elcaballo Wrote:XBMC currently (2/14/11 build) cannot play 720p h.264 or xvid files (over ~ 2-4 GB) on wired gigabit (or wireless g). Also, any 5.1 audio will make a very loud popping noise before starting the stream.
At this stage, the XBMC on the ATV2 is a std def only program. I'd recommend returning the ATV2 until the devs can optimize the program. It's still very early in the ATV2 development.
I'm running the latest 2/8 build from the Unofficial Builds thread and I can stream 720p h.264 videos over my 802.11g wifi connection (over Samba) with no problem. Additionally, I can stream 1080p h.264 video over a gigabit wired connection.
...not sure what the problem with your box is, but I wanted to post some feedback that it definitely can work.