Hi all, I've searched the forums for this but didn't find anything specifically about this problem. I should say that I've gotten the whole system set up and am successfully streaming media files from my MBP (10.8.2) to my LG Bluray player (BD570). The LG is using a wired connection, and its firmware is up to date. I'm running version 1.72.0 of PMS.
What's happening is that when I try to steam a file from a directory that contains a large number of files (400+, many of which are very large files themselves) the LG shows its 'thinking' icon (a rotating star shape) and then nothing happens. the 'thinking' icon will alternate between the 'play' icon (a small triangle) and this process will continue for about 10 minutes until an error comes up saying 'cannot play this file'. so I tried two things: I copied the file to its own directory in the root of the disc, and also into its own directory a few levels deep in the same folder with the 400+ files. both of these files, when copied to their own directory, then play just fine.
I noticed something odd in the PMS interface when I would try to play the file from the large directory: when I would select it on the LG, the PMS window would show a message 'serving xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx' at the bottom of the window, and the xxxxxx would state the name of a file it was 'serving' which is actually not the file I had requested. additionally, the file I had requested, when it's in the large directory, would show the word [MEncoder] after it in the LG interface, but that word isn't in the file itself on the disc. when I select that file from the smaller directory (where it's the only file), [MEncoder] word isn't there.
If I've just detailed a 'know issue' or if there's an article on here that covers this, please point me to it and I'm happy to take it from there. if there is simply a directory size limit, or if there's a setting I can adjust in the PMS, then I'll do that. I'm a pretty techie guy and I think I might just be missing a setting somewhere. Thanks!