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Old December 29, 2011, 05:17 AM
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Default Avoiding choppy playback over network

OK, I Googled it and search it on here but I still got some questions. I got HD videos that plays really choppy over the network using Mapped Network Drive. The server got all the offloading options checked off and have its registry changed to turn off Task Offloading. On the receiver side, I also turned off the NIC offloading options and changed the registry to turn off Network Throttling. However, the problem persisted.

I played around with dumbing down the audio bitrates and it reduced a bit of the choppiness but it's not going away entirely. I'm wondering if XBMC would help at all in that regards but I'm afraid the CIFS mode just use the built in Windows protocol, there won't be any improvement.

Server: AMD 1055T X6 with 8GB of RAM. Intel 1000 Pro NIC. Windows 2008 R2. Video card ATI FireGL (not installed properly since it doesn't have any proper drivers)

Network: E3000 router and Belkin powerline ethernet. Server -> E3000 -> powerline -> my PC

Ideally, I want it to play back reasonably well even on wireless device such as my Kindle Fire. If it's choppy even over wired network, it obviously will have problem over wireless.

Last edited by moocow; December 30, 2011 at 01:08 AM. Reason: Not really solved
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Old December 29, 2011, 06:18 AM
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You don't mention what you are trying to stream and this can make the world of difference.
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Old December 29, 2011, 02:36 PM
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I'm trying to open 720p video files over the network. I don't recall having this kind of issues when I was using Ubuntu with a wireless NIC.
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Old December 30, 2011, 04:04 PM
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I think I may of solved the problem. First the Intel Pro/1000 GT is not supported under Windows 2008 R2 & Windows 7. This was solved once I switch to the on board Realtek NIC which got Windows 7 driver. Then the problem is with my E3000 router crapping out. After a 30/30/30 hard reset the movies now play smoothly over wired and wireless on my Kindle Fire.
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After you messed wtih the router did you try the intel pro/1000 gt again?
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There are issues with the current set of drivers with W7 and the GTs. I use oddly enough Vista drivers on my Pro/1000... Try different sets.
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