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Old Mar 18th, 2011, 09:06 PM
lvh@o2.pl lvh@o2.pl is offline
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Default WD TV Live Hub as a NAS for Sonos

Hello everyone,

I'm very pleased to join you.
I hit the Search button but got nothing.
As I'm building my Sonos system as well as video streaming LAN (wired/wifi) I took under consideration WD TV Live Hub as a NAS for Sonos.
Can it work, anyone tried?

I'd appreciate any input.
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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 02:50 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

A quick search of the documentation suggests that the TV Live Hub is a specialised storage/rendering device and would not work as a general purpose NAS.

Sonos requires that the shared storage support SMB/CIFS file sharing, and I can find no mention of this in the specifications.
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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 06:15 AM
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so I need to spend some extra money on a normal NAS

thank you for a quick response,
best, Hugo
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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 06:26 AM
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Yes. If it's any consolation, it appears that one can access media content from a NAS using the TV Live Hub. Media files on the NAS could therefore be accessed by both TV Live Hub and Sonos in parallel.
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Old Mar 21st, 2011, 04:43 AM
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I'm using a WD TV Live Hub as NAS for Sonus and have had partial success in that the Sonos locates some but not all the stored files. I'm contining to investigate and will update if any joy..
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Old Mar 24th, 2011, 01:35 AM
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I now have my WD TV Live Hub operating perfectly well as a NAS. Assuming you set the correct permissions on users being able to access the hub, the Sonos should have no trouble locating it.

The issue that got me was that when I added files to the WD Hub they did not appear in the hub file directory (and obviously not on the Sonos). The solution was very simple -go into the OPTIONS screen and select DEVICE RESTART!

The othe issue you might have is that the workgroup has not been set up - see link below

http://community.wdc.com/t5/Network/...-p/148008#M347
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Old Aug 6th, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Hi gaz,

I've been trying (very unsuccessfully) to get my Live Hub to act as a NAS so I can use it with my Sonos devices. I can't even get windows to identify it on the network (using windows 7).

Can you go into some more detail on how you got your Live Hub to work as a NAS?
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Old Aug 16th, 2011, 04:23 AM
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Hi Chaz

Its a while since I set it up so will try and get back to you in the next week.

For now, I've got a BT Home Hub and have the Live TV hub and an S5 wired into that. When I was setting it up and adding permissions I used my laptop and the BT Home hub software to check everything was connected - incidently when I did this the laptop was also wired into the hub - wireless connectivity in our house (bar the Sonos!) is pretty poor.

Five months later I've had no problems - in fact following an upgrade to internet compatable TV, new AV receiver and BD player in the living room I've been able to stream videos, photos and music to this devices via a WD Powerline Adaptor also plugged into the BT Home Hub
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Old Dec 7th, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Default Sonos plays from WD Live hub ?

You say that "SONOS Should have no trouble.."
Did you actually get the SONOS to play music stored on the WD Lve Hub?

Cheers
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Old Dec 8th, 2012, 06:13 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

Although it can perform many functions, at its core, the LiveHub is a traditional NAS. Sonos accesses it like it does any other SMB/CIFS-compatible device. The default network path for the Hub is \\wdtvlivehub (you can place the music files in a folder below that and Sonos will index from that point).

Are you experiencing difficulty accessing your Hub from Sonos?
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