Feature #595

HDD Buffer for better 1080p WiFi Streaming

Added by Emanuel V almost 10 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

Status:FixedStart date:07/08/2011
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Andreas Smas% Done:

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Category:Video playback
Target version:3.2

Description

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!!!

History

#1 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 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.

#2 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 10 years ago

  • Category set to Video playback
  • Status changed from New to Accepted
  • Assignee set to Andreas Smas
  • Target version set to 33

#3 Updated by Emanuel V almost 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.
Greetings!!

#4 Updated by Emanuel V over 9 years ago

Any news about this feature Andreas?? Do you know when we can test at least a beta version of this function?? This together with optical audio output would make showtime the perfect player.
Thanks in advace!! Greetings!!

#5 Updated by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

I'm working on it. I've written two different implementations this week. None became as good as I want it so let's just hope that third time's a charm :-)

#6 Updated by Emanuel V over 9 years ago

Thank you so much for the answer, Andreas. And of course for the great work as always!! If you need a beta tester just tell me. Good luck with the third try ;).
Greetings!!!

#7 Updated by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Fixed

I think the current buffer solution is quite OK now.

#8 Updated by Emanuel V over 9 years ago

It's great Andreas. I've already tested various 1080p MKV files with 5.1 DTS sound and it just works perfect!! Thank you so much for your priceless work.
Greetings!!

#9 Updated by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from 33 to 3.2

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