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Does this work for you:
- mount an smb share of your dns313
- double-click a movie file
- watch the movie
For me, this doesn't work. The movie sound stutters, the video is never in sync. I was wondering if this is a problem of my setup or a general problem with the dns313.
- charminbear's lenny
- WD Caviar Green 500 GB
Output of hdparm:
hdparm -tT /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 134 MB in 2.00 seconds = 67.00 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads: 18 MB in 3.65 seconds = 4.93 MB/sec
Please share your experiences.
What is your speed of copying files over a network from the NAS to the computer?
How NAS is connected to a network?
Is there a tool to measure the speed while copying a file to an smb share? It is roughly in the range of 3-4 MB/sec. A secure copy (scp) gives me a speed of 1.8 MB/sec but I think this is because of encryption.
The NAS is connected to my wireless LAN router by cable (100 MBit), my computer accesses the NAS wirelessly (54 MBit).
Which format are you trying to watch a movie?
If the avi (having a size of 1.3Gb) or DVD (having a size of 4.7Gb) then your connection speed should be sufficient.
Maybe this is a problem codec? How to play the movie, if NAS connected via USB?
my computer accesses the NAS wirelessly (54 MBit).
Don't look further ... your problem with files streaming, must be caused by your Wireless access.
I have the same type of problem, with big media files. Even if the data rate is not so bad, it is not consistent enough, for (HD) video steaming.
Try to play the same video, with an Ethernet link with your router.
Last edited by Electrocut (2010-04-12 22:38:47)
So I did test watching the movie directly both via USB and an ethernet link to my router - and the movie played. It's exactly how you suspected it, Electrocut.
The movie files are ~800 MB large and are encoded in MPEG-4.
Isn't there some way to set up a streaming server on the DNS 313 that sets up some kind of buffering?
Edit: mediatomb does a good job at serving movie files.
Last edited by pepe77 (2010-04-13 20:37:42)
Thanks for the feedback! It's interesting to know that mediatomb deals better with inconsistent networks, that samba do.
It can be a good solution to play videos across a Wireless network. I'll try someday.
try my debian
i watched avi over lan from dns-313 to PS2 (fmcb + sms) and work fine (also to pc).
Last edited by shibby (2010-05-07 13:00:48)