I first want to state that the I have a raspberry pi 2. Running NOOBS LibreElec newest version (checking for updates none coming back). The raspberry pi 2 (will be called my box in this post.)
My box is connected to a gig switch with cat 6a cable ,when playing 1920x1080p High definition movies from a Western Digital 4TB NAS My Cloud located on the same gig switch movies for the most part are being ripped with x264 mkv file types DTS audio MPEG-4.
I have the default settings running on the box, but have tried turning off the TOP hardware acceleration but that made it worse because the movie was starting to actually buffer when I turn this back on the buffering goes away, but then the stuttering starts again. When I say stutter, the video and audio will freeze for a few seconds maybe even 1 minute then play another 3-4 minutes then stutter again. Sometimes it just happens back to back.
Ex. Last night My wife and I were watching Alice through the looking glass and it played 1.5 hours of video before it started stuttering. Then stuttering every minute or so we just stopped watching.