In my ongoing struggle to get my BD to play studder-free as a File Share from my NAS, I ran some experiments. As I noted before my desired setup is to run from my NAS (QNAP TS-219+) through my Gigabit switch (Linksys E3000) to the SMP. Below are plots of the BD movie "Taken" from my NAS's Resource Monitor showing the outgoing data rate of several different setups. First is the NAS (File Sharing) through the E3000 to the SMP. This stutters badly. BTW, the big drop in data rate toward the first is the fade to black between the 20th Century Fox Logo and the actual movie.
Note the erratic data rate as it stutters badly.
Next I replace my Gigabit router with a 10/100 router (Linksys WRT54GS).
This played perfectly.
Note the smooth data rate after the movie gets going at an even higher level than the Gigabit router.
I thought maybe the problem was a dsyfunctional interface between the Gigabit router and the SMP so I decided to place the two routers in series i.e
NAS to Gigabit router to 10/100 router to SMP. The result was unfortunately bad stuttering similar to the Gigabit router alone.
Note the erratic data rate again.
Next I reverse the series placement of the two router placing the 10/100 router at the output of my NAS then on to the Gigabit router. Guess what, I
got no stuttering, perfect play.
Note the smooth data rate again. I was a little surprised at this.
Finally just for reference, I turned off my file sharing and used my NAS's
Media Server (TWONKY) which has always played smoothly going through only the Gigabit router.
As expected it played great and note how the data rate is smooth again.
I am not quite sure what to make of this in determining exactly what is wrong. I was hoping I could "isolate" my SMP with the 10/100 router and
let the rest of my network be higher speed, but it didn't work out. Any thoughts?