I’ve been messing around with this unit for days now. It randomly decides whether or not it will play the file selected. And sometimes even then, it will give a mesmerizing blue circle for about 10 minutes before embarking on your selection.
It sees indexes fine, I can search the net for videos on Youtube etc, and when I select one to play, it just gives an endless blue circle. I access the network wirelessly, have two WDTV Units. My other one, the plain jane WDTV Live, works flawlessly from a room not even close to the router. It is not prejudicial to the file format, it equally refuses to play everything. Last night I randomly turned it on, not expecting it to work, and it did. I got to watch an ENTIRE episode. Went to play the next and back to nothing. And every file then refused to play.
Things I have tried:
Latest as well as downgraded firmwares.
Reconfigured Network. Swapped out two other completely different wireless adapters.
Moving unit closer to router, making it only 10 feet away.
Disabled Firewall, even though other WDTV unit could access just fine.
Changing the name by which the units identify themselves.
Thing that just worked: (but for how long)
Something I just tried and worked. I put the USB Wireless Adapter into the rear USB slot. Plugged a USB Flash drive in the side port. Turned on the unit, played a file from the USB Flash and it worked. Tried the file from the networked drive over the wireless internet and it worked as well.
I am using Windows 7 64bit on the computer that is being accessed for content. As evidenced, the problem is intermittent and mostly seems to fail to work when I sit down with the family to watch something.
I’ve had the unit on and off about 5 times tonight and this last time it decides to work. So for the heck of it I am powering down and seeing if it works again when powered up. Second go was a success as well.
Anyone have any ideas as to why I am having these issues with this unit?