I have a DS210j (with 2 Samsung 1.5TB 154UI hard drives) which works very well with the WDTV Live
…with one caveat:
I have a DS209+II with 2 x 1 TB WD1001FALS, which have worked perfecty so far.
It work fine with the WD TV Live, have only had teh WD TV Live for 2 days and have only seen
I can’t get it to auto login to the network shares, but at least it remembers the username
and password so I only have to click down to OK.
Higher bitrate files >35Mbps will stutter. These files stutter from the Synology DLNA
media server and network shares. The network shares stutter is fairly common, but
media servers have shown to handle much higher bitrates These files are BD rips made
with makeMKV. I am getting assistance from Synology on determining the exact reason
why this occurs. I also have a ticket with WD.
I have tested with some test files called something like bird##.mkv, where the ## is the
bitrate and I can play up to 38Mbps with no stutter, and 42Mbps with minor stutter.
My current setup is
DS-210j---->D-Link DGS2205 Gigabit Switch<----WDTV Live
and the WLI-TX-AG300N is connected to the D-Lin.
DS209+II—25m.Cat.6—>TRENDnet TEG-S80g Gb SW–Cat.6->WD TV Live
In the Synology management interface under eprformance I saw transfer rates at 6500 KB/sec.
With a 10/100 as the WD TV Live has, files with very high bitrates could be a problem
or am I wrong ?
I connected the WDTV directly to the DS-210j with no improvement.
As my DS209+II is placed on the loft that is not an easy option.
The GUI of the WDTV leaves much to be desired, particularly when accessing
network shares (duplicate files listed, accessing individual files requires
way too many remote commands).
Yes, but changing it to listing makes it a bit better.
I believe Synology will figure out what is going on…and if it is on their end
- the technical support seems to be very good, and the firmware is updated consistently.
Yes, Synology has topclass support.
btw, the WDTV only has a 10/100 ethernet connection. Fortunately that is not the bottle neck
Are you sure ?