I've been using PMS happily for a few years now, and usually it's cooperative, but sometimes it drives me up the wall. Lately, I've been trying to stream files with 7.1 DTS audio and it works, sort of... actually, the file ends up jumping every 10-20 seconds to some point further down the movie. This problem, however, is not exclusive to 7.1 audio files, as it will do this with other files that just happen to be high quality.
Observing PMS while streaming, I see the buffer fill up (set to 600MB), then clear. Then fill. Then clear. CPU is high the whole time (around 70-80%), and network streaming is painfully slow, sometimes stopping altogether.
So here's my setup:
AMD Phenom II 975 (3.7GHz quad-core)
Windows 7 x64
PS3 - Slim, 2 months old
Computer and PS3 hooked up via Cat6 cables to Gigabit router
In trying to stream 7.1 DTS, I checked the box to allow DTS straight through to the receiver, and I do see 7.1 DTS at the receiver, which is great, but the file has this jumping issue. I've changed that setting, and I only see 5.1 audio at the receiver, but the jumping issue persists, so I'm pretty sure it's something to do with the video (related to HQ video). Low quality movies, even with 5.1DTS tracks, play just fine.
I haven't really changed any other settings. Any ideas here? Your help is most appreciated.