I have a problem with my new WDTV Live media player (the second generation). I have connected it to my PC through a Thomson router, I use media from there through Windows 7 shared folders. Ever since I bought the player, I have had bad experience playing full HD MKV files over the network. When I play the file, it takes about a minute to start it (although I guess this is kinda normal). But then after it starts, after a few seconds the framerate drops to about 1 frame per second, and the only cure I’ve come up with is to stop the playback, and then Resume from the menu - only then the playback can stabilize. And if I ever, during playback, push Pause, when I continue, the same thing happens, and then I have to do the same procedure all over again.
I first thought that maybe it’s because of the bandwidth of the network link, so I shut down the torrent program (which obviously takes up most of my bandwidth) and I tried again; same thing happens. I even tried to monitor the link throughput, and the usage was never over 15% during playback - so obviusly the link is not the problem.
Is this a common glitch with this media player, is it perhaps due to firmware (I have the latest version installed, though), or is it maybe something else? Because in all reviews of WDTV Live I’ve never seen or heard anything like this, so I’m just wondering before I take it back to the store.