roygbiv Wrote:If I stream the same movies on the ATV2 connecting via UPnP by way of running PS3 Media Server software on the PC I get no stuttering, at all. This includes 1080p rips of movies, with DTS sound. It's beautiful.
After reading your post I immediately tried your method myself. Where SMB didn't allow me to stream any 720p or 1080p without constant buffering, PS3 Media Server sometimes does.
However, I have found that only h.264-files stream perfectly, but all other files still buffer (be it less than before). PS3 Media Server offers to transcode those files, but outputs in a codec that is still different from h.264 and thus my video still buffers.
This is consistent with what is said on this forum, about the AppleTV only supporting h.264 for hardware decoding, and using software decoding for anything else.
So my question is, do you too have difficulty streaming 720p or 1080p non-h.264-files?
Or did you find some way to make it work?