I recently updated my firmware to 1.06.16_B and even on the previous version, when I open video files on shared network drives regardless of the file type (mostly AVI) it takes 15-20 seconds to load, then the framerate is incredibly slow and there is no audio. If I fast forward for a couple of seconds, the audio will come back for a moment, then the frame rate will drop and the audio will cut out.
I don’t understand why this started happening. It worked perfectly before the firmware updates. I connected to my network over an ethernet to a wifi client bridget with a G connection. Then I tried one of the compatible wireless-N adapters (Airlink101 AWLL5077) and it still stutters/drops audio! I tried reseting the wd tv too and everything still stutters.
I am at a loss. I don’t know why this started happening now when everything was working fine before.
Any help is appreciated. I guess my next step is running a looooooong ethernet cable to my router/switch to see if that makes a difference. Even if it does, the video streamed flawlessly before so I don’t see why I have to run cable when it was working.
I should also mention, I recently setup a media server on the same machine that has the video files, and the media server streams the same video files just fine, so that proves to me that it isn’t a network bandwidth problem and instead a problem with how WD TV handles files streamed over shared network drives.
UPDATE 1: Firmware 1.03.49_B does not have the stuttering issue. More details below.
UPDATE 2: Firmware 1.04.22_B stutters on both ethernet to wifi client bridge, and on the wireless-n dongle. Media server plays fine.
Update 3: Firmware 1.04.31_B also stutters on both wifi client bridge and wireless-n dongle. Media server works fine. Well…it looks like the only firmrware that can reliably stream over network shares is 1.03.49_B. And in that case you won’t have the latest internet apps like radio, accuweather etc.
FIX IT WD!!!