Watching avi files on desktop Issue

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  1. colebuchanan

    colebuchanan New Member

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    Ok here it goes. I hope you guys can help. I have some avi files on my laptop. I am saving it to a shared directory. Then I try to access the files on my desktop that is connected directly to my television through vga. I am able to open the files. I start playing it in VLC media player and the video pauses. Its like my network can't keep up. Has anyone ever ran into this or know a fix for this issue?


    I really hope to hear from you soon


    No one has been able to help
     
  2. colebuchanan

    colebuchanan New Member

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    Anyone want to take a stab at this?

    I was hoping someone on here would know
     
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    copy it to your fucking desktop and watch it. stop using the network.
     
  4. colebuchanan

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    Hey Jolly,


    I know that but is there a fix for doing it over a wireless network.


    Good answer, lol
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    no, stop being a douche
     
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    how big are the files? i can stream dvd isos wirelessly to my macbook without a hiccup. 720p .mkv files are another story though, because macbooks can't handle hi-def barely at all
     
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    I used to do this all the time in my old apartment... no wireless streaming problems at all. I usually did ~700MB divx movies from my desktop to my laptop (or a friend's).

    At my house now i stream from a NAS to my xbox/desktop/802.11b wireless with no problems (save for the little bit of HD content i have).

    Check your connection... make sure the signal has good strength.
     
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    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    If you have wireless B try getting a wireless G setup.
     
  9. colebuchanan

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    Hey Zak8022. I do have excellent signal strength. Its like it hiccups or pauses. The router is only about 5 feet away.

    Any other suggestions?
     
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    Try it on a wired connection... just to see if it plays correctly.

    Also, does it play normally if you move the file to the laptop, then play it?
     
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    Yes the files play normally if I watch them on the laptop or if i transfer to desktop. I just want to use laptop hard drive space.
     
  12. Sexual Vanilla

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    Try the wired connection mentioned before. If there's no lag or stutter when you're wired, the problem lies with your wireless connection.
     
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    :werd:
     
  14. colebuchanan

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    K I will try it when I get home. At work now.
     
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    Hey guys,


    I have tried with a wired connection watching a movie and no issues at all. So it lies in the wireless. Has anyone came across this or knows a fix for it. I have Linksys WRT54G router. Intel 2915 wireless card. WPA encryption G mode.
     
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    5 feet huh?
     
  18. Sexual Vanilla

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    Could be a shitty router, could be a shitty wireless card, could be interference, could be any number of things. Try streaming using another laptop and see if the issue remains.
     

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