I have been using the Gremlin Box since 4 days now everything is setup and working good but with one weird problem:
I use Apple TV 4th gen to watch all my Plex media library with 200 Mbps connection.
All TV shows are 1080p ( ~13mbps bitrate ) or 720 ( - 4mbps bitrate )
All my movies are 1080p Blurays (between 20-30 Mbps and some around 15-18 Mbps )
The whole library in MKVs & h.264
I had issues with streaming anything from the library at the beginning everything stops a lot ( client on original quality ), too much buffering! I changed the Plex server Transcoder quality from ( Prefer higher speed encoding ) to ( automatic ) it fixed it a little :/ then I thought maybe because I have Sonarr searching and adding, ruTorrent is working to downloading some files ( you know building a new server library )
I thought because of that the server is slow and yeah after all apps finished their tasks the streaming was perfect and fast !
but one weird problem remains which is streaming the movies the same thing ( with subtitles & without ) it stops a lot sometimes stuttering with 3fps :/ then I decided to change the remote streaming setting on the Apple Tv from Original to 20mbps 1080p and it worked! ( I didn't watch the movie/s I was just testing )
Today I decided to watch one of the movies ( no other tasks on the server no other streams just me ) The original file is 1 hr 57 min 1080p MKV 34 Mbps + subtitles. Watched it with the 20mbps settings everything was great and fast until I reached the minute 40 ! the streaming stopped then went back after ~15 sec with a lot of buffering and stopping I tried to change the settings to 12mbps instead of 20 and it didn't work :( then tried to change the server settings back to ( Prefer higher speed encoding ) and wait for 2 min then played the movie again at 20mbps and worked perfectly until the end !!
So what the hell happened ?! this ruined my watching experience and now I am afraid to watch long files again!
Do have a time limitation for the transcoding process?
Do you have weak servers? I don't think so because it worked for full 40mins!
I really wish that I can watch the original 20 & 30 Mbps files but I can't because the Apple Tv limitation I don't have a direct play enabled devices also I tried to optimize the files via Plex server it self for my Apple Tv but it's bad in terms of quality, speed and efficiency
So can you help with that?