I’m experiencing the same problems.
I constantly get the spinning disc problem and then I can’t playback anything again.
When will it freeze, after 10 mins, 30?
It freezes at the beginning of the file or soon after starting to playback. After power cycling I may get something to play, but I seem to experience the problem again very soon.
It’s either the spinning wheel at the beginning (no playback) or a black screen after the playback begins
_ Does it freeze every time or did it just happen once on this file but the next time on another? _
It’s not something that happens with only one file and I’ve managed to playback a file previously refusing to play. I’ve used the same HDD for much time without problems.
I tried the other USB port but no changes.
Do you put the player into standy or turn it off completely after watching (like I do) and does it happen with other filetypes?
I’m not sure, but I always hold the power off button for some seconds. I’m not sure about the files.
_ Also, can you get back to the filebrowser from the frozen file and play other or do you need to powercylce or reset the device? _
Yes, I can go back to the menu but I cannot play another file. I get the spinning disk and maybe a backdrop image.
So what exactly is a “proper, not crappy” file?
Because I never had this issue before and it does not seem that all of a sudden my newer files are not proper.
Also, I’ve upgraded a long time ago and never had these issues with my current firmware before.
Also, can we define power cycle? Remove the power cord for how many minutes?
Is it because of a specific file? I’ve tried plenty of them. It happens even with files that used to play perfectly.