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Plex Media Server on your NAS.

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Re: Plex Media Server on your NAS.

Postby osten4 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:38 pm

hey MikeG.6.5 ty for a great post!
i have a problem with my nas sometimes gives me "get directory failed" and fails to even open a show/movie and it hangs for like 20 seconds.. is it because of transcoding problems?..
another problem i i have begun to see is some shows starts to freeze up in the middle off playing them.. i am on a wired connection useing a top end router.

any suggestions?
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Re: Plex Media Server on your NAS.

Postby MikeG.6.5 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:46 pm

Get Directory fails are usually indications that for some reason the device you are playing on sees the server as disconnected.

This could be because you had uPnP enabled on the router? Instead of static IP and Port Forwards as I suggest in the previous posts....

What model of NAs are yo using? What is the movie or show bitrate, container and codecs used to encode it? What bitrates can your client app support, and what codecs can it Direct Play?

Plex is all about the Clients Apps. If the app can Direct Play the bitrate and codecs, then the server will try to send the file as it sits on your disk. BUT, if either of them aren't Direct Playable, then Plex needs to transcode. And if your NAS can't handle transcodes, it's going to give you some buffering or hitches in the stream... (small pauses.)

Until VERY recently, we, as admins, had NO control over how the client used the server's resources or bandwidth. This is now starting to change, slowly.

One way to try resolving your problem is to try optimize media to say 4Mbps on a know problem file. And then you select the optimized version to play. If that works for you, then up the version to 6Mbps, then 8Mbps, then 10, 12, etc. Until you find the limits of the device you are playing on most of the time. This will tell you what THAT device is capable of!

Keep in mind optimizing a file COULD take you a while to do....
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Re: Plex Media Server on your NAS.

Postby fournexus » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:22 pm

Great posts, but I am currently using an AS6102T with ADM 3.0. Using winscp, I do not see " /volume1/.@plugins/AppCentral/plexmediaserver/CONTROL." To the best of your knowledge, do you know if they have change the directories in the new ADM?
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Re: Plex Media Server on your NAS.

Postby MikeG.6.5 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:00 pm

On my 7004T that is the correct path. You are going to have to do a bit of hunting around with WinSCP to find the path. I don't have that model and can only make a guess without one to test on.
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Re: Plex Media Server on your NAS.

Postby fournexus » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:05 am

I have attached a screen shot of my efforts. Image
https://1drv.ms/i/s!At2oTquH3XMBgco6JqdFKxlxU2PAyQ
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Re: Plex Media Server on your NAS.

Postby orion » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:05 am

fournexus wrote:I have attached a screen shot of my efforts. Image
https://1drv.ms/i/s!At2oTquH3XMBgco6JqdFKxlxU2PAyQ

That's caused by the folder settings under Windows not showing hidden files / folders. You can go to "/usr/local/AppCentral/" instead.
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