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Streaming Video Constant Buffering

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Streaming Video Constant Buffering


@bcs001 wrote:
I am considering setting up a home network PC based server that possibly could be used as the recording device and then fed to my Smart TV thru an Ethernet connection.  

If your smart TV or some other connected media device, such as a Blu Ray player, has a USB port, you may be able to watch the downloaded items via USB flash drive or external HDD/SSD as well.  This is what I do.  I've got all of my PlayOn Cloud files written to a 1TB external SSD.  Though I dind't know it until I tried, my smart TV has a built in file playing app which plays the .mp4 format of the PlayOn Cloud files, as does my Blu Ray player. 

 

I also write the files to DVDs and/or Blu Rays for more permanent storage.


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Sophomore

Re: Streaming Video Constant Buffering

I had the same problem..which I have solved..kind of!
I installed a separate wifi router..and turned off wifi in the Hughes modem. I can now stream amazon prime through my smart tv and through Roku. Amazon prime still does not work with the Amazon firestick tho.
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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Streaming Video Constant Buffering

That's great. I hope other people try this and share how it works for them. 

 

GailWasiskiMile wrote:
I had the same problem..which I have solved..kind of!
I installed a separate wifi router..and turned off wifi in the Hughes modem. I can now stream amazon prime through my smart tv and through Roku. Amazon prime still does not work with the Amazon firestick tho.

 

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Freshman

Re: Streaming Video Constant Buffering

That great this worked for you and maybe it will be a solution for some others. I’m actually running in this configuration and unfortunately didn’t improve anything but it does give me better control of my wired and wireless network. I run wired to my TV where I was streaming video.
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Freshman

Re: Streaming Video Constant Buffering

Great suggestion. I signed up with PlayOn Cloud for a trial service and found it to be a very good solution that gives me unbuffered HD video and by downloading the cloud files at work, saves my data as well.
I set up the app on my phone, que’d all my recording to the cloud, downloaded and set up the Playin Cloud Downloader on my work PC and set it up to automatically download to my PC between 12am and 5am so as not to interrupt any business hours. Then I bring my external USB HDD to work and transfer all the downloads to play at home thru the USB on the TV.
With this service all you pay is the cost of each download which if you buy their larger packages will only cost 13-20 cents per.
Even if I can’t get the downloads from work, you can set up downloads to home overnight and they would be available the next morning.
The only downside is you have to plan ahead a few hours or overnight before watching a stream.
Thanks GabeU.
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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Streaming Video Constant Buffering

PlayOn Cloud rocks. I've been using it for quite a while now, and since it keeps recordings for 7 days (I have the free option with the 7-day limit), I don't have to plan too much, just set up the recording and download it during bonus times (or elsewhere where it won't affect my data), and watch whenever.  Great product. 

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Streaming Video Constant Buffering

@bcs001 

 

That's great to hear!  I'm glad it's working well for you.  

 

It definitely makes it a lot easier than trying to stream the traditional way.  🙂

 

Keep an eye out for the Anytime Credits sales emails too, as they often have really good ones in which you don't end up having to buy a ton of them to get a great per credit price.  They're sometimes as low as 10 cents per.


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