at first: Sorry for my english, it’s not my native language.
Now my problem: I bought the wd tv live hd a few months ago (with firmware 1.03.xx). There were a few dropouts in every mp3-audio file i played. So i was happy when the firmware update came (1.04.10 i guess). But instead the problem was fixed, it grew up and the count of dropouts grew up. So i went back to the prev. firmware.
Until that point i used the wd tv live hd only for playing audio files (mp3).
In the meantime i also tried to play some video files (avi-container with xvid-encoded video and mp3-encoded audio). But there is no fun to look this videos, because there are many audio dropouts. The video itself is looking well. The dropouts are at least every 30 seconds, sometimes every 5 to 10 seconds.
So i tried the newest firmware update (1.04.17). There is no change: Video itself good, audiotrack in video with many dropouts and audio in seperate mp3-files with some dropouts.
BTW: I played all files from a local connected USB WD-Elements HDD. So there is no network influence. Video is connected via HDMI and sound is via the digital output.
Every 20 Euro can play my mp3s whithout any problems. Why is this WD not able to produce a sound without dropouts?