Not good, no. Although I’ve had no real problems with the WDTV I have now (the first one I threw away, it just seemed irredeemable; £70 quid down the drain), clearly what you’re getting is annoying. Inexplicable to us, I hope someone weighs in with an understanding.
To be honest, even with my good unit I’ll admit I have one - one only, Mp4 file that currently does not show in WDTV. And that after a clearout, turning off sharing in Windows to force WDTV to read my files anew because it had multiple entries after I changed filenames. (You know, after ripping they can come up, for example, ‘DAN_…76487C_’ or whatever). Also, I’ve name changed some names more than once to get them in the order I want in WDTV’s alphanumeric list. So WDTV listed some 3 times or more, one for each name change!
As I say, shutting off Sharing fixed that but, but, but - the good bit - it also brought some into WDTV’s list that were failing to display, which was why I described a guaranteed refresh method. And now it seems, the rot has begun again. A file I did the other day (even tho’ it’s only one) already WDTV isn’t displaying it and as I only have Mp4’s, I can’t imagine why as they don’t differ.
Now, somewhere I saw a detailed description of returning WDTV to its factory default state and I’m saying that because it had about 3 extra steps to get it done correctly, over and above how it’s described in the manual. Convinced me the manual itself is insufficient on the topic! So far, I can’t find where I saw it, but I’ll post the link here when I find it again. As I’m little or no help, Thomas, I’ll get off the airwaves!