Blu-ray rips stutter from shares, run great from media server?


#1

I just got this WD live media player.

A blu-ray rip of avatar stutters after the first 30 seconds and loses audio any time I play it from a server share.

The exact same file runs perfectly if I play it through a media server like windows media center or ps3 media server.

Anyone know why this is? I would love to be able to completely skip the media server and run off server shares.

For some reason it is obviously bandwidth limited when running from a server share, but not when running from a media server.

My WD live plus is hard wired.

Please!, any help would be hot.


#2

Well, you hit it on the head – Samba shares in the Live won’t play a certain bitrate.

Re-encode Avatar to a more sensible rate (mine is around 17mbps and is indistinguisable from the original blu-ray and runs very well indeed on my wired network shares).


#3

I would prefer not to ever re-encode, space is not an issue for me, but time is, and I prefer to keep 1-1 backups of my blu-rays.  Is there any downside to using a media server vs network shares? Does the o!play have the same limitation as the WD media player in regards to being bandwidth limited on network shares?

I really don’t want to shell out for an overpriced under serviced chinese popcorn hour.


#4

Your BD Rip of Avatar has to be the same as mine, right?    Though I’ve already re-encoded (to save space) I do remember that I was able to play it BEFORE I re-encoded it, too.

Double check your network connections.   You may have a bad connection.    Last week, one of my Switch to Switch links switched from 100/FULL to 10/HALF.   That wrecked my ability to watch any DVDs or Blu-Ray MKVs.   It took me HOURS to figure out what had happened.   I reset the switch, and all was well with the world again.

Check EVERY PORT from end to end and make sure they’re all negotiating 100/FULL (by checking whatever LEDs are available on your hardware.)


#5

Thanks tony, but I don’t think it can  be a physical bandwidth issue, or it would have the same stutter even through a media server.


#6

Depends on whether your Media Server is transcoding or not…


#7

It is not.  Just using windows media center to stream. Not doing any transcoding at all.