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Windows 7: network video streaming hardware help needed

05 Feb 2012   #1

7 x64
network video streaming hardware help needed

i have a lan at home with various devices and its sluggy on hd need help on choosing
the right hardware!

right now running twonky media manager and serviio of 2gb dual core pc hard wired to a dir 825 dlink router ! on the router theres is a external hd my book world bluering edition this hd contains video folders managed by pc with twonky or serviio!

the clients are sony media boxes smp-n100 and sony smp-n200 a led allshare samsung tv also hard wired,xbox 360!

by times movies are sluggy hd movies are worst considering that most of clients are hard wired rj45 why is the video playback poor !

is the pc running 2gb no good enough,is the dlink 825 not a good router for this could the fact that external hd is on the router instead of pc a problem!

if i need a better router please let me know wich one
i was looking at asus with dlna certified firmware ,
i tried qos engine in router but just cant figure out how this works!
anyway i know some of you know what im talking about !

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

What is your CPU and your GPU.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2012   #3

7 x64

  • Operating speed: Up to 2.0 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Socket: 775 Bus speed: 800 MHz
  • if by gpu you mean graphic card wellIntegrated graphics using GeForce 7100
    *Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.
    • Integrated graphics using GeForce 7100
    • One VGA port on backplate
    • Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards
    i was thinking of gettind a standalone dlna server eilther external hd or router that would cross out tha use of a pc as server but im scared this method would give codec and file format problems when this occurs using twonky i switch to serviio who transcode the formats thats where i think my pc server fails to transcode quick enough let me know what you think

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05 Feb 2012   #4

7 x64

does the graphic card/onboard video have anything to do here since i never display files of the pc
just acts as a server to stream to lan
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

The 7100 is no muscle device nor is you CPU. For transcoding you need a lot of CPU power. Did you ever try to attach a more powerful system (for testing) - e.g. an i7 or i5 system.
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05 Feb 2012   #6

7 x64

will try !

what is your view about standalone nas or dlan router leaving out the pc ! i know i would have issues with xbox and mkv files
i really dont know wich way to go invest in a pc that will be running 24/7 or building a stand alone dlna system leaving out the pc
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06 Feb 2012   #7

7 x64

ok did this in router -advance-advance networking- from wlan and lan port speed changed from auto 10/100/1000mbps to manual 1000mbps !

all devices running wifi went on 2.4ghz and all pcs browsing went on 5ghz

tried i h264 mkv 720p file hardwired to tv using serviio and one wifi h264 mkv 720p file to a wirless sony smp box at the same time we are 69minutes in with no skip or blur execept for the wifi file blured for about 2 seconds hope this is permanant
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