Understanding Video Streaming
Posted on 2014-11-04
I've invested a fair amount of money to date to setup a NAS system (Synology DS 1513+) so I can share videos with my family. My daughter, who lives only 5 houses away frequently complains of buffering issues when they are watching a movie, which makes me wonder if I really understand this subject as well as I need to.
For example, all of my movies are 1080p, mp4 H.264. According to MediaInfo, a typical file is about 7.5 mbps. My internet upload speed is 10 mbps and her download speed is 30 mbps. Shouldn't that be adequate to play a movie without buffering? If my understanding is flawed Experts, please jump in and educate me.
I'm using the Plex Media Server on my Synology and we both use the Roku device with the Plex player on it. I've monitored my CPU usage on my NAS while she's having buffering issues and it's next to zero so there's no transcoding going on.
Any ideas anyone? In addition - if the above model, simplistic as it is, change/how does it change if 2 people with entirely different Ip addresses are connected at the same time?