HDD Buffer for better 1080p WiFi Streaming
|Assignee:||Andreas Smas||% Done:|
Hey!! I've posted this request a while ago in the forums but I think this is the proper way to "formalize" it.
As the title says, the idea is to implement a customizable HDD buffer to avoid all the issues with the poor Ps3's WiFi speed and stability. It would be great if you can add a setting for this to select which type of buffer (memory or HDD) and it's corresponding amount.
Thanks in advance and congrats for your excellent work!!!
#1 Updated by Andreas Smas over 10 years ago
I agree that this would be good.
I'm not just sure exactly how I would like to implement it.
HTTP client <--(a)--> Format demultiplex (mkv, mov, ...) <--(b)--> Video/Audio/Subtitle codecs
Right now the buffering sits at location (b)
I might wanna move this to (a) instead. That way the buffering can read ahead just as much as it want to without having to worry about the demultiplexers.
Basically it would just download the entire file if it has enough time and free space on the disk to do so.
#3 Updated by Emanuel V over 10 years ago
Thanks for taking the challenge Andreas!!
I think that, as you say, it would be less problematic in (a) location, at least for a big HDD buffer. I'm pretty sure that an 100/150MB HDD buffer can solve the stuttering for almost every kind of videos with 15/25 Mbps (VBR) of video bitrate (plus 1,5Mbps DTS sound).
I'll be around if you need something.