So the play back seems to be a mixed limitation of my TV and the player. Which after searching, is ongoing.
Sony XBR. Who the F%$!% puts a 100mbit NIC card in a 2017/2018 TV? Who?!?! Sony does! Who does NOT allow USB Gigabit cards to be installed? Who?!? Sony does! So i had to revert to the built in Wireless N. Wait you say that can be super fast? Yup, but it is attached to their USB2 connection limiting it to 200mbit. John Wick 2 Requires 180mbit to “stream” at near perfect speed/quality. without hiccups. Can the BUILT in DLNA player do that? Nope, stutters. Can installing PLEX from the APP store NATIVE to the OS do it? Nope, buffers.
Kodi + DLNA + Plex = Works 99%.
Anyways OFF topic.
What I am getting at, I am using your mount, no API Bans (never had that). No Download Quota Bans (Had that with NON Cache version). As apposed to CACHE versus VFS (yours). I feel the VFS plays faster/starts up faster/seeks faster. Can just be subjective though.
The fact that when the wifi is working good on Sonys end (sometimes wifi speed test nets me 30mbit…yes 30mbit (most of the time is 20-60) of the theoretical 300mbit I SHOULD be getting. Do a hard reset on the TV, run a test, get 200-300+. Run a second test, maybe 150-200. Don’t run anything. Wait 20-30 minutes. BAck to the 20-60. Wait 10 minutes run another test, get 150-200. Yup. TV is just 12 inches from the router. NO walls. a Glass/wood entertainment center. Router in shelf, TV on top. Yup.
Anyways back on topic again.
Your settings seem to be working just as good as Cache, just as good as Plexdrive OF the Cache, but has WRITE capabilities, which is AMAZEBALLS.
For whatever reason, when I used the CACHE version ON plex, it was writing the cache to a funky directory that I had NO CLUE where it was writing to. Maybe that was the point of the /tmp/drive. Either way, I am more than happy with this new mount. will keep testing.