No one besides you is reporting that .avi audio works over network shares (samba) via wifi. You are the only one. I received a response email from WD stating they are aware of the problem that you deny even exists, that you blame on user ignorance. No one forces you to come here. Your assertion that "people bitching about network issues simply have crappy (downloaded) files or misconfigured their network" is incredibly condescending. We come here for solutions, not to be told we're stupid by someone who admittedly gets kickbacks from Western Digital.
QUOTE=techflaws;21406320]I guess, you're refering to me with that slander of yours, not that I'd care. Really.
Also, beta testers do NOT get paid. They get the hardware for free, yes, but the time I invest testing the (few) units, is worth more and I'd be better off paying for a unit instead. The reason I'm doing this, is that I want to have a device that fits my needs and so far the LIVE is pretty close albeit still far from perfect.
That being said, as it turns out so far most people bitching about network issues simply have crappy (downloaded) files or misconfigured their network in some way. And yes, I really think a lot of those don't know the first thing about networking, especially when it comes to the different ways Win7 is doing it (homegroup vs workgroup etc). Of course it's always easy to blame something else, like the LIVE.
The only problem with this is that there are too many people that do not have these issues. Do you really wanna suggest all of these are lying (or on WD's payroll)? Feel free to make a fool out of yourself. I mean, you spent all this time bitching here but never once it occured to you to give info about your AVIs with Mediainfo, despite being asked.
So let me spell that out for you: my AVIs (xvid/mp3 and xvid/AC3) work fine for me from USB and over wired Samba shares but not media servers (they don't work for me at all). They even work over WIFI, but since my router is two floors below, the connection is too slow so that the file (video and audio) stutters. Still, I get audio from AVI between the stutters so I'm still guessing the problem lies with your AVIs.[/quote]