Author Topic: "WD TV LIVE" Slow CIFS/SMB  (Read 3478 times)

November 11, 2009, 05:57:12 AM
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I occurs freeze, sound blank,... when i play BDRip movies m2ts (40Go) on SMB/CIFS protocols.
This problem not appear when this movies is on USB Drive or UPNP server (windows media player 11)

Windows Task manager (tabs networks)

*Blue line = play normally, Red line = slow and bugs, Green line = Fast play 16x.

I think this problem is due to the SMB/CIFS Client of WDTV LIVE

No problem with MKV and DIVX (up to 8Go) on SMB/CIFS

Your opinion ?

*sorry for my bad english.

November 12, 2009, 12:05:14 AM
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That is actually a problem with the way that Samba is written by its developers. The same issue existed on the custom firmware installed on 1st gen WDTVs. The reason is that the samba protocol is actually quite CPU-Intensive so is slower.