Windows 10 Buffering Issues
I'm curious if there are any specific settings in Windows 10 that can effect Plex negatively?
Here's what's going on. I am having buffering issues. This happens at the same point every time. Some movies it happens at the beginning, some it happens halfway through, some it waits until towards the end. I've yet to have this happen in TV shows. This didn't start until I upgraded my server to Windows 10, clean install.
The issue happens whether it transcodes or uses direct play. The difference being that when it transcodes it happens at a different time, usually later, and it will get stuck buffering at 33% until it just gives up and acts like the movie ended. With direct play it at least will buffer and go back to playing the movie.
I have tried re-encoding multiple times. It does it when it's playing the AAC stereo track, DTS or AC3 Dolby Digital. I've tried changing the order of the audio tracks with no change. I have tried changing every possible setting I can think of in the server app as well as the client app on the Rokus. I encode my files as H264 MP4 and the content is 1080p.
My setup is that I have Plex running on a dedicated server with a Pentium G4600, which replaced the G3850 that used to be in it. I am using two Roku 3's. One is wired and one is wireless. It does it on both regardless of what settings I change. If I play the files over the network (No Plex) from either my laptop, which is wireless or my main system which is wired, they seem to play just fine past the point the buffer on the Rokus and both are running Windows 10. Same goes for playing on the server through Plex Server itself. My local network is gigabit and I usually get around 100 MB/sec sustained. All wired devices go through a switch, NOT the router.
I feel like I'm chasing my tail as the hardware shouldn't have an issue with either transcoding or direct play. I don't know if it's a issue with the encodes (seems unlikely), an issue with the server app, an issue with the Rokus (also unlikely) or an issue with Windowds 10?