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Larger MKV file stutter

Postby Sevan_p » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:43 pm

Ok so I have been having issues lately with my large MKV files.

System:
AMD 1090T 6core 3.2ghz
16gb Ram
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Windows 7 64bit

MEncoder
Wired Connection to PS3 from Linksys WRT54G

Now I have already gone thru the FAQ and minimum requirements thread.

All of my MKV file under 9GB play flawlessly but I am finding out that my file around 13,16 gb all stutter right off the beginning and some of the 9-10gb MKV files stutter partly into the movie. Wondering if there is a solution to the super large MKV files? I am using a 50ft CAT5 cable to connect to the PS3. I tried setting the MAX BW to 17 and even to match what the connection to the PS3 is.

Media server settings are:
BandWidth 110 (but tried smaller numbers and still stutters)
Transcode Buffer 500 (tried 400-600)
Number of cores:6
Video Quality: Keyint=5vqscale-1:vqmin=1 (tried lower quality and still Stutters)

Just wondering if the problem is solely on the huge size of the MKV file, might the PS3 Media Server bottle up on the larger files cause of the amount it need to buffer?

I have attached a Debug file from PS3MS and the Media Info on the file that is stuttering.

Thanks in advance. I hope I gave you guy all the info that might help sole my issue.

Sevan
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Re: Larger MKV file stutter

Postby meskibob » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:15 pm

As the FAQ states, 100mbit ethernet (the router is the limiting device in this case) is not sufficient for all 1080P material, although specifying a proper bandwidth (110 is greater than the max 100, but you should actually specify 90 or 95) and not using "lossless" video quality (the default 5:1:2 "Best" is more than enough) would probably help. One other suggestion would be to get a simple gigabit switch (decent ones can be had for $25-$30), connect that to your router, and then connect your devices and pc to the switch.
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Re: Larger MKV file stutter

Postby Sevan_p » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:42 pm

meskibob wrote:As the FAQ states, 100mbit ethernet (the router is the limiting device in this case) is not sufficient for all 1080P material, although specifying a proper bandwidth (110 is greater than the max 100, but you should actually specify 90 or 95) and not using "lossless" video quality (the default 5:1:2 "Best" is more than enough) would probably help. One other suggestion would be to get a simple gigabit switch (decent ones can be had for $25-$30), connect that to your router, and then connect your devices and pc to the switch.


alright, followed your advice.

Picked up a D-Link DSG1005G 5posrt gigabit desktop switch ($29.95), router, PC and PS3 are all plugged into the switch. The PS3 MS finds the PS3 much faster now! MAX MW is 90; Mpeg2 quality is5:1:2 Great Quality. Tried transcoder buffer at 600 and at 400 and in between; tried MEncoder and tsMuxer engines and on both still getting stuttering video only on those large file MKV's. I even turned off the tsMuxer engine. I was thinking now the only thing is the ethernet card on my MB but here are the specs of the card.

Connection-specific DNS Suffix: socal.rr.com
Description: Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address: ‎1C-6F-65-97-0A-4D
DHCP Enabled: Yes
IPv4 Address: 192.168.1.105
IPv4 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained: Sunday, January 15, 2012 8:18:31 AM
Lease Expires: Monday, January 16, 2012 8:18:31 AM
IPv4 Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
IPv4 DHCP Server: 192.168.1.1
IPv4 DNS Servers: 209.18.47.61, 209.18.47.62
IPv4 WINS Server:
NetBIOS over Tcpip Enabled: Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::6853:144e:7fc9:dfb1%10
IPv6 Default Gateway:
IPv6 DNS Server:

My MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128441

So I doubt it is that also. looks like I got a clean gigabit connection all the way to the PS3. Maybe it is the file itself, should I see if remuxing it would help?

Thank you for you help.

Sevan :)


Added notes: 5pm same day.

So I noticed when the AVC mBps rate hits around 20-25mBps that is when the stuttering begins to apply. but below 20mBps 1080P movies run smooth, now at the same time all the way down to 6.7gb 1080P MKV files stutter, but my 4.37gb MKV 1080p files do not. Now my 720P files obviously don't stutter cause the mBps rate never goes that high, the highest I saw it go was like 14mBps. Wondering if I need to alter the MKV files in any way.
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Re: Larger MKV file stutter

Postby Sevan_p » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:38 am

Just thought about this, I am running a cat6 compliant cable, that should be way more than enough right? I still can't get 1080p MKV files to stream smoothly wired with the 10/100/1000 DSG1005D switch. Is anyone able to stream 1080p MKV files with out issues?
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Re: Larger MKV file stutter

Postby Hukkel » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:00 am

Cat 6 cables should be able to run 1000N fine.

I have more issues with cat6 cables and a gigabit switch myself. Can only play avis. Even dvds give me issues and MKVs drop in sound.
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Re: Larger MKV file stutter

Postby ExSport » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:14 pm

From log:
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[pool-4-thread-1] INFO  11:31:52.962 Checking ip:192.168.1.105 for Playstation 3
[main] INFO  11:31:56.507 The server should now appear on your renderer
[pool-4-thread-1] INFO  11:31:57.879 Renderer Playstation 3 found on this address: 192.168.1.105
[pool-4-thread-1] DEBUG 11:31:57.883 Starting ping -n 3 -l 64000 192.168.1.105
[Thread-16] DEBUG 11:31:59.884 Stopping process: ping
[pool-4-thread-1] INFO  11:31:59.886 Address /192.168.1.105 has an estimated network speed of: 17 Mb/s
Are you sure your PS3 is using LAN and not WIFI?
You have to switch to LAN manually if you used WIFI in past.
As log says, speed to PS3 is at about 17Mbit so it is not cable for sure(or you have network driver/configuration problem ;) )
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Re: Larger MKV file stutter

Postby Sevan_p » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:05 pm

ExSport wrote:From log:
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[pool-4-thread-1] INFO  11:31:52.962 Checking ip:192.168.1.105 for Playstation 3
[main] INFO  11:31:56.507 The server should now appear on your renderer
[pool-4-thread-1] INFO  11:31:57.879 Renderer Playstation 3 found on this address: 192.168.1.105
[pool-4-thread-1] DEBUG 11:31:57.883 Starting ping -n 3 -l 64000 192.168.1.105
[Thread-16] DEBUG 11:31:59.884 Stopping process: ping
[pool-4-thread-1] INFO  11:31:59.886 Address /192.168.1.105 has an estimated network speed of: 17 Mb/s
Are you sure your PS3 is using LAN and not WIFI?
You have to switch to LAN manually if you used WIFI in past.
As log says, speed to PS3 is at about 17Mbit so it is not cable for sure(or you have network driver/configuration problem ;) )


FML it was wifi but when I stream media server I just plug in the cable, good catch let me double check. I was wondering why my bandwidth was soo low with the gig network.
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Re: Larger MKV file stutter

Postby Sevan_p » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:15 pm

Here is the new log after I changed the network connection in the PS3 to wired. 512MB/s, now that's more like it. WORKS LIKE A CHARM NOW!!!

Thanks you!

Sevan :D
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