Originally Posted by tHegeRm
Yes, serving pc (the comp with the MKV on it) should have quad core for best results as stated by the author of PS3 media server.
add a large audio track to that (like the Star Wars films) and the files get bigger than 15gb using all of the available buffer strength. You will get choppyness or audio hiccups.
Just my experience with my PS3 as this is the only way I watch movies.
A media server, is no more or less then file server that stores any type files on a HDD/SSD.
The component that is connected to a Screen, is the component(PC or PS3) solely responsible for decoding video and audio.
If you use a HTPC/PC, all the decoding will be done by a video card, any Nvidia video card for $100 that supports Audio and Video decoding will take off all the stress off the CPU. Its called GPU Decoding. You will simply need a free software that supports this future.
There is nothing stated by the author in your link.