June 19th, 2011, 06:42 AM
Boxee HD Movie Optimisation Help ??
I have myself a freshly restored Apple TV 1st Gen 160gb running the latest Boxee media centre, and I was just wondering:
Most of my movie collection is comprised of High Definition movies (*.mkv format), exceeding 5gb.
Boxee has no trouble with 720p movies that are around 2-3gb, but when I go up to 1080p, or a movie exceeding 3gb, I get some serious lag.
Would anyone be able to tell me how to optimise this?
My setup consists of a wireless N connection (D-Link DIR-615), and a 4TB networked drive (D-Link DNS-323).
I'm assuming the problems are either:
- The wireless is transferring to slow for the Boxee ATV to keep up
- The Boxee ATV cannot handle downscaling from 1080p to 720p in real-time.
Does anyone know any way I can optimise my HD movies, or am I just going to have to deal with it? Thank you!
June 19th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Im afraid that's as good as it gets unless you want to mod the atv to run a video encoder (minus the airport card).
Originally Posted by wellzi
February 19th, 2012, 12:11 AM
How?? coz I've got the same problem...Is there any way to fix it??
Originally Posted by nuggyblake
Appletv 1g v.2.02
Apple wirelles 2.4g and 5g band..
February 19th, 2012, 11:24 AM
Its a function of the hardware and the limited video encoding. The only way to improve your 1st gen atv are with a broadcom crystalHD card installed. You remove the airport card, install the card, install special OS/XBMC version and running hardwire ethernet, you have a 1080 streaming beast. Google will provide all the info you need.
Originally Posted by dantasnet