Rclone mount playback stuttering on certain video files

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

On certain MOV files playback, the video stutters.
please note that it happens only on certain videos, as I have other MOV files which run just fine.
I tried running the same videos on linux mount and they ran as expected.
I tried using different media players to no avail.
for this specific video the last 10 seconds run normally.

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.52.0-024-g973e3d6a-beta

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

Windows 10, 64 bit

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Onedrive personal

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone mount odbwcr: Z: --fuse-flag --VolumePrefix=\server\crypt --config C:\Users\Basha\.config\rclone\rclone.conf --vfs-cache-mode writes -vv

A log from the command with the -vv flag (eg output from rclone -vv copy /tmp remote:tmp)


Cloud mounts are slow are opening and closing files due to the nature of it being in the cloud and those are expensive calls to make.

In your logs, the player you are using is opening and closing the file multiple times so it's going to be slow.

You have a few options:

  • use the current cache backend which is going to be deprecated and buggy
  • wait for the new vfs cache backend to get released. Beta testing starting on that already so that's a good sign.
  • find a player that works on Windows for you. I've heard some users using serve dlna and vlc or something along those lines so perhaps one of those folks can chime in.

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