I am well aware that this question has been asked about a billion times all over the Internet but so far nothing has worked for me...
I have a home server (Ubuntu Server 12.04) and a laptop (Ubuntu Desktop 12.04) connected to the same local network (both wired to my router).
What I am trying to do is to access my server from my laptop (ssh) to play HD movies (located on the server) directly on my laptop (using VLC).
It works just fine with 720p format movies, but as soon as I try with 1080p movies, it starts to lag badly.
I have tried all the usual tricks:
- Increasing the caching value
- Setting the option "Skip the loop filter for H.264 decoding" to "All"
- Change the "Video output module" value
None of them worked for me. By increasing the caching value though, it actually seemed to work because it "buffers" for a while before starting the video, but after a while the movie stops and starts to "buffer" again...
If the movie is located on my laptop, it works good. Same issue with other players (Totem, MPlayer etc...)
This issue has been killing me for a while now, anybody knows how to solve this?
Thank you very much in advance.
Information about my laptop:
- HP Pavilion dv6
- Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-2670Q
- Memory: RAM 6 GB DDR3
- Video: AMD Radeon HD 6490M (1 GB DDR5 dedicated, up to 4 GB total)