"After experiencing a lot of similar frustrations as others on here, I finally found a solution that works for me to stream videos to my" HP Touchpad. "I don't transcode using the Pogoplug software, as that takes for ever. I optimize videos using" Video Redo TV suite "video conversion software, and it's much faster. Then I transfer those videos into my Pogoplug directory through Windows, which again is much faster than going through the Pogoplug software."
I use the Pogoplug website to dismount the drives from my Pogoplug. Press the eject icon. Then mount the drive on your Windows machine and copy the video mp4 file(s) over to it. Safely eject from Windows and then remount on your Pogoplug.
Go to Settings by Sign out. Select Media Settings. Make sure the dropdown menu is set to the drive you want. "I do have sharing with the XBox / PS3 Enable, and under the transcode section," Never is selected. Return to Library by Sign out. "when I go to watch the video on my" HP Touchpad by selecting the pogoplug websites dropdown arrow's download "and the video" launches our native player automatically and "loads in about 10 seconds over the" local 100mb network "connection I am using. When I try access outside my network on my .80MB DSL upload speed it stutters badly.
"I'm now able to watch videos on my" HP Touchpad "without problems, and I can also jump to anypoint in the video without issues. Hopefully this helps some people out there."
I use a similiar trick with google reader to play mp4 video podcast with the native player. The native player looks great with the podcasts and all the transcoded mp4 files I have thrown at it (1st generation ipodtouch, android nookcolor, and now HP Touchpad mp4's). It is great to have the native player streaming files. My last one was a 3.2GB from Video Redo TVSuite using the ipad/iphone4 format of the Good, Bad, and Ugly 13GB ts file. The ipodtouch and nookcolor transcodes are around .8GB.
The unquoted are my additions to the quoted parts from
What Worked For Me - Video Playback on Android Smartphone: Pogoplugged