No sound for WDTV Live devices connecting to Shares on WDTV Media Hubs local storage


#1

This is a tricky one to describe…

I have 4 WDTV Live Devices.

3 WDTV Live units connected via Ethernet of Powerline Adapters…  and a brand new WDTV Live Media Hub with 1GB of local storage.

I have an NS4600 Promise Technology Media Server that serves up Music and Video.  All devices connect and play movies just fine in this manner.

However, when I store files locally (on the WDTV Media Hub local drive)…  They play just fine thru the Media Hub.  No issues.

When I try to attach to the Media Hub from another WDTV Live device…  It plays the audio for one second and then cuts out.  If I fast forward through the content and play again, it does the same thing… audio for one second and then nothing.

This content is mostly avi xvid content, but I have tested MKV and mp4 files and the results are the same.

Again, there is nothing wrong with the audio of these files as they play just fine when I am playing them from the WDTV Live Hub itself…  It’s only when I am accessing it as a share from another WDTV device.

Another annoying thing I have noticed is that the WDTV Live Hub doesn’t always show up as a “Media Server” when I am browsing for it from another WDTV Live device.  Instead, I have to access it through the “Network Shares” option… kind of annoying.


#2

Hello,

Maybe you should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this. You can do so either by phone or email.

To Contact WD for Technical Support
http://support.wdc.com/contact/index.asp?lang=en