03-12-2011 12:37 PM
I just got the Freeagent GoFlex Home 1TB that connects to a WiFi router. It works fine on my computer but I'm wondering how do i access this on my ps3. The only other media server my PS3 is finding is axentraserver: root is what the name of it is. I heard you have to convert the HD to be FAT32 but if i format my external HD will that mess with the wireless on it?
Just wondering if anyone knows how to get this to connect to my PS3 wirelessly without messing anything up and so that I can still add/remove wirelessly from my computer. Ideally id like to just leave it by my router and never have to plug it in or touch it.
Any help is appreciated.
03-19-2011 01:13 PM
I am using the GFH wirelessly to stream media via my PS3 (although i'm about to open another thread regarding DNLA errors!).
Before I had my current problem, streaming via the PS3 was simple enough. Simply connect the GFH to your router and once you have sharing setup via the Seagate Dashboard the drive would appear in the XMB on the PS3 as a media option (should display a a box with a penguin/linux logo).
You should not have to format the drive for the PS3 to recognise it unless you are connecting it directly to the PS3 via USB.
01-25-2012 10:05 AM
I wish there would be a solution for this problem. The website gives very unclear instructions, a very poor troubleshooting guide, and not a single company tech employee seems to come on these forums to help us cutomers out. I always thought Seagate was a decent company, but I'm having a worse experience here than with sonyericsson and my x10.
Basically, I have loads of songs on my computer and several movies. When I connect via my ps3 to my goflex home, it shows axentraserver:root (not the Goflex Home that this website claims it should be named). Anyways it detects my music, or some of it. It only populates some of my music, and when I browse folders and go directly to my music folder, it again only populates all of the folders (organized by artist) up to the letter D, so I get a lot of my music, but not nearly even half. This is a major problem.
Related to this, I get no movies. I do not understand why I get only some music and no movies. I feel like the Goflex just decides to share maybe 5 GB of data or something and that's it, but it is definitely stopping to gather all of my content after a certain point (especially since it is the same point every time).
I have tried searching for media servers, restarting ps3, computer, upnp settings, goflex. Nothing seems to work. And all of the solutions I seem to find on other forums are written in broken english (not that i don't appreciate the attempt, as I have had to learn another language and understand the difficulty), but this makes it very difficult to follow or understand the supposed fix. Please someone who actually understands what is going on help. And please Seagate, help your customers.
01-25-2012 10:38 AM - edited 01-25-2012 10:39 AM
I don't have a PS3 so cannot comment from direct experience with that, but as you're at least seeing some of your media files it sounds like the DLNA service is failing to fully refresh.
If you read through some of the other threads on here related to DLNA you'll find that other people sometimes have a similar problem and it's often caused by a corrupt or badly named media file that the GF Home's DLNA service doesn't like.
One common solution seems to be to clear your media files off the server (back them up somewhere else!) and reload them a few at a time until you can determine which is the corrupt file. Time consuming but it can pinpoint or cure the problem.
If you are familiar with accessing linux powered devices it is possible to find out how to log into the GF home and examine the DLNA service logs.
01-26-2012 08:00 AM
I'm pretty sure youre right. I wrote in another post, I managed to get my movies up, but I had to create a separate share folder, and do exactly that, find the mkv files that it didn't like. This was simpler with 66 movies, but with thousands of mp3 files, yah it makes it more difficult. Can you think of any other way to figure out which files are giving it a hard time? I converted all WMV, MP4, etc. files to mp3, and I hope this will fix it. Thanks
01-26-2012 12:29 PM
mkv files should be ok, I have several 1080p full HD mkv films which stream and play just fine. More likely there's something about the file or folder name (special characters?), or it's another file processed by DLNA before the mkv files which is the problem? Do mkv files have tags like mp3 files (I don't know)? Might be a bad tag or other bad content.
When I checked the miniDLNA refresh log on my GF Home I did see evidence of it objecting to bad mp3 tags, but this didn't seem to halt the refreh.
Not sure about wmv and mp4 files, I've probably got a few in there somewhere. Not aware of any problems. You could try googling for miniDLNA supported formats?