Hangs during playback of DVR recordings on Apple TV 4-Plays fine with VLC
Like others, I get hangs during playback of my DVR content on AppleTV4. I also get the message that my server is not powerful enough. Task Manager shows CPU usage of 80-90+ due to transcoding during playback. Finally I decided to download the Apple TV video player app VLC. VLC will link to my Plex library and play the same content. Recordings that snag/hang in Plex play perfectly fine in VLC. Also when playing in VLC Task Manager shows little or no increase in CPU usage with usage staying below 10-15%.
So, why will VLC play the same Plex recording with little CPU usage as opposed to playing the same content in Plex with high CPU usage??? I don't want to have to resort to playing my all Plex DVR recordings with VLC. I've tried to adjust every imaginable setting in Plex, Apple TV and windows 10 without any progress. Please advise. Thanks.