I’ve searched the web looking for posts about this problem but found none.
I’m using a WDTV Live with FW update 1.01.11. I’ve ripped about 200 GB worth of CD’s, in WAV format using WMP11, to a 1TB Seagate Freeagent portable drive. While listening to the fruits of my labors today, I noticed that some WAV files just wouldn’t play (different tracks in multiple albums). The WDTV would cue up the song, sit there for a few seconds, and then give up and go to the next track, which it would then play fine.
I thought maybe the problem was related to the ripping process so I ripped one of the offending CD’s again using dbPoweramp. The result was even worse; this time, three tracks from the CD wouldn’t play. I assume the wav files are ok because I can play them back in all the other wav players I have on my PC. And some of the WAV files were even ripped on a different CD reader. I even thought it might have something to do with the WDTV media catalog so I deleted that and let the machine re-catalog the disk. No change. Is there a limit on the size of drive supported by the USB connection? I’m wondering if it has something to do with the sector location of the music on the disk? Has anyone else seen this problem?
I was really hoping this device would open up my music collection again, which has been sitting idle for several years. But if I can’t get this resolved I’ll take the unit back to BB and just say to hell with the whole thing. I’ve already returned a Seagate Freeagent HD Theater+ because the UI was awful.