Plexamp: bandwidth usage
I was trying out plexamp remotely (playing some flac files), and I've found that it seems to continually pull data from the server while playing, and is even stuttering during play back.
If I compare it to the web player (in Chrome) the chome player seems to pull for a short period (15-20s at 3-4Mbps) for an initial buffer, and then pulls more data when the buffer remaining is small.
Plexamp seems to pull at 5-6 Mbps constantly, and unless I pause play back for a few seconds it stutters and stalls. Actually it seems that by stopping playback (with stop in the menu) it still pulls down a steady 5-6Mbps, checking disk activity in resource monitor shows it's not obviously writing to disk.
The PMS server shows that both chrome and plexamp are using direct play, the server is a synology 1511+, with version 188.8.131.5223. I do have a bandwidth cap on uploads set to 6 Mbps (just to avoid saturating my uplink)
Is this a known issue, or outside of the expected usage of plexamp at the moment? Checking the Plexamp appdata folder doesn't show any log files to look at.
Playing back an mp3 seems to work without stuttering, but it's still pulling 5-6Mbps.