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Does anyone know how fast your network speeds need to be to stream a Blu Ray movie? I've read various reports most depend on the audio quality your running needing anywhere from 5 MB/s to 10 MB/s. I use wireless N and usually have a average sustained speed of around 13 MB/s, However there's alot of shuttering. I'm curious if theses numbers are correct and if theres a better way to stream. Basically I rip the Blu Ray movie with full video/audio onto my hard drive. Then I use VLC from another computer and just open the media file from VLC located on my host and play.
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To stream BD wirelessly without the shuttering i believe the 5ghz channel is what is used and alot less radio interfearance.
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switching to a wired network helps for sure.

also does, the other computer have the specs to play blu ray?

some newer routers have really good wireless output like the ASUS RT-N56U or netgear wndr3700. u might just need to upgrade if your current router is not up to par.
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switching to a wired network helps for sure.

Sorry if I'm wrong, but isn't Ethernet 100Mbps while 802.11n is 350Mbps? confused.gif
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also does, the other computer have the specs to play blu ray?

some newer routers have really good wireless output like the ASUS RT-N56U or netgear wndr3700. u might just need to upgrade if your current router is not up to par.


I'm not sure what specs are required but both machines have a i7 920 w/6 GB DDR3, GTX260 video card. I would think that hardware is good enough considering it's still higher tier.

As far a router, I have the Netgear WNDR4000 and I use the 5Ghz channel. The channel strength shows up on the other computer has excellent. Like I said before if I try to trasnfer the blu ray file from my host computer I get around 12-13 MB/s. I would think that would be more then enough to stream the Blu Ray movie as well to my HTPC. However, there's ALOT of lag. As far as I know my router is configured properly since everything else on the network seems to work great but movie streaming.
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post #6 of 10
full quality blu ray video is anywhere from 15-25Mbps plus sound is another 3-5Mpbs, when i had my PS3 it displays the info thats how i know. but you said you're using wireless N so not sure why it would do that. try messing with router settings
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Sorry if I'm wrong, but isn't Ethernet 100Mbps while 802.11n is 350Mbps? confused.gif

Ethernet can be 10Mbps, 100Mbps or 1Gbps.
802.11n can be 150Mbps, 300Mbps, and up to 600Mbps however this is dependant on router and card being able to obtain these speeds.

Wireless has to deal with things like interferance, signal strength, obstructions etc. So the speeds that are touted really are theoretical limits and often are over inflated when compared to real world speeds.

For things like streaming media wired (even at 100Mbps) will be a much better option. I run full gigabit on my ethernet network, and 300 for my N, and the N crawls compared to the wired stuff.
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Will I bought a 50 ft. cat 5e cable to reach my HTPC just to see if it would work before tearing into walls. I'm still getting lag and bad stutter on a 1 gig wired router now. So there must be something else that's work here. Any ideas or suggestions, or is my router junk?
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What router are you using, it might very well be.
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What router are you using, it might very well be.

Netgear WNDR4000. Just bought it 3 days ago from Best Buy.
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