Roku 2: Ongoing issue with Plex "buffering" after running fine for ~1:45
I hope I can get a little instruction or suggestions.
I have an ongoing issue when watching movies on my Roku 2.
The movies will play fine for about 1 hour and 45 minutes (this is an estimate, the general feel of it is that the issue happens when there about 20 minutes left in a movie)
Then Suddenly the screen will go to the please wait screen.
It will buffer at a significantly slower pace then when the movie first loaded up.(when the movie first loads, I get perfect quality right away in lest then 10 seconds)
Maybe takes 5-10 minutes for the bar to fill up and then the movie will run for another 5-10 minutes and then then go back to the please wait screen.
This behavior will repeat for the remainder of the movie.
This issue is consistent across all my MOVIES, not just a single file.
The issue does not appear to happen when watching TV SHOWS.
To my knowledge, all the TV Shows I have are between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
So perhaps because they don't reach that 1:45 threshold, they don't experience the issue.
All files, TV shows and Movies are 1080p MKV files.
My Roku and PC are hard wired to my router. (the router is not the latest and greatest by any means, but never gives me any issues with anything else)
PC is a Quad Core AMD with 8GB ram. Windows 7. 60GB SSD (for OS and Applications, PMS is installed on this drive) 2TB HDD (for plex movies) 3TB HDD (for general data storage).
Latest Roku SW (5.x ?)
Latest Roku Client
I've fiddled around with various settings to try and improve performance.
The obvious one was setting the quality way down.I chose 3mbps 720p and this had no effect.
I set the transcoder temporary directory to one of the HDDs thinking that it may be using the SSD be default and somehow this may be an issue. this had no effect.
I set the Size of IPC buffer (in bytes) when streaming transcodes to 40MB. Not sure if that's overkill or would cause an issue but the issue was already present before this and this had no effect either way.
I have logging enabled but when I went to the logs url I just got: