None of the videos I watch use the MPEG2 or ac3 codecs either. So even with the update to 4.0.7, I'm still having periodic drops. The thing is, it reconnects right away, so it usually isn't a problem for most apps, even web browsers are usually okay.
But, even though it connects again right away, it's still enough to make the media center app drop the stream from my SMB shares, so my problem is due to the fact that the media center app only ever saves your position on the video you're streaming when you interact with the app, or just touch the screen to pop up the menu. So, an easy way to fix the problem would be to add some code to the media center app that saves your position without you having to interact with the interface.
It should do this especially when the stream is lost due to things such as wifi dropping, because I don't think it'd be hard to grab the latest position before it dropped and make that the resume position so it starts off where it was before the wifi dropped.
Since Archos really pushes the entertainment thing in their marketing, I'd really like to see little things like that being added to the media center app, and maybe in the future the way it reacts to a stream being dropped could be handled differently too.
Courville, care to comment on this any? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, especially concerning the tracking of video position for videos streamed from SMB
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