So I posted a few pages back in this thread about a problem playing some blu ray rip MKV files on the live. It appears like a frame rate issue as motion does not seem "smooth" and there is a fair bit of judder which unfortunately is distracting to the point of annoyance.
It seemed isolated to the harry potter movies so i let it go. Now it's back for a different movie which has me worried that the issue may be more widespread.
I have tried reseting, rolling back the firmware, using a different hard drive (i'm playing the files locally over USB) and nothing helps. The same file plays fine on my computer through the same hard drive in VLC so that eliminates a hard drive defect issue or ripping issue. It looks like the live is struggling with these specific files for some reason.
Since I have a hard time describing the issue, I'm posting a youtube video of the problem.
Look at the motion in the scenes and how it isn't smooth. There is some very noticeable judder.
The judder isn't random, it appears in these same spots in the movie when I play them over and over again. If no one has seen this before, I'll try posting in the WD forums but I hope someone else has this same problem.
for the video, watch the pumpkins as the lighting flashes, and then when nevil moves around. it's like the flashing is somehow making the framerate hiccup....
keep in mind this issue is much more pronounced in real life. (this isn't the only time it does it, but is the most visible example i could find)
ps I even tried the exact setup through the composite cables on a standard def tv to elminate some tv processing or HDMI issue and it STILL does it. i think i have safely placed this into a player issue....Edited by vilago - 2/22/13 at 7:08am