Well ,I was going to start a new thread but maybe I'll hijack this one instead...sorry.
I don't know if it's due to my old pentium 4 PC, bad wiring/U-VERSE router or what, but I get stutter using my Popbox media player when watching many of my higher bitrate 1080p mkv's around 10-15 GB's. This was also happening with my WD live on my same network. Using the WD live's "media server" opton, instead of shares optiion, I was able to get non-stutter using W7 built in media server. Unlike WD-Live, Popbox doesn't have media server, so I was going to try to do a NFS share to fix my stuttering. In the past I tried following some tutorials to setup haneserver nfs program with my WDLIVE but I was unable to figure it out. I'm hoping it will be easier to setup with my Popbox. Someone advised me to try a program called Cygwin and linked me to the following tutorial: http://www.csparks.com/CygwinNFS/index.xhtml
This tutorial and it's length seems intimidating. Is it basic skill level? Is this my best bet to get stutter free playback? Do I uninstall hane program first? Should I instead be using W7 ultimates integrated NFS server? Or is there something else I can be doing to diagnose stutter on my network? I'ts about a 40 ft cable run from my PC to my Popbox. I was also thinking of trying out different ethernet cable?