PS3 Media Server = AWESOME! Thanks for all the hard work for all involved...
BUT... (and this may be a long one)
I have an XBMC XBOX 1, XBOX360 and PS3 in my entertainment center, all cabled to a 4-port switch, which in turn is cabled into a wireless 11g bridge. My PC and 11g router is 1 floor directly above from my entertainment center. Wife wants me to get reduce of the number of boxes at the TV, so XBOX 1 apparently has to go...
I have done some network performance checks, and I get an average of about 18-20Mbps over the wireless (to a laptop wired to the 4-port switch) by simply copying a 2GB file. Simple check using NetStat Live on PC and Laptop.
I want to use my PS3 (less noisy than XBOX360) and PS3 Media Server as my streaming solution.
With that said:
* On-line gaming on all 3 consoles = fine, with the occasional expected lag.
* Streaming to my XBMC XBOX 1 = super fine!!! (using SAMBA shares)
* Streaming to my XBOX360 = fine. Forward/backward, skip, search is not rocket-fast, but works.
* Streaming to my PS3 = NOT SO FINE... Constant stuttering. Pause and play works for a couple of seconds, then stutters again. Each forward/backward, skip, search takes about 30-45 seconds to come back.
* This is not HD quality stuff, but simple DVD-rip levels (350MB series, 720MB movies). No transcoding done either.
* Network utilization is around 8-10Mbps while streaming to PS3 or XBOX360, measured with NetStat Live on the PC.
* Only one of the XBOX360 or PS3 is switched on for any specific test...
* In all cases, the dual-core, 3Ghz, 2GB RAM PC is not taking a beating. Maybe some 40-60% CPU usage spikes at start, but nothing more.
* Streaming to the PS3 stutters using Tversity, Fuppes, XBMC (for Windows), etc. as well.
So, all-in-all, WIRELESS PS3 streaming SUX for me. The PC is not being hammered, the wireless network is not over-extended, the files are nothing special, it's watchable via wireless on the XBOX360, but it stutters on the PS3. Same PC, same file, same set-up. UGH!
Could this be a PS3 issue with wireless? I found the following interesting link: http://www.breakitdownblog.com/streamin ... -is-jerky/