zim2dive: I guess you are right, I have pasted my question in my own thread now.
primerib: Care to elaborate a bit on your suggestion? I assume you mean to increase the buffer size in mplayer? There are many buffer-affecting options to mplayer. Which one do you mean? Thanks!
If you don't mind please answer in http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=151135
as to not further derail this topic.