I am trying to use a ReadyNAS Ultra to hold my media (mkv's) but when I select a file to play in MB there can be a delay of up to a minute before it will run. I have tried using a mkv file on a ReadyNAS NV and a Qnap TS101 with the same result. All the switches, NAS and HTPC are gigabit enabled and normal file transfer speeds are lightening quick. Disk spin down on the NAS is disabled. Media files on the HTPC HDD play instantly as do media files hosted on a networked PC. The ReadyNAS Ultra hosts all my FLAC music and the Squeezebox plays them flawlessly but there seems to be a big problem with MB and the NAS. I have tried optimising the settings on the Ultra with no improvement. Sometimes the file takes so long to load it locks MB or MPC-HC.
Is this level of performance to be expected from a NAS or am I doing something wrong?
NB: using MPC-HC + ffdshow + MadVR + Reclock