Media Streaming in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Quality not good ! RRS feed

  • Question

  •    I have media in windows 8.1 workstation. Made a VM on it (win2012r2) + made a Essentials and Media pack and enabled the highest quality streaming ("best").

       When I test the test 34 mb video on lumia 1520 I find that quality is very degraded. I studied that if you set the highest quality the processor should be good otherwise there would be effect of buffering and lags. But in my case, only problem my 720p video seems like 240p and no pauses or lags.

       Is there a way to improve that ? ( I have strong Wifi Router to handle the bandwidth ).

       Everything above started from the fact that I could not browse my media files by opening a pc share folder from lumia 1520. if I could open the share folder, I could instantly copy and play from there while I am roaming.

      That leaves me to the only option to attach USB, copy data and then test each new video, which is very slow process wise.

    Shahid Roofi

    Sunday, March 22, 2015 11:46 AM


  • You are serving media from an essentials VM on a win 8 box?  Did I get that right?  In any case.  Media Streaming is not a real strong point for essentials.  I would look at Serviio or Plex


    • Proposed as answer by Susie Long Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by Susie Long Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:01 AM
    Sunday, March 22, 2015 10:15 PM