Streaming with Dropbox, Rclone and Plex. Optimize my Settings

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I hope to find help here for my configuration. I switched from Google to Dropbox and from Plexdrive to Rclone. Now I would be happy if you could help me to optimize my configuration for the best result.

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.59.2

  • os/version: ubuntu 20.04 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 5.15.0-46-generic (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.18.6
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

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


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

ExecStart=/usr/bin/rclone mount dropbox-crypt: /data/dropbox \
--allow-other \
--vfs-cache-mode full \
--no-modtime \
--vfs-read-chunk-size=64M \
--vfs-read-chunk-size-limit=2024M \
--vfs-fast-fingerprint \
--buffer-size=64M \
--vfs-write-back 1h \
--disable-http2 \
--tpslimit 12 \
--poll-interval=15s \
--tpslimit-burst 0

What is my goal?

I want to stream media with Dropbox, Rclone and Plex. The average bitrate is probably about 8000-12'000. Up to 6-10 people stream at the same time. If it's possible I would be happy if Rclone doesn't fetch unnecessary much files which can't be used afterwards and that at the beginning of the stream not extremely much bandwidth is used but constantly less. Also, my goal is to have the media start after 1-2 seconds. I would be very happy if you could explain me the flags a little bit and tell me what I should optimize and how to achieve my goals.

Thanks for the help :slight_smile:

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