There have been quite a few threads about folks saying that their WDTV “converted” one of their video files to 0 bytes and it “got bricked” and unplayable, and I only half-believed their assertions. Not anymore, because an ISO file on a HD connected to my Live Plus player was unplayable today, and when I looked at the file from my PC via the network, it showed 0 bytes file size. Just the file name remained. This file was put on the drive this past June, it played fine a few times (it’s for the kids and can get mulitple plays).
I was able to delete this file ,so I think it was still there, but somehow its size changed, or WDTV changed its size making it un-useable. Anyway, after deleting, I copied it back to the HD via the backup drive with same videos. I don’t think it is a firmware version issue – I don’t have the current firmware on, but the one that preceeded it. Previous complaints from others mentioned using the current firmware.
I DO think it is a WDTV player issue; at least with the Plus units.
So, my question is: Has anyone got a real handle on this problem, and could anyone from WD comment on this, because it is REALLY happening.
BTW, I checked other videos on this drive for being 0 bytes, and there were none but the one I mentioned. But, hey: stay tuned.