Are there any updates on this issue?
I'm trying to view the Advanced STL series with VLC. All high-quality MP4s up to episode 6 have the issues described in this thread. Strangely enough, with the latest episode (six), the high-quality WMV doesn't work in VLC anymore (freezes), but the high-quality MP4 is fine.
I would really like to have all these episodes in the same format, preferably MP4, and, of course, I'd really like to not have to download both high-quality versions to see which one actually works in VLC...
Anyone care to let us know what's going on?