Originally Posted by Axel
To narrow down the issue I would probably try next:
1. to play another movie over your LAN
2. to play a movie from the MX's HDD and/or a connected USB HDD
How do you access the files on your PC? I understand that depending on the product there are different ways (NFS, SAMBA); some are better, i.e. faster, more reliable, etc., than others.
I tried several movies over the LAN. They'll play ok until there's a lot of action on the screen, then it gets jumpy. I've contacted their tech support, but haven't heard anything lately. I'll try to return it if I can't get it to work, as it won't be any better than my 4000U.
Movies play fine off of the internal HDD. I haven't tried a USB hard drive yet. I left my external one at work, but I'm assuming that it will work fine. I'll give it a try though.
My "network" at home is a XP Pro box connected to a WRT54G router. I had to install IPX/SPX NWlink on the XP box apparently to get the Mvix to see my windows box. I'm assuming it's just a bandwidth issue, as I don't know how much bandwidth a DVD consumes. All QoS is disabled on the router. I suppose I COULD try to put a second NIC in the XP box and connect it direct with some static IP configurations and see if bypassing the router helps at all.