Dear Videostream crew and helpers,
I've also had buffering problems and came here to find a solution. I didn't read everything but it seems there isn't a solution yet, so I thought of helping instead.
So in most cases the problems appeared when watching movies and bigger files, but not always. The reason I came here was because the last time it appeared while watching the latest episode of Walking Dead S06E03, witch shouldn't be any problem and als hasn't been.
The thing is, I've noticed it always happens at the exact same scene and about the same time in, a little after 5 min's right after the intro. It's this file: The.Walking.Dead.S06E03.HDTV.x264-KILLERS[ettv]
I've downloaded it twice, but there's no difference between the [ettv] or [rarbg] file, however I'm not actually sure if there is any difference between them.
- Tuning down the quality to 360 seems to make it happen less, but it still occured even though it didn't last as long.
- Rebooting the chromecast doesn't help.
- Restarting chrome doesn't change anything.
- I've installed the chrome-64 version but it's exactly the same.
I'm using a Lenovo Flex-2 15 with i7-4510u 64bit witch is exactly a year old, a regular first-gen chromecast, and a TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND WiFi router less than a year old.
Being closer or further to the router is irrelevant since we have a pretty small living room and my laptop is never more than 5 meters from the router. There's also not mutch activity on the WiFi when where watching something.
I'm not a expert, but I know that I can ruly out devices capability, or network capability and such. Actually my cpu usage is very low when I start a video and ther's no problems, it only goes up when I switch the quality because it start's encoding.
So to the point, I have no clue what the difference between 10/8bit file's means, but I get that there's a difference in the transcoding or other work the program has to do in the background.
I was hoping the Walking Dead file might clear up where the problem can be found since it seems to appear on almost exactly the same moment every time.
So keep up the good work, I'll keep checking here, and hopefully we can find a solution. Thks.
P.s. i've also enabled the Videocompression option in Videostream, no difference.