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issue with streaming speed!

Postby yrq » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:14 am

1- your computer specs (cpu, memory) and the precise server version you're using
q6600 2,4ghz, 4gb 1ghz ram.
v1.10.51 of the ps3 media server program.

2- the network connection you are using for streaming your files (wifi, homeplugs, ethernet 100Mbits, or gigabit)
I think its called homeplugs, the electrical thingies you plug in and it works as a ethernet cable.
this is where the problem is probably, i'm using devolo DLan something something 80mbps version, its currently showing that I have a 65mbps signal to the ps3 (it varies from lowest 50 to 65, its steady though... only seen the 50 once).
I don't use a router in between, its my PC -> homeplugs about 20-40m cant remember -> ps3. I share the internet from my PC and the pc connects wireless to the router (large house, only one router and it doesnt reach the ps3).
3- detailed infos on what's not working
my computer can transcode everything I've tried FLAWLESSLY, buffer is full at all times. the video hiccups A LOT on HD movies (720p).
I've also seen that it really depends on the file I'm trying, some files have a lot more bit rate than others, planet earth (bbc shows, very beautiful) work very well but in complex scenes with like a lot of birds flickering about or heavy snow it hiccups, I've also seen that this happens when the bit rate goes over 10-15mbps (info when playing (select)). when I play planet earth shows it says in the menu that its mpeg-2 but when I play it the codec up in the right corner shows "AVC", when I play james bond - dr no, it says mpeg-2 in the corner and the bit rate is super high, even though the ps3 server program says it peaks at 30mbps it shows up to 120mbps or something ridiculous while hiccuping.

when I look at the task manager and see how much its actually pumping out its shockingly low, I must be reading it wrong but im seeing 1-2mbps, I serously doubt that and I think its more like 10-20mbps, but really around 10 most of the time.

4- if you're transcoding some videos, which engine are you using ? (mencoder, avisynth/mencoder, tsmuxer)
mencoder
5- a debug.log file excerpt, or you can zip the whole file. this file can be found in the application directory, or if you have UAC and Vista activated, likely found in the Windows temp directory
6- if you are streaming to anything other than a PS3, please mention it
im not

thanks in advance.

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Re: issue with streaming speed!

Postby meskibob » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:28 am

What do you have for the Max Bandwidth setting and Video Quality setting under Common Transcode settings?
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Re: issue with streaming speed!

Postby yrq » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:08 am

meskibob wrote:What do you have for the Max Bandwidth setting and Video Quality setting under Common Transcode settings?



at first I had 0, then I tried putting it down to 50, and ended on 10.

havent seen any changes, by lowering it since it was low all the time... :(
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Re: issue with streaming speed!

Postby yrq » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:01 am

yrq wrote:
meskibob wrote:What do you have for the Max Bandwidth setting and Video Quality setting under Common Transcode settings?



at first I had 0, then I tried putting it down to 50, and ended on 10.

havent seen any changes, by lowering it since it was low all the time... :(

disregard this im a retard, just tested now with 10 and its running with keyint=1:vqscale=1:vqmin=2 as the quality settings. the video looks super pixalated, like a youtube video or someshit :(

the video runs great but the sound hiccups.. and the buffer now on the ps3 media server program is much more jittery (like it said, more stress on your computer instead of the network.


its a steady 10mbps stream now, going to try to put it to 11-13 with more testing but im actually at work so I have to go now, cant test 11-13 now.. (work by driving, just came home to check and test some things :D)
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Re: issue with streaming speed!

Postby ExSport » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:49 am

With so high quality keyint=1:vqscale=1:vqmin=2 you can't limit bitrate to 10Mbits only ;) Lower your output quality(change profile) to achieve less pixelated picture when you use so low bandwidth.
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Re: issue with streaming speed!

Postby yrq » Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:46 pm

ExSport wrote:With so high quality keyint=1:vqscale=1:vqmin=2 you can't limit bitrate to 10Mbits only ;) Lower your output quality(change profile) to achieve less pixelated picture when you use so low bandwidth.

well yes, thats really the problem im having, I cant seem to get enough speed from my pc to the ps3, even though the homelink application tells me it has a 65mbps signal to the other end it can only send through it around 11-14mbps, which is unacceptable.

what im looking for is some setting I've missed out on, something on my pc which would let me send out at much better speeds. I'm not satisfied with downgrading the quality of high definition movies, thats just stupid, I want to watch them at full detail (or atleast so close to full that I wont see a difference).


and can anyone answer me why some mkv files show the codec up in the corner (while playing press select) as AVC while others (the troublemaking ones) show mpeg-2?

the quality im seeing for the AVC ones looks ridiculously good and at a much lower bitrate than the mpeg-2 videos. (casino royal vs dr.no both at 720p, casino royal shows a 5-15mbps rate and looks great while dr. no looks like a divx movie at 14mbps, only difference in the files that I see is that one is mpeg-2 and other is AVC )

thanks in advance, I'm very happy with the quick answers :D
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Re: issue with streaming speed!

Postby ExSport » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:06 pm

You didn't understood principles of PMS and remuxing/transcoding.
Please try search here and check Otmanix guide ;)
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Re: issue with streaming speed!

Postby jaqb » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:47 pm

Today I have fixed the issue with maximum bandwidth settings and mencoder Issue 85 I still need confirmation from people if that helped...can anyone test it ?
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Re: issue with streaming speed!

Postby yrq » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:56 pm

ExSport wrote:You didn't understood principles of PMS and remuxing/transcoding.
Please try search here and check Otmanix guide ;)


I'll search for that, thanks.


and for jaqb, how do I use the .patch file? I'd love to test it out for you.


edit; looked at the guide otmanix made, very nice stuff, informative.

it seems that the videos I've had work at a low bitrate are all remux-es, but when confirming that I found another issue with my setup; when I try to use tsmuxer instead of mencoder I get a corrupted data msg :p I'll search for that aswell since I heard something about that. I still need to find out why I cant send faster away from the pc.

oh and mencoder does not like anime transcoding for some reason for me, very unstable, got a peak bitrate of 446693kb/s :shock: :shock: in the intro of all places, and the video stopped working about 9 minutes in and I had to skip one minute :/

seriously getting tired of the issues of connecting my ps3 to anything, going to check how much a electrician would cost to wire the whole house up (I'd try it myself but the blueprints with the wiring which is installed now burned up and there aint a copy, so its alot more work :( )
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Re: issue with streaming speed!

Postby jaqb » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:06 pm

yrq wrote:and for jaqb, how do I use the .patch file? I'd love to test it out for you.
Try this JAR Copy all files do PS3MS directory...and report back :-)
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