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Having problems streaming videos to my Xbox from the PC.

#1PlatypusPincherPosted 4/6/2013 8:05:47 AM
I've always streamed movies/TV shows from my PC to my 360, but recently I am having lots of problems. The videos start out fine and play perfectly, but after around 1 min the FPS slows to a crawl and remains this way. It happens for everything I try to watch, including stuff I've watched previously that played with no issues. Anyone have this problem before?

Also, I have a ~15 foot cat5 cable from my PC to my 360. If I got a shorter cable would it have any effect?
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#2Darkest_EvilPosted 4/6/2013 8:08:14 AM
if something is sharing your connection it may slow it down, also do a speed test to see your upload and download ratio. Clean your cache and try resetting up the connecting .. take everything appart and unplug the modem etc and replug everything in

One kink or tear or bend in a wire can effect the speed
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#3PlatypusPincher(Topic Creator)Posted 4/6/2013 8:17:01 AM
I reset my modem/router/Xbox and cleared the cache. Hopefully that will work. Here's my speed test results

36.74 mb/s download 2.06 mb/s upload

The cable is fairly old so if this doesn't work I'll just see if it has any kinks or anything and possibly buy a new one.

Thanks for your help.
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#4CapwnDPosted 4/6/2013 8:20:42 AM
He's having problems on the local network, not streaming from internet.

Sounds like something on your computer, not being able to perform. Is it something that's being transcoded? What are you using on your PC to stream?

If your'e doing video only (not music) then I suggest PMS (Playstation Media Server). If you also need music, then use TVersity (version 1.97, anything after 2.0 charges you)
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#5PlatypusPincher(Topic Creator)Posted 4/6/2013 8:23:52 AM
I just stream by going to My video Apps > System Video Player > PC > then select the folder its in and play. Not using any apps or anything.
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#6CapwnDPosted 4/6/2013 8:29:51 AM
So your'e using the windows streaming services built in.

I would suggest a better service such as the two I mentioned above, and if you do that you could go ahead and disable all the sharing options for video so that you're PC isn't running the server unnecessarily.
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#7CapwnDPosted 4/6/2013 8:33:19 AM
It doesn't make sense that you have too much network traffic, unless you're in a dorm or sharing internet in a very large apartment complex (sharing network I meant).

So it's not a network issue. And there's no ports to forward when you're connecting on the LAN.

So that leaves two things: The 360 (which probably isn't the problem) and your PC. It's the PC.

Either you have too much other stuff going on with the PC, or for whatever reason it's just not able to stream the video correctly. Might be firewall or virus detention on your PC. Whatever the case is, using one of those better media servers should fix the problem, unless the PC is just too weak.

Is it a really old PC? Like running XP and you bought it before 2005?
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#8PlatypusPincher(Topic Creator)Posted 4/6/2013 8:37:10 AM
It runs Vista Home Premium. It's a pretty old computer though and does have some problems playing HD video, but this is just an SD tv show.
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#9CapwnDPosted 4/6/2013 8:37:53 AM
If you get TVerstiy, look for "all versions" and find the 1.9.7 version.

For video only (no music) I highly suggest this:

http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/
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#10CapwnDPosted 4/6/2013 8:41:19 AM(edited)
From: PlatypusPincher | #008
It runs Vista Home Premium. It's a pretty old computer though and does have some problems playing HD video, but this is just an SD tv show.

hmmm.. may be needing something with a bit more power.

But I would try using one of those servers instead before you go buying anything.

Interesting thing with video is that if you start to look into programs to upscale video on your computer (like using MPC-HC + madVR), you'll find you need more power on the computer then you would for simply playing HD video. But that's if your'e using LAV filters and all that.
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