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Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:00 am

sansp00 wrote:
Since I also had my radio bridge on the server, it was set for the Roku Soundbridge series. I still don't quite understand the reason behind the service having issues, the regular account had all the rights :?

Rolling back to .34 increased speed, but its still choppy ... I think its more due to my ADSL bandwith or my PC bottlenecking. Im surprised because I have the high speed 1 meg transfer and a P4 2.4 with 2 gigs of ram ( And when I stream directly with MediaPlayer it's perfect quality ).

The thing I noticed is that even if I stop the stream im listening to, my computer and network still are working like crazy. Liked it hanged still streaming, and thats even when I am out of MPlay. Probably a TVersity bug or something. I have not tried streaming a ripped DVD yet, only small home movies I did with my digital cam. I'll try a ripped DVD to compare and try to isolated the source of choppiness.

Thanks for everything

Patrick

I mentioned some similar issues I had when originally testing with TVersity in an earlier thread. I found that pausing the stream for a few seconds before watching it helped a bit, as it gave the server time to buffer more of the transcoded stream.

Also, if I remember correctly, the "Other" Media Hub setting transcodes to MPEG-1 by default, so TVersity will transcode anything that's not MPEG-1 before serving it to the Roku. You may want to try changing this to MPEG-2 and see if it helps. You can modify those settings in the "C:\Program Files\TVersity\Media Server\profiles.xml" file. Just change "video/mpeg" to "video/mpeg2" in the "transcodeTarget" line for the "default" profile.

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Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:30 am

Thanks for the input ...
You guys are priceless ! I'll look into this.

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Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:41 am

sansp00 wrote:
The thing I noticed is that even if I stop the stream im listening to, my computer and network still are working like crazy.

Have you tried opening up Windows Task Manager (right click the lower left icon area), sort by "CPU", and see what task is using up your CPU?

You can also telnet to the Roku itself and once logged in run the 'top' command and see what process is using up CPU time on the Roku itself. You can even do this while you're playing, see if your CPU utilization on the Roku maxes out at the times you get the stuttering.
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Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:49 am

Haven't thought of using top on the Roku, but did look at the process list on the PC and it's the TVersityMediaPlayer and GUI that brought my box to its knees.

I'll mess with this tonight and monitor with top ... Is there a doc somewhere of the unix shell commands supported by the Roku OS ? Stuff like lsof, netstat, top, ps and so on ?

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Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:15 pm

sansp00 wrote:
Is there a doc somewhere of the unix shell commands supported by the Roku OS ?


The shell is bash 2.04.21(1)-release, so I supposed one could find docs at standard bash documentation places.

And of course you could look at the commands available in:
/bin
/usr/bin
/sbin
/usr/sbin
/usr/local/bin
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Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:18 pm

I was thinking more in the lines of man pages online ( that seems more updated that what you get on most Unix boxes ). But going the ls route works for me, I am not a big bash fan ( more tcsh or ksh ) but I'll manage.

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Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:55 pm

Well, changing the parameter from mpeg to mpeg2 solve the choppiness issue ! Looks like it was bottle-ing up due to transcoding stuff.

Thanks to everyone for the support :)
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