Network streaming 1080p - Any way to buffer over wireless lan?

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  1. Sean Dempsey
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    Sean Dempsey

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    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?
     
  2. waw74
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    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.
     
  3. Sean Dempsey
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    Sean Dempsey

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    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.
     

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