I have a WDTV Live, it is wired into my network with a static IP address.
I use AnyDVD and DVDShrink to back up my DVD to a single .VOB file.
I created a directory per movie on my buffalo NAS and turned on the media server.
When i play back my movies, on most of my movies i get a stall in video playback, i can hear the movie conitnuing to play in the background but the video stalls, then if left alone will catch up the audio. This happens in the same spot EVERY time on the DVD. This happens on most of my DVD’s. Also, when i fast forward with a .VOB file, it behaves erraticly. Without chapter support in the .VOB files and fast forwarding broken, i needed to flip formats not to mention video freezing.
So i decided to flip to .ISO format. still no chapter support but fast forwarding works fine. As media server is not supported by .ISO (or vice versa) i went to network share all my .ISO’s. I get the same playback error. It is in the same spot EVERY time. The movie picks up again on its own but its ANNOYING.
I gave the origional DVD to a friend and have him try the same process with his WDTV Live and we can repeat the results. Now, this happens with most of my collection and all the DVD’s in my collection are in new condition.
I have tried different DVD drives, ripping raw from the disk to copying locally then ripping, new network cable, and i have also tried repairing the disk all with the same result. Again, i have some movies that work fine and some that have this error. When i play the raw DVD back on VLC media player, i see the spot where it skips, but the player seems to have no problem working through.
I don’t remember if i had the problem when i encoded them using handbrake to MKV files, but you get a big drop in quality when you do that.
To my knowledge if you want raw DVD quality, you need to rip in .VOB or .ISO is that correct?
Has anyone else run into this problem? is this an indication that player in the WDTV Live is not as robust as VLC?
any help/insight would be appreciated.