I store my movies on a Synology NAS drive. I have high speed internet (40 Mbits download, 5 Mbits upload) to my home and am now trying to decide what additional hardware (or software) I need so my kids can watch my movies on their iPad from their house.
When I’m home, everything works great. I can stream from the NAS to anywhere in the house. Even the Blu-rays play flawlessly so it’s only when accessing remotely that the problem exists.
There are Apps available for the iPad (Video Stream, Air PlayIt, etc.) to do what I’m trying to do i.e. stream video content to an iPad locally and remotely and I’ve tried them all. They also claim 1080p external streaming.
My kids can usually connect to the NAS and select a movie to watch but it almost always stops every few seconds to load and I can’t figure out why.
Their internet supports 10 mbits download and 1 mbits upload - which according to the App Technical Support folks should be more that enough.
At this point I don’t know what to try next. Is it a bandwidth limitation? a firewall issue? a router issues?