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ok i want to downlaod 4k movies there size is about 60 gb .. at the moment if i cast a 1080p movie thats over 15 gb from my laptop to my pansonic st60 it seems ti struggle and freeze up .. is th… Read More
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
ok i want to downlaod 4k movies there size is about 60 gb ..

at the moment if i cast a 1080p movie thats over 15 gb from my laptop to my pansonic st60 it seems ti struggle and freeze up ..

is this the router ?

laptop is i5 12gb ram ausus 2 gb graphics

the tv ..

do i need some hardware or software to achive a flawless movie ive downloaded
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
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#1
ive tried loading it in ex hard drive but it aint that smooth
#2
plug laptop directly into TV with an HDMI cable first to rule out your network components such as your router. if you still have a problem, then its the laptop HW or SW or the TV and firmware.

Then try your laotop via a cable to another TV and so forth until you narrow the problem down.

Edited By: dothedealnow on Jan 18, 2017 10:46: more info
#3
you're at the stretch point really, anything under 10gb should be flawless but going over that needs ethernet for stability - especially a 60gb file

that's my experience but there is better AC wifi now that is required at both ends though
#4
Following on from what @dothedealnow said, if it isn't the network then the next thing you look at is CPU. If your CPU is running at 60%+ then maybe your GPU isn't decoding the file which leaves your CPU doing all the work. There may also codec issues to sort out, but that's when it gets "interesting".
#5
as i thought not easy hahaha will try a few things suggested here

so basically wifi does not like anything over 10 gb .ive tried hdmi cable from laptop through vlc and its not smooth .castig plays like a blu ray that why i like it
#6
Watching 4k movies on 1080 tv?? Err what
#7
ashmac
as i thought not easy hahaha will try a few things suggested here
so basically wifi does not like anything over 10 gb .ive tried hdmi cable from laptop through vlc and its not smooth .castig plays like a blu ray that why i like it

It's nothing to do with the file size specifically. It's the bit rate of the video that determines how much bandwidth you need but file size can be used as a rough estimate as most movies are roughly the same length.

That's assuming you're streaming the video file. If your actually transmitting the laptop screen then that's completely different as the bit rate is determined by the mirroring application regardless of the video. The former seems likely if it works for lower bit rates files but not higher though.

If the file plays fine on the laptop then it's likely a bandwidth limitation, if it doesn't then it could be several things but assuming the video is in HEVC format then it's likely that your laptop is too old to include dedicated HEVC decoder and too slow to decode it using the main CPU.
#8
itsdavidjones1984
Watching 4k movies on 1080 tv?? Err what

As far as I can see, he doesn't say what capability his TV is.

He also doesn't mention trying to watch a 4k movie on a 1080 TV.

What he does mention is a current problem with 1080 movies over a certain GB size.

You might want to read the OP again.
#9
Buy a USB 3.0 thumb drive and play off that.
#10
ibblackberry1
itsdavidjones1984
Watching 4k movies on 1080 tv?? Err what
As far as I can see, he doesn't say what capability his TV is.
He also doesn't mention trying to watch a 4k movie on a 1080 TV.
What he does mention is a current problem with 1080 movies over a certain GB size.
You might want to read the OP again.
I think you need to read the OP again :D
This looks to be the TV in question
http://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/TC-P65ST60.html
#11
ashmac
ive tried loading it in ex hard drive but it aint that smooth
That's your answer then. If the tv cant play it from a drive plugged straight in its going to struggle over wifi
#12
I didn't realise any digital download sites were selling 4k versions yet?
#13
I would use the laptop to the TV via HDMI, but don't use vlc it's terrible at playing 4k films, I downloaded a program called potplayer it's also 64bit plays my 4k films fine
#14
Your TV is only 1080p? Theres no point even playing 4k content on it, just stick to 1080p films.
My friends just bought a new Samsung 4k HDR TV and uses his Android box with Kodi for this 4k films, runs perfectly. The only issue he had was his Av Reciever didn't do 4k passthrough so used the optical for sound.
#15
+1 for Potplayer, you have to put up with a few niggles like Taiwanese TV programs in a side bar though.

VLC is pretty good, but it struggles with several newer codecs, especially additional audio tracks.
#16
as i thought not easy hahaha will try a few things suggested here

so basically wifi does not like anything over 10 gb .ive tried hdmi cable from laptop through vlc and its not smooth .castig plays like a blu ray that why i like it
#17
itsdavidjones1984
Watching 4k movies on 1080 tv?? Err what


im talking about when i get my new oled. how is the best way as it doesn't work on 1080 so how will it on 4k
#18
thanks for the help..some great advice i can try :D

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