I am running boxee on my atv 2.3.1 on a wired 100Mb network (router is an Apple Airport extreme, atv & Mac are both on wired ethernet). My Intel Mac mini has the SMB share working, I have my folders mapped and can navigate to them in boxee. What I can't figure out is why after selecting "Play" it takes up to 4 minutes to start playing the file. We literally sat there and watched the big spinning thing for 4 minutes, waiting. Once the file is playing it's fine, no stuttering, can navigate forward or back OK. Kind of strange. Is boxee queueing/buffering this whole time before it plays the file? I would think it should start streaming it sooner. The file in question is an XVID .avi, 624x352, 25fps, 350MB file. I generally get the same behavior with other similar files. Any ideas on what might be causing this? I do have afp sharing enabled on the Mac as well, but I wouldn't think that would cause a samba conflict, or could it? Thanks in advance. Google and boxee forum lurking haven't turned up a whole lot for me yet, but I rediscovered this fine forum today!