The settings are fine within PMS. You have 4 cores because you it see's hyper threading as another 2 cores. Important thing is that MEncoder and TsMuxer are green; everything else you mentioned is fine.
I would try replacing the cables with matching sets. Another option would be to connect your PC directly to the PS3 and set static IP addresses for your computer and PS3 (make sure they have different static ip's). That would at least eliminate networking issue.
Based on what you said, it could be network related or software related. I would first rule out the network issue. After that a fresh install of your OS (windows 7) and PMS should fix things. As I am mainly using the standard vendor install settings and my movie playback works great. I've been using PMS for over a year on all sorts of OS and Hardware platforms with no major issue.
Also, where are you playing the media files from? Is it off the local pc HD, USB or network drive? If they are NOT from your local Hard Drive, please put the mkv's on ur local drive and try that first.
Hope this helps, I am sure it is frustrating not being able to smoothly stream you movies to the PS3.
Originally Posted by Limp Fox
I thought I had the latest since I just dl'd it about 3 nights or so ago, but turns out I have version 1.30.1. Later on I will uninstall, reboot, install 1.4 and see what happens. If the problem still exists should I uninstall the program then try serviio?