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#1 Zero_Kool OFFLINE  

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:55 AM

I have been side-loading the media browser android app for the last month or so. I see the app is now for purchase. I just confirmed my purchase but I notice the streaming still buffers quite a bit or stops to buffer. I am a bit disappointed :( 

 

I see the cellular bit rate is set by default to  850 kb/s and LAN/WIFI is set to 6.0 kb/s....

 

 

Here is my phone: http://www.phonescoo...hone.php?p=4102

 

Q: What can I do to make the app stream without buffering so much? I really want to make use of this feature



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:58 AM

Have you tried lowering the bitrates a little to see if it improves?

 

You could also take a look at a generated ffmpeg log in the server's logs directory to make sure that the transcoding is happening at a framerate that is higher than the movies playback framerate.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:09 PM

Hi Redshirt,

 

Thank you for the quick reply. Can you provide me a small tutorial on how to do this? I apologize in advance for my lack of experience in this arena but I am willing to learn. 



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:15 PM

ok. First things first though... Where are you seeing the buffering. Is it when your inside your network on WiFi or when your out and about using cellular?



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:20 PM

Both instances, I am seeing it in both instances of either a cellular connection or WiFi. I am also trying to make sure the phone is getting proper signal strength. When inside I try to go with WiFi when I can. The app works but it will stop to buffer play. I have not tried using it while on the move (i.e. in a moving vehicle while on 4G. Everytime I use the app I am stationary. 



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:31 PM

All your logs are stored in C:\Users\[your windows username]\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\logs. Start watching something if it keeps pausing to buffer, post the ffmpeg log that is created in that directory for me to have a look at.

 

If there's a bunch of logs in that directory you can safely delete them all before starting.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:37 PM

Thank you, I will do so this weekend and post my results. 



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 09:30 PM

https://drive.google...dit?usp=sharing  = I wasn't sure how to post the log so I shared a link - let me know if it doesn't view. I also noticed it buffered again - please let  me know if any setting's can be changed to help resolve this issue?



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:04 PM

Well it looks like your machine is certainly transcoding fast enough. Does the buffering still happen if you use the web browser to play media on that tablet/phone?



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:09 PM

Thank you for quick reply, Please remind me again the best way to access my media via web browser?



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:16 PM

easy! Just navigate your devices browser to 

http://[your.server.ip.here]:8096/mediabrowser/dashboard/index.html

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