Satellite broadcast dropouts

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MerrillDL wrote:Question: were you watching the broadcast via satellite or Internet stream?
I asked a similar question about a dozen or so posts back. Haven't seen an answer come through yet.
MerrillDL wrote:This raised a question in my mind; where can I find documentation that explains or documents the names of services, processes and applications of an Internet packet (of a streaming type) from the moment it enters the computer, all the way to the program that is playing the stream? If I could set the affinity and raise the priority of these processes in the Task Manager, I think it would eliminate buffering problems.

Anyone have any ideas?
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You might try Process Explorer from the Sysinternals suite, which is now owned by Microsoft. Aside from the already great visibility it provides, it recently added a process timeline column that can graphically depict a process’s lifetime relative other processes, which you might find useful.
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MerrillDL wrote:This raised a question in my mind; where can I find documentation that explains or documents the names of services, processes and applications of an Internet packet (of a streaming type) from the moment it enters the computer, all the way to the program that is playing the stream? If I could set the affinity and raise the priority of these processes in the Task Manager, I think it would eliminate buffering problems.
I'm not sure if that will work. Is the bottleneck the CPU utilization or disk I/O? I tend to suspect the latter. I don't know as priority will fix that. And, I'm pretty sure that while priority may prioritize the starting some something, (like a disk seek) it probably doesn't cause the operation to be aborted when a higher priory process comes along.

Frankly I think this makes a good argument for a dedicated playback device - something that doesn't have the normal stuff found on a typical desktop or laptop. Something like a Roku, WD, etc. Because a general purpose computer will always have extra stuff on it or risk getting re-purposed when a need arises.
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To clarify, I was watching the satellite broadcast, sorry. (I mentioned our internet service because someone had asked about it.)
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I can help you troubleshoot your satellite issue. Send me a PM if you still need help.
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