Your Digital Media Has Never Looked So Good

 
dah_sab
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Location: Texas

Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:57 am

Install Apache server and stream higher bit rate video (over 21mbps) via http. It's easy to install, fairly simple to use and works relatively well with MPlay.
 
timh
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Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:32 pm

Does anyone know if it's possible to stream HD video using Windows Media Connect on XP to the Roku/MPlay combo using the http protocol?
Roku HD-1000 v2.0.36 (1080i),
Mitsu 65" HDTV (LCD RP),
S-A 8300HD STB/PVR,
XBOX,
Sony RDR-VX500 DVDR/VCR,
Onkyo TX-SR600 w/Polk Audio (5.1)
Logitech Harmony 676 Remote
 
timh
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:21 am

Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:55 pm

Does anyone know if it's possible to stream HD video from Windows Media Connect on XP to the Roku/Mplay combo using http protocol? Will MPlay support this?
Roku HD-1000 v2.0.36 (1080i),

Mitsu 65" HDTV (LCD RP),

S-A 8300HD STB/PVR,

XBOX,

Sony RDR-VX500 DVDR/VCR,

Onkyo TX-SR600 w/Polk Audio (5.1)

Logitech Harmony 676 Remote
 
RokuDave

Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:03 pm

FWIW, in a week or so I'll be releasing an update with improved SMB throughput. I'm seeing 50% gains streaming from loaded SMB servers. Fast servers don't see that much improvement.
 
Detonate
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Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:53 pm

Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:23 pm

What is the max mbps you've seen over SMB?

I've been struggling trying to get some Sony HDV to stream with no luck.

I didn't try setting up Apache, but I did put the desktop version of IIS and tried streaming through telnet by executing mplay.app http://192.168.0.1/filename.mpg and the video through put still didn't break 18mbps.
 
r111
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Location: Orange Co, CA
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Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:39 pm

RokuDave, new updates are VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! :D
 
dgburns
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Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:52 am

Detonate wrote:
I've been struggling trying to get some Sony HDV to stream with no luck.


I just grabbed a Sony 1080i demo clp (~1.8GB) off Usenet. Plays with a couple slight burps using NFS in Mplay, but via SMB is totally unwatchable and Mplay takes many MINUTES to respond to remote control buttons.

Better SMB performance would be nice, but it doesn't sound like the performance will improve that much (since I already have a "fast" server easily able to stream 80+ Mbps to my other PC's via SMB)???
HD-1500 RevB #1 (media room)
Mitsubishi WD-62528 62" LCD RPTV
Kenwood VR-407 receiver w/PSB Alpha's
PS/3 60GB (now 250GB) w/750GB Seagate ext
M1000 (upstairs)
HD-1000 RevB #2 (bedroom)
Visco 32" LCD
AR 2.1 audio system
PS/2
 
Detonate
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Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:33 am

Well if the MAX per the FAQ is 20mbps, and he is seeing 50% gains, I assume we can expect to see 30mbps.

This is same performance currently rated for streaming from the Compact Flash drive, per the FAQ.

I've copied my full rez Sony HDV files to Compact Flash and they play back flawlessly.

I really don't want to setup NFS client/server on my main PC, just to be able to stream media.

I think I read somewhere that UPnP will stream faster than SMB. I haven't messed with that, but I may investigate that route while waiting on this update.
 
soiaf
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Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:51 am

I did a number of tests a few months ago seeing how fast could I transfer data, using SMB I was able to get 25 Mbit/s, with HTTP (which is basically what UPnP would use) I was able to get 64 Mbit/s.
It 'll be interesting to see what result the new update will have.
 
SP
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Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:12 pm

Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:11 pm

Improved SMB streaming performance is something that will be greatly appreciated by many including myself.

As for Http streaming I have used Tsreader to send transport stream in the 30 - 40 mbit range to my HD1000 and it can play them flawlessy. So, the networking performance of SMB shares is definitely a limiting factor for the photobridge when dealing with high bitrate streams.
 
marcelo3d
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Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:18 am

If you guys want to give it a try, the new version of MPlay tries to stay responsive even if the network is congested/maxed-out. Please let me know if my fix helps at least avoid the hang.

http://www.rokulabs.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4995

M.-
 
dgburns
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Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:58 am

Detonate wrote:
Well if the MAX per the FAQ is 20mbps, and he is seeing 50% gains, I assume we can expect to see 30mbps.


I don't know about that. He said:
Fast servers don't see that much improvement.
HD-1500 RevB #1 (media room)

Mitsubishi WD-62528 62" LCD RPTV

Kenwood VR-407 receiver w/PSB Alpha's

PS/3 60GB (now 250GB) w/750GB Seagate ext

M1000 (upstairs)

HD-1000 RevB #2 (bedroom)

Visco 32" LCD

AR 2.1 audio system

PS/2
 
davidd
Posts: 48
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:52 am
Location: United Kingdom

Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:31 am

DGburns, I have the very same sony file from usenet and it wont play properly via nfs, did you get it to play?
All my other HD stuff is fine, just annoying that the silly sony doesnt work.

d
 
drew138
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Sony HDV

Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:37 am

Detonate wrote:
I've copied my full rez Sony HDV files to Compact Flash and they play back flawlessly.


Detonate, how are you extracting your files and are you just keeping them as raw M2T or encooding them at all? How has Roku been for performance on playback of these files. Sounds like CF works great but not so well on off a share? What are you using to store your video (NAS, etc..)

I own the Sony HC1 and am trying to find a decent solution for storage and playback. I prefer to not encode the videos since storage is relatively inexpensive in the long run.

Thoughts.

Thanks

Drew
 
Detonate
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Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:07 pm

The files I have were captured using DVCAP, I think it's called, or something like that.

Then renamed to .mpg

They play fine from CF, but will not stream over standard windows shares, and I've been unable to get UPnP setup and working. Don't feel like tinkering with NFS.

Either Roku gets this working with their next release, or I'm going to jump ship and sell my Rev B unit and get an Avel LinkPlayer, which has been confirmed to work with raw HDV over standard SMB shares.

Lots of people using this player on the SonyHDVInfo.com site.

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