I have a Raspberry Pi 512MB version running the latest Raspbian “wheezy” (2012-12-16) with the latest firmware on it (https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update
), uname -a show: Linux raspberrypi 3.6.11+ #358 PREEMPT Tue Jan 15 00:45:33 GMT 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux.
On it I installed XMBC (http://michael.gorven.za.net/raspberrypi/xbmc
) and it works well.
I use XBMC for play .mkv files (1080p also with DTS), I open the .mkv files on XBMC via smb (windows share); but when there is a high bitrate the video and audio became stutter. The problem, I think, is that the bandwith is not enough. Consider that the Raspberry Pi is connected via cable ethernet on a Gigabit switch and also the Windows PC (which shares the files) is attached on the same switch. Looking into Windows PC Task manager I noticed that the maxium peak of bandwith of the ethernet is "only" 5% of 1Gigabit (so 50% of 100Megabit) and may be (better for sure) this throughput is not enought for streaming 1080p high bitrate file.
SO, now, How Can I solve? There is a way to use more ethernet bandwith on the Raspberry?
There is the possibility to say to XBMC to increase the buffer?