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#1  January 4, 2020 - 8:36am
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Just wondering what results other people get when doing a speedtest in Infuse from their NAS?

I have a Synology DS412+, ATV 4K and gigabit connection.
I connect to the ATV via NFS, also tried SMB with gave me similar results.

My average speed is around 140 Mbps is that normal?

  January 4, 2020 - 4:03pm
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Yes that’s good. It’s not showing you a max file transfer rate but the max rate it can play a file given current network conditions.

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  January 4, 2020 - 5:21pm
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How do I do that?

  January 4, 2020 - 5:27pm
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  mrbojangles wrote:

How do I do that?

Test Connection on Shares for TvOS only. Must have 6.2.4

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  January 5, 2020 - 6:39am
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Have just completed it, my details are:
Zyxel NAS542 in the loft connected to a Netgear GS305 gigabit switch which is then connected with a cat5 cable to my router and the ATV 4k to that.
Only tried SMB (Auto) and on a few 30GB BR my average speed was 274Mbps, image uploaded of one of them.

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  January 11, 2020 - 4:36pm
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Synology DS215j on wired cat5e gigabit. Internet wired DLs to ATV 4K are around 300 Mbps. Max I can get from Infuse Speed Test is ~90 Mbps using NFS (SMB* gives me ~80 Mbps). I'm jealous of all the other speeds people are getting!

  January 11, 2020 - 8:58pm
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  feder240 wrote:

Synology DS215j on wired cat5e gigabit. Internet wired DLs to ATV 4K are around 300 Mbps. Max I can get from Infuse Speed Test is ~90 Mbps using NFS (SMB* gives me ~80 Mbps). I'm jealous of all the other speeds people are getting!

Perhaps you have a bad Ethernet cable, switch, or router. Internet downloaded don’t directly correlate to infuse playback speeds.

I am getting ~110 with gigabit backbone but wireless ac to Apple TV 4.

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  January 12, 2020 - 1:16pm
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  munpip214 wrote:

Perhaps you have a bad Ethernet cable, switch, or router. Internet downloaded don’t directly correlate to infuse playback speeds.

I am getting ~110 with gigabit backbone but wireless ac to Apple TV 4.

Understood, but the higher internet speed leads me to think it’s not a problem with the cables from the router to the ATV. Tried switching out the cables and ports from the NAS to the router and nothing has really helped.

  January 12, 2020 - 2:08pm
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SMB protocol as well as NFS have overhead. The plex protocol is purpose built for streaming and will always yield better speeds.

  January 12, 2020 - 3:03pm
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  feder240 wrote:

Understood, but the higher internet speed leads me to think it’s not a problem with the cables from the router to the ATV. Tried switching out the cables and ports from the NAS to the router and nothing has really helped.

Maybe your drives are being slow or something else is accessing the NAS at the same time?

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  January 13, 2020 - 2:19am
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I am streaming from an iMac (late 2015 model, movies are located on the internal hard disk, no SSD) via two simple TP-Link Gigabit desktop switches and CAT.5e cables to my ATV 4K downstairs, yielding approx. 235 Mbps with SMB (set to Auto) and the same with NFS. During my tests I noticed that it's obviously better to restart the ATV before testing (resp. watching a 4K movie), maybe to clear the internal memory? On some tests that I did WITHOUT a previous restart (i.e. when the ATV had been running for quite a while), I only received values around 50 Mbps. But after restarting the ATV and trying again, I received approx. 235 Mbps again.
Also, it takes a while before the bit rate goes up to 235 Mbps and stays there. During the first 1-2 minutes, I get around 150 Mbps with numbers fluctuating.

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  January 20, 2020 - 7:43pm
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Someone suggested trying FTP on another thread and it worked for me! Went from ~90 Mbps to over 300 Mbs! I would definitely give that a try.

  January 21, 2020 - 1:41am
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....FTP?? You mean setting up an FTP server for Infuse? Does Infuse support FTP at all? Or did I get you completely wrong here?

Please explain....!

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  January 21, 2020 - 6:31am
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  Taucheranzug wrote:

....FTP?? You mean setting up an FTP server for Infuse? Does Infuse support FTP at all? Or did I get you completely wrong here?

Please explain....!

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Yes Infuse does support FTP. I'm using a Synology NAS so I just check a checkbox to enable FTP. Not sure what's involved if you have to do it yourself but I think someone else mentioned successfully setting up an FTP server.