Lacie 5-big NAS – 10TB
D-Link DIR 655 Router
WDTV Live Streaming Media Player
All on Cat6 wired connections
All on latest firmware
I have had the above setup for over 3 years, streaming MKV and AVI files, from SD to high bitrate 1080p with no issues.
In the last week, freezing and stuttering issues have started. There have been no changes made to firmware or any new devices or AP’s added to the network.
While streaming, the video and sound will suddenly freeze for 1 or 2 seconds, the video will then continue in fast forward, as if catching up to the point it should have been at had it not frozen, and then the sound will kick back in as soon as the video is back to normal speed and the streaming will continue with no issues, until it happens again later.
This happens intermittently, but the frequency has slowly increased.
I’ve done factory resets to the DLink Router and WDTV and have replaced all ethernet cables with brand new CAT6 cables. The issue persists.
My question is, what is the likely culprit, it seems unlikely that the router performance would degrade suddenly, while the Lacie Raid Management is not reporting any issues, yet the WDTV is playing the files through USB with no issues. I placed some of my files onto a Seagate 4TB HDD, plugged via USB to the WDTV and the files played through fine.
As mentioned, the above setup has had basically no issues for the last few years, with the issue only starting recently.
Unfortunately I don’t have another router to test if it’s the D-Link.
Any thoughts on which device might have the issue? Do these symptoms sound like network throughput issues? I’m beginning to doubt it’s the WDTV. Could it be the Lacie stuttering in it’s streaming out of data, or the router stuttering?
I’m totally at a loss and can’t seem to think of any other ways to possibly narrow it down.
Streaming HD Video from NAS to WDTV