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PalmiNio
November 12th, 2010, 12:15 AM
The issue is when streaming BluRay movies!

Worked Flawless on the old version.

After update the box is buffering every 5-10 second.

Streamed Avatar, kind of heavy.

Any solution? or do I have to downgrade? wit for upgrade?

minel
November 12th, 2010, 12:23 AM
wireless or wired?

cfipilot
November 12th, 2010, 01:30 AM
I was able to stream avatar (30 gig mkv) fine, my issue was that it was dropping colors. ONly happens on large 1080p files, works great on smaller files (less than 15gig)

Tripps
November 12th, 2010, 01:00 PM
I can also confirm this issue. Pretty much any 1080p BD's I throw at it (using folder structure) it will constantly rebuffer. I tested the m2ts's directly on the 10th before 1.0 and I was able to play them fine with no buffering issues. Its obviously an issue with the current firmware. I tried this wired and wireless, fact is I always use wired connection. PopBox and Mac Mini running Boxee 0.9 has no problems at all so I can rule out the network being a problem.

alheebs
November 15th, 2010, 10:34 AM
Darn. I'm having the same buffering issues but I'm connected wirelessly. I was going to hook up my boxee box via ethernet tonight in hopes that the buffering issue would not persist but it now sounds like it's a software issue....

alheebs
November 15th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Also, the buffering issue was occurring intermittently. Watched 3/4 of Toy Story 3 in 1080p on Saturday with virtually no buffering (maybe buffered twice over an hour of watching) but on Sunday, it was buffering every 15 seconds. Weird...

gmd024
November 15th, 2010, 10:44 AM
Only one person mentioned what type of file/container is being streamed (MKV)

BD ISO rips do have a problem, which boxee is working on -- I can also say that BD ISOs have been a problem for me with 3 other media players over a wired Gbt network

But I have a 'Large' library of BD MKVs (uncompressed) and some in the 30+Gb size - and all stream with out issue, with the exception only a couple that stutter at the very beginning of the MKV but settle down in a few seconds and play without issue till the end

Roondawg
November 15th, 2010, 02:35 PM
Glad I found this thread. I thought I was alone with this issue.

Since I'm fairly new I been experimenting with ripping my collection of blu rays in different formats and software.

I'm a windows user so I been using AnyDVD HD to create BD Iso's

Also have used Handbrake to create bd mkv's but mainly using MakeMKV now since I find it simpler and more consistent for me.

I have issues with all my BD Iso's and with some BD MKV's. Problem is that I don't know which program I used for each mkv.

So more testing needs to be done on my part.

Besides the constant rebuffering the video and audio quality is great.

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I know this is off topic but what are the advantages and disadvantages between bd iso and bd mkv?
Just so you know rule out storage concerns. If you have unlimited storage then what are the other advantages and dis-advantages?

Thanks
Roondawg

mickeykool
November 15th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Glad I found this thread. I thought I was alone with this issue.

Since I'm fairly new I been experimenting with ripping my collection of blu rays in different formats and software.

I'm a windows user so I been using AnyDVD HD to create BD Iso's

Also have used Handbrake to create bd mkv's but mainly using MakeMKV now since I find it simpler and more consistent for me.

I have issues with all my BD Iso's and with some BD MKV's. Problem is that I don't know which program I used for each mkv.

So more testing needs to be done on my part.

Besides the constant rebuffering the video and audio quality is great.

----------------
I know this is off topic but what are the advantages and disadvantages between bd iso and bd mkv?
Just so you know rule out storage concerns. If you have unlimited storage then what are the other advantages and dis-advantages?

Thanks
Roondawg

+1 I'd like to know this as well. I was using anydvd then ripbot but ripbot has been giving me issues as well so need to find an alternative way.

h2guy
November 15th, 2010, 02:49 PM
I can confirm that I've tried 3 .m2ts files, created w/ ClownBD that all buffer. This occurs every 1-2 minutes (sometime more/less frequently).

The problem is NOT limited to only BD iso's and .mkv containers.

Like alheebs, I have played videos for many minutes before buffering occurs and at other times the same movie will buffer almost immediately.

darcilicious
November 16th, 2010, 04:28 PM
If you're seeing this with videos with ac3 audio, then please see this post:
http://forums.boxee.tv/showpost.php?p=122694&postcount=9

dconti
November 16th, 2010, 04:32 PM
If you're seeing this with videos with ac3 audio, then please see this post:
http://forums.boxee.tv/showpost.php?p=122694&postcount=9

just to clarify - that case is for lower bitrate content (i.e. 3-7mbit mkv rips) with an ac3 audio track. we hit a certain case with that content.

on larger BR content (eg 20mbit and up) i believe it's a different problem related to network buffering.

Roondawg
November 16th, 2010, 04:39 PM
just to clarify - that case is for lower bitrate content (i.e. 3-7mbit mkv rips) with an ac3 audio track. we hit a certain case with that content.

on larger BR content (eg 20mbit and up) i believe it's a different problem related to network buffering.
dconti,

Thanks for the clarification.

Good to know your working on both issues.

Thank you!

h2guy
November 16th, 2010, 06:17 PM
+1 Dan, thanks for addressing this use case as well.

It seems all the forum attention is on ISO buffering. Don't forget the m2ts containers! :)

Roondawg
November 16th, 2010, 07:04 PM
I can confirm that I've tried 3 .m2ts files, created w/ ClownBD that all buffer. This occurs every 1-2 minutes (sometime more/less frequently).

The problem is NOT limited to only BD iso's and .mkv containers.

Like alheebs, I have played videos for many minutes before buffering occurs and at other times the same movie will buffer almost immediately.
So the issue with larger file playback according to Boxxe engineer 'dconti' is possibly a network issue of some type.

Its unclear if he meant a network issue on our end or something in the software or box hardware.

If someone has more insight on this please respond.

Does anyone know how we should try and troubleshoot this particular issue or gather data for Boxee to help out?

dconti
November 16th, 2010, 07:46 PM
So the issue with larger file playback according to Boxxe engineer 'dconti' is possibly a network issue of some type.

Its unclear if he meant a network issue on our end or something in the software or box hardware.

If someone has more insight on this please respond.

Does anyone know how we should try and troubleshoot this particular issue or gather data for Boxee to help out?

Hello boxee user 'roondawg' :)

There are a few different things that cause the buffering. One is a bug on our side that happens on smaller clips with ac3 streams. So if you have a 3-5mbit/sec mkv clip and are getting buffering, chances are that's what we'll call "bug a"

Another is high bitrate content and how we buffer it. We thought we had this perfect, but there are still cases where higher bitrate (40mbit/sec - think BD ISO) can trigger buffering. That's "bug b"

The third is your home network configuration. If you try and run a BD ISO over wireless N it will probably work. If the server and the box are both on wireless N, it probably won't, and we'll buffer. Similarly if you load the network with other stuff (copying files, streaming something else) and we can't get data fast enough, we'll buffer.

Once we have bugs a & b fixed it will be easier to weed out situations that fall into the third category.

Cheers,
-Dan

hokiealum1988
November 16th, 2010, 09:17 PM
I prefer the box

amanceron
November 22nd, 2010, 02:27 PM
No buffering with PS3 and with the same network configuration than with Boxee Box....so not a network issue on my side. Attached Media info. Hope this can be helpful for narrowing down possible bug.

General
ID : 1
Complete name : I:\Ice Age Dawn of the Dinausors HD\Dawn of the Dinausors.m2ts
Format : BDAV
Format/Info : Blu-ray Video
File size : 28.1 GiB
Duration : 1h 34mn
Overall bit rate : 42.8 Mbps
Maximum Overall bit rate : 35.5 Mbps

Video
ID : 4113 (0x1011)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Duration : 1h 34mn
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Resolution : 8 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Progressive
Color primaries : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4, SMPTE RP177
Transfer characteristics : BT.709-5, BT.1361
Matrix coefficients : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4 709, SMPTE RP177

Audio #1
ID : 4352 (0x1100)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : DTS
Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems
Format profile : MA
Muxing mode : Stream extension
Duration : 1h 34mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Channel(s) : 8 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, Surround: C C, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Resolution : 24 bits
Language : English

Audio #2
ID : 4353 (0x1101)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Duration : 1h 34mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 448 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Stream size : 301 MiB (1%)
Language : French

Text
ID : 4608 (0x1200)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : PGS
Language : English

Ph8
November 22nd, 2010, 02:31 PM
Looks like this has DTS-MA, I ahve seen simillar reports of people with DTS MA high bitrate videos with stuttering as well. Pretty sure Boxee is already working on a fix.

s.macneill
November 22nd, 2010, 02:48 PM
i think the LAN buffer in this is only 2MB.

that's not really enough... i really, really hope they can boost this up. Would help a lot of us wireless folk too.

rapmasterT
November 22nd, 2010, 03:11 PM
So do we have any ETA on "bug B"?

I don't mean to come off like an impatient jerk, but I bought the Boxee Box specifically because my WD Live couldn't stream Blu-ray ISO's without skipping, and found the exact same problem with boxee.

Now I have the difficult decision of whether to return the boxee or wait and see if new firmware fixes problem...but I have a limited time for the return. I can't be stuck with a unit that just doesn't do what I need it to.

If there were some kind of ETA available, like 1 week, 3 weeks, 6 months...it would help drive an answer.

dconti
November 22nd, 2010, 04:11 PM
i think the LAN buffer in this is only 2MB.

that's not really enough... i really, really hope they can boost this up. Would help a lot of us wireless folk too.

it's funny, that setting that everyone says changing from 2mb to 4mb - it's not wired to anything.

the actual buffering for network content is pretty significant.

dconti
November 22nd, 2010, 04:14 PM
So do we have any ETA on "bug B"?

I don't mean to come off like an impatient jerk, but I bought the Boxee Box specifically because my WD Live couldn't stream Blu-ray ISO's without skipping, and found the exact same problem with boxee.

Now I have the difficult decision of whether to return the boxee or wait and see if new firmware fixes problem...but I have a limited time for the return. I can't be stuck with a unit that just doesn't do what I need it to.

If there were some kind of ETA available, like 1 week, 3 weeks, 6 months...it would help drive an answer.

i can tell you that we have a very good candidate for a fix for this issue and we are validating. it takes time as we really want to ensure any update we push out improves the quality across the board, and that takes some testing.

it will be in the very near term though.

l0th
November 22nd, 2010, 04:20 PM
it takes time as we really want to ensure any update we push out improves the quality across the board, and that takes some testing

I really have mixed feelings when I read boxee statements of this kind. Looking to the future it makes me hopeful, looking to the past it makes me a little bitter.

s.macneill
November 22nd, 2010, 04:41 PM
it's funny, that setting that everyone says changing from 2mb to 4mb - it's not wired to anything.

the actual buffering for network content is pretty significant.

that's good info to know..
but i guess it opens up a new question about buffering. i'm streaming relatively small files (2gb) over wireless and i sometimes see buffering because the boxee cant keep up. i'm running N everywhere, and my source is wired gigabit. how could i go about troubleshooting that?

CrashX
November 22nd, 2010, 05:08 PM
it's funny, that setting that everyone says changing from 2mb to 4mb - it's not wired to anything.

the actual buffering for network content is pretty significant.

Acutally it is meant for Xbox !!:D:D

newaj
November 24th, 2010, 10:06 AM
This is a review from Scott Greczkowski: "The Boxee Box was able to play every video I threw at it including the Bluray ISO files but the Bluray ISO playback was not perfect and the unit was often rebuffering which made watching them annoying. The WDTV Live Plus has no issue playing these files. I also tried some MKV, AVI and DIVX files and all played fine. What I did find strange though is that on the regular DVD ISOís some would display the DVD menus, while others would not. I donít understand why this is as my WDTV Live Plus unit shows the menus on all the DVDís. Just like the WDTV Live Plus the Boxee Box will not play the menus from Bluray ISOís."

scottct1
November 24th, 2010, 01:25 PM
Hey I know the guy that wrote that review...

Hey wait... it was ME. :)

rapmasterT
November 24th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Hey I know the guy that wrote that review...

Hey wait... it was ME. :)

Ok, you're in a good position to clarify something then.:)

When you say the WD Live TV Plus had no issues laying Bluray ISOs, was that streaming across the network, or locally attached storage?

The only way I could the the WD to play Bluray without stuttering was locally attached storage, which I found (surprisingly) to be the same with the Boxee.

Since the WD seemed to be CPU limited (I'm guessing a sloppy/cheap network stack is to blame), I expected the Boxxee with almost 3X the CPU speed would be better. Imagine my disappointment...

It's really too bad, the WD Live TV plus is a hell of a deal at under $100 for what it does. It handles Netflix, pandora, and DVD ISO streaming just great, but not blu-ray...which is a total bust seeing as how it's not exactly an uncommon format. I'd never have bought the Boxee box if the WD lived up to its specs (WD support claims they are 'investigating').

cs6893
November 24th, 2010, 02:39 PM
There is a new update coming out soon, does anyone know this update will fix the buffering issue??

rapmasterT
November 24th, 2010, 02:43 PM
There is a new update coming out soon, does anyone know this update will fix the buffering issue??
Yes, it will absolutely fix the issue for me.

Because if it doesn't, I'm returning the boxee and buying something that works.

rapmasterT
November 25th, 2010, 02:20 PM
New firmware update was available this morning

So far so good. My blu-ray iso streaming problem SEEMS to be solved although I haven't given it a full extensive test yet. Only confirmed this on wired network connection though. My crappy dlink .N router doesn't do better than .G speed, so I can't speak for wireless.

Looks like the Boxee is gonna stay after all. :)

rolandrat
November 25th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Yep tried lots of mine, mix of folders and iso's, no problems at all (wired)

voip-ninja
November 25th, 2010, 06:00 PM
I have actually had one title out of four (BD rip to MKV) that did re-buffer on me with the new firmware. Maybe it was just a fluke, will have to keep testing material out to know for sure.

JAdamz
November 25th, 2010, 06:53 PM
I'm still having constant buffering issues on the same source videos I was having the problem with before, which were 1080i AVCHD .m2ts files from a Sony HD camcorder, and 480i MPEG-2 video files captured from VHS tapes. The only similarity between them that I can discern is that both sources are interlaced. I don't have the Boxee FTP information to upload clips to (I would if given the opportunity), but for now here's the MediaInfo on them. Hopefully this can be fixed, because like many others, I bought a Boxee primarily for local streaming. My Popcorn Hour PCH-A110 plays these files without issue, but I really don't want to go back to that...

===========================
1080i AVCHD .m2ts Video File
===========================
General
ID : 0 (0x0)
Complete name : C:\Video.m2ts
Format : BDAV
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
File size : 338 MiB
Duration : 2mn 43s
Overall bit rate : 17.3 Mbps
Maximum Overall bit rate : 18.0 Mbps

Video
ID : 4113 (0x1011)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.0
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames
Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=30
Codec ID : 27
Duration : 2mn 43s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 16.2 Mbps
Maximum bit rate : 16.0 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Interlaced
Scan order : Top Field First
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.260
Stream size : 314 MiB (93%)

Audio
ID : 4352 (0x1100)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Codec ID : 129
Duration : 2mn 43s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 448 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Video delay : -67ms
Stream size : 8.71 MiB (3%)


===========================
480i MPEG-2 Video File
===========================
General
Complete name : C:\Video.mpg
Format : MPEG-PS
File size : 756 MiB
Duration : 15mn 26s
Overall bit rate : 6 846 Kbps

Video
ID : 224 (0xE0)
Format : MPEG Video
Format version : Version 2
Format profile : Main@Main
Format settings, BVOP : Yes
Format settings, Matrix : Default
Duration : 15mn 26s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 6 517 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Standard : NTSC
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Interlaced
Scan order : Top Field First
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.629
Stream size : 720 MiB (95%)

Audio
ID : 192 (0xC0)
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 2
Duration : 15mn 26s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 192 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Video delay : -48ms
Stream size : 21.2 MiB (3%)

cs6893
November 25th, 2010, 07:21 PM
After I updated my boxee box, I'm still getting buffering issue. I'm connect with wireless N network. I don't know if some with my network or anyone else having same buffering problem.

Faffman
November 25th, 2010, 07:36 PM
I'm still having constant buffering issues


Me too.
I don't use ISO's just the main movie m2ts files. Letterbox video I crop to save storage. These play ok, but then they are alot easier to render due to the reduced screen size

Movies that are not letterboxed (full screen picture) still have the buffering issue.

Perhaps one of the Boxee guys could comment on whether this may be a graphic driver issue.

griggs619
November 28th, 2010, 10:50 PM
i am also having buffering issues with .MKV & wmvhd 1080p both buffer every minute or less. im am wired in to the network.and have test a few diffident movies all same results.

CaliberJ
November 29th, 2010, 05:07 AM
I have the same buffering issues with 1080p BD files that I am trying to access wirelessly from my Mac. I am using a Belkin N router and no apparent network issues. I am able to view smaller 720p (smaller than 2gb) files with little to no buffering but the two 1080p BD files I play both buffer every few minutes. They are on the large side at 12gb a piece. Is there anything that I can provide to help with the issue? It's a bit frustrating because the picture quality is phenomenal, it's the buffering that's a drag. Thank you for your time!
Oh yeah the 1080p BD's are MKV :)

Rookie
November 29th, 2010, 05:15 AM
Curious why you guys stream Blu-Ray that way when you could just use a Blu-Ray player?

zibalas
November 29th, 2010, 05:20 AM
I have the same buffering issues with 1080p BD files that I am trying to access wirelessly from my Mac. I am using a Belkin N router and no apparent network issues. I am able to view smaller 720p (smaller than 2gb) files with little to no buffering but the two 1080p BD files I play both buffer every few minutes. They are on the large side at 12gb a piece. Is there anything that I can provide to help with the issue? It's a bit frustrating because the picture quality is phenomenal, it's the buffering that's a drag. Thank you for your time!
Oh yeah the 1080p BD's are MKV :)

I think this problem is because boxee box connects to 802.11n routers using 802.11g. The older firmware connected correctly. Check your router status, you'll see that boxee is using 802.11g.

its__
November 29th, 2010, 05:57 AM
It's an MKV-file.. Not many Blu-Ray players supports MKV, and when you have a Boxee Box, then why should you buy a blu-ray player? :D

dconti
November 29th, 2010, 12:00 PM
I think this problem is because boxee box connects to 802.11n routers using 802.11g. The older firmware connected correctly. Check your router status, you'll see that boxee is using 802.11g.

what model router do you have that you get this?

zibalas
November 29th, 2010, 12:53 PM
what model router do you have that you get this?

Dlink DIR-655

ben12345
November 29th, 2010, 07:31 PM
I think this problem is because boxee box connects to 802.11n routers using 802.11g. The older firmware connected correctly. Check your router status, you'll see that boxee is using 802.11g.

This could be the problem. Mine worked fine before the new download. Now I have the buffering problem. Is there anyway to correct this manually?

shayz
November 30th, 2010, 04:02 AM
Hi,

I verified that this is not the case - boxee does connect to wireless N.

--shay

pmarcovi
November 30th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Buffering happens on wired connections too on 720p mkvs! This is an older issue that still waits to be fixed by the "weekly" updates.

diprip
November 30th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Buffering happens on wired connections too on 720p mkvs! This is an older issue that still waits to be fixed by the "weekly" updates.

This happens on every 720p mkv rip of a tv show I have (just tested Dexter and Boardwalk Empire Last night). At random times during the show (usually 2-3 times per show) it will just pause, buffer, then resume. It is insanely annoying. Also I have noticed that the video has periods of tearing that are not displayed when I watch the same clip on my computer.

Out of all the issues, this one is the most important to me. The box that supposedly plays anything should at least be able to play a 720p mkv well.

stacked
November 30th, 2010, 12:46 PM
This happens on every 720p mkv rip of a tv show I have (just tested Dexter and Boardwalk Empire Last night). At random times during the show (usually 2-3 times per show) it will just pause, buffer, then resume. It is insanely annoying. Also I have noticed that the video has periods of tearing that are not displayed when I watch the same clip on my computer.

Out of all the issues, this one is the most important to me. The box that supposedly plays anything should at least be able to play a 720p mkv well.

I have this same problem with all my HBO and Showtime mkv rips.

bradtacs
November 30th, 2010, 12:56 PM
I have this same problem with all my HBO and Showtime mkv rips.

I am in the same boat with all the same shows listed above, buffering every 10-20 mins on 720 mkvs.

I am wired directly to my network.

I have until Jan 1st before I have to worry about returning the box here in Canada, hopefully it is fixed by then because it is kind of a deal breaker for me totally ruins the immersive experience.

This is also my second boxee box because the first one was completely broken.

Not really making a great impression.

dbretton
November 30th, 2010, 02:26 PM
I have this same problem with all my HBO and Showtime mkv rips.

Have you tried resetting the box to factory defaults, then reapplying the upgrades?

stacked
November 30th, 2010, 02:38 PM
Have you tried resetting the box to factory defaults, then reapplying the upgrades?

Yes, I tried three times already. The problem occurred in all three firmware versions.

I wonder if it has something to do with the network cache settings. If only we can tweak those settings on the boxee box.

diprip
November 30th, 2010, 03:38 PM
Yes, I tried three times already. The problem occurred in all three firmware versions.

I wonder if it has something to do with the network cache settings. If only we can tweak those settings on the boxee box.

On one side, I am extremely happy I am not the only one that this is happening on (every HBO and Showtime MKV rip). On the other side, its frustrating to know that there is a bunch of people with this problem and it has not been fixed yet.

I too have the boxee box wired straight into my router (if this is any help).

stacked
December 4th, 2010, 06:58 PM
On one side, I am extremely happy I am not the only one that this is happening on (every HBO and Showtime MKV rip). On the other side, its frustrating to know that there is a bunch of people with this problem and it has not been fixed yet.

I too have the boxee box wired straight into my router (if this is any help).

Today I copied the same videos with buffering problems to a usb drive and connected it to the boxee box. All the videos buffered at the same places but the buffer time was alot quicker than over the network. This proves it's not a network issue and a problem with the boxee player.

Can you guys with the buffering problems try playing your files from a usb drive and post your results.

Kidloco46
December 4th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Hmmm mine buffers blu ray iso's like crazy through network (LAN). But same film on USB plays without a hitch

ingoldsby
December 4th, 2010, 08:42 PM
I was able to stream avatar (30 gig mkv) fine, my issue was that it was dropping colors. ONly happens on large 1080p files, works great on smaller files (less than 15gig)

I'm glad I'm not alone in the color dropping issue. I mentioned it once before but no one responded so I thought maybe it was just me.

hammadurb
December 5th, 2010, 05:18 PM
I'm glad I'm not alone in the color dropping issue. I mentioned it once before but no one responded so I thought maybe it was just me.

Tried playing 34gb Avatar Extended mkv and experienced the color dropping issue and buffering every 10 seconds while streaming from my PC.

I am going to try and play it off an external and see what happens.

I am very surprised that they did not go with wireless-n. I installed my WD TV Live with an n-adapter in my living room and it streams the same 34gb file flawlessly.

trentqueen
December 5th, 2010, 06:41 PM
I am very surprised that they did not go with wireless-n.

The Boxee Box is 802.11N

hammadurb
December 5th, 2010, 06:53 PM
The Boxee Box is 802.11N

Sorry, what I meant to say is that it only connects to wireless-g networks. I have a dual band router and it only connects to the 2.4ghz network not the 5ghz.

I just connected my WET610N Ethernet bridge to my boxee box's ethernet port and the buffering has been reduced greatly. The buffering issue still persists on the 34gb file, but I tried a 22gb mkv and it streamed flawlessly.

I also played the 34gb file directly off an external and the discoloration issues continued but it played without constantly buffering.