I've just recently purchased ATV Flash and am having several issues playing ripped DVDs streamed from my NAS using Nito TV. Let me preface this by first stating that using XBMC they work without any problem whatsoever.
The issues I am facing are that firstly the screen formats incorrectly - a 16:9 widescreen DVD menu screen which should fill the screen is compressed into a letterbox format. The movie is then compressed into an ultra narrow letterbox format. There appears to be no settings for screen format so I've no idea how to resolve this issue. Secondly, the attempts at playback are woeful - stuttering choppy audio and a multitude of dropped frames. Its like trying to watch a slow slideshow with someone rapidly turning the sound off and on multiple times per second.
If I load XBMC, the DVD menu screen is the right screen format and so is the movie. There are zero audio issues and no dropped frames. Playback is as smooth as if I was playing directly from a DVD.
I would prefer not to have to load ripped DVDs directly onto the ATV, and XBMC shows me that there shouldn't be any issues streaming the movie over the network from my NAS. I've seen a number of posts on the forum relating to Nito TV issues with DVDs without any satisfactory answers. Everything is up to date, smart installer was run, and I've been able to stream smaller compressed xvid files via Nito TV without any real issue. Nito TV issues are the same whether I attempt to play a DVD ISO file or a folder containing the VOB files. I'm streaming over Wireless-N and my NAS has load balanced dual gigabit interfaces. I'd prefer NOT to have to load XBMC if at all possible and just access my movies from the Media menu on the ATV.
I wouldn't have paid for ATV Flash if I thought I was going to have to resort to using XBMC as I would have just got the free patchstick option.
Can anyone help with the Nito TV issues? Many thanks.