I have the SMP unit and have no problems at all playing media over my network share. The auto metadata function does not currently operate with this configuration, I am however led to believe there is a fix for this in the next firmware update. My query is as follows;
When I plugged in a 500GB passport to the SMP containing various MKV files the unit automatically downloaded the relevant metadata relating to each file. What I noticed is that when in gallery view some thumbnails were not being displayed. I rescanned to check whether the unit had a problem with multiple file names but found this was not the problem. When I accessed the hard drive via a PC I saw that the thumbnail data or metathumb had been downloaded correctly adding to the mystery of why some of the thumnails were not displaying when others were. Despite my best efforts i cannot get it to gdisplay the missing thumbnails. Is it a problem with the thumbnail size maybe/ There no issue with the backdrop info or XML data. only the metathumb. Can anyone explain this?