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Master Geek


# 177168 24-Jul-2015 18:28
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Hey guys, I have recently bought a HP 200-010 mini pc, and downloaded Kodi.

While streaming 720p videos(haven't tried 1080p yet) i notice it is far worse than a downloaded video file thats 720p. Im unsure if its my computer or internet thats causing the issue, and whether I would benefit from some codec or driver downloads?

I do live rural, and so my internet is not the best.




Any info will be apreciated, Thanks

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1351323 24-Jul-2015 19:31
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i'm gonna take a guess at your internet - especially seeing local content is playing fine for you

i have a much weaker machine as my main streamer (ie. xtreamer ultra - atom/ion combo - 4 years old) - and it streams (from good sources mind) 1080p files over the net fine ie. kodi + genesis + wired network + vdsl @ 20Mb/s = 1080p streams all good - and local files off unRAID are of course better again.

q: whats your network like?




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Master Geek


  # 1351328 24-Jul-2015 19:45
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driller2000: i'm gonna take a guess at your internet - especially seeing local content is playing fine for you

i have a much weaker machine as my main streamer (ie. xtreamer ultra - atom/ion combo - 4 years old) - and it streams (from good sources mind) 1080p files over the net fine ie. kodi + genesis + wired network + vdsl @ 20Mb/s = 1080p streams all good - and local files off unRAID are of course better again.

q: whats your network like?



Thought it must have been my internet.

What do you mean but network?

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1351461 25-Jul-2015 08:35
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is your hp connected to the net over wired or wireless?
what is your connection to the net like - speed wise?
can you stream youtube ok?
what sites don't stream so well?

answering these questions might help you narrow down where the issue is.



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Master Geek


  # 1351474 25-Jul-2015 10:15
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driller2000: is your hp connected to the net over wired or wireless?
what is your connection to the net like - speed wise?
can you stream youtube ok?
what sites don't stream so well?

answering these questions might help you narrow down where the issue is.


Oh sorry I put a speedtest results up in my first Test. Youtubes allgood, haven't tested with 720/1080 though.
Connection is wireless but everytime I test the results are very similar so it seems to be a strong connection. I'm on adsl, don't think I can get vdsl where I am.

Cheers

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  # 1351482 25-Jul-2015 10:37
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u13turbo: ... Connection is wireless but everytime I test the results are very similar so it seems to be a strong connection....


Never trust a wireless connection for streaming. wink
Try streaming with an ethernet cable and compare quality.




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Ultimate Geek


  # 1351825 26-Jul-2015 09:42
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u13turbo:
driller2000: is your hp connected to the net over wired or wireless?
what is your connection to the net like - speed wise?
can you stream youtube ok?
what sites don't stream so well?

answering these questions might help you narrow down where the issue is.


Oh sorry I put a speedtest results up in my first Test. Youtubes allgood, haven't tested with 720/1080 though.
Connection is wireless but everytime I test the results are very similar so it seems to be a strong connection. I'm on adsl, don't think I can get vdsl where I am.

Cheers


ah sorry i missed the speedtest - thought it was a sig like many have - i should have paid more attention :p

and 5Mb/s ain't great - so quality streaming will be a challenge for you : /

but as sideface said - wired is best so suggest you use this and then identify sites that work and hopefully you can find something that is ok - best of luck





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