I purchased a WDTV live brand new only a few weeks ago and when it works it works great. But having used it for several weeks i’m starting to noticed a lot of bugs have been coming out.
My biggest problem is the “unable to play selected file” error message when I try and play a MKV h.264 off a NAS drive (seagate drive plugged into an ASUS RT-n56U). What confuses me the most is that the coverage is very hit or miss. The WDTV will work perfectly for a period of time but once that error message comes up, it doesn’t want to go away.
The WDTV live will play an Identical file on a thumb drive, and I have had instances where a file will miraculously play after ten plus attempts. It seems as though it’s becomming less cooperative over time.
I specifically remember on one occasion removing the power to reset the device, which fixed my issue at the time but lately hasn’t been working anymore. The only thing I can do now is reset my router which forces the device to rescan the NAS and takes 30+ minutes to repopulate all items. I have used other devices to play files on the NAS drive while the WDTV is giving the messages so I’m nearly certain that the problem isn’t nas side.