[ILUG] Streaming video
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Thu Sep 22 01:16:08 IST 2005
On 21 Sep 2005, at 10:55, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Sep 2005, Niall O Broin wrote:
> I've no idea. I'm trying to understand what your 'bad case' is
> composed of. You've described the expected case, tested with ftp and
> Samba - but what *exactly* does the bad case consist of?
> (We know it involves 'xine' and 'vlc' or somesuch, but you don't seem
> to be inclined to describe exactly how they access the video. By
> reading from NFS or SMB mount? Via HTTP to an Apache server???)
By reading from a network mounted drive - either SMB or NFS. NFS is
slightly less bad. xine is not as bad because the Linux box is not
using wireless. vlc on OS-X with WiFi is the worst case.
>> - a dodgy AP (mine is a DLink DI-614+) ? And even with those numbers,
>> how are pauses of seconds explained?
> They aren't really. Unless your client has a tiny receive buffer. 24ms
> / 500kB is well within default sizes on Linux..
I'm not supposed to understand - it's a mystery.
>> that seems a little better. CPU usgae is again high during a copy,
>> but video playback over wireless is a lot better, though still not
>> perfect. Video playback over NFS over wired seems to have no problems
>> at all.
>> Bloody computers :-)
> Nah, 802.11 - it just suck rocks, wirelessly.
Well, hopefully 802.11g is a little less bad. I was planning to sign up
to Blueface anyway, and today's telephone bill jogged my mind, sharply.
I was planning to buy a little 2 port ATA-SIP adapter gubbins but as it
turns out they have a Linksys WRT854G with 2 ATA ports for not a whole
lot more (well, less than the standalone router anyway) so I've ordered
one of those, and I'm off to high speed WiFi land.
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