PS3 Media Buffer Problems, stutters after 1:20:++ !!!

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  1. vinz420

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    Currently using MBP 2.53 Ghz with 4GB RAM. I've always been using PS3 Media to stream my mkv and other HD films/movies to my PS3 and never had any problems. The last two nights, I've recently been having a weird problem with playing/streaming movies: it stutters and mocks about after watching 1 hour and 20 minutes ++! The last three films I watched all started making funny stutters and out-of-sync voices after 1:20:00. I never used to have this problem and I don't remember changing anything drastically with settings etc. I am currently streaming via gigabit ethernet cables through an Apple Time Capsule. I first thought that the movie file was corrupted but when watched locally on the Mac, runs without a hitch!

    Is it a memory leak on my Mac? Is the PS3 Media Server having buffering problems? Is there any way to reset the PS3 Media settings?
     
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    Have you tried starting playback at 1:20:00?
     
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    Yes I've tried that, tried going past it as well (started at 1:30 etc). I;'ve also restarted both machines (Mac and PS3) to no avail. What I've noticed is that the transcoding buffer meter on the PS3 Media gets full up after the 1:20, and doesn't seem to die down even after exiting the media server.

    One of the main things I wanted to know was how can I reset the settings on the PS3 Media server as it used to work until last week.
     
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    Just to update you guys, I've managed to solve my problem! I changed the "Number of Cores" from 2 (as I have a Core 2 Duo processor) to 8! Overriding the CPU avoided any stuttering problems that I used to have! I was also able to max out all my settings so now I can stream and watch 1080p movies in its full glory!

    Hope this thread would be of some help to other philmug users!
     

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