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What's fastest transfer protocol?
10-02-2008, 06:25 PM
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What's fastest transfer protocol?
Other than internal HDD, what is the fastest network protocol that I am supposed to use for stutter free playback of HD materials?

I am on the latest firmware, and I tried SMB and NFS.

I have fixed several movies that had stutter with NFS, but I still get stutters with some files with NFS.

I read somewhere that HTTP is another alternative. Is HTTP the fastest way? or FTP?

My files are usually a single file, muxed using tsmuxer or tsremux.

Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions.
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10-02-2008, 06:46 PM
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RE: What's fastest transfer protocol?
(10-02-2008 06:25 PM)tosehee Wrote:  Other than internal HDD, what is the fastest network protocol that I am supposed to use for stutter free playback of HD materials?

I am on the latest firmware, and I tried SMB and NFS.

I have fixed several movies that had stutter with NFS, but I still get stutters with some files with NFS.

I read somewhere that HTTP is another alternative. Is HTTP the fastest way? or FTP?

My files are usually a single file, muxed using tsmuxer or tsremux.

Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions.

I've had the best luck with NFS, but I am using a wireless connection. I can successfully stream 720p files over my wireless conneciton with NFS and HTTP, but not with SMB (they stutter)... NFS seems faster than HTTP (movies start faster, etc).
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10-02-2008, 08:49 PM
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RE: What's fastest transfer protocol?
HTTP is the fastest. But you need it only for very high bitrate files e.g. 40-41MBit. NFS and SMB are not far away from this bitrate.
SMB needs more CPU Power, but I have no problems with cbr files up to 38Mbit.

Regards,
FLaSH
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10-02-2008, 09:34 PM
Post: #4
RE: What's fastest transfer protocol?
Hello, i've a gentoo linux server for streaming vidéos.
With this thread i learn that http streaming is fastest than NFS or SMB, is there any linux application for http streaming ?
Thanks for your response Wink

PS: Excuse me for my english, i'm french and didn't speak well english.
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10-02-2008, 09:42 PM
Post: #5
RE: What's fastest transfer protocol?
@chrissou

I'm german and I think my english is not much bettter Big Grin

You can try myiHome, there is a version for linux: http://www.networkedmediatank.com/downlo..._note.html

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FLaSH
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10-02-2008, 11:00 PM
Post: #6
RE: What's fastest transfer protocol?
Thanks.

I guess I will give a try with HTTP. For most movies, NFS is more than fine. But as I explained, there are a few that just stutters and the audio drops completely due to unknown reason. I am guessing the bandwidth could be one of the reason, and I will report if the audio drop out goes away with HTTP streaming.

Thanks.
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10-02-2008, 11:11 PM
Post: #7
RE: What's fastest transfer protocol?
(10-02-2008 09:34 PM)chrissou Wrote:  Hello, i've a gentoo linux server for streaming vidéos.
With this thread i learn that http streaming is fastest than NFS or SMB, is there any linux application for http streaming ?
Thanks for your response Wink

PS: Excuse me for my english, i'm french and didn't speak well english.

You can try llink
http://www.lundman.net/wiki/index.php/Llink#BINARIES
it can stream from rars and is not written in JAVA Smile
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10-03-2008, 02:28 AM
Post: #8
RE: What's fastest transfer protocol?
1 more question.

I got the HTTP server running, but how do I enable the HTTP share in NMT?

I tried

http://myip

But above doesn't seem to work..

i.a.)

http://192.168.1.2

That's where it's located it, but I can't seem to add that share..
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10-03-2008, 02:14 PM
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RE: What's fastest transfer protocol?
nvm.

I learned that I have to install llink to provide the http streaming.

It runs fine now and I can watch some of the movies that either stuttered or had audio drops without any problems now. I didn't try all so I can't say with 100% confidence, but it seems definitely better than nFs or smb.

However, the browsing the directory is much slower than NFS and SMB. This is something that needs more work, I guess...?
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