12-18-2009 11:44 AM
Here's my prob:
When I'm connected direct wire to router /hub I can watch everyting fine.
Now when I switch to wireless and play a large 1080p MKV movie it works fine for about 50 sec and then it gets choppy and no audio. If I stop and continue where last played it works again for about 50 sec. Again it plays fine when directly connected.
So here is my info
I'm using D-Link DI-624 Router (Not on the official approved list but then not many are) it is set to 100mbs but wireless, I believe, is half that. It is a g router.
USB loaded firmware ( .11)
I turned off my firewall, I use WPA security protocol, I belive I have tried it with it off with same results - will confirm when I get home.
The problem with other lower bitrate files it plays fine but 10 min in it loses network connection. I'm sure the problems are related
I want this to work so bad so I can impress family and friends for Christmas.
12-18-2009 01:35 PM
I'm in queue..
I have the same problem but with powerline 85Mbps configuration.
The 1080p videos after few seconds play like slow motion..
the bitrate that I can reach with PL is about 30Mbps but during the streaming of 1080p the max bitrate is 11-12Mbps...
With other video (avi, mpeg, divx and so on) I haven't any problem...
is possible fix this problem with new firmware or it is HW problem???
12-19-2009 06:41 AM
On 802.11 g wireless, 54 Mbps is the maximum theoretical speed (per channel). The actual speed depends on many factors: strength of connexion, other network activity, or depending on the router hardware, even just the presence of other connected device. So in practice you may get much less continuous transfer speed than 54 Mbps.
In contrast, streaming a 1080p video file is typically a demanding operation network-wise. There is an average transfer speed needed but also keep in mind that all parts of the files are encoded at the same bitrate, so that bandwidth spikes are to be expected.
I got no problem on LAN with 100 base T ethernet cable, but I would be wary of 802.11 g for these files. On the other hand, 802.11 n was in part designed with streaming HD content in mind, with a peak bandwidth of 300 Mbps. Routers and USB dongles are pricier for 802.11 n but that's probably the way to go for wireless transfer of 1080p content.
12-23-2009 12:10 PM
Anthony.... I had the same problem... I have DIR-655 wireless router & cable modem that I moved from my home office to my home theater. I bought a wireless bridge to get the Internet/WLAN to the home office. The WD Live is now hardwired to the router and NAS. I have a DLNA enabled HD TV attached to the router and the widgets run just fine.
Life is pretty sweet.
12-23-2009 01:30 PM
I am experiencing excatly the same problems but with 802.11n. I am using Linksys equipment WRT610 and WET610 - wireless bridge. I haven't treid it yet with a cable but it seems, the WiFi connection is the problem.
Does anybody knows something about buffering in the WD TV Live? Or is the Ethernet socket a 1 Gb/s or only 100 Mb/s?
Thank you and wish you all nice holidays.
12-24-2009 04:35 AM
I have the same problem with the device in combination with a Devolo 200mb connection (via power socket).
Have tried other devices eg HDWMV steramingwith xbox360 no problems.
Hope there is gonna be a solution soon.....
12-24-2009 08:01 AM
I am able to stream full 1080P (mkv) wirelessly anywhere in my house using a dlink wireless N router. I suspect a G router is pushing it, but the WD device can do it. (Which is quite remarkable, actually.)
12-24-2009 04:34 PM
And another question: Do you use the original firmware and how does your set up look like?
Are you using a bridge or a WiFi USB stick or a direct connection to a WiFi bridge or a hub in between?
Thank you again...