2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2011 2:47 AM by alano RSS

    How can I increase the streaming bit rate?


      I have a Slingbox with a 18 meg broadband width and a Slingcatcher with a 10 meg broadband width. When streaming on the Slingcatcher or on 2 laptops the maximum bit rate is between 1200 and 1450 bps. This did not change when I upgraded the Catcher from 5 to 10 meg. I have DSL access. Does anyone have a solution?

        • Re: How can I increase the streaming bit rate?
          jimfitzgerald Apprentice

          Replace your DSL with cable internet

          • Re: How can I increase the streaming bit rate?
            alano Newbie

            The weakest link in the chain, by far, is the internet provider at your SlingBox end.  The SlingBox will utilise the slow "upstream bandwidth" - which will probably be only 480k or 512k (typical for 8M downstream rates).   In the UK, some of the better providers are playing around with 1.5M+ upstream, and 10M is available at certain trial sites.


            In summary... SlingBox end uses slow "upstream bandwidth", SlingCatcher end uses the faster "downstream bandwidth".


            Note that both your internet providers, and the "internet" cloud inbetween each end, will occassionally suffer bottlenecks - further reducing theend-to-end  video stream speed.


            So - the bandwidth at SlingCatcher end is almost irrelevant.  You could have 1000000000M at the SlingCatcher end - but if the "upstream bandwidth" is only 512k, then that's the maximum speed at which your video stream will operate.


            Best chance for a good solution is to find an internet provider at the SlingBox end with a fast upstream bandwidth.