Is there a way to tell the catcher to drop the "intelligent" data transfer speed and just transfer as fast as possible, or at the very least at a speed that goes no lower than a configurable setting?
The reason I say this is most of the time I have my Catcher upstairs in the bedroom on the same network as the Slingbox. No matter what resolution I use on the catcher the picture is always fine. Obviously on an internal network I have it on top resolution. But, when the box starts slowing down the transfer speed, presumingly because it doesn't need so much bandwidth because the screen isn't moving so much etc, then it can stutter the sound (picture is still perfectly smooth). The most obvious is when the picture is frozen for some reason, or with very little moving onscreen (eg. a news presenter with only their mouth moving, or looking at a landscape with nothing going on), and someone is talking. Stuttertastic on the sound so much that you cannot understand anything. Once the picture starts moving again then all is good.
You can see in the options that the bandwidth has gone right down. Instead of being in the thousands (it's an internal network) it's only a few hundred. This makes me think it tries to optimize the bandwidth but it's lowest limit is just a little too low for the sound. If I lower the resolution then it's a little better, but still happens. It never stutters even on fast moving stuff so it's obviously a Catcher software issue. Note that all my computers, including the ones on wireless, work perfectly fine with no such problems, so it must just be the Catcher which does it all the time. Also note the Catcher seems to work perfectly fine over the internet.
On a side note is it possible to have a flag in the options to get rid of streaming so on a network the remote control is faster to update? I mean it takes like a couple of seconds to register the remote control over the internet 3000 miles away, and the same amount in the same house. That can't be right surely?
Anyway for the stuttering thing if there is no option then is there any chance of a firmware update? I know they don't sell them anymore but surely a quick fix to raise the lowest streaming bandwidth is a no-brainer on a device that can be unwatchable for me at times. A lot of money when my old Netbook can do a better job... Actually make that also my iPhone actually does a better job...