I’ve had these DLNA problems since buying the MBLD 4TB on April 4th, but waited patiently for the firmware update. I applied the firmware update yesterday with no issues, but my problems are exactly the same.
At first the DLNA streaming to the XBox worked reasonably well. I have about 9800 music tracks and less than 100 videos that were copied to sub-directories (called “music” and “video”) in the public folder and were all indexed (it took 3-4 days). While the indexing was taking place, the MBLD was visible but did not show any media. After the indexing, all my media played fine.
My wife and I are photographers, and I copied our extensive catalog of 10,000 photos to a new sub-directory (called “photos”) in the public folder. Indexing of these files started, making our other media unplayable on the XBox. We waited a few days, but the media never played again, though from the LED and Dashboard, it didn’t appear that indexing was still going on.
I decided I needed more granularity on what was stream-able and what wasn’t, so I moved the photos into a new share that had media streaming turned off. Still the other media wasn’t viewable or playable on the XBox 360. I also have noticed that new media I’ve added since the first indexing isn’t being added to the media count on the dashboard.
I decided to reboot the MBLD, and once that was complete I was able to browse and play media again, but after about 3-5 minutes media stops playing and becomes un-browseable again. The XBox error suggests that I’ve lost connection to the MBLD, but it’s ping-able and accessible from my PCs and iPads, so I don’t think that’s the problem.
These are the things I see:
- An excess of index-able media seems to prevent DLNA functionality.
- Forcing indexing via “rescan” prevents DLNA streaming functionality.
- The current media count is wrong and doesn’t change whether I use “rescan” or “rebuild”.
- In the current state, after a reboot for 3-5 minutes DLNA streaming functionality is restored but then stops - and I wonder if that is a function of indexing restarting…
It seems that when I added the 10K of photos, some of which are RAW, everything broke and even though the photos are now in a separate share with media streaming disabled, DLNA functionality is gone.
Are there any suggestions or SSH-type problem solving solutions that I can try? I don’t have a drive I can move this data to start over, and frankly, I don’t think I should have to - this is what this device is advertised to be able to do.
Thanks for any help,
Oh, as a side note possibly related to the firmware update - I noticed this morning from e-mail alerts that the MBLD rebooted twice last night for no apparent reason.