What Can I Do To Improve Playback Performance of Movies on My Mac Mini
I've got 7 USB hard drives attached to my Airport Extreme which is connected via ethernet to a 1.66 GHz Intel Dual Core Mac Mini with 1 GB of RAM that's hooked up to my TV. When I watch a movie that I've ripped using Handbrake at 2500 kbps, the sound and picture sometimes stutter and skip. I don't have the problem watching the same film over wifi on my 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook with 4 GB of RAM. Nor is there an issue if the film is stored on the Mac Mini's hard drive, so it seems to me that the ethernet is the bottleneck, however, shouldn't my wifi connection be an even bigger bottleneck? Short of moving the hard drives and connecting them directly to the Mac Mini (which is not possible for a host of reasons), is there anything I can do to improve the performance when playing back movies?