I will try to be as thorough as possible.
I work in IT, so I know a lot about troubleshooting.
I had PMS version 1.52 on my HP touchsmart desktop (like an imac).
The touchsmart was back at HP for service, so I needed a new PC.
PMS version 1.7.2 - video playing is terrible, lots of hangups, CPU gets really high, PMS cache is always 100% (setup at 600, from 400)
(tried AVI, MKV, MP4, also with stereo and AC3 5.1)
PMS version 1.5.2.
I removed PSM 1.7.2, then installed PMS 1.5.2.
CPU utilization is way low
PMS cache is zero most of the time, hardly going over 100 (max is 400)
no hangups, video playback is totally smooth (tried AVI, MKV, MP4, also with stereo and AC3 5.1)
I bought a used PC for my dedicated media server. It's a Dell Optiplex 960.
It has Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0ghz, 6gb RAM, 1.5tb HD, a pci-e dedicated video card ati radeon 6350, and intel 1gb ethernet port
After the OS all setup, I installed PMS 1.7.2 - latest release on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
some weird reason, javaw32bit.exe was always around 25% or more.
memory was used less than 3.5gb
network traffic showed zero byte transferred when video playback hung or non responsive on my PS3
the list of movies on my hard disk only showed 30% (i restarted PMS, rebooted both the PC and the PS3)
I thought that maybe I needed to upgrade my CPU + memory, SO I picked up a Core 2 Quard Q9550 and 4gb DDR2 RAM from craigslist.
Now, the Dell Optiplex 960 has a quad core CPUs and 8gb RAM
I even changed the network cable
PMS version is still 1.7.2
I removed PMS 1.7.2
I downloaded PMS 1.5.2, and installed it.
everything is working normally.
The list of my movies is 100%, always
CPU util is low, javaw32.exe is less than 1% in CPU util
PMS shows zero cache utilization
network traffic shows constant, no zero transfer
I am stumped!!!
Is version 1.7.2 not good for me?
Why version 1.5.2 is working so well for my Dell Optiplex 960?
I had used PMS before, versino 1.3, then 1.5x.
I will not change my setup for a long long time....
Last edited by ps3medserver
on Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.