To render thumbnails of all those files your machine has a lot of work to do. The debate continues whether to build such thumbnails and if the fault is Samsung or the authors of the CODEC that is being called to decode the media file.
I think the jury is out on this one but it's a shame Microsoft allowed external CODECs at all. Just look at the mess.
I bought the Samsung LE40C580J1 LCD TV from John Lewis (UK), and then downloaded the Samsung PC Share Manager v4.2.
Firstly I'd like to say that it's a nightmare trying to find where to download the Share Manager software. I tried the Samsung UK site, in the support/downloads area, but the only things offered are the manual and an update file (what's this for?). It doesn't offer PC Share Mgr, and search the site doesn't help either. It's a fantastic idea, making the TV connect to the PC, and if you've invested in developing the software then why not make it easy to find?
I installed version 4.2, which was found by a random link on the Samsung site, not at all connected to my particular TV version. Is this the correct version for my TV? If not, where can I download the correct version? I'm running Windows XP Service Pack 3, on a high spec Quad-core PC with 4Gb RAM, over 150Gb free hard disk space.
I have a big movie collection, a mix of file formats, and sorted neatly into many folders and subfolders. Whenever I click on the "Set Changed State" button then my PC uses 100% cpu, lots of processes are automatically started (I think called "mtc.exe" or something similar), and my high end quad-core PC is unresponsive for a long time. Seriously, does the indexing process need to freeze the PC by going nuts and opening around 8 processes, and can't it work at low priority for this? And then every time I get an error message (which I think says something about the application asked to be closed in an abnormal way). I click on the "Abort" button to close this error message, then the PC Share manager says the server has stopped and that I should start the server again. So then I click on the menu item "Server" and turn it on again, and click on "Set Changed State" again, hoping that it will resume where it left off. The same error keeps happening, and it hasn't once completed without the error. I've found that my TV does see the PC Share Manager, and can play some files, but there's one folder I've noticed that there are 100+ folders and also 95 files, but only the first third of the movie files are listed by the TV. Is this because the PC Share Manager hasn't completed indexing my files, or because there's too many items in the folder?