(2011-02-15 22:43)roygbiv Wrote:
chad473 Wrote:My issue is that I can stream higher bitrate, larger files through frontrow and iTunes just fine. That seems to contradict the wireless bandwidth theory.
Exactly, if I use UPnP I can stream 1080p .mkvs on the ATV2 with no buffering.
Also, if I use XBMC on my laptop, I can stream the same 1080p .mkvs via SMB with no buffering.
Something is up with the SMB protocol on XBMC ATV2.
You have to make your own buffering settings or xmbc uses its default.
How can you tell if you have a low buffering or default setting?
If you can only reverse/fast forward 9 min or abouts. and you will freeze crash or get a buffering cache message.
To fix this you remove the cache to 0 which tells the ATV2 to load the entire CACHE.
This does increase memory usage. Long as your XBMC isn't full you should be fine.
Changing your region sources opens up more dns/bandwidth as well. a setting of 3 is best.
Tested on ATV2 Most sources like some of the other laggy sources now play no problem.
please let me know if you are experiencing the same benefits.
Create advancedsettings.xml if needed
apt-get install nano