I was playing a regular DVD rip tonight of iron man that I ripped myself using Handbrake, and the video would briefly freeze every few minutes, especially during action sequences...I would describe the freeze almost like a hiccup.
I tried playing the file in boxee, as well as Xbmc and the same thing was happening. When I played the file directly from "Files" on the apple TV menu it played flawlessly with no hiccups, and also played flawlessly when I synced it to the apple tv via iTunes.
Any reason why boxee struggled playing it back while it played back fine without boxee?
P.S. the file was on a USB thumb drive, it was wrapped in a MP4 container, and the audio was 2.0 AAC.
P.S. I understand boxee is in alpha...if this is the explanation, will this be corrected soon via update?