I have started having a problem streaming from my NAS. I have a WDTV Live G 3 running the latest available firmware. My WDTV LIve is cabled, not WIFI. I am running an unRAID box from an HP miniserver.
Until around a week ago it was working fine, I was able to fully access all my files on my NAS as a network share and stream them without issue. Suddenly my box will not readily access the NAS. When it finds it - which it does most of the time - access is sluggish and unresponsive with scrolling through folders taking an age and freezing on the menu, before suddenly catching up and jumping on through multiple folders.
When I try and play files that a week ago played fine the start up is very slow and then after a very brief period - usually 10 seconds to a minute the files stops playing and I get booted back out to the library. This happens with every file.
So a couple of things seem to have happened around the time this fault appeared:
I had a power cut and the NAS (and all my electrical kit) had a sudden power down. Subsequent parity checks on the NAS found no fault.
I updated the Plex docker on my NAS - I use Plex for other streaming devices in the house.
I have tried the following to see if I can identify the problem:
I can access the NAS from elsewhere on the network fine using SMB and Plex and all files play fine on other devices
I can access the same files on the NAS using Plex as media server on WDTV Live
I can play any file connected to WDTV Live on a local HDD
A full factory reset of the WD TV Live hasn’t solved the issue
Can anyone help? This is driving me mad.
Thanks and Merry Christmas everybody!
EDIT with more information - It looks like I was premature to think Plex was working because tonight I am getting the same problem with Plex too - after about 30s the video stops and I get kicked back out to the library.