I just picked up this new wireless bridge to use with my WD TV Live. I connected the bridge to the wireless network, and did a file copy test over to the WD TV Live over the new wireless network. I can achieve about 5 MB/s while copying a file through Windows Explorer. I also used Windows Explorer to browse to the WD TV Live and saw the drive that I have connected to it.
I played a file on the computer from the hardrive through the wireless network, and the file has a bitrate of 15 Mbps (1080p file). The file plays no problem on the computer.
When I go to the WD TV Live to play that same file but this time from the computer’s hard drive, it stutters.
So here’s the big question:
Doing file copy tests proves that the wireless network can easily handle the throughput.
Playing the file on the computer through the wireless network, from the WD TV Live’s HD proves that the throughput can be met.
So why is it that the WD TV Live cannot play the file without stuttering? Lack of processing power? If anyone could elaborate that would be great. Thanks!