4k Streaming issues over DLNA
I've got an issue, perhaps somewhat of a niche case, but perhaps not, so I'm turning here.
For a couple of years, I've had my media collection on an external HDD plugged directly into my 203 via USB. It has worked flawlessly, allowing me to play multichannel DSD files, Atmos/DTS:X enabled MKVs, the lot. The drawback was that it was located in a completely different part of my house, far from my computer, so syncing up the hard drive as I ripped newly acquired media is a bit of a chore, enough so that I tend to fall way behind on it.
Another drawback is that my media collection is only available to that one device, and cannot be played via other TV sets in my house (in particular, my daughter watches kids content in another room sometimes).
Solution? Well not really:
I recently installed PLEX on my desktop PC, and set up the libraries. For non high-res content, this is working great. I can access music and most movies from anywhere no problem. Obviously, there are no apps for the 203, but I can access all the files via DLNA.
In spite of having a Google Wifi mesh network (with 3 access points), it seems that I have insufficient bandwidth to stream BD/4k content to the Oppo via DLNA. Additionally, it won't see any of the BD Folders I've created. Everything I try to play in HD or above stutters constantly, and files are completely unplayable. Additionally, folder navigation via this method is sloooooow.
So, what might some of you suggest? For accessing BD Folders, I know I can set up an SMB share instead, but this doesn't solve my bandwidth problem.
Ideally, I'd like to find some way to stream via SMB that will circumvent the bandwidth constraints, or have a way to sync up that external HDD without having to unplug everything and lug it to my office, plug it back in, sync, then repeat in reverse...
2Ch: Magnepan 1.7i | LR: Paradigm Signature S4 v1 | C:Paradigm Prestige 55C | Surrounds & Rear: Paradigm Studio 20v5 (x4) | Atmos: Micca M-8C
Subs: Rythmik E15HP (x2) | AVR: Denon X4300H | Amp: Outlaw Model 5000 | TV: Sony XBR75x850E | Players: Oppo UDP-203, U-Turn Orbit Plus