Very slow start-up of WD TV HD Media Player


#1

I recently bought a  WD TV HD Media Player and am very pleased with its performance - EXCEPT:

It takes ages to start-up/initialise - several minutes! I have a 500 Gig HD attached to it and it reads the files without any problems, so I don’t think it’s a drive related problem.

I notice that a folder .wd_tv is created on the HD and flash device I attach. This seems to be a database that’s created for fast access of the files. The start-up delay seems to be because the database appears to be re-built every time the Media Player is switched on. Is this re-build necessary - I would have thought that it’s sufficient to do it the once and only rebuild if files are added or removed?

Jim


#2

Perhaps you could delete the .wdtv folder and let the unit create it again. It may be that the current database is corrupted and causing problems.