I am sorry if this is not the right place to ask for recommended settings but I'm looking for advice on what changes I can make to improve playback.
I am using Emby mostly for Live TV.
Here is my setup
Emby server (v 126.96.36.199) on Win 7
- Connected via native tuner feature to HDHomerun Prime on local network. Both hooked to the router via Ethernet cables.
- My ISP upload speed is 15Mbps
Emby Home Theater (v 2.7.9) running on Win10 (not windows store app) on different network
- ISP speed is 25Mbps download
My objective is to minimize transcoding as i prefer not to tax my server..
I initially had all of my settings on Auto and I was getting Direct Play from my server however that causes my playback to freeze somewhat. More in the beginning of playback. I can circumvent this issue by simply pausing playback for 5 seconds and once i resume, my playback is smooth and never freezes. I noticed that this gives Emby HT enough buffer to run smoothly thereafter.
In order to try avoid having to Pause, I tried playing around with the MBPS settings on Emby HT. At 25Mbps, I get Direct Play but encounter the above freezing issue.
At 20Mbps, My server starts transcoding. I do not run into the above issue but because I want to avoid transcoding, this situation is not ideal either.
So my question is... Is there anything else I can do to keep my MBPS setting at either 'Auto' or 25Mbps, therefore stay on Direct Play but also somehow avoid the intermittent freezing. Can i somehow add extra buffer or change any other settings? My hardware acceleration, all video and audio settings are untouched and set to 'Auto'
Edited by Wacind, 06 June 2017 - 01:57 PM.