Slow AFP connection?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ZaYoOoD, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. ZaYoOoD macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2010
    I have an iMac & a MacBook Pro, but all of my music and videos are on my iMac's hard drive, and I like watching movies on my MacBook Pro..
    So I turned on the AFP file sharing on the iMac, and connected to it through "Connect to Server" in the finder..
    The copying speed is quite good "3-5 MB for the WiFi, 10-12 for ethernet"..

    is that when i go the and play a video on my MacBook Pro "as a client of the iMac", it doesn't run all the way smoothly, it stops for a second or two every half minute, and it is really bothering me..

    Is there anyway to fix this? or is there a another way to do the job better?

  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
  3. ZaYoOoD thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2010
    Thanks Hansr,, but I just solved the problem before reading you post..

    For anyone wondering, I simply adjusted the Player Cache level,
    using VLC "or MplayerX" Preferences>>Input & Codec>>Cache and I set it to "Higher Latency"..

    thnx anyway

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