Originally Posted by mike_311
the stuttering isn't with netflix, its with streaming video file on a local network.
And it's not due to network latency. The WDTV seems to have trouble with certain DVD images depending on how they were encoded or authored. I found one that would always stutter when I played it from a VIDEO_TS folder but which played fine as a raw MPG file or ISO image.
One guy on the WD boards reported stuttering when playing ISO images but I didn't experience that (didn't test it that exhaustively, either, since most of my "DVDs" are in VIDEO_TS/*.VOB format).
I found a bunch that wouldn't play on the WDTV but which play fine on my Cinematube. They all(?) seem to have been authored on consumer standalone burners, so that may have something to do with it.