Last night I picked up the new WD TV Live and ran two updates that brought me up to 1.03.10. My wife and I then watched 2 movies back-to-back. The WD TV is connected to my network via 100MB ethernet and the movie files are on my Windows Home Server (WHS), also connected t my network via 100MB ethernet. I have the WD TV connecting to the server using Samba on the WD TV.
The first movie we watched was encoded as follows:
SOURCE…: Blu-ray AVC DTS-HD MA5.1-CtrlHD
RUNTiME …: 02:10:18
ViDEO BiTRATE…: x264 @ 5701 kbps
FRAME RATE…: 23.976
AUDiO 1…: English DTS 5.1 Ch @ 1509 K
RESOLUTiON…: 1280 x 534
FilE SiZE…: 6.56 GiB
This movie played back perfectly, no issues. We then fired up a second movie and it was flawless up until the last 30 minutes when it started skipping and stuttering. I had to reboot the WD TV twice before it would finally play the last 30 minutes uninterrupted.
SOURCE…: BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA7.1-CHDBits
RUNTIME…: 1h 54mn
BITRATE…: 6 667 Kbps
FRAME RATE…: 23.976 fps
AUDIO…: English DTS 5.1 1510 Kbps
RESOLUTION…: 1 280x544
FILE SIZE…: 6.56 GiB
VIDEO CODEC…: x264, 2pass, L4.1
Any ideas why the second movie would play perfectly for 1:30 but ■■■■ the bed in the last 30? I did notice that the WD TV was very warm, it is out in the open with nothing blocking the vents.