View Full Version : Network streaming 1080p - Any way to buffer over wireless lan?

Sean Dempsey
Jan 31, 2011, 09:45 PM
I am trying to pull 1080p (and 720p) over a Wireless G network. The network is strong, but obviously can't live stream. Is there a video player that can be set to buffer? Quicktime 7 and 10 won't, they just stutter, and so does VLC. I don't mind having to buffer over the LAN if it means the videos will play, so is there any way to do this?

Jan 31, 2011, 09:51 PM
in VLC, go to advanced settings (all radio button in the settings), then "input /codecs" -> "access modules" -> File.

you can set a caching value there, not sure if it will fix your problems or not though.

Sean Dempsey
Feb 1, 2011, 05:34 PM
This didn't make much difference. Is it a encoding thing, I believe the files are .mov files, but I am not sure if they're h.264, of if they need to be .mp4 files instead.

I realize I probably can't live stream 1080p video over a wireless G network, but I had thought that at least I could run them through an app that could create a buffer or pre-download.