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Wireless Network Setup

Postby pkdowning » Sun May 03, 2009 3:11 am

I have been having some problems with playing movies, especially 720p mkv files over a wireless network. Should it be possible to play these files over a wireless network or is this file type going to need a wired connection? Since I don't really read too much about other members having these problems, I have to assume its my wireless network. However, when I run a speed test of my internet connection I am getting 15.5 Mbps down and 1.9 Mbps up.
My current setup is 2.4Ghz iMac, Airport Extreme N, PS3

Thanks.

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Re: Wireless Network Setup

Postby pmos69 » Sun May 03, 2009 10:57 am

try "keyint=25:vqmax=5:vqmin=2"
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Re: Wireless Network Setup

Postby pkdowning » Sun May 03, 2009 3:57 pm

pmos69 wrote:try "keyint=25:vqmax=5:vqmin=2"


Thanks for the recommendation, but changing the video settings seemed to result in the same stuttering. It seems like as soon as the video Mbps gets over 10 is when the stuttering will start. I have the bandwidth limited to 15 Mbps, but when I watch the info during the movie I will notice the Mbps will get over 20 Mbps. I thought a setting a bandwidth limit would limit the bandwidth???
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Re: Wireless Network Setup

Postby j2048b » Sun May 03, 2009 9:08 pm

pkdowning wrote:
pmos69 wrote:try "keyint=25:vqmax=5:vqmin=2"


Thanks for the recommendation, but changing the video settings seemed to result in the same stuttering. It seems like as soon as the video Mbps gets over 10 is when the stuttering will start. I have the bandwidth limited to 15 Mbps, but when I watch the info during the movie I will notice the Mbps will get over 20 Mbps. I thought a setting a bandwidth limit would limit the bandwidth???



read posting below!!!
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Re: Wireless Network Setup

Postby j2048b » Sun May 03, 2009 9:10 pm

j2048b wrote:
pkdowning wrote:
pmos69 wrote:try "keyint=25:vqmax=5:vqmin=2"


Thanks for the recommendation, but changing the video settings seemed to result in the same stuttering. It seems like as soon as the video Mbps gets over 10 is when the stuttering will start. I have the bandwidth limited to 15 Mbps, but when I watch the info during the movie I will notice the Mbps will get over 20 Mbps. I thought a setting a bandwidth limit would limit the bandwidth???


SWITCH TO VERSION 1.11!!!!

NO PROBLEMS AT ALL OVER HERE!


ALSO, ERASE THE PERIOD AND ZERO (0) FROM BEHIND THE TRANCODE BUFFER MAX SIZE MAXIMUM:

600.00 = NO, NO
600= YES,YES
(someone said this causes the buffer to not fill, and it has caused problems!!


unclick these settings:

skips loop filter deblocking
switch to tsmuxer when the video is ps3 compatible!!!


TRY THIS !! AND THEN SEE HOW IT RUNS,

if it does not do any better,

click this setting:

enhance muticore support...

see how it does!!

then click

force framerate parsed from ffmpeg


let me know how it runs!!

(ps) i hooked one of mine up wired yesterday and watched my first blue ray rip flawlessly!!)

if everything else does not work, then it may be time to run it all wired!!

i have verizon dsl, down @ 3000 mbps, and up @ 760, and leave my max bandwidth set to zero(0)

dont know why you would limit yours to 15?

you should be getting great results!!
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Re: Wireless Network Setup

Postby pmos69 » Sun May 03, 2009 9:16 pm

You will probably notice diferent readings for network bandwidth from PMS and the ps3.
I think the way the ps3 networking works in streaming (bursty) has some influence in this, but i'm not sure.

Anyway, 10Mbps is a bit low for 1080p streaming. I probably have a stronger signal, as I don't have stutering, even in 20Mbps+ parts.
I guess you should try to improve the signal the ps3 gets, or lower even more the maximum transmission and quality settings.
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Re: Wireless Network Setup

Postby st1lez » Tue May 05, 2009 10:21 pm

You shouldn't actually have to limit it to 15 even over a wireless connection. Your N router can do 100 Mbit/s. It's the transmission speed of the wireless card not the speed of your internet connection to outside. So basically you're going from wireless card to wireless card in the ps3. Everything depends on the speeds of your wireless connections. Your router can do 100Mb/s, if your computer has N, it's doing 100Mb/s to your 100Mb/s router, but then your ps3 is only doing 54Mb/s because it has an older wireless technology in it. So your network overall is dropping to accommodate the least common denominator, 54 Mb/s. You do have to account for some lag, and some data your using on your computer or just some random loss of course, nothing's ever perfect as advertised, but you should be able to pull off something around 35-40Mb/s over wifi.

All that techno babble aside, I've got an airport extreme N as well, but i've never been able to get 1080p streaming continuously realtime, 720p works okay, but it also stutters if it's an action movie so I've got no clue how anybody's gotten wireless to work flawlessly.
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Re: Wireless Network Setup

Postby pkdowning » Tue May 05, 2009 11:07 pm

Thanks for all the info. It sounds like I am not the only really having problems with this issue, so that is a good thing.
I may just resort to creating an all wired connection. However, if I decide to do a partial wired/wireless connection, would it be best to hook my Airport Extreme N directly into the PS3 and then have my iMac (using N technology) through the wireless network?
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Re: Wireless Network Setup

Postby st1lez » Tue May 05, 2009 11:45 pm

Yeah, that way you get the 100Mb/s connection throughout
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Re: Wireless Network Setup

Postby pmos69 » Wed May 06, 2009 10:03 am

Use sensible settings and you can do 1080p streaming with 802.11G if you have a good signal.
If you can have 802.11N, better.

My settings:
keyint=25:vqmax=5:vqmin=2
Max bandwidth: 25Mbps
Using 802.11G router on another room.

No stuttering on 1080p.
It all depends on the wi-fi signal strength.
A small drop in signal strength and the wi-fi bandwidth will drop exponentially.
Don't expect to do 1080p streaming even with 802.11N if you don't have a good signal.
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