1080P is high resolution, but does not mean high bitrate!!!! You need to use utility program to read the encoded video bitrate of the media file. Try playing >= 15mbps video bitrate via wired lan, add audio and overhead, on a 25-30mbps PBO network bottleneck!
Originally Posted by moose09876
I use GraphEdit from http://shark007.net/tools.html
Last edited by RamboKid; 01-15-2010 at 04:23 PM.
Wired v Wireless
OK, couple things.
1. Wired 10/100 works fine with full 1080p. If its not working for you, you have a network problem or a server problem.
2. Wireless. So far I haven't been able to get any wireless G working effectively. However, I'm going to do a little troubleshooting tomorrow. I want to eliminate ALL the other wireless devices. I'm going to set up a second G AP and see what happens when just the PBO is connected. G has some serious issues with data when any legacy B connects to it. Not real hopeful, but I figure its worth a shot.
3. My 2 storage devices (DLINK 321 and Linksys Mediahub) both have gigabit connections. However, as I learned the hard way, they can't do near that speed. Best I've gotten is about 72Mbps on a 1000 Mbps port. They're nice because they are low power, small, etc. However, a PC will give you more like 600Mbps with an average Gigabit NIC. I'm pretty sure it'll serve a single PBO without a problem since the PBO is 100M. However, I'm concerned about what will happen if more than one is trying to connect to the same media source. We'll see...
Forgot one more thing....
All of the HD media at 1080P is MP4. I've converted all my Blu-Ray to that format. THe only computer I had that could play an MT2S native blu-ray rip was my I7-920 with a screaming video card. A little pricey to put at every tv. Figured the it wouldn't be fair to ask the PBO to do it either. MP4 works fine. I will be also looking at MT2X on a directly connected hard drive. That'll resolve network v processing as the culprit. We'll see...
My PC is a 2.5 Ghz core 2 quad with a $60 video card. It streams any 1080p movie I have at < 25% CPU usage. The wired PBO works great. Wireless is useless for anything HD. Thanks for all the help.
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