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Hi,

I have this Raspberry Pi with Openelect (OS). On it there runs XBMC/Plexbmc that connects to a Synology NAS on which my movies are.

Now this works "pretty" well. Some movies show up fine, some don't, som show up after refresh of library (manual or automatic), some don't, some play, some don't, some play with difficulties (ISO), some don't give sound. Some play with XBMC some only with Plexbmc. There is an addin for subtitles, some do play succesfully some don't.
Sometimes video hangs, sometimes I cannot shutdown the sound and have to unplug the Raspberry. Sometimes remote works correctly, sometimes it don't, then I use the apps on my Iphone(Plex for Plex, a XBMC tool for xmbc).
Then I also have DLNA as last resort which plays some movies too.

It drives me nuts, please advise howto have a hassle free solution which plays it all without problems. I would like to just put my movies on the Synology NAS, then watch them with subtitles (if they are not in dutch) on my Raspberry Pi (which is plugged into my tv).

Please advise.
J.
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by:helpfinder
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I have RaspberryPi (B model) connected with my TV and Synology NAS :)
Connected like:
CISCO E2000 router->Synology (wire)
CISCO E2000 router->RasPi (wire)
RasPi->TV (HDMi)

That´s pretty all about connection schema.
On Raspi I have OpenElec installed (3.2.2) and everything works perfect (I am using also USB key for storage rather than have storage on SD card what makes it more faster and responsive)
I play my movies stored on Synology NAS without any problems (avi, mkv, mp4, mov, ... ) and using XBMC plugin for subtitles as well witout any problems. I do not experience playback or sound problems.

Since I have quite same configuration as you I assume your problems might be in your OpenElec installation or maybe your router is making some mess?
How did you install OS?
Did you try factory reset of OpenElec?
What about your OpenElec version?
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by:janhoedt
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I assume your problems might be in your OpenElec installation or maybe your router is making some mess?
>router won't be the problem, Openelec? It's a default Openelec

How did you install OS? I bought an SD card with Openelec pre-installed and updated to latest version

Did you try factory reset of OpenElec? No, why should I do this? I rather think it's a configuration issue.

What about your OpenElec version?  Lates one.
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if I would be on your case I would format the SD card and flash fresh OpenElec. I do not know if regular OpenElec was preinstalled or some modified one.

Why factory? Because it can fix some configuration problems - but if something is configure in a bad way then it should work or not. But you claim it works and does not time to time

I also assume you tried to play all these problematic files (or some of them) on you computer for example and confirmed files are not corrupted and playing well, right?

As I sayd, it could be wise to backup library if you have and format and flash OpenElec to see if the problems will be gone
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