I am posting this thread regarding the decoding ability of the Sigma chipset in my WDTV Live with respect to the two sample streams here:
Panasonic Demo – Summer in Alaska
Panasonic Demo – Nature
Both can be downloaded from this page :
I personally tried both of them on my WDTV Live, and there seems to be quite a number of dropped frames / stuttering in general, and this is accentuated in some particular places (Nature clip : 1:46 – 2:00 ; Summer in Alaska : around 2:05)
These 2 clips are Blu-Ray spec compliant. I didn’t find anything amiss in the Mediainfo reports. I definitely know it is not a frame rate issue since other 29.97 fps files play fine on the same player.
Does Sigma Designs / Western Digital have an idea of what might be going wrong with the deocding process of these files?
If you are interested in exploring further, I can try to make available a direct link to at least one of the files after getting back an e-mail from the concerned firmware engineer.
PS: I got these 2 files from a post on AVS Forums.