I am currently using Plex on Windows Server 2016, with GDrive mounted on the Plex server. I am having issues playing back 4K MKV files. I've contacted Plex, and searched for months, and I finally decided to give this forum a try. The issue is that after 25-30 seconds, the settings for the movie playing, disappear. If using a Shield (while movie is playing), I will press the down button to see a list of playback settings, subtitle selection, etc. After that time period, that all disappears, and simply shows the movie title. After 17-20 minutes, the movie freezes completely, and I have to start over. Plex does not record the playback.
I really don't know if this is a plex issue, or an rclone issue. I brought this up to the Plex forum, and after analyzing my logs, they didn't see any issues that could be resolved on their end. I can login to Plex on my local laptop, and stream a 4K MKV file without issue (from GDrive). Makes me think it's not rclone, but instead Plex. But then on the other hand, I use my Shield, and I can play 4K MKV files just fine when they're locally stored. But when I try streaming a 4K MKV from GDrive, my issue occurs. I'm really at a loss, and not sure why this keeps happening. I've tried at least 20 different mount commands in hopes of tweaking the mount, but it continues to happen.
Here's the specs:
rclone mounted on Plex
rclone is encrypted
Nvidia Shield (2019)
Up/Down, 1GB Fios
Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.
os/version: Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard 1809 (64 bit)
os/kernel: 10.0.17763.2565 (x86_64)
Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)
The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)
The Shield will play 4K locally without issue, whether it be MKV, MP4, doesn't matter. The issue only happens when it's mounted from rclone and playing from the Shield. The shield has a wired gigabit connection and not using Wifi.
the shield, or some app on it, must be able to stream from something other than just plex.
most everything can stream from a dlna server, which rclone can emulate, as per the command i shared with you.
does it take a while for it to say it's started? I see the log file was created, but it's just sitting in the cmd window. This is my cmd: rclone mount --vfs-cache-mode off --log-level=DEBUG --log-file=c:/rclone.log gdrive-encrypt:/ g:
It seems to be playing the movie. How long should I allow it to play? It's working and showing progress in the plex dashboard, mainly because it's being played from the windows laptop and not the shield, which hasn't been an issue.