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Hi, moved recently so rebuilding so to speak. Until my basement is finished in a few months my "standard" setup is altered a bit, but I'm also adding new kit in the meantime. 

 

I just finished a Cat5e / Coax retrofit to the house (built in '77) and have Gig/FastE running everywhere. Anyway in the new first floor living room I have a new LG 4734. It has built in WiFi which I was using mostly successfully until I finished my wiring job. I same mostly successfully because I had buffering issues when streaming from my  DLNA server, a very beefy PC, but I attributed that to the WiFi. Now that I am running over the local wired LAN I am still seeing problematic buffering. Perhaps my perception is off because this is the first time I've streamed to any device that wasn't my Oppo BD player with a good size onboard RAM to cache to. 

 

However, what is odd about it is the nature of the buffering. I guess I should say that I used this same PC, Mezzmo and an Oppo quite successfully for the last 1.5 years before we moved. The only issues I experienced then were due to poor or corrupt files. Now I'm seeing little consistency as to when or why it buffers. Lower bitrate content will sometimes buffer to the point of my exhaustion after running for 20 mins fine and I give up. Other times a 1080p film will run straight through for 2 hours. So I'm a wondering if the TV is at fault here or what and if anyone else is successfully streaming using this same model LG. 

 

Basics: 

 

TV LG4734 - latest firmware, LAN 100Mb FD

Server - Eight core proc, 16GB RAM, SSD system drive, SATA6Gb/s content drive, Gig LAN, 

   Software - Mezzmo 3.4.4.0 (latest)

 

LAN all hardwired. Cables/punch downs test out clean. Even went as far as re-punching TV wiring. Tried several cables from TV to wall/patch and from patch to switch. 

Switch TP-Link TLSG2424 - latest code. Switch ports show no errors. 

 

Was I spoiled by my Oppo and now I'm on to dealing with crappy DLNA in reality??

 

Next test will be placing Oppo upstairs, streaming to it, HDMI to TV however before then ... ask the AVS Brain Trust. 

 

Thanks.
 

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Hard to pin down why it's doing that, you could ask on the Mezzmo forums and if the program generates a log file maybe the developers can shed more light on whats going wrong.


Serviio does make log files and the devs sometimes are able to see the cause. You could try using Serviio and see if the problem repeats.


Could be the files, could be wrong LG profile in use on mezzmo, could be a problem with the gig lan nic in the server ?
 
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