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Network Drive folder structure

2: Seeker
2: Seeker


So, I've recently got Vodafone Broadband. It's fine and so is the hub. I have a drive that I use to store all my videos on, I tried to connect it up to the Hub and access it over WiFi. It works fine if I access it through the Samsung file browser, the file structure is intact. But to play any of the videos it then has to download them, it doesn't stream them. If I use VLC player or Roku Media Player, it just shows all videos (but not actually all videos on Roku Player, but I think that's down to the players capabilities) in one huge folder. Is there anyway to have them structured as they were?


16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

I'm sure the file structure is fine, The Samsung browser proves that.

The thing is the media players are probably using DNLA to access the file share, and that has it's own structure.

Personally I just can't get on with DNLA, it is supposed to make media access simple. but to me is just a mess.

Just what devices are you using to access the file share?

If you have the THG3000 router the USB ports are only USB 2 so may struggle with large media files.

I was guessing it was using DNLA. 

Ive been using a S22, Tab S6 and a Roku TV. 

It doesn't seem too bad with the larger files, as long as it's not it's a huge resolution poorly encoded. 

It takes a few seconds for it to buffer itself but seems okay

DLNA struggles with large directories - on firmware where you can change the settings it's possible to vastly increase the number of files it'll use, but it becomes soooo slow!

Solution:  I don't really have one, it's part of the reason I use JellyFin on a Raspberry Pi!