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phiberoptik
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WD Live and Network Streaming Issues.

Hello All

Just Purchased a WD Live and I am running into media streaming issues.

My Server is a 2.8 Dual Core 4GB of Ram Windows 2008 R2 64bit.

 

My issues are I can stream just about anything but when i stream 1080p Blue Ray rip it starts to stutter.

If I take a usb drive with the same movie it plays it just fine.

 

Any suggestions ?

 

Thanks

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rfetested
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Registered: ‎06-12-2010
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Re: WD Live and Network Streaming Issues.

If you look in the netwroking section you'll find plenty of reasons why  and most people say to hardwire the network. If you want to do wireless here is alink to another post in the forum that seems to have very sweet results.   http://community.wdc.com/t5/Networking/SOLUTION-TO-STUTTERING/td-p/25768 

 

I am having that same problem but  am in the process of folowing the fix above...hope it helps

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mkelley
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Re: WD Live and Network Streaming Issues.

 


phiberoptik wrote:

Hello All

Just Purchased a WD Live and I am running into media streaming issues.

My Server is a 2.8 Dual Core 4GB of Ram Windows 2008 R2 64bit.

 

My issues are I can stream just about anything but when i stream 1080p Blue Ray rip it starts to stutter.

If I take a usb drive with the same movie it plays it just fine.

 

Any suggestions ?

 

Thanks


 

Welcome to the forums.

 

Wired is always the way to go for full streaming of non-compressed blu-ray rips.  I had issues until I wired up my setup and now things play just fine.

Mike "ex-genius" Kelley
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phiberoptik
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Re: WD Live and Network Streaming Issues.

I have it hardwired to a Cisco 2960G Switch, Gigabit cable but I know the WD only does 100mb.

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TonyPh12345
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Re: WD Live and Network Streaming Issues.

There are blu-rays that exhaust the WD' ability to decode.    

 

Are these RAW rips?   Or, are they further compressed?   How big of an M2TS file are you talking about?

 

(Post the TEXT Output of MEDIAINFO here so we can have a looksee.)

 

 

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phiberoptik
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Re: WD Live and Network Streaming Issues.

These are MKV ripped at 1080p , I have the movies on a External WD Elements 2.0TB and they play fine. How would decoding come into play when on the USB HD they play fine but through the network not so much. I know its not my switch because I tested.  Is there a tool I grab the info of the media file.

 

Thanks!!

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TonyPh12345
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Re: WD Live and Network Streaming Issues.

Ok, I missed that part.

 

Post the output of netstat -es on the machine that's hosting the shares WHILE the MOVIE is playing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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phiberoptik
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Re: WD Live and Network Streaming Issues.

I'll work on that going to work i'll post it later tonight.

Thanks!

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phiberoptik
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Re: WD Live and Network Streaming Issues.

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Interface Statistics

                           Received            Sent

Bytes                       8702286       272550178
Unicast packets              106464          187196
Non-unicast packets             945             462
Discards                          0               0
Errors                            0               0
Unknown protocols                 0

IPv4 Statistics

  Packets Received                   = 35730
  Received Header Errors             = 0
  Received Address Errors            = 0
  Datagrams Forwarded                = 0
  Unknown Protocols Received         = 0
  Received Packets Discarded         = 248
  Received Packets Delivered         = 35608
  Output Requests                    = 62163
  Routing Discards                   = 0
  Discarded Output Packets           = 0
  Output Packet No Route             = 0
  Reassembly Required                = 0
  Reassembly Successful              = 0
  Reassembly Failures                = 0
  Datagrams Successfully Fragmented  = 0
  Datagrams Failing Fragmentation    = 0
  Fragments Created                  = 0

IPv6 Statistics

  Packets Received                   = 3
  Received Header Errors             = 0
  Received Address Errors            = 0
  Datagrams Forwarded                = 0
  Unknown Protocols Received         = 0
  Received Packets Discarded         = 0
  Received Packets Delivered         = 5
  Output Requests                    = 16
  Routing Discards                   = 0
  Discarded Output Packets           = 0
  Output Packet No Route             = 0
  Reassembly Required                = 0
  Reassembly Successful              = 0
  Reassembly Failures                = 0
  Datagrams Successfully Fragmented  = 0
  Datagrams Failing Fragmentation    = 0
  Fragments Created                  = 0

ICMPv4 Statistics

                            Received    Sent
  Messages                  172         170
  Errors                    0           0
  Destination Unreachable   3           1
  Time Exceeded             0           0
  Parameter Problems        0           0
  Source Quenches           0           0
  Redirects                 0           0
  Echo Replies              23          146
  Echos                     146         23
  Timestamps                0           0
  Timestamp Replies         0           0
  Address Masks             0           0
  Address Mask Replies      0           0
  Router Solicitations      0           0
  Router Advertisements     0           0

ICMPv6 Statistics

                            Received    Sent
  Messages                  3           3
  Errors                    0           0
  Destination Unreachable   0           0
  Packet Too Big            0           0
  Time Exceeded             0           0
  Parameter Problems        0           0
  Echos                     0           0
  Echo Replies              0           0
  MLD Queries               0           0
  MLD Reports               0           0
  MLD Dones                 0           0
  Router Solicitations      0           3
  Router Advertisements     3           0
  Neighbor Solicitations    0           0
  Neighbor Advertisements   0           0
  Redirects                 0           0
  Router Renumberings       0           0

TCP Statistics for IPv4

  Active Opens                        = 8
  Passive Opens                       = 3
  Failed Connection Attempts          = 0
  Reset Connections                   = 1
  Current Connections                 = 4
  Segments Received                   = 35230
  Segments Sent                       = 58110
  Segments Retransmitted              = 4052

TCP Statistics for IPv6

  Active Opens                        = 0
  Passive Opens                       = 0
  Failed Connection Attempts          = 0
  Reset Connections                   = 0
  Current Connections                 = 0
  Segments Received                   = 0
  Segments Sent                       = 0
  Segments Retransmitted              = 0

UDP Statistics for IPv4

  Datagrams Received    = 138
  No Ports              = 248
  Receive Errors        = 0
  Datagrams Sent        = 154

UDP Statistics for IPv6

  Datagrams Received    = 2
  No Ports              = 0
  Receive Errors        = 0
  Datagrams Sent        = 2

C:\Users\Administrator>

 

 

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TonyPh12345
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Re: WD Live and Network Streaming Issues.

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That's a pretty high percentage of Packets Discarded.   Yours is about 1 in a thousand, mine is more like one in a million. 

 

Your TCP Retransmission ratio is also VERY high, about 1 in 10.

Mine is more like 1 in 10,000.

 

It seems as if you've got something wrong with your network when the discard count and retransmit counts are that high.

 

Packets seem to be getting lost somewhere...

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