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Forced converting outside my network.

strendstrend Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

When streaming via LAN i have "Convert Maximum" wich in the test case is 1080p 2.2Mbps. But outside its only 2Mbps 720p as "max". This is a noticable difference. Even if i watch trough the app.plex.tv it goes down to 2Mbps. Internet connection is 500/500 Mbps so it is really annoyng when my users complain about quality o_O It works much better on LAN and i tried adding my external ip to the "LAN Networks" list but no change. Is it not possible witch plex to always FORCE direct streaming, WITHOUT convertion ??

Answers

  • AmazingRando24AmazingRando24 Posts: 1,077Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    There is a setting on the server side for limiting stream size, but I believe it's mostly determined on the client side. You can go into a Roku or Xbox (whatever)'s settings and increase the quality there. That will determine what Plex sends on the server side.

    The media also needs to be compatible with the client as well. That's another determining factor.

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  • strendstrend Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    When setting it to auto in app.plex.tv it goes down to 1.7Mbps SD. Even worse =P

  • AmazingRando24AmazingRando24 Posts: 1,077Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited February 9

    Here's a screenshot of the appropriate spot for the web interface (client/remote speed limit):

    PMS Server: Intel i7-6700 16gb RAM Dedicated Windows 10 PC
    DVR Lineup: Dual HDHomeRun Extend Tuners
    NAS: Drobo 5n2-15tb / Drobo B800fs 24tb

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  • AmazingRando24AmazingRando24 Posts: 1,077Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Here's another area on the server side to take a look at (your end).

    PMS Server: Intel i7-6700 16gb RAM Dedicated Windows 10 PC
    DVR Lineup: Dual HDHomeRun Extend Tuners
    NAS: Drobo 5n2-15tb / Drobo B800fs 24tb

    "It's amazing what replacing one faulty network cable will do for your Plex performance!"

  • strendstrend Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    They have always been on Maximum and Unlimited. Setting the beta "auto" option is what made it worse. But i can not get it to stop converting down from 1080p to 720p outside my LAN.

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