Originally Posted by moolala
luvmyDLP...I was looking through your posts for more NFS info when I stumbled across the issues you had with.mp4 files (which I have prob with as mentioned...) has WD commented or do you have any additional details or thoughts regarding those files ? ...are details same as my files ?
ps...re changing shares to NFS, I'm reading up on it...but to be honest, I'm worried that with kids playing Call of Duty and the umpteen other stresses on the connection, that maybe wireless just isn't going to be viable solution for primary library.
I'm still waiting for the tech who is waiting for his engineering guys to find out what the problem is, but he did say that it is a new device and the problem will be fixed, as it is just software that needs to be adjusted. It is not all .mp4's that cause the issue I've only come accross two .mp4's that disable the device. It's funny how you said that that was the first file you played, because that's exactly what happened to me, I could not play ANY of my files, I was ready to throw the SMP out the window!!!, I did not figure out you have to unplug it to get it going again for a little while, but I am glad I gave it a second chance and have since bought additional units; and yes the Mediainfo details of the files that gave me problems are similar to yours, but I will check to see all the similarities.
RE: NFS , I'm putting two of my Live-s units on wireless, and two of them on cat 6. either way NFS is a more efficient protocol. I can tell you that even my old SAGEMCOM 2864 (router) setup was able to stream video content, from the internet, to one media player (not the WDTV SMP) wirelessly while simultaneously streaming 1080p DTS, from my library, to one SMP, wirelessly, without issue. With the new router (ASUS RT-N56U) I'm attempting to be able to play two 1080p DTS streams wirelessly, simultaneously; but the wireless SMP's will be on a different access point than most other wireless devices in the house. Also, as far as I remember, call of duty did not require that much bandwidth, I remember playing it just fine on a 256 KB connection, not positively sure about that though . NFS is not hard to setup on Linux platforms, you can download ubuntu for free and give it a shot with a test file, especially one that had problems playing on SMB. Windows based NFS is a different story though, it gets a little weird
. ( but once setup initially, that becomes easy too).