1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 24, 2014 1:21 AM by OvCollyer RSS

    The BitRate reported by my Slingplayer desktop App fluctuates


      I have an M1 connected at my home to a 20/5 Mbps broadband connection (Optimum form Cablevision).


      Down here in Uruguay I am connected to a 30/2 Mbps FTTH broadband connection.


      I can successfully watch my cablebox channels but the quality of the pictures changes greatly because the bitrate swings from 2000 Kbps down to 250 Kbps. Why is this happening? When I tested the M1 from the US I didn't see this happen.

        • Re: The BitRate reported by my Slingplayer desktop App fluctuates
          OvCollyer Apprentice

          Because the data has to travel all the way from your Slingbox to where you are, going through many potential bottlenecks.


          The speeds you quote are just 1) the speed from the Slingbox to your ISP in the US, and 2) the speed from where you are watching in Uruguay to your ISP Uruguay.


          There could be any number of hops in between with their own limits slowing down the data.


          Plus, there is something called 'latency' which describes how long it takes a packet of data to go from one point to the other and this rises with distance. As it gets higher it imposes a theoretical limit on the bitrate you can achieve.