05-10-2012 11:51 AM
I've got 4 cameras on in indoor 700 system - everything works pretty well except when I try to play back recorded video, either through the Web Commander or the Mobile application. The video streams VERY slow and choppy - a 15 second video might take 30 or 45 seconds to play in fits and starts. This happens on all cameras and through both the web and the mobile players. I was wondering what might be causing this and what I might be able to do to improve playback performance.
Just for info, there is a TON of bandwidth available here - I've got 50Mbps cable broadband to the house and 802.11n WiFi.
05-11-2012 01:08 PM
The web commander and mobile application directly play the recorded videos from your cameras.
If you install the Powerline devices in different places. The powerline strength should be very low.
You can use the Diagnostics function of PC Alert Commander to check the powerline strength and
To improve the performance, you have to put the powerline devices to close to the master devices
which connects with your router. It is better to use the same outlet for all powerline devices. If so,
you have to order longer camera cables (50 feet or 100feet) or DIY CAT5e cable.
05-11-2012 02:27 PM
Thank you. Isn't the live streaming in Web Commander and Mobile also coming directly from the camera? The performance on live streaming is perfect - smooth and fast over the same powerline connection. Why should the playback performance be SO much worse than the live performance?
Your suggestion on using the same outlet for all powerline devices is (please forgive me) absurd. It totally removes the advantages of using powerline networking for your cameras.
05-11-2012 04:56 PM
That actually sounds like a video driver issue; I'd run windows update and get the most recent drivers for your PC. If you can send me some dxdiag info (start -> run -> dxdiag -> pass on info from Display tab), I can probably point you towards a driver for your system.
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