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Network Performance and Support
What speeds should I expect from the various network connection methods?
HTTP: ~42Mbps (same clip peaks at 47Mbps)
USB HDD: ~ 42Mbps
USB DVDROM (8x): ~42Mbps
Internal HDD: ~42Mbps
USB HDD: >90Mb/s
USB DVDROM (8x): TBC
Internal BD/DVDROM Retail Disc TBC
Internal BD/DVDROM Data Disc TBC
Internal HDD: >90Mb/s
What is the best network connection for playing back high bitrate content?
- Looking at the above charts, HTTP will be the preferred method for streaming. However, HTTP protocol does not support .iso/.ifo format. The next best choice is SMB followed by NFS for the 100 Series NMT's or NFS followed by SMB for the 200 Series. However the 200 Series bitrates are more than enough via SMB, NFS or http for even 1:1 BD backups.
- Be aware that SMB consumes more CPU than NFS (Thread).
- Those using HomePlugs or WiFi may find that NFS performs better than SMB due to the way the data is handled. http is still the quickest in these situations.
Why can't I view my DVD/BD files using MyiHome?
- MyiHome does not support DVD playback as it uses http. Please use SMB/NFS for DVD ISO, video_ts folder playback on the 100 Series. In addition to DVD ISO and video_ts folders 200 Series owners need to use NFS/SMB for BD ISO, BDMV and AVCHD playback.
I am experiencing video/audio dropouts when playing some high bit rate content on the 100 Series
- Try using a HTTP connection. This is the streaming protocol that offers the highest streaming speed.
- Make sure that you do not have a problem with your network connection. If you are using WIFI, try switching to a wired connection as WiFi is not sufficient for high bitrate HD files.