

S/PDIF digital output – The optical audio output sends digital signals to your AV receiver for the best surround sound experience.

Ultra-compact design – Cool and quiet, this compact system integrates perfectly into your entertainment center.

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3 Features and Functions

Features

The animated interface makes it easy to navigate and enjoy your media and the best of the Internet. Make it personal and have fun.

Menus

Organized, categorized and ready to play – The WD TV Live streaming media player finds and categorizes all the music photos and movies on any connected USB devices and network shares and displays them in one easy-to-view menu system.

Choose from a variety of viewing options – Select thumbnail view, list view and even see a preview of your movies in your movie menu. You can add metadata to your media for better identification and sort and filter the content to easily find what you’re looking for.

Customize your media experience – Select a background from beautiful, high resolution images provided by WD’s Creative Masters or choose one of your own photos.

Dash to your favorites – Tag your favorites for instant playback and use the handy dashboard to quickly access your favorite personal content and Internet services. View your recent activity. Organize your movies, music, and photos in a queue and play them in sequential order.

Play photo slideshows with the music you choose – View special moments with the right music to set the mood for your next party. Select transitions and slideshow speed.

Playing video – DVD-like navigation lets you view all the content included with your movies, including complete menu navigation, chapter listings, special features, and subtitles. Select and jump to a specific time-spot in a video. Browse your video collection with its clip art in the background.

Playing music – Browse by artist, genre, and album title. Or search for your favorite titles. Create a queue and you’ve got a virtual DJ for your party. Preset your favorite song to a numeric key and play it with one click.

Family-ready – Share your family photos, videos, music, and files on your home network and stream to any screen in the house.

Automatic play – Select your favorite song, movie, or photo slideshow to automatically play when the device is turned on. Perfect for living art on your HDTV or for digital signage.

Play your media from your computer – This media player is Windows® 7 compatible, so you can use the “Play To” feature to easily stream your Windows 7 computer’s files to your TV through your media player.*

*For more information on Play To, go to: http://windows.microsoft.com.

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Audio/Video Interface

HDMI interface for digital audio and high-definition video.

Composite interface (mini-jack) for analog AV connection.

S/PDIF (optical) audio for high-fidelity digital audio.

Auto source function enables the HD media player to detect and switch to a new interface connection. For example, the media player automatically switches to HD mode when it is connected through an HDMI cable.

Video output resolution includes 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p.

Stereo or multi-channel digital surround audio output (digital surround sound is only available when using the HDMI or S/PDIF interfaces).

Wired or wireless Internet connection for access to online media content.

Plug-and-Play USB 2.0 Support*

USB storage device with a USB connector Portable media players with USB connector Digital cameras/camcorders with USB connector

*For a list of tested, compatible USB devices, see Article #5688 in our knowledge base at http://support.wdc.com.

USB Storage File System Support

NTFS

FAT/FAT32

HFS+

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Connections

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Item

Component

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

USB port 1

Supports connection of compatible removable storage

 

 

 

devices, portable media players, and digital cameras with

 

 

 

USB connectors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Reset button

Press for one second to reset to factory defaults (see “Device

 

(bottom of device)

Reset” on page 196). Press and hold 10 seconds to toggle

 

 

between NTSC and PAL. Use a fine-tipped stylus or the

 

 

 

unfolded end of a paperclip to press the reset switch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Power jack

Connects the power cable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

S/PDIF (optical)

Connects to your AV receiver (S/PDIF cable sold separately).

 

audio port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Ethernet port

Supports LAN connection for wired Internet access.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

HDMI port

Connects to your TV’s HDMI port (HDMI cable sold

 

 

 

separately).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

USB port 2

The same function as USB port 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Composite jack

Connect to your TV’s analog video and audio jacks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LED Indicator

1 2

Item

Component

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Infrared

• Receives signals from the remote control. Point the tip of the

 

receiver

remote control to the infrared receiver and ensure that the path

 

 

between the two is unobstructed.

 

 

 

2

LED

• On—The power cable is connected and the power is on.

 

 

• Off—The media player is in standby mode , turned off, or the

 

 

power cable is disconnected.

 

 

• Steady flashing— A USB device has been discovered and the

 

 

unit is being mounted in the system. If the Media Library is set

 

 

to On in the Setup options (see “Media Library Compilation” on

 

 

page 54), the LED flashes at the same steady constant rate.

 

 

• Three short flashes followed by three long flashed followed by

 

 

three short flashes—A system diagnostic failure has occurred.

 

 

See “Troubleshooting” on page 202.

 

 

 

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Remote Control

CAUTION: Do not expose the batteries or the remote control with batteries installed to excessive heat (direct sunlight, fire, etc.).

1.Infrared transmitter

2. POWER

3.Subtitle

4.PREV (track), STOP, NEXT (track)

5.Back (last screen)

6.Navigation buttons, OK

7.Previous Page

8.MUTE

9.Alpha-numeric keys

10.SEARCH

11. HOME

12.Audio

13.REV, PAUSE/PLAY, FF

14.Options

15.Next Page

16.Setup

17.Shortcut/function keys

18.EJECT (safe removal of attached storage)

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Note: For additional information, see “Using the Remote Control” on page 47.

WD TV Remote

Control your WD TV experience with the tap of a soft key or the swipe of a finger using the WD TV Remote app. Get one-touch access to your favorite online services, easy text input and a gesture pad for faster navigation to your favorite content. Download this free app from the Apple app store or get the Android app on Google Play.

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Getting Started

4

 

Package Contents

 

WD TV Live streaming media player

Remote control and

Two AAA batteries

Composite AV cable

AC power adapter

Quick Install Guide

Installation Requirements

Standard or HDTV with a composite (standard A/V) or HDMI input

An available network connection for online content and services

Optional: TV, stereo, or AV receiver with an optical digital (S/PDIF) or stereo audio input jack (audio playback only)

Operating System Compatibility

The media player is compatible with the following operating systems:

Windows®

Mac® OS X®

 

Windows XP

 

Leopard®

 

Windows Vista®

 

Snow Leopard®

Windows 7

Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.

Important: For highest performance and reliability, it is recommended that you install the latest updates and service pack (SP). For Windows, go to the Start menu and select Windows Update. For Mac, go to the Apple menu and select Software Update.

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Installation Procedure

The media player installation procedure is outlined below:

1.Connect the power cable. See “Step 1 - Connecting the Power Cable” on page 13.

2.Connect the media player to your TV or entertainment unit. See “Step 2 - Connecting the Media Player” on page 14. You can use HDMI (page 15), or composite (page 16) connections.

3.Insert the batteries into the remote control.

4.Connect the USB device containing your media content (“Step 3 - Connecting a USB Device (Optional)” on page 18) and/or establish a wired or wireless network connection (“Step 4 - Connecting to Your Network” on page 20).

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Step 1 - Connecting the Power Cable

1.If applicable, connect the power clip to the power cable plug.

The AC power adapter will vary, depending on your location. Some locations do not require a power plug clip. Units sold in those locations will have a fixed power plug. Refer to the illustration below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US/JA/TW EU/KO

 

US/JA/TW EU/KO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installing

Removing

Installing

Removing

2.Connect the power cable to the media player’s DC connector, and then plug the opposite end into an AC power outlet. The media player powers up automatically.

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Step 2 - Connecting the Media Player

The following figures illustrate the cable connections supported by the media player. The standard connection uses the included composite-to-mini AV cables.

Note: HDMI and S/PDIF (optical) cables are sold separately.

Important: Configure the media player’s Audio/Video settings depending on the type of connection you choose. See “Audio/Video Output” on page 172 for more information on these settings.

Choosing the Best Connection

The quality of the picture produced by your TV depends on the quality of your TV and its connection to the media player.

Connection

Quality

Connectors

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

Best

Specialized, high-definition connector

 

(up to 1080p)

 

 

 

 

Composite

Good

• Yellow = video

 

(480i/576i)

• Red = right audio

 

 

 

 

• White = left audio

 

 

 

HDMI (High Definition)

Composite (Standard Definition)

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HDMI Video and Audio (High Definition)

HDMI combines high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and inter-component control in a single digital cable. This interface provides video quality resolution of up to 1080p.

To connect your media player using an HDMI cable:

1.Plug an HDMI cable into the HDMI connector on the media player.

2.Plug the opposite end into the HDMI port on your TV or audio/video system (if available).

Wait a few seconds for your TV to detect the media player. If it is not detected, you may need to change the input source on your TV to HDMI. Check the user documentation of your TV for more information.

Once the media player is detected, the splash screen displays to indicate system bootup, then the home screen of the user interface opens.

Note: HDMI cables are sold separately.

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Composite AV Connection (Standard Definition)

To use a composite connection:

1.Plug the mini-connector into the composite port on the media player.

2.Plug the opposite ends into the composite input ports on your TV, yellow to yellow, red to red, and white to white.

3.Select the appropriate TV input source.

Wait a few seconds for your TV to detect the media player. If the media player is not detected, you may need to change the input source on your TV to component or composite, depending on your connection. Check the user documentation of your TV for more information.

Once the media player is detected, the splash screen displays to indicate system bootup, then the home screen of the user interface opens.

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Home Theater (High Definition)

To connect a home theater system:

1.Plug an HDMI cable into the HDMI connector on the media player.

2.Plug the opposite end into the HDMI In port on your A/V receiver.

3.Plug an HDMI cable into the HDMI Out port on your A/V receiver.

4.Plug the opposite end into the HDMI port on your TV (if available).

5.Select the appropriate TV input source.

My Book® external drive (sold separately)

To connect a home theater system using S/PDIF:

1.Plug a S/PDIF cable into the S/PDIF connector on the media player.

2.Plug the opposite end into the S/PDIF In port on your A/V receiver.

3.Plug HDMI or composite connectors to the appropriate Out ports on the media player.

4.Plug the opposite end(s) into the appropriate port(s) on your TV.

5.Select the appropriate TV input source.

6.Set the appropriate audio output option on the media player. See “Audio/Video Output” on page 172.

or

HDMI and S/PDIF cables sold separately.

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Step 3 - Connecting a USB Device (Optional)

The media player has two USB ports that support playback from WD USB external drives.*

*For a list of supported WD external drives, see article #5688 in or knowledge base at http://support.wdc.com.

To connect the USB device:

1. Connect the USB device to either of the media player’s USB ports.

My Passport® portable hard drive and stand (sold separately)

My Book® external hard drive (sold separately)

2.Wait for a few moments while the media player scans the USB device for media files. (Scanning is enabled by default. If you want to turn off automatic scanning, go to “Media Library Compilation” on page 54.)

To unlock a locked WD USB device:

A USB device must be unlocked for the media player to access its contents.

1.Navigate to the Home screen, and select the menu for the media content you wish to access. It can be Music, Videos, or Photo.

2.In the Unlock your WD Drive screen, press / to select OK, then press OK.

3.Use the navigation buttons to type in the USB drive access password in the on-screen keyboard. Select Submit, then press OK.

If a wrong password is entered, press / to select OK, press OK, then type in the correct password. If you enter the wrong password five consecutive times, the USB drive is placed in a hold state. Press OK to close the error message. Disconnect the USB drive. Power cycle and reconnect the USB drive and type in the correct access password.

4.Once the USB drive has been unlocked, the menu bar for the selected media type will appear. Press / to choose a filter option for displaying supported media contents, then press OK.

Supported content for the selected media type will be displayed.

5.Use the navigation buttons to select the content you wish to access, then press OK to start media playback.

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Removing a USB Device

To prevent data loss, it is highly recommended that you first press the EJECT button on the remote control before removing a USB device.

To remove a USB device:

1.Press the EJECT button

2.Press / to select the USB device.

3.Press OK. With the selected, press OK again.

4. Disconnect the USB device from the media player.

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Step 4 - Connecting to Your Network

The media player can be connected to your home network to access the Internet and network storage using a wired or wireless network connection. A network connection provides access to locally stored and online media content.

After connecting the media player to your TV and turning it on, the network setup wizard starts up. Press / to select your language, then press OK.

For detailed instructions on wireless and wired and wireless network connections, go to the next page (“Network Setup” on page 21).

Accessing Media Content from the Network

See “Finding Your Content” on page 26.

Accessing Online Media Content

See “Internet Services” on page 95.

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5

 

Network Setup

 

 

The media player can be connected to the local area network using a wired or

 

 

 

 

wireless network connection for access to streaming video and online and offline

 

 

media content.

 

 

Important: Streaming over Wi-Fi™ may be unstable due to various reasons

 

 

such as a weak network connection, signal strength, variable speeds, or

 

 

other environmental factors. You can create instant high-speed, wired

 

 

network connections and gain fast, reliable access to the Internet without

 

 

running wires all over your house using WD Livewire™ powerline AV network

 

 

kit (sold separately). For more information, visit

 

 

http://products.wdc.com/WDLivewire.

 

 

Ethernet Network (Wired) Setup

 

 

Follow these steps to automatically set up a wired network connection:

 

 

1. Press / to select your language in the setup wizard Welcome screen, then

 

 

press OK.

 

 

2. Plug an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet connector on the media player.

 

 

3. Plug the opposite end of the Ethernet cable directly into a LAN port on a router or

 

 

network switch.

 

 

 

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4.The wizard begins automatic network connection. When finished, the following screen displays. Press OK.

To change or manually configure your wired network setup (recommended for advanced users only), see “Network Setup” on page 185.

Wireless Network Setup

You have four options for setting up your wireless network:

Automatic – Select an available access point found by the media player.

Manually enter the wireless network name – Use the on-screen keyboard to input the network name (SSID) manually (when SSID not set to broadcast).

Wi-Fi Proctected Setup (WPS) – Enter a PIN or push the WPS button on the router (if available).

Windows Pairing Code – This option is only available via the Setup menu. See “Get Windows Pairing Code (Windows 7)” on page 187

Note: The recommended setting on Wireless N routers is 802.11n-only with a channel width of 20/40 MHz. If you are using a wireless-N access point (AP) and it has been set to operate in 802.11n mode with a security setting of anything other than WPA2-PSK+AES or None, then media player will operate at lower 802.11g rates. Disabling wireless security is not recommended.

Auto Search or Manually Enter Wireless Network Name

1.Press / to select your language in the setup wizard Welcome screen, then press OK.

2.Auto Search: Press / to select your wireless network from the list, and press OK. Proceed to step 5.

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Manual: Depending on your wireless network setup, you may want to manually type in the name of your network. In this case, navigate to the keyboard icon on the right side of the screen, press OK, and proceed to the next step.

3.Use the navigation buttons to type in the SSID for the access point you want to connect to, select Submit, then press OK.

4. Press / to select the wireless network encryption type , then press OK.

5.If necessary, use the navigation buttons to type in the passcode for the access point, select Submit, then press OK.

6. Once the network is successfully set up, press OK to display the Home screen.

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Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

1.Press / to select your language in the setup wizard Welcome screen, then press OK.

2.Navigate to the WPS icon on the right side of the screen, and press OK.

3.Press / to select the method you want to use, then press OK.

WPS Button

1.Press the WPS button on your wireless router.

2.Press OK on the remote.

PIN Code

1.Enter the WPS PIN code shown on-screen in your wireless router’s web configuration page.

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2. Press OK on the remote.

After performing one of the wireless setup functions above, press OK.

After establishing a network connection, you can:

Use the Internet services integrated into your media player to access streaming media. See “Internet Services” on page 95 for more information on these services.

Access your media files on the network. See “Finding Your Content” on page 26.

Checking the Network Connection

If you experience network problems, check the network connection to determine the cause of the problem.

To check the network connection:

1.Press Setup or navigate to the Home | Setup menu bar.

2.Press / to select Network Settings, then press OK.

3.Press / to select Check Connection, then press OK.

The unit will automatically check the network connection. Once the check is completed, the results display. A green check mark on these items indicate that there is no problem with your network settings. If a problem is indicated, check your router settings and manual for a solution.

A red cross mark indicates a problem with the network settings. It can either be the IP address or the DNS server address. If the problem persists, check with your Internet service provider.

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Finding Your Content

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This section describes how you can use the media player to access your digital

 

 

media collection over the local network.

 

 

Access network attached storage – view and play back digital media content

 

 

 

 

stored on your network attached storage device or media server. See “Accessing

 

 

Media Content” on page 26.

 

 

Access your online media – view and play back your digital media content

 

 

 

 

stored in your Facebook or Picasa online accounts. See “Accessing Media

 

 

Content” on page 26.

 

 

Attach USB storage – attach a USB storage device to the media player and

 

 

 

 

transfer media files back and forth to it using your computer. See “Transferring

 

 

Files” on page 31.

 

 

Share a folder on your computer – view and play back digital media content

 

 

 

 

stored on your computer by sharing one or more folders containing the media.

 

 

See “Share a Folder on Your Computer” on page 35.

Accessing Media Content

Once the media player has an active network connection, you can access media content from a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device or shared computer located on the same network as your media player. You can also access content from USB storage connected to the media player. The benefits and applications of each content source type are described below.

To access media content from a network share, media server, USB storage, or online account:

1.Navigate to the Home screen, and select the menu for media content you wish to access. It can be Music, Videos, or Photos. Press OK.

2.Press OK to select a new content source or press or / to select Select Content Source , then press OK.

3.Press / to select the network resource where the media content you want to access is located, then press OK.

Note: My Media Library does not appear on first use or if the media library is turned off (see “Media Library” on page 197). It only appears if you have a USB drive attached or have added a network attached storage drive to the Media Library list

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Content Source

Best for accessing...

 

 

My Media Library

All available network shares and attached USB storage (slow scan—

 

depending on the number of files and connection speed, the scanning time

 

required to compile the media library may be increased).

 

 

Local Storage

Storage devices attached to USB ports 1 and/or 2.

 

 

Media Server

Network-attached media server devices for ease of use (optimal for DLNA

 

certified server devices such as WD’s My Book® Live).

 

 

Network Share

 

 

 

Windows Shares

Windows network shares, most network attached storage drives, legacy Mac

 

OS before Lion, and other devices that uses SMB/CIFS protocol.

 

 

Linux Shares

Linux (NFS) network shares (recommended for advanced power users).

 

 

Online Service

Photos and videos posted in your Facebook and Picasa online accounts.

 

 

My Media Library

The benefit of selecting this option is that it shows all the aggregated content on your network attached and USB storage together in one view. However, it does take longer to scan all the storage content compared to selecting a more specific option for content retrieval.

To add additional source content to My Media Library, please do one of the following:

Attach USB storage to one of the USB ports on the media center and it is automatically added to media library.

Connect to a Windows or Linux Share (see “Network Share” on page 29). While browsing the content inside, press Option to add a share folder to the Media Library.

Use the Media Library Manager for Network Share (see “Media Library Manager for Network Share” on page 192), and select Add network share to media library to manually add individual share folders to the media library. A maximum of 10 shares can be added.

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Local Storage

Select Local Storage to access media content on one or more USB storage devices connected to the media player’s USB 1 or USB 2 ports.

After selecting USB 1 or USB 2, the media player scans the drive to build the media library by default (if enabled).

If the media player and your computer are attached to the network, you can transfer files back and forth between your computer and the USB storage device. See “Transferring Files” on page 31.

Media Server

This menu displays network attached UPnP media servers connected to your network and usage is optimized with DLNA compliant devices such as WD My Book Live personal cloud storage and WD TV Live Hub media centers.

The benefit of using a media server is that it aggregates the content together from the device that is hosting it. The media server hosts a list of supported file formats with metadata information that allows a client device like the media player to easily browse and play back the content.

However, using a media server can restrict supported file types and you may not be able to see all the files stored in the media server. When using a Network Share, every file is presented to the media player and it does the content filtering based on what it can support.

Follow the steps below under “Accessing a Shared Folder,” selecting the name of your media server and referencing your media server documentation for password setup and administration if necessary.

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Network Share

The media player supports Windows (SMB/CIFS), and Linux (NFS) network shares.

Windows Shares

Windows Shares uses Samba (also known as SMB/CIFS), a more common protocol among devices such as PC, NAS, and Mac (before Lion). If you want to simply discover and/or share a folder on the network to be accessed by the media player, Samba is a common method, especially for Windows.

Windows Shares display shared computers and network attached storage devices (such as WD’s My Book Live personal cloud storage NAS drive) connected to your network via the Samba protocol.

Linux Shares

Linux Shares uses NFS, which is popular with power users and Linux users because of the increased speed and performance it can provide. NFS is better suited to Linux since using NFS with Windows requires installation of third party applications.

Follow the steps below under “Accessing a Shared Folder,” selecting the name of your NAS device or computer and referencing your NAS device or operating system documentation for password setup and administration if nessesary.

Accessing a Shared Folder

To create a shared folder, follow the instructions under “Share a Folder on Your Computer” on page 35.

To access a shared folder under Network Share:

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1. Select the name of your computer and press OK twice.

2.If necessary, enter your user name and password to access your computer, or accept the default login. For further information regarding password setup and administration, refer to your operating system documentation.

3.Press to select OK, then press OK. Supported content for the selected media type displays.

4.Select the content you wish to access, then press OK to start media playback.

Accessing Network Attached Storage

Follow the steps above under “Accessing a Shared Folder,” selecting the name of your NAS device and referencing your NAS device documentation for password setup and administration.

Online Service

This menu allows you to connect to media content stored in your Facebook and Picasa online accounts. Select Facebook or Picasa and enter your user name and password to access your media content.

Logging in to a Network Resource or Online Account

When accessing a network resource, you need to enter in the user name and password for the device or account using the on-screen keyboard. In some cases, a

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default anonymous login displays if no password is set for the device. When this happens, accept the default login, select , then press OK.

Select Remember Me and press OK to have the media player remember the user name and password for the resource.

Transferring Files

If the media player has an active network connection, any USB drive connected to it can serve as a network drive. This allows you to transfer files between your media player and your computer. This feature is applicable to a PC running the

Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or Windows 7 operating systems, as well to a Macintosh® computer running Mac® OS X® Leopard® or Snow Leopard®.

Enabling File Sharing on the Network Share (Samba Server)

1.Navigate to the Home | Setup menu bar.

2.Press / to select Network Settings, then press OK.

3.Press / to select Network Share Server and make sure the option is set to

On.

4.Note the name indicated in the Device name field. This will help you identify your media player on the network.

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Moving Files Between the Media Player and a Windows Computer

1.Connect the USB hard drive you need for the file transfer to your media player.

2.Ensure that your computer is on the same network as your media player and that the file sharing option is enabled. Refer to Windows Help for instructions on how to enable file sharing on your computer.

3.Download the WD Link tool from http://products.wdc.com/WDTVLiveG3.

4.Double-click on the downloaded installer file and follow the on-screen prompts to install WD Link.

5.Click or Start, then click Programs > WD Link > WD Link.

6.Click WD TV Live in the Network Storage Found list.

7.The USB drive connected to your media player displays in the Drive Mapping list. Click the USB drive you need for the file transfer.

8.Select an available drive letter from the Available Drive Letters list.

9.Click Map Drive.

10.Click OK.

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Moving Files Between the Media Player and a Windows Vista / Windows 7 Computer

1.Connect the USB hard drive you need for the file transfer to your media player.

2.Ensure that your computer is on the same network as your media player and that the file sharing option is enabled. Refer to Windows Help for instructions on how to enable file sharing on your computer.

3.Open a Windows Explorer window, then click Network. Your media player is listed on the network resources list.

4. Click the device corresponding to your media player.

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5. Click the USB drive you need for the file transfer to display its contents.

6.Locate the file(s) you intend to transfer and do a Copy/Paste, Cut/Paste, or Drag/ Drop operation.

Moving Files Between the Media Player and a Mac Computer

1.Connect the USB hard drive you need for the file transfer to your media player.

2.Ensure that your computer is on the same network as your media player and that the file sharing option is enabled. Refer to Apple Help for instructions on how to enable file sharing on your computer.

3.Open a Finder window.

4.On the Finder side bar, click Shared. Your media player is listed on the shared resources list.

5.Click the device corresponding to your media player. The USB drive connected to your media player displays.

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6.Click the USB drive you need for the file transfer to display its contents.

7.Locate the file(s) you intend to transfer and do a Copy/Paste, Cut/Paste, or Drag/ Drop operation.

Share a Folder on Your Computer

You can view and play back digital media content stored on your computer by sharing one or more folders containing the media.

Make sure the media player and your computer are both attached to the network, then follow the instructions below for your operating system (Windows 7/Vista/XP or Mac).

Important: Be sure to update your operating system to the latest update or service pack. Depending on your network's configuration you may need to disable or adjust your Firewall settings to view your shared folder on your network. Contact your Firewall manufacturer for assistance.

When finished following the instructions for your operating system, go to “Accessing a Shared Folder” on page 29.

Windows 7

Change Settings to Allow Folder Sharing

The first thing you need to do to allow folders to be shared with the WD TV Live is to determine how your network is configured. Follow the instructions below to determine what kind of network you have.

1.From the Control Panel, click Network and Internet.

2.Click Network and Sharing Center.

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3.Look under View your active networks to determine if your network is Home, Work, Public, or Domain.

4.If you have a Work network, proceed to step 6. If you have a Public network, click the Public network link.

5.Click Work network.

6.Click the Choose homegroup and sharing options link.

7.Click the Change advanced sharing settings... link.

8.Ensure that the following options are selected: Turn on network discovery,

Turn on file and printer sharing, Media streaming is off, and Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections (recommended).

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Note: WD does not support streaming from a domain server, or a computer attached to a domain, to the WD TV Live. Please contact your domain administrator or Microsoft® Support for assistance.

Share a Folder

Follow the instructions below to share a folder in Windows 7.

1.Navigate to the folder you want to share. Once found, right-click on the folder and select Properties.

2.Click the Sharing tab.

3.Click the Advanced Sharing button.

4.Click the Share This Folder box.

5.Enter the name you would like this folder to appear on the network as in the

Share name box.

6.Click the Permissions box.

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7.Select the users you would like to give access to and the permissions you would like to assign to that user, then click OK.

8.Click OK to close the Advanced Sharing window.

9.Finally, click on OK one more time to close the folder properties window and save your changes.

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Windows Vista

Change Settings to Allow Folder Sharing

Follow the instructions below to configure your computer for folder sharing in Windows Vista.

1. Open the Network And Sharing Center from the Control Panel.

2.Next to the name of the network look to see if it is a Private or Public network.

3.If your network is Private skip to step 5 below. Otherwise, click the Customize link.

4.Click Private, then click OK.

5.If it is set to Off expand the File Sharing field and change it to On.

6.If you want to share the pre-designated Public folders in Windows, expand the Public folder sharing field under Sharing and Discovery.

7.Select your choice of the two "Turn on sharing..." options.

8.Click Apply.

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Share a Folder

Follow the instructions below to share a folder in Windows Vista.

1.Navigate to the folder you want to share. Once found, right-click on the folder and click Share.

2.If your system requires a login to access a shared folder, select a User account to assign to the share, then click Share. Otherwise, simply click the Share button.

3. Under Sharing and Discovery expand the Public folder sharing field.

4.Depending on your system speed you may or may not see a progress bar while the permissions on the folder are updated. Click Done.

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Windows XP

Follow the instructions below to share a folder in Windows XP.

1.Right-click on the folder you want to share and select Sharing and Security.

2.Click Share this folder.

3.Choose a name you want the folder to appear as on your network and enter it in the Share Name field.

Note: You can also set a maximum number of users able to access your drive at one time. To do this, click "Allow this number of users: " and set the number in the field to the right.

4. Click OK.

Mac

Follow the instructions below to share a folder within Mac OS 10.5 or 10.6.

1.Open the Apple menu from the upper left corner of your screen and click

System Preferences.

2.Click the Sharing button under the Internet & Wireless group.

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3.Choose a name for your computer on the network and type it in the Computer Name field.

4.Click the box next to File Sharing to turn on the file sharing service. Then click on the + sign button below the Shared Folders box.

5.To share additional folders beyond the default Public folder, select the folder you would like to share and click the Add button.

6. Click on the red x in the upper left corner to close the window.

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Using the Web UI

The media player provides a Web-based user interface (UI) that can be used to control certain functions. You must use a network-connected computer or smart phone to use the Web UI.

Important: Your media player must be set up on the network (see “Network Setup” on page 21 for further information) to use the Web UI.

Launching the Web UI

1.Open a Web brower and type in your media’s center’s IP address in the address field. Press ENTER on your computer keyboard.

Note: To find your media player’s IP address, press Setup on the remote controller and navigate to Network Settings. Select Network Setup to see the media player’s IP address.

2.The Web UI launch page displays. Enter the default password (“admin”) in the

Password field.

3.Select your preferred language from the Language list.

4.Click I accept END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT, then click Login. You can also click Keep me signed in.

5. The Web UI menu options display.

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System

Click System in the Web UI home page to manage the system status of your media player and view general network information and important messages. You can change the password, set the device name, view network information, and choose date and time settings using these options.

Remote

Click Remote in the Web UI home page to control the media player using your computer. Click the buttons on the virtual remote controller to control your media player (see “Using the Remote Control” on page 47 for further information).

Click the Open in separate window link to open the virtual remote controller in a new browser screen. You can copy the URL from this browser screen and enter it in a browser on your smartphone. Then, you can use your smartphone as a virtual remote controller by touching the buttons on the screen.

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Enter on-screen keyboard commands in the Submit field using your computer or smartphone keyboard, then click or press Submit when finished.

Appearance

The media player supports interchangeable user interfaces called themes. Themes alter the player's visual appearance, but not its functionality. Click Appearance to change the user interface theme. Click Browse to find the *.zip file containing all the files for the theme you want to load. Click Submit.

Note: When applicable, make sure all the theme files have been extracted from the *.theme file then compressed into a *.zip file.

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