Originally Posted by jwtseng
Was Napolean Dynamite a straight DVD rip with IFOs and VOBs? If so, that's definitely much worse than I've experienced. Are you serving from a dedicated NAS or from another PC? I suppose system activity may have something to do with uneven streaming. I wonder if there is some way to increase the streaming buffer on these units? Maybe Dana C can pass this along to the AL tech support.
I think the only difference in my setup is that I'm streaming from a NAS box. But I've got a lot more network activity too. A couple Macs surfing the web, streaming music over AirTunes, etc. In fact, I just went out and bought another 5 port 10/100 switch in order to hook up the MG-35.
Well, good luck. Maybe another firmware update is in the works.
It is a file rip from DVD Decrypter (so 'yes' to your question). The earlier experiment was at work.
I did the same thing again at home, where I have a Terastation. Same deal. I didn't mention it in my last post, but the box locked up a few times as well. No response to the remote or the buttons on the box. Just a frozen screen. It would also spontaneously reboot. The new firmware is very much less able to deal with streaming over ethernet. In additional to much more poor performance, it does not gracefully recover and often locks up.
When going from 1.4.0 back to 1.3.2, the box locked up several times. It wasn't able to read the firmware file from the network. I had to stop ALL other network activity to the Terastation before the 1.4.0 MG-35 was able to read the file.
I can say with a great deal of certainty that general network performance is very flakey with 1.4.0.
My recommendation is to stick with 1.3.2. I'd like to have ISO capability, but I can live without that.
Just because I am frustrated: 1.4.0 is crap.
Does someone have a pointer on tech. support?