I’ve been stalking the forums for a while now and decided to sign-up. So first, let me say thank you to the community at large as you’ve all helped me work through several set-up issues over the years. Secondly, I am actually running into a bit of maddening situation and am looking for a little advice.
I am in the process of building a digital media library from my BR collection using MakeMKV to produce 1:1 rips of the final movies. I am running into an issue when I begin streaming the files though. They will begin playing for 15s to a 5min before they begin stuttering and buffering or close out completely. Needless to say either way they are unwatchable. Additionally the file information (runtime and file size) that is normally available with my compressed files (I run a two tiers system, true 1:1 for ‘worthy’ movies and compressed for everything else) is either ‘unavailable’ or shows a runtime many times greater than what it should be.
My current set-up is a DLNA network across my LAN from my HTPC to a Samsung BD-C7900 BDP, via two lengths of Cat6 cabling joined by a Linksys E4200 router updated to the latest firmware. I am using the DLNA manager Mezzmo for media management and while I doubt anything beyond the BDP is at fault, it is out-putting via HDMI to a Yamaha RX-A3000 AVR which in turn is supporting an LG TV and Epson 8500UB projector in addition to a 7.2 speaker array. The files play flawlessly on the HTPC themselves and BDs run from the BDP through the rest of the devices work flawlessly as well.
Based on the nature of the issue I believe my problem is with the wiring but I’ve tested the connection network using LAN Speed Test and the write came out at ~25Mbps and the read at ~45Mbps (both still seemingly slow for a gigabit network traveling on Cat6 in my opinion, but capable of handling the bandwidth required from what I’ve read). At this point I am just a bit frustrated so I was hoping someone may have had a similar issue that they were able to resolve. I am also in an apartment at the moment so some whole-house solutions aren’t necessarily available to me, but I have no problem running cabling along the walls or looking at switches/routers that might remedy things.
Thank you in advance for any advice you might have and please let me know if you have any questions.