I have a DVR PC with Windows Media Center 7 (Ultimate 64bit). I record HD and SD shows and the files are large - HD 1 hour shows can be 8GB in size.
Currently i convert the WTV files to DVR-MS and the WD TV Live box accesses them via a share. This works well, BUT I have to pre-covnert anything I want to watch on the WD TV live box. No network problems - this works fine over wired 100MB network.
So I turned on media streaming. The WD TV box is seen by the DVR, and the WD box sees ALL shows, by category, and can play any file without converting it. BUT, it only plays about 20 seconds before sound drops out, and the video starts to go into slow motion. My DVR is a Core2Duo 2.8Ghz, 4GB RAM .
I lean towards the DVR as being the problem, but this is not a weak box - anyone get this type of combo to work using the Media Streaming option on Windows 7? I find I don’t reallly need to use the “play to” feature - the WD box lets me pick any file when Media Streaming is on.
Thanks for any help or suggestions.