WD TV Live ‘Invalid username or password’


The Western Digital TV Live is an excellent piece of kit, you can throw anything at it and the WDTV will play it. The main reason I purchased it was to stream content from my PC, via. network shares. At first this worked flawlessly but all of a sudden things stopped working.

I’m using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and tried all manner of things to fix it; playing with homegroups, making sure I had ‘everyone’ listed under my shares, triple checking all of my share options but nothing worked. After a bit of reading I found the culprit! What, you ask? Microsoft Live Essentials of course! Yup, I uninstalled this and suddenely everything worked again. Futher reading suggests that this isn’t just an issue for WD boxes but other media streaming devices. Hopefully WD/Microsoft will provide a fix but in the meantime I’ve opted to abandon MSN Messenger.

WD TV Live

As previously mentioned, these are excellent pieces of kit; able to stream full 1080p, connect to YouTube and handle all manner of video, audio and picture formats. You can purchase one of these units here or wish for one here!

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