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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I’ve been advocating the use of FTP on the Apple tv for years, you can search my name on this forum. Apple’s implementation of samba has always been historically plagued with issues going back over a decade on their computers, you can look up the history. I think it all goes back to when samba went to GPLv3 open licensing. Apple moved to their own homebrewed version of samba. Read this link: Apple Ditches SAMBA in Favour of Homegrown Replacement – OSnews
There’s just too much overhead for SMB on apple products. While FTP has nearly no overhead, and you don’t really need much security inside your home for a multimedia share.
Most off the shelf NAS boxes have FTP built in, but yes for most everything else. You have to take extra steps to add an FTP file server.