I’m struggling a little bit streaming from LAN and legit online sources (namely BBC iPlayer here in the UK)
Usually pi lives upstairs in bedroom directly above wifi router. For testing purposes i’ve brought it downstairs (barely 6ft of fresh air between them) speed results are for the most part nearly identical as described below.
iperf testing proves the connection outbound is solid enough,
osmc@osmc:~$ iperf -c ping.online.net -t 60 -f m
Client connecting to ping.online.net, TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 0.04 MByte (default)
[ 3] local 192.168.0.11 port 46388 connected with 184.108.40.206 port 5001
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 3] 0.0-60.3 sec 69.8 MBytes 9.70 Mbits/sec
Speedtest.net also confirms ISP bandwidth anywhere from 90Mbit/s upto 225Mbit/s down and 8Mbit/s-16Mbit/s up.
Speed checks between desktop (1G/bit ethernet into router) and laptop on 5GHz and 2.4 GHz wifi both have more than sufficent speeds so i can deduce that router throughput is there.
now, heres the problem, when using FileZilla to transfer to the Pi im lucky to see 1MiB/s i regularly see it at 70KiB/s - 150KiB/s regardless if target is SD or USB drive. Also getting the ‘error’ Insecure server, it does not support FTP over TLS in connection window of FZ, i dont know if that matters. Sometimes the connection drops and the pi then comes unresponsive via Kodi power button and ‘reboot’ command in SSH. Pi requires reboot by cycling the power…
When streaming from an SMB Shared 2tb WD USB Drive on my desktop any resolution playback is unwatchable, I’m assuming due to low speeds (can take 5 or more seconds to play 1 sec of video, and theres no audio playback even though there is audio in the media file), this can be confirmed by the pi struggling to live stream 720p from iPlayer addon (ive had to turn the streaming quality settings right down to get it to work)
now, i dont have anything strange setup with regards to network access on the pi.
I have SSH and FTP installed and active.
I always control it via Android Kore app.
OSMC is running the latest version.
I’ve only really seen this problem with the latest 2 updates (thats not to say it is necessarily a fault with OSMC, though) I’m aware a whole heap of stuff can effect WIFI speeds but since iperf comes back with over 8Mbit/s nearly every time i try it there is more than sufficient bandwidth available even though i have issues with iPlayer.
is there anything you gods and godesses can suggest i try to get these speeds back to normal speed where i can stream from my LAN and Online?
also as a complete side note, media on SD or USB locally on the pi works perfectly be it 720p or 1080p MP4/MKV