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

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Sean Dempsey, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    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. macrumors 68020

    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. macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    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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