MP3 playing form a share goes with a lot more overhead than over HTTP and causes Audrey to slowdown somewhat.
As you can read on this message board, this problem has been around from the very beginning of Audrey playing MP3. Interrupted sound and skips are normal, unless you use Audrey for MP3 exclusive.
When you use fs-nfs2 instead of fs-cifs you can raise buffers above the default of 200 and you will have fewer problems with your share.
Your milage with MP3 playing from a share will vary and this is not a problem with the network, but a problem with the share setup in Audrey. Playing MP3 from a share slows down Audrey more or less with any image, inlcuding original Audrey.
I think the concept of playing MP3 from a share on Audrey as we know it today should be changed to HTTP for the benefit of all of us. It's no problem to play MP3's over the network from a web server, by making a web page with the MP3's in it. Are Playlists available that can do the same over HTTP from a web page? If so I think that's the direction we have to go, since setting up a web server on your PC can be done for free and without much trouble.
Who is able to make this happen?