Streaming Blu-Ray iso from network storage device

Discussion in 'General Hardware Issues' started by connorad, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. connorad

    connorad New Member

    Hi all, First post here as I've not been able to find the answer to this problem.

    I'm trying to stream HD or BR titles from my Network storage enclosure to my HTPC.

    I created an ISO of apocalypto and copied it to the NS device (dLINK DIR-323) It is networked over gigabit/draft N devices. I'm using PDVD version 7.3 ultra, latest anydvd build and daemon tools. The Disc played fine in my combo LG player, the iso stored locally on my HTPC played fine also.

    However, When I point deamon tools to the .iso on the NS device I just get a black screen. The movie appears to be playing but there is no image nor sound.

    Regular DVDs play fine from the NS device.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jmone

    jmone Well-Known Member

    You may stuggle with consumer grade NAS but some are better than others. I've got a WD World Book II NAS at it can not do more than 40Mbits/sec & it also has a Gigabit Port. This sort of performance is not going to sit well with streaming HD content.....
     
  3. elmatson

    elmatson Active Member

    Network

    IF you are doing this wireless you may have to go with a wired setup.
     
  4. bachuka

    bachuka Well-Known Member

    Make sure you map the network drive on your client pc's so that the network drive letter is the same as the one on the server.
     
  5. greenglo

    greenglo New Member

    Did you ever resolve your problem?
     
  6. windsorr

    windsorr Well-Known Member

    Well I have the same device...WD MYBook World II device and it works just fine...Just make sure that you are not using that abortion of a software package Mionet (that comes with it). dont even need gigabit ethernet as my router only supports fast ethernet 100 MBPs and it works just finr with no skips or jumps.

    I would ensure
    1) that you are using ethernet NOT wireless. Have as few elements as possible between the drive and you computer.
    2) Try SlySoft Vitual Clone drive (that is what I use to mount my ISOs) its FREE!
    3) Use the Samurai HL method to make your ISO's as i did find similar problems to you with rips made with other methods when streaming them from my network drives.
     
  7. damnskippy

    damnskippy Well-Known Member

    Wireless streaming does not usually work I have tried it with no luck though I have seen posts by people that say it works for them. Plug it into a wired network and it should be fine.
     
  8. scmeis1

    scmeis1 Well-Known Member


    Unless they are about 5' from the antenna or have enterprise level AP's. I doubt anyone is getting quality on their HD movies. I design wireless for a Large bank, and I can not see it happening.
     
  9. scmeis1

    scmeis1 Well-Known Member


    Of course you dont need gigabit, thats over kill. 100Mbps will do just fine. It will how ever slow other stuff on your network down. I would recommend using QOS features to prioritize your traffic. It is what I do for a living, Designing computer networks.
     
  10. PrincipalityFusion

    PrincipalityFusion Well-Known Member

    My client HTPC computers are connected wirelessly to my network. My movie server however is connected by ethernet cable to the router.

    i'll have to disagree that wireless isn't sufficient to carry the high definition signal. I have a DIR-655 Dlink router and it is more than capable to play every Blu Ray that i've thrown at it. Granted, you can't pop popcorn without getting a momentary pause. I might get one pause in an entire move and to get past that, i just rewind a few seconds and the part always plays back smoothtly.

    If you are using draft N, then i would upgrade to a gigabit connection only because with a 100Mb connection, your connection is the bottleneck. I get a connsistent 275 to 290 connection rate (as stated by the router's admin page) and a 100Mbps connection would slow that down.

    As far as distance, my HTPCs are definitely farther than 5 feet away from the router and i still get a good signal.
     
  11. scmeis1

    scmeis1 Well-Known Member

    Wow, we can really get into a debate here. Draft N is just that a draft. They have setteled on a modulation but not a frequency. There is many complications either way they go. So these low cost wireless AP's choose a frequency, 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz and hope they are right. I also own a Dir-655, and I can tell you, that while yes that is the best home router for normal users. Best possible wireless speed is 54Mbps (because of G). This is not stustainable with the antena's provided. There are only 3 channels that do not over lap, and if a neigh is in its modulation range, that will kill it. There is so much to wireless, we can go in a long debate. As for your physical connections, I do not buy one bit its pushing Gigabit. Do you have giants enabled? If not you are not even getting close to gigabit. I am a CCIE, and a Cisco Qualified wireless specialist, you are buying into marketing hype.

    As for the momentary pause, thats what I am referring to. I want a movie to play seamlessly. Not have hiccups and delays caused by a wireless device.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2008
  12. nrmsmith

    nrmsmith Well-Known Member

    How do you do that? (prioritize)

    I am streaming BD iso's from a Terastation Live II NAS. It supposedly has a gigabit interface but in reality isn't much faster than Fast Ethernet. I use a wired link. Where the wired connection is to a laptop with a gigabit NIC then it streams just fine. I also have a Dell m1330 which only has a Fast Ethernet NIC and that stutters in playback & is unwatchable. If I copy the ISO to this laptop locally, it plays back just fine, so clearly the fast ethernet is not fast enough in this case - any hints on how I can improve throughput?

    Thanks
    NigelS
     
  13. scmeis1

    scmeis1 Well-Known Member

    What the router? All routers are not created equal. QOS has to be a funcationality of the router also.
     
  14. 4star

    4star Member

    solution powerline adapters

    Simple solution for networking movies to each room. Use powerline adapters. Plug one into your router then into the wall outlet and plug other units in each room and plug the ethernet cable from the other room from the powerline adapter into your computer and you will get glitch free uncompressed blueray playback. , Run your nas ethernet cable into your router, there is usally 4 ethernet ports on the back aof a dlink router so you can run 3 nas servers and the other port is connected to your cable modem. I run this type of setup with about 1500 hundred movies on my network, kids watch any movie they want using XMBC and MEDIA BROWSER which I use for the living room HTPC.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011