VLC media player for Windows Troubleshooting • VLC Windows DLNA Issue HTTP playback

I had some issues with SMB playback on Wifi. It was suggested to move to HTTP streaming, e.g. DLNA server.

Thus I tried the proposed moving to http, e.g. I have run the basic media server on my Synology NAS and chose the DLNA for playback. But this exhibits even worse behaviour in my case, as usually after 20-40 seconds, the VLC player starts to occupy approx. half of the bandwidth in task on wifi, but even so on gigabit connection (see the picture). I doubt it can actually transfer that amount of data (as the files I try are max 200-300 MB in size), it plays smoothly during that time, but still then irregularly stutters especially on wifi (but the behavior is not deterministic, sometimes it can play an hour OK, and then stutter a lot) . It buffers nicely only at the beginning of the transfer, or sometimes on smaller files (<50 MB).

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Simple Windows Movies and TV app plays both paths (SMB and HTTP-DLNA) with correct network usage and only very exceptional stuttering on Wifi.

What is suspicious is that in the log when playing HTTP/DLNA these entries with connection failed and then streaming appear. But I could not figure out why.

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If you have some hint how to improve either SMB or HTTP/DLNA playback, I can try them. Especially, how to play from DLNA without this big increase of network utilization.
I had this issue with 3.0.20 version, with 3.0.21 it did not improve.

Statistics: Posted by jumpingjackflash5 — 26 Jun 2024 15:41