Anyone has good experiance with a cached mount on Windows for Plex and wants to share their your rclone mount settings?
I have the cached mount on Windows, but performance in Plex is pretty bad. Movies are slow to start (takes minutes), but then it runs fine. (but seeks are slow again) If I do a copy from the mounted drive in Windows to a local drive it coppies at 5-6 MB/s.
I am having a poor experience. I find it pretty much unusable. I copied the settings @samucamg used in his post about getting nssm to work properly in Windows as a starting point:
I let it sit overnight in case rclone did something similar to plexdrive as far as an initial cache and I let Plex run a scan for that same amount of time.
In Windows Explorer, it will show the top level folders pretty quickly, but any dive deeper than that is met with a message in the window saying “Working On It” for at least 20 seconds. Even just right clicking to check properties is the same. Most of the time windows explorer just hangs and crashes.
Plex just sits there for minutes eventually timing out today - I was able to get a movie to at least start yesterday…
I am going to reboot and try with no parameters except the straight mount with allow-other and see what happens. It seemed to work better before adding all the vfs settings.
Sorry I can’t help - but I can confirm that compared to Linux the mount is unstable on my pc. I wish the Windows Subsystem for Linux would support fuse - I would love to run an rclone mount that way and see what happens. I have no use for it myself, but I’m trying to help a family member get set up without having to either run a virtual machine or pay for a vps.
I am using it with Google Drive.
Does “Drive File Stream” work with Plex? How would that look? All I need is a one-way mount for someone to be able to watch files on my drive through Plex. They don’t want to pay for a VPS (which is working perfectly…)
If you have a G-suite or Education account, you can download it. This work fine with me, if you don’t, You can also try another easy alternative, is raidrive.com Rclone works fine with Centos or Ubuntu, but not very well with windows. But I think they will improve it yet.
Plex movies now start in just under 10 seconds and also the Plex scanning is much faster.
To automount the drive use nssm and make sure to use the --config parameter otherwise it won’t work.
Run the service under system so all apps can see the mount.
These are my mount settings on Windows:
rclone mount Gdrive: P: --dir-cache-time=160h --cache-chunk-size=10M --cache-info-age=168h --cache-workers=5 --cache-tmp-upload-path D:\RCloneTmpUpload --cache-tmp-wait-time 60m --buffer-size 0M --vfs-cache-mode writes --config C:\Users\UserName.config\rclone\rclone.conf