I have a RPi 2 running OpenELEC 5.95.4 that is connected to my router via a 100 Mbit/s LAN cable connection and I am trying to watch 1080p internet video streams via the New York Times add-on.
The internet connection, however, is really slow. The CPU power cannot be the bottleneck: The CPU is almost in idle mode while the video is running. Watching blu-ray DVDs over the network works fine, too.
My Win 7 PC loads 1080p internet streams like a charm, so my internet bandwidth cannot be the bottleneck, either.
Any ideas what might be the problem?
I ran a few tests and found out that no matter whether I download files via wget from a dedicated Internet-based test server or whether I stream video data, the Pi's download speed does not exceed 1.1 MB/s. However, when I download media from the local network, speeds are much higher. Any suggestions how to fix this? I am using OpenELEC's default configuration.