I'm having some trouble streaming 1080P Video's from my laptop to my PS3. Both the laptop and PS3 are connected via Cat5e cable. Due to the limitation of my switch, its a 10/100mbs connection (100mbs, full duplex). All power settings on the laptop are set to full/high performance, wireless is disabled and it has the following specs.
Laptop: Intel Core2Duo P8700 2.53Ghz, Windows 7 64bit, 2Gbs of RAM.
**Latest build for PMS and Java**
Forced Network on Interface: Physical NIC
Maximum Bandwidth: 0 (no limit)
HTTP Endgine V2: [Checked]
Prevent OS from Sleeping: [Checked] (disabled on OS anyway)
**Note I have tried both 400 and 600 on the Maximum buffer size**
**Note as per just reading a FAQ on the forums, i have moved the tsMuxeR to the top of the video file engines. It was previously set to MEncoder then tsMuxeR. I have not tested with these settings yet.
When I try to steam movies, the memory of my system is fine, about 3/4 used but my CPU ramps up to 100 from the Java app... I'm not sure if my system is underpowered or not. I believe I use to the same setup when I was in my old Apt. I've ran new cabled and verified connection speeds.
I have also tried the same setup using my new laptop which has an i5 processor and the movies steam better but still get a little choppy here and there. The CPU still ramps up to 100%. Is there any way to throttle this so it sits at 80% or so? Does anyone have any suggestions? Could it possible be my network? I thought about switch out my 24 port linksys switch with a newer gigabit switch but can't see to much of a change. The PS3 only has a 10/100 NIC installed so the top speeds would still be 100mbs. I know the PMS would be able to run at 1Gb but it would be throttled to 100mbs by the PS3.
**Note I have ran the cables personally and tested link speeds. They get between 85 and 90 mbs. I've use the following tool to test**
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.