Has anyone had any trouble playing M4V files with Media Player? Once I realized that NitoTV doesn’t have any of the fucntions that it had on the first ATV, I started using Media Player for my videos. All of my AVIs work just fine, as do some of my M4V files (mostly DVD rips of TV shows), but any time I try to play an M4V movie (ripped or purchased), it attempts to access it for about 30 seconds, then says the content isn’t available. There is also about a 12-second lag between when I select a file and when it plays for a 22-minute TV episode. Movies take about twice as long, if they work.
I decided to give XBMC a try to see if it was any different, and it worked 100% better. After some wrangling trying to figure out how to tell it where to find my external hard drive, I was able to access all of my files. Playback was less choppy and the access time dropped to 5 seconds or less for my TV shows. I haven’t had a single restart or crash as I’ve had with Media Player.
Can someone tell me if there are documented issues with Media Player? I thought that since it wasn’t a 3rd party program like XBMC, and the files I’m having trouble playing are all iTunes-compatible, it would work more efficiently. I am running the latest version of all software.