Rclone Mount stutters on a certain type of videos

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

When I try to play certain videos directly through MPC, It gets stuck and only plays a few frames a minute. No matter how much I wait for it to unfreeze, it won't correct itself. The certain videos I'm getting this error are the ones I have downloaded from BlackBoard system that my Professors use to upload their lectures. Vıdeos are downloaded with www.downloadhelper.net/ I'm using the default settings.
I might add that besides these ones, other videos play flawlessly.

MediaInfo of one of the video i'm talking about: https://pastebin.com/HRcN9ELN

I'm using the latest winfsp(1.6.20027) and mounting it through nssm.

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.51.0

  • os/arch: windows/amd64
  • go version: go1.13.7

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)

Google Drive

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


hello and welcome to the forum

--allow-other does nothing on windows, you can remove it.

if you download the video file to you local computer and play it, what happens?

Hello, thanks for the quick reply.

I am uploading stuff from time to time, that's why I'd like to keep the vfs writes flag.

Video plays as normal when I run it locally, no stutters or anything. But since I have a small 120GB SSD in my laptop and many videos I previously uploaded to Drive, I don't want to download them all again.

when i stream video from a remote i do not use mount, i use serve
rclone serve dlna okan-gdrive:
this will create a dlna server and mpc will see it
perhaps try that.

as you can see vlc will see that dlna server.
in this example the rclone serve is running on my android cellphone.


not sure if you know that windows has a built-in transparent file compression.
for example,

Based on the logs you have, it's just repeatedly opening and closing the file which is going to be problematic and create stuttering. I would guess that is the fault of the application playing it.

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