Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2012 12:14 AM (in response to Mitchito426)
Just a follow up to my question above, I used to be able to connect to my external hard drive (which is connected to my modem router) wirelessly. Now, my smart tv is connected to apple time capsule wirelessly however Samsung cannot seem to identify the hard drive portion of apple time capsule. It's apple time capsule 2tb, I bought today. Anyone who knows ow to rectify the issue?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2012 1:15 AM (in response to Mitchito426)
If you look on the right side there pops up similar questions.. which works better than search btw..
The Samsung.. may not be able to see the Time Capsule hard disk..
because it does not contain any files it can read.
because it is not conformed to standard SMB file system.. the TC name is often illegal.. remove all spaces and special characters and keep it short.
Same for wireless name and all passwords.
There is no media player in the TC so it is useless for your TV even if it can see the hard drive .. the TC is a dumb backup device.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2012 1:36 AM (in response to LaPastenague)
Would it still work if I connect my smart tv with TC using USB cable? TC has a USB cable input at the back so is my smart tv. apparently, i dont have USB cable A to A hence i dont know whats the result.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2012 1:51 AM (in response to Mitchito426)
Can apple time capsule act as a wireless hard drive storage by Samsung smart tv? Samsung smart tv is connected to apple time capsule through wireless as a modem at the moment
Your Samsung TV probably has an embedded DLNA player that can stream content from a DLNA server. Many routers today have an embedded DLNA server, but not the Time Capsule. If your TV can access network storage it should be able to connect to the TC's drive as long as you have guest access enabled. The only files it would be able to play from the TC would be media files that do not have copy protection, assuming that it can access a network drive.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2012 2:15 AM (in response to capaho)
I already set my TC to have guest access enabled however samsung tv still cannot see the drive wirelessly. any pther suggestion?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to Mitchito426)
Enable WINS Server in the disk settings in the TC and enter a network name or the TC's LAN address for it and see if it becomes discoverable by your TV.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2012 2:05 AM (in response to capaho)
HOw do you enable WINS server (File sharing is already enabled), Is it by entering something in WINS server text box? Workgroup and WINS server text boxes were blank then and I entered my network into the text boxes.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2012 6:25 PM (in response to Mitchito426)
In the WINS Server text box enter a network name for it like WinServer or anything you like, or just enter the LAN IP address of the Time Capsule. If your TV still doesn't see it and you can do a manual search for network devices, try entering the WINS server name you gave it.
If none of those methods work, your TV probably can only connect to DLNA servers, in which case it won't be able to find the Time Capsule as Apple has yet to make its products DLNA compliant.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2012 4:48 PM (in response to Mitchito426)
I have the same problem and asked on here a while ago... Haven't tried the suggested solution yet but the problem is due to the time capsule not supporting dlna.
Solution was to get an apple tv, jailbreak it and install xmbc media server (free). Connect apple tv to Samsung and that will be able to play files wirelessly from the time capsule hd onto the Samsung.
As said, haven't tried this but can't see a reason why it wouldn't work.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 5:01 AM (in response to Mitchito426)
I would be surprised if the samsung would recognise a TC with the mac filestsystem. I should have tested with a small partition fomatted as fat32 on the TC.
To buy an apple TV, depenping on which Samsumg TV it is, is maybe a waste of money. The higher end of Samsung already have a DLNA client (which ATV is). What is needed is a DLNA server which TC don't have but, as said, can be installed in the macs. Many Nas'es have a built in DLNAserver, so when this is enabled it can stream picures, videos etc to the Samsung DLNAclient (I thinh the DLNA client is called Open TV)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to Mitchito426)
If I connect TV and TV by RJ-45, ethernet port. What happens? May I access my media in TC?