I just want to watch the pretty pictures.
March 21, 2010 9:46 PM Subscribe
Why can't I stream HD movies wirelessly over my home network?
posted by no bueno to computers & internet (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a server and I'm trying to stream HD movies from it to my HTPC. I've tried everything I can think of. We have a wireless n router but still doesn't seem to have enough bandwidth to stream hd content. Occasionally it will work for an entire movie but 95% of the time it stutters and comes to a halt. I thought the wireless card wasn't getting a good enough signal so I turned an extra router(which was only wireless g) into a bridge to hopefully get a better signal which helped but didn't solve much of anything. It can handle standard def just fine and it's not an issue with the video card, processor etc. because when I have a hard connection it works fine. Is there a way to get VLC, or any other media player for that matter, to buffer part of the movie then continue to buffer it as it plays? I'd be fine queuing a movie up then waiting and letting it play through.