I bought a WD TV Live yesterday and had problems playing from network shares right out of the box. Video plays fine from USB or when connected via wireless bridge. I upgraded to the latest firmware and got the same symptoms. These symptoms exist on any and all video playback, including low bitrate stuff.
Just before giving up, I decided to _downgrade_ to the earliest available firmware and guess what- video plays perfectly over wifi on the old firmware.
Does anyone out there have an idea of what’s going on with the current firmware that would cripple the performance of the box when using wifi? All firmwares show that the signal is very strong. It’s almost as though processing the wifi signal is taking so much CPU that there’s nothing left to decode video- that’s how it looks anyway.
Again, playback is fine on 1.04, freezing and stuttering on 1.06 and whatever the current one is.
Has anyone seen these symptoms before? I couldn’t find anything quite like this after a bit of searching. Any advice would be appreciated. I’d really like to be able to take advantage of some of the features on the new firmware, but I can’t afford to lose the wifi functionality.