I am having constant trouble streaming music from my Windows 7 PC via the Oppo 103. I choose the network icon, and there is a list of the media servers on my network, including oShare. I choose oShare, and after the program is done indexing the files, I choose a folder and start to play the files in it. After the first file or two, the Oppo will jump back to the list of media servers. Sometimes it will jump back to that list in the middle of a song. And there are times when it locks up and shows "Loading..." on my display.
I am pretty sure the problem isn't caused by Oppo (the same thing happens when i stream music with my Denon AVR), but I can't figure out what to do about it.
I am using oShare as my media server. The Oppo 103 is connected to my home network via Ethernet, and the PC is wireless (in the next room, with a strong network signal). Oppo suggested disabling my antivrus software (doesn't consistently help, and I don't want to risk getting infected) or downloading a fresh copy of oShare (made no difference). My wireless router has the latest firmware installed.
When I asked this question here before, someone guessed that maybe packets were getting dropped--I don't know how to tell if this is true, but if there is nothing else accessing the network but the Oppo (or the AVR), why would this happen??
So I am open to any ideas you might have...
AT&T U-Verse Northeast Ohio
Denon x4000, Carver m1.0t, Samsung LED TV, B&W 704 mains, two M&K subwoofers, Oppo 103, Roku 2, etc.
Headphone system: Sennheiser HD600, AKG K702, Hifiman HE-400i, Marantz HD-DAC1 (also used for music playback in the main system, Marantz CD5004, Denon DVD-3910