I have my RPi media server setup using an external HDD mounted using ntfs-3g (ntfs formatted needs to mount on windows) and Samba to share the drive in the network. Currently, I have 1 client (MacBook Pro, OSX 10.9) that is able to mount the shared drives and access files. This works fine for small files and <720p media content, however when playing a 1080p file from the shared drive playback stutters on my MacBook. I tried VLC, MplayerX and Quicktime all have the same problem on the same file. The file(.mov H264 1920x800, 1536.0kbps) plays fine when copied to my Mac but stutters when playing from the shared drive. Is there any way to speed up the samba performance? I've tried upgrading to a Class 10 SD card but it didn't improve the stuttering.
EDIT: RPi is connected to the network via my router via Gigabit Lan and my Mac is connected to the router via WiFi.
Any advice is much appreciated!