I'am trying to setup so I can remotely stream a 1080p through a secure webdav connection via VLC from my NAS.
I have a NAS Qnap 210 which stays in my apartment room, it's connected to the internet (40mbit/40mbit) which should be fast enough to stream 1080p hd films.
at the remote location, windows 7 has a connection to the nas media folder through netdrive which mounts the webdav connection as secondary hard drive. The connection here is 30mbit down, 3mbit up via ethernet.
I've tried using a variety of media players (mplayer, classic player, VLC) to play the videos from the mounted webdav drive, but they can only play for a couple of seconds before having to buffer. I don't think it is a connection issue, as the speed should be fast enough.
These are a few things which i'm guessing it could be:
1) the media players are not buffering the video continously to allow smooth playback (I've noticed classic player does it small chunks). Maybe I have to open these videos as a network stream, so these players know they should continously buffering?
2) WebDav with SSL is too taxing on the NAS and is what causing the hiccups
3) WebDAV and netdrive is an extra overhead causing this slowdown
Last edited by mastersite
on Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:53 am, edited 1 time in total.