I have done tons of tests and come to find out my bandwidth of 250mbps up on fiber isn’t an issue. My computer itself is not the issue which I have 4 – 2tb server drives in raid 0 for speed and copies on my movies on other drives as well. I’m running Windows Server 2012 with an i7-2600k and 32 gigs of ram.
I have 2 test subjects which 1 is in Canada and the other is in Texas and I reside in Indiana. I have wiped my OS coming from Win 10 going to Win 2012 server. I use a SMB Netgear JGS516PE managed switch with a Nokia ONT for my fiber connection. So I’m going to keep it short as buffer issues exist on the external network when transcoding is disabled when attempting to stream to other people such as the tester in Texas and Canada. I also have others who helped me test. The skipping issue is in firefox, chrome, and even Embey theater all have the same issue. Now if I turn on transcoding and set the emby theater @ 1080p @ 60mbps then things are entirely different as the stream plays fine. Yes, I know supposedly it’s just Direct Stream at that point but for whatever reason the buffering is different and I also notice my bandwidth usage was jumping a lot higher (like it should) when having Emby theater set to 1080p@ 60mbps than with it off doing the same Direct Stream and having the server transcoding on even though it’s not actually transcoding anything. Again, there is definitely a buffing issue for those of us who hate using transcoders (yes, “hate” is the proper word). Please fix the buffering issue for those of us who use Emby without using the transcoder.
oh and BTW the biggest bitrate file is 27mbps which is a drop in the bucket for my internet connection. Also here's my speedtest as well. http://beta.speedtes...sult/6895203984 the people I have testing are gamer with i7 processors and at least 75mbps down the other has 177mbps both with discreet graphic cards.