Ive been having problems with video playback since I first downloaded aTV flash for my second gen appletv. Some videos will stop playing at points during the video and return back to the menu in the media app (not a reset of appletv, just as if the video had completed playing). The blue dot on the side of the video disappears as if the video was watched entirely.
It always happens at the same spots for the same video (ie. watching a particular tv show, the video stops playing at the exact same spot every time).
I can skip over the part where I know the video will stop playing, and then the video continues to play until the next time it decides to stop playing.
Using XBMC, everything works fine. No problems with playback so far.
I have a hard disk connected to my wireless router.
Have had this problem for a few weeks. I hoped the RC1 update would fix things but it has not at this point.
After some testing, it looks like a router related problem. I connected the same USB drive to my computer and shared it vía SAMBA, it works. My router is a Sagem Livebox 2. I’ll be trying to figure it out…
Sorry I had quickly glanced at the post picking out key points. I would suggest filing out a support request with fireCore. Have you attempted to stream it from a different computer? I wonder if the video has an error that XBMC is handling but Media Player isn’t.