Western Digital media players are capable of providing full 1080P HD quality video over an HDMI or Composite connection to your high-definition television. Before playing the video however, the media player needs to be stocked with the movies themselves. You just need a PC and a network in order to transfer the movies you want to watch. After a quick transfer, the movies are available for viewing, with the WD media player providing a clean crisp image on your television screen.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- PC with Windows 7
- Wired network router
- 2 Ethernet cables
Plug an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port located on the rear of your Western Digital Media Player. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into an open LAN port on a network router.
Plug a second Ethernet cable into your PC, and connect the other end of the cable into a LAN port on your router.
Turn on the media player and use the remote to navigate to the "Setup" menu from the device's Home screen. Press the down arrow on your remote to highlight "Network Settings," then press the "OK" button.
Select the "Network Setup" option, and press "OK." Select "Automatic" and wait for the device to detect your network and configure itself. Press "OK" to return to the Home screen.
Turn on your PC and wait for the system to load to the desktop. Log onto the Western Digital website and download the "WD Discovery" tool from the downloads section. Save the installation program to disk, and then double-click on the downloaded file to install the application.
Press the "Start" button in your Windows toolbar, then click "Programs." Highlight the "WD Discovery" program group, and click on the "WD Discovery" application to run the tool.
Select the "WDTVLiveHub" option in the list under "Network Drives Found," and select "Map Network Drive." Click "Yes" to verify your selection, then select to map drives automatically. This will share any folders available on your Media Player and show them as available file locations on your computer. Close the tool after you've mapped the available drive.
Click the "Start" button again and select "My Computer" to open the Windows Explorer.
Use the Windows Explorer to navigate through your hard drive to the location of any movies stored on your PC. Right click on the movie file and then move it to the mapped drive on your Media Player to put the movie onto the device for use.
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