I too, am having problems with streaming to my ipad2. Drives me crazy.
The really strange thing tho, is that it works flawless when streaming from my Windows 7 machine.
But when i stream from my FREENAS box, i get alot of:
"asked for new data packet, with nothing available"
For some reason, XBMC and/or FREENAS delivers/asks for data slower than windows 7.
FREENAS: (cifs/nfs same for both)
Both machines are quad-core, both on the same network.
Transferspeeds <-> the machines are around 75-80 megs/sec.
Bandwidth test to/from ipad 2 over wlan is around 15 Mbit, which should be (and actually is) sufficient enough for the around 1000KB/sec that I get to/from the windows 7 machine / what the 720p clip i watch requires.
Obviously something is #"¤"#¤ with my freenas box (fresh 8.0.3 install), any ideas?
video buffering alot during stream 720p Video - SMB
Joined: Mar 2009
2012-02-20 19:53 Post: #121
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2013-03-03 11:39 Post: #122
i did some testing as well
I am running xbmc on my raspberry pi with xbian - and had the problem that some videos which were recieved from my windows home server via smb stopped and buffered a lot. so i were not able to watch the movie quite good - especially i got this problem on big movies > 8GB or 1080p etc.
As i read, xmbc has its own smb client and some users reported errors.
So what helped me:
I do not use xmbc to connect to my smb shares. I mounted them manually on OS Level.
get the cifs-utils:
apt-get install cifs-utils
created a folder
added the following line to my fstab:
or with the jed editor (apt-get install jed)
//SERVER_IP/SHARE /mnt/movies cifs username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD 0 0
reboot the device
then i added the movies in xmbc as root folders
now the videos are played without stops or buffers.
Joined: Jun 2005
2013-03-03 12:14 Post: #123
(2012-02-20 19:53)Johan84 Wrote: I too, am having problems with streaming to my ipad2. Drives me crazy.
FREENAS is kinda hard to please when it comes to the network adapter. Are you using intel or realtek? I had big problems with realtek hardware, but when i added a intel the speed went up