Wireless options for sharing video

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lamina, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    From Canada, living in Seoul
    I have a PowerBook with a bunch of movie files on it, about 300mb each that I would like to share with my iMac with FrontRow. I have them wired to the same router now and its working great.

    But, when I return home from school, I'll have them both wireless. My question is, would 802.11g have enough bandwidth to support streaming these videos?
  2. Lollypop macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2004
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    It should be ye, ive done it and it seems to work ok.
  3. superwoman macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2005
    With streaming content, it's not just a matter of bandwidth. You also need that bandwidth to be consistent, so that you won't experience jerkiness in the video.

    In general, wireless communications suffer from something called fading, meaning for short spurts of time, the bandwidth will drop way below the average. That translates to jerkiness in the video.

    The only remedy is deep buffering. Unfortunately, that's application dependent. Unless you don't mind the jerkiness...

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