Hi I have just hooked my server from a powerline LAN to a Gigabit Cat7 Lan and tried to stream UHD content (2 > 60 gig files).
While one of the files streamed pretty decently, the other one began to stutter after a few minutes. The first file is 64gig and the second is 71gig. This should not be a problem with a GB-Ethernet, should it?
I have noticed that there is no “grey part” of the progress bar, which I think means that there is no cached content.
I have read in the forum that Vero4K has an optimized cache already, but is there anything I could tweak in the settings?`
Should also be noted that even with Gb power line adapters, its extremely unlikely you’ll get anything close to Gb speeds.
They can vary greatly, only way to properly test is iperf3 and see what speeds you’re actually getting in the real world.
I only know this because I learnt the hard way, and in the end pulled cat6 everywhere I needed it.
You can try and mount the share by using autofs and see if you get better performance from that.
After you have mounted the shares you still need to add them to the library the usual way:
Add Source -> Root File System -> /mnt/xxxxx
Some setups don’t cache optimally so the Vero is set by default to use a fairly large buffer. Setups will vary so it is a bit of a YRMV thing. Cache “0” will only buffer something like 20MB on LAN and for some setups that may not be enough. By using cache “1” it allows you to set your own for LAN traffic. the settings for “memorysize” is what essentially changes a ‘network buffer’ into a ‘video cache’ if set large enough. The “readfactor” is kind of confusing but is kind of like how many seconds of video do you want to pull from your network at maximum speed, with that being capped by the memorysize.
I can’t help with that buddy, although im sure one of the smarter networking folk on here will chime in with some advice.
It does seem to be the cause of your problem though, and saves wasting time with Kodi buffers and settings.
I know there was an issue with some of the early Vero 4k+ devices, although im sure that @sam_nazarko replaced all the faulty devices.
Most switches have lights that are different colors depending on their connection speeds. That would be a good place to start. With gigabit your wires use all four pairs. If you are missing any of the eight conductors then your connection will normally fall back to 100mb (which only needs two pairs). If you have new wiring you did yourself you may need to run some kind of continuity test on your work.