I have an ongoing issue which appears to affect both of these machines.
First a little background. I currenly have all of my blurays on a synology ds1513+ which simply shares the media out through SMB. The .mkv files are essentially remux’s of blurays.
Both of the WD devices (3rd gen Live, not sure of the HUB) will start playing the movies fine, but will eventually degrade to stuttering video at which point the movie will freeze, forcing a hard reboot. It seems to me that sometimes i am able to catch the WD device before it locks up (if i were to back out of the movie after only watching a bit of it) which results in incredibly sluggish behavior (1+ minute to respond to button pressess on the remote, selecting things in the menu, etc.)
This has happened since day one. The video files are normal and I can watch them on laptops/desktops just fine. I have also tried playing the files from different locations (USB hard drive, shares from other computer drives, etc) and the same thing happens. This issue happens both in the media library and the shared device.
Are there known issues/fixes for high bitrate media through Nas devices? Or has anyone else experienced this issue?