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I have a brand new Panasonic TC-P65VT50, my first internet capable TV. I'm pretty tech savvy in general, but this is my first venture into multimedia streaming and such.
My computer is a Dell 630i (2.4 GHz QuadCore CPU, Windows Vista Home, 64-bit, 6gb RAM), Gigabit connection to a fairly new Cisco E4200 Router. I was able to easily enable network access on my TV using the 5GHz band on the Router, and a strong signal is shown on the TV.
I installed the free Serviio on my Computer, added a folder of .mt2s HD Video files I created from an HD Camcorder, and am able to easily access them when I go into the DLNA menu of my TV. I can then select and play any of the videos, and they display beautifully, with the full Dolby stereo I encoded when I created them (Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0).
The problem is that these videos will play flawlessly, without any stutter whatsoever, but only for about 3 to 5 minutes or so. They then start to stutter, freeze, etc. This seems to happen pretty consistently each time I've tried it: perfect at first, then breaking down after a short period of time.
As far as I can see, the signal strength remains good. The question is what is slowing things down? Which is the weakest link in the chain that's breaking down?
Is it more likely to be Serviio, the DLNA capability of the TV, or something else? I'm not inclined to think it's a basic connectivity issue, as the signal strength is quite good, and the TV is perhaps 18 feet away from the Router (I'd have to run cable under the crawlspace to get to it, which I imagine I could do if that's where the problem is).
Any suggestions appreciated, or at least how I can troubleshoot this, and track down where the problem is.
Or if there's a better way to connect the TV and Computer, other than DLNA, please point me in the right direction.
JVC RS400, Marantz SR7010, Screen Innovations 160" 2.35:1 Screen
Front L/R: Duntech Sovereigns, each powered by a bridged Adcom GFA-555; Center JBL LSR-308
Dolby Bed (4): Wharfedale Diamond II's, Atmos (4): Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE
Subwoofer: DIY 8' sub with 4 18" SI Drivers, powered by iNuke 6000