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Is My Home Network Speed Enough for 4K Streaming? [CLOSED]

Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:00 pm

My question regards NAS usage, over a 100 Mbps Cat5 Ethernet network can a Seagate IronWolf ST4000VN008 64MB 4TB keep up with streaming 4K video files ripped from a Blue-Ray disc?
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Re: Is My Home Network Speed Enough for 4K Streaming?

Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:18 pm

Depends on the encoding, the CPU load and the network load.

Judging by this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_HD_Blu-ray two of the permitted data rates are close to maxing out a 100Mbps link (72 and 92) and two (123 and 144) are defintely too much.

The limiting factor would appear to be the network not the USB link between Pi and HDD.
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Re: Is My Home Network Speed Enough for 4K Streaming?

Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:59 pm

thagrol wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:18 pm
Depends on the encoding, the CPU load and the network load.

Judging by this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_HD_Blu-ray two of the permitted data rates are close to maxing out a 100Mbps link (72 and 92) and two (123 and 144) are defintely too much.

The limiting factor would appear to be the network not the USB link between Pi and HDD.
I think the network will handle it OK though, thanks for the reply!
Helpful answers are appreciated. I usually respond to Tweets directed at me. JWST is the Sagrada Família of spacecrafts. I code in Python on Windows 10 and Raspberry Pi OS.

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