I know there has been several people with video stuttering issues but I thought I would chime in.
I just purchased one of these a few days ago and have tried everything to play HD content smoothly but its just not working. Divx, MKV etc. I am on a wired gigabit network and its stuttering like mad. I am running Cat6 cable.
On the same network, over WiFi N no less, I can stream the files perfectly fine. This makes me believe the WD TV Live just doesn’t handle the flow of a stream and buffer properly.
The DIVX files it plays smooth for 2 mins until the stuttering becomes brutal is 1.4GB for 40 mins.
The MKV file is 10GB for 2.5 hours I believe.
I simply cannot find a file that can play on this unit smoothly for me.
I know people blame the users network first however other machines seem just fine. If it is the network then I’d say the unit is poor at handling network errors if there are some since every laptop/other machine I’ve hooked in has had no problems with this same network cable.
Has anyone had troubles with wired causing so many troubles? I am running the latest firmware.
Are VBR files a problem? I’m really reaching now trying to figure out why this unit won’t play any of the various different files I have smoothly.
Thanks and take care!