I know that buffering is a constant topic but my situation (may, I haven’t searched the entire forum) be unique or at least unusual.
I’m using an iPad via a strong 5 Ghz connection. The video files I’m viewing (mov or mp4) are from my DJI drone and are all 40 mb/s or higher bitrate. No matter if I pick a 1080p30 or 4k30 or above (anything higher than 30 mb/s seems to be the point where this occurs) the video buffer for approx 5-8 seconds then start playing smoothly. It will play for 5-6 seconds (never less or more) and then buffer for 5-8 seconds. Then it continues to play the rest of the file (10 seconds or 20 minutes) without any further buffering, smoothly.
I’m mentioning this so the developers can see it and perhaps identify what is going on with initial buffering vs buffering after the first attempt and “fix” this.
Thanks in advance, I hope this isn’t a redudant post.
(Great product, the ONLY one I could find for AppleTV that will play 4K video without buffering)