I've been struggling with this issue for a while now; it baffles me that I keep coming across more & more people each day who are able to successfully stream Full Blu-ray (ISO) from one location in their house to another - while I can't. I don't know if it's my equipment, my setup, my wiring, I just don't know - I'm hoping some of the finer minds here can help me sort this out.
I personally know people streaming Full Blu-ray ISO over LAN from a Windows 7 PC --> Dune Smart D1 so I know it can be done. I just don't know why it's not working for me.
I will try to give as much detail as possible.What am I trying to do?
I have an HTPC on the ground level in my Family Room, hooked up to my main Home Theater setup (TV, Receiver, Blu-ray, etc.). Main specs of this system...
- Intel "Sandy Bridge" HTPC w/ Intel i5-2500K system;
- 6 X 2TB SATA 3.0 GB/s & 6.0 GB/s 7200RPM Hard Drives;
- 8GB DDR3 Dual Channel Memory
- Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/100/1000Mbps PCI-Express Network Adapter
I have a Dune Smart D1 player on the 1st floor in my master bedroom.
I have a ton of movies/videos/tv shows on the HTPC, and I simply want to stream them over LAN to my Dune Smart D1 sitting in the bedroom upstairs.What is the problem?
From Day 1 of my endeavor, before I bought Powerline Adapters, before I bought MoCA adapters, before I switched from Cat5 cables to Cat6 cables when I simply used what I had & hooked it all up I have been able to successfully stream everything except Full Blu-ray ISO. I can stream HD Movies easily like MKV, M2TS, TS files even very high quality files like 20 MBPS Video w/ DTS-HD MA or Dolby TrueHD. No problems!! They play absolutely fine without any interruptions; obvisiouly anything smaller then that streams absolutely perfect as well.
The problem happens *ONLY* with Full Blu-ray ISO's. Most of the time the initial previews & studio videos will play fine I'll get to the Menus which will operate fine as well however, as soon as I play the main feature I get extremely jerky video; stuttering; jerks; unsmooth; basically unplayable.
ONE interesting thing to note that I have seen almost every single time - as soon as I hit PLAY on the main feature; it will start off playing absolutely fine for like 10 to 20 seconds right after those 10 to 20 seconds the stuttering begins and then it never ends.
I've tried many different ISO's same result on every single one.Entire Technical Setup
In order to make this work; I've gone through a few upgrades, but all of them have produced the exact same result.
Effort 1: Initially I had simply a NetGear Router downstairs and a Cisco Router w/ DD-WRT upstairs and I was trying to stream over Wireless Network - that didn't work.
Effort 2: Removed the Cisco DD-WRT and installed D-Link 500 MBPS Powerline Adapters downstairs & upstairs - that didn't work.
Effort 3: Removed Powerline Adapters and installed Netgear MCAB1001 MoCA Adapters downstairs & upstairs - that didn't work.
Effort 4: Replaced all Cat5 Cables with Cat6 Cables - that didn't work.
There has been no change in the performance since the beginning. Everything streams perfectly fine except full Blu-ray ISO.
This is my current technical setup, best explained via Diagram; there are *other* devices & connections from the Netgear WNDR3700 that I have left out. Also, I have Comcast Cable so the Internet feed to Netgear router comes from a Comcast Cable modem.
Note: I used to use the onBoard Realtek Ethernet Adapter in my HTPC; someone told me they had a similar issue and they switched to this particular Intel NIC Card ... so I did as well. Unfortunately it didn't work for me. I know there are a TON of settings for the Intel NIC I'm using ... I have everything at default right now. So it could be some setting I need to change in there; although again, I know someone who uses default settings on the NIC and is able to stream full Blu-ray without issues.
I would appreciate any advice / suggestions.