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Optimizing online streaming

williemays 40 10 May 5, 2016 at 10:29 AM
I am streaming live tv online:

Comcast Internet- 15Mps down, 5Mps up, wired connection from router 12ft away.
Foxconn NT-A350- barebones, windows 10, 8GB RAM, 120GB Micron SSD
50" Panasonic Plasma tv

There is a fair amount of stuttering and lag when streaming a basketball game or even watching dramas. Can you please advise anything I can do to improve the picture quality?

Thanks.

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You need to determine why it's buffering to fix it. What router do you have?

The fact that your wired helps alot, but you still could have router issues, or ISP issues etc. Can you stream on another wired PC without issue?
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Quote from LiquidRetro View Post :
You need to determine why it's buffering to fix it. What router do you have?

The fact that your wired helps alot, but you still could have router issues, or ISP issues etc. Can you stream on another wired PC without issue?

I have an ASUS WL-520gU (never modded).
I've wirelessly streamed on my laptop (Thinkpad Yoga i3) and have more success. It seems TNT (basketball) has the most jitters and lag when streaming wired and wirelessly.
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Last edited by williemays May 5, 2016 at 10:58 AM
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Try setting the output down to 720p. A quick look at the reviews online point out that 1080p is pushing the limit with that processor. Frown Your download speed is plenty fast for video streaming, but the processor still has to decode the stream. Shows with fast action and/or fast scene changes take a lot more video processing than shows with a steady background and just a talking head or two to display.
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Try setting the output down to 720p. A quick look at the reviews online point out that 1080p is pushing the limit with that processor. Frown Your download speed is plenty fast for video streaming, but the processor still has to decode the stream. Shows with fast action and/or fast scene changes take a lot more video processing than shows with a steady background and just a talking head or two to display.
Thank you.
How do I set the output down to 720p? If it is on the content screen it is usually "low", "high" or "auto". Is there someplace else?
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Change it in the Windows Display settings. Instead of 1920x1080, try 1280x768.
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Change it in the Windows Display settings. Instead of 1920x1080, try 1280x768.
Got it. I will try tonight. Thank you.
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Upgrading your router could help. Throughput even on wired connections is often well below 100mbps (top speed of non-gigabit ethernet)

QoS settings could help distribute bandwidth between devices.
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Quote from williemays View Post :
I am streaming live tv online:

Comcast Internet- 15Mps down, 5Mps up, wired connection from router 12ft away.
Foxconn NT-A350- barebones, windows 10, 8GB RAM, 120GB Micron SSD
50" Panasonic Plasma tv

There is a fair amount of stuttering and lag when streaming a basketball game or even watching dramas. Can you please advise anything I can do to improve the picture quality?

Thanks.
It could be any of the following: internet speed, router, video drivers or software
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It could be any of the following: internet speed, router, video drivers or software
Speed test is 15Mps. Does that eliminate internet speed and router? Then it is down to drivers or software. If so, what is meant by software? And drivers?
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I am streaming live tv online:

Comcast Internet- 15Mps down, 5Mps up, wired connection from router 12ft away.
maybe you can swap a display screen by c
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I am streaming live tv online:

Comcast Internet- 15Mps down, 5Mps up, wired connection from router 12ft away.
Quote from williemays View Post :
I am streaming live tv online:

Comcast Internet- 15Mps down, 5Mps up, wired connection from router 12ft away.
Foxconn NT-A350- barebones, windows 10, 8GB RAM, 120GB Micron SSD
50" Panasonic Plasma tv

There is a fair amount of stuttering and lag when streaming a basketball game or even watching dramas. Can you please advise anything I can do to improve the picture quality?

Thanks.
maybe you can swap your TV display instead of your computer with VGA cable or other port
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It may also be the website you're using. I've had the same video from different sites download/stream at different speeds.
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It may also be the website you're using. I've had the same video from different sites download/stream at different speeds.
Very true. TNT is different (worse) than CSN (bearable).
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Upgrading your router could help. Throughput even on wired connections is often well below 100mbps (top speed of non-gigabit ethernet)

QoS settings could help distribute bandwidth between devices.
I ended up buying the ASUS RT-N66W, in the meantime, adjusted the resolution to 1280x768. Adjusting the resolution helped somewhat, but still some jitteriness, especially with quick movements. Unfortunately, this tv does not have a vga port.
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i thought you will flash your old router to tomato, was waiting for the result. i was using a similar router, tomato, 30mb, QoS, dozen computers.

since you already bought a new router, i guess your computer maybe too slow, it's using a software decoder, try another browser, and maybe block some CPU hogging elements

try go to task manager, set the streaming process to high priority
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