What's your Ethernet or wifi transfer rate to your AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jlasoon, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. jlasoon macrumors 6502

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    Activity monitor is showing my ethernet transfer rate at a measly 3.8MB/s while streaming a movie. For some reason my wifi N connection to the AppleTV is faster 4MB/s.

    Before I star digging around and replacing cables, I'm just curious if anyone is actually getting the theoretical max of 12.5 MB/s transfer rate to their AppleTV using ethernet.
     
  2. ChefJayPeek macrumors regular

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    Does it stop playing and buffer? If not then why do you care?

    Just curious...

    Chef Jay
     
  3. jlasoon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea, lately lots of buffer issues.
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Exactly. It's just 0.2 MB diff. Unless ur having a problem, why...?
     
  5. markfc macrumors 6502a

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    Guess it depends on hour your movie is encoded/quality etc

    DVD is around 6 - 10 MB / Sec so a compress m4v would make sure to be aroudn 3 - 4 MB / Sec
     
  6. jlasoon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not a constant rate, I'm getting some serious dropouts as well. But I could swear I was getting near 12MB/s transfer just a few months ago. Don't know what's changed or happened. Just making sure I'm not crazy before I start digging around.
     

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