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  • CarquinyoliCarquinyoli Posts: 7Members
    kowa84 wrote on September 15 2014, 12:15 PM: »

    Using ESET NOD, I don't think that'll be the problem cause I monitored the processorusage during the movie. I have not seen anything unusual...

    My antivirus didn't consume cpu either, but turning it off worked. It's like the antivirus sometimes acts like a firewall with the "things" that travels through my wan. Well, I don't know how to explain it, i'm not good at techs :P.

    The true fact is that sometimes Plex/Chromecast works smoooooth, and sometimes don't, even for people like you with pretty new and potent hardware, so I imagine there might be some kind of "anything" **** the wifi traffic.

  • kowa84kowa84 Posts: 11Members
    edited September 2014
    Carquinyoli wrote on September 15 2014, 12:26 PM: »

    My antivirus didn't consume cpu either, but turning it off worked. It's like the antivirus sometimes acts like a firewall with the "things" that travels through my wan. Well, I don't know how to explain it, i'm not good at techs :P.

    The true fact is that sometimes Plex/Chromecast works smoooooth, and sometimes don't, even for people like you with pretty new and potent hardware, so I imagine there might be some kind of "anything" **** the wifi traffic.

    I think that'll be the problem. Something with the wifitraffic. There are a few things I can do:

    - Changing Wifi Authentication (WEP)

    - Setting my Router to a static Wifi Channel

    As I don't have that much time during the week, I'll have to check this later. It could screw up a lot of other things in my network.  I will also disable my antivirus and will play a smaller file so the bandwith is limited to around 1mb/s

    Anyway, a solid wired networkconnection would be the best, so I'm playing my files with my mediaplayer at the moment.

    I'll get back as soon as possible, as it is a great way to watch and cast video's.

  • granolamonstergranolamonster Posts: 4Members

    I'm still getting issues with my chromecast too. Can't make sense of it. I've got Plex Media Server running on a macmini with an i5 and plenty of RAM. If you look at the speed figures from the console log then the majority of the time transcoding is fine >4. However, whenever I start streaming something it always has these momentary lags - I think these are the two speeds less than 1. However if I go to the Macmini, quit plex media server and restart it then it streams perfectly. Any ideas why this is? However, if I restart plex media server before starting the video I get the same issue. So.......for some weird reason, I have to start whatever it is I'm watching, stop it after 10 seconds, quit and start plex media server again and then resume where I left off, then everything is great. Any ideas for a fix for this? Very weird behaviour. 

    Sep 17, 2014 19:56:44 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 15.5
    Sep 17, 2014 19:56:46 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.3
    Sep 17, 2014 19:56:48 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.6
    Sep 17, 2014 19:56:50 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 20.6
    Sep 17, 2014 19:56:52 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.8
    Sep 17, 2014 19:56:54 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 18.8
    Sep 17, 2014 19:56:56 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.8
    Sep 17, 2014 19:56:58 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.4
    Sep 17, 2014 19:57:12 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.0
    Sep 17, 2014 19:57:49 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.7
    Sep 17, 2014 19:58:34 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.0
    Sep 17, 2014 19:59:09 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.3
    Sep 17, 2014 19:59:46 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:00:19 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:00:47 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.9
    Sep 17, 2014 20:01:34 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.6
    Sep 17, 2014 20:05:19 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.9
    Sep 17, 2014 20:05:54 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:06:19 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.5
    Sep 17, 2014 20:06:47 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:07:24 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.3
    Sep 17, 2014 20:08:01 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.0
    Sep 17, 2014 20:08:42 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 18.1
    Sep 17, 2014 20:09:30 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:10:05 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.5
    Sep 17, 2014 20:10:48 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.0
    Sep 17, 2014 20:11:17 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 19.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:11:58 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 15.1
    Sep 17, 2014 20:12:18 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.3
    Sep 17, 2014 20:12:45 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.9
    Sep 17, 2014 20:13:18 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.5
    Sep 17, 2014 20:13:49 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.0
    Sep 17, 2014 20:14:23 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 10.9
    Sep 17, 2014 20:14:50 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:15:17 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.1
    Sep 17, 2014 20:15:48 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.3
    Sep 17, 2014 20:16:14 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:16:53 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:17:45 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 10.7
    Sep 17, 2014 20:18:18 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.9
    Sep 17, 2014 20:18:49 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.5
    Sep 17, 2014 20:19:09 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.4
    Sep 17, 2014 20:19:44 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.3
    Sep 17, 2014 20:20:09 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.4
    Sep 17, 2014 20:20:56 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:21:29 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:21:43 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.6
    Sep 17, 2014 20:22:03 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.0
    Sep 17, 2014 20:22:28 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:23:05 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.0
    Sep 17, 2014 20:23:34 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.0
    Sep 17, 2014 20:23:58 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 18.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:24:37 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.4
    Sep 17, 2014 20:25:06 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.3
    Sep 17, 2014 20:25:41 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.4
    Sep 17, 2014 20:26:08 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.4
    Sep 17, 2014 20:26:34 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.1
    Sep 17, 2014 20:27:05 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.1
    Sep 17, 2014 20:27:34 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:28:05 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.4
    Sep 17, 2014 20:28:40 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.4
    Sep 17, 2014 20:29:02 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 15.6
    Sep 17, 2014 20:29:47 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 18.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:30:24 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.1
    Sep 17, 2014 20:30:53 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.7
    Sep 17, 2014 20:31:30 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:32:03 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.0
    Sep 17, 2014 20:32:36 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.1
    Sep 17, 2014 20:33:11 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 10.6
    Sep 17, 2014 20:33:50 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 15.1
    Sep 17, 2014 20:34:39 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.0
    Sep 17, 2014 20:35:16 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 18.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:36:16 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 10.4
    Sep 17, 2014 20:36:47 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.1
    Sep 17, 2014 20:37:20 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.7
    Sep 17, 2014 20:37:57 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.9
    Sep 17, 2014 20:38:26 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.0
    Sep 17, 2014 20:39:01 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.7
    Sep 17, 2014 20:39:36 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.6
    Sep 17, 2014 20:39:54 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.7
    Sep 17, 2014 20:40:15 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 15.5
    Sep 17, 2014 20:40:47 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:41:18 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 9.3
    Sep 17, 2014 20:41:47 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 10.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:42:24 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.6
    Sep 17, 2014 20:43:05 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 10.1
    Sep 17, 2014 20:43:47 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.4
    Sep 17, 2014 20:44:07 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:44:34 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.0
    Sep 17, 2014 20:45:05 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.3
    Sep 17, 2014 20:45:21 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:45:39 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.4
    Sep 17, 2014 20:45:58 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.7
    Sep 17, 2014 20:46:20 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.3
    Sep 17, 2014 20:46:37 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 15.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:47:04 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.7
    Sep 17, 2014 20:47:36 [0x10c299000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:48:07 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:48:44 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.5
    Sep 17, 2014 20:49:34 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 11.9
    Sep 17, 2014 20:50:07 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 19.7
    Sep 17, 2014 20:50:19 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.8
    Sep 17, 2014 20:50:48 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.7
    Sep 17, 2014 20:51:20 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 1.7
    Sep 17, 2014 20:55:15 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.5
    Sep 17, 2014 20:55:17 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 15.2
    Sep 17, 2014 20:55:19 [0x105994000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.6
    Sep 17, 2014 21:13:53 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.0
    Sep 17, 2014 21:13:55 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 15.7
    Sep 17, 2014 21:13:57 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.7
    Sep 17, 2014 21:13:59 [0x105b81000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.8
    Sep 17, 2014 21:14:01 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 14.5
    Sep 17, 2014 21:14:06 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.8
    Sep 17, 2014 21:14:22 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.2
    Sep 17, 2014 21:14:47 [0x105b81000] DEBUG -  * speed => 19.4
    Sep 17, 2014 21:15:03 [0x105b81000] DEBUG -  * speed => 15.6
    Sep 17, 2014 21:15:16 [0x105b81000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.6
    Sep 17, 2014 21:15:55 [0x105b81000] DEBUG -  * speed => 0.4
    Sep 17, 2014 21:15:57 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.1
    Sep 17, 2014 21:16:24 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.7
    Sep 17, 2014 21:17:11 [0x105b81000] DEBUG -  * speed => 17.9
    Sep 17, 2014 21:17:54 [0x105b81000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.7
    Sep 17, 2014 21:18:30 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 13.3
    Sep 17, 2014 21:19:05 [0x10c135000] DEBUG -  * speed => 12.9
    Sep 17, 2014 21:19:37 [0x105b81000] DEBUG -  * speed => 16.9
    Sep 17, 2014 21:20:35 [0x10bcfe000] DEBUG -  * speed => 0.6
    Sep 17, 2014 21:20:37 [0x105b81000] DEBUG -  * speed => 19.9
  • valsharevalshare Posts: 87Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    same here. Dropout since version 0.9.10. Going back to 0.9.9.16 and hope dropout going away.

  • someguy62someguy62 Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited September 2014

    If this is already mentioned I have not seen it...

    Turning off the experimental player in the andriod app settings fixed my chromecast issues.

    System is:

    FreeNAS-9.2.1.7-RELEASE-x64 (fdbe9a0) Platform Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1280 V2 @ 3.60GHz Memory 16335MB

    Plex version is:

    Version 0.9.10.1

  • DiabloD3DiabloD3 Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited September 2014
    Not sure if these have been addressed yet, but...
     
    DancherBoi wrote on January 24 2014, 11:17 PM: »

    5.0GHz WiFi:
    Don't...switch your Chromecast to a 2.4GHz band. There are known issues with Chromecast operability on the 5.0GHz band.


    There are no known issues: the Chromecast only has a 2.4ghz transceiver and simply cannot use 5ghz. It would have never worked to begin with.
     

    ***Update*** 3/27/2014
     
    Turn off AES encryption on your WiFi router:
    Thanks to mdr76 for this one (if that's your 'real' name). This is another thing to try. I personal use AES encryption over WPA2 security and all 4 of my Chromecasts work fine all over my house (router is in the downstairs family room, CC next to it, another in the adjacent garage, another in a bedroom directly above, and the last in a bedroom on the second floor on the other side of the house), but at least one user has indicated that stuttering has been remedied by turning off AES encryption. Turn security completely off first and see how it goes, then try to enable TKIP encryption.


    For security reasons, never disable AES. TKIP uses RC4 internally for its cipher, and is one of the reasons why it is easy to not only decrypt packets, but also forge packets under WEP and in some cases WPA+TKIP. If disabling AES fixes your problems, buy a newer router. For example, the Netgear R6200 is a 2x2 2.4ghz N + 2x2 5ghz AC router for $100 (and if you want 2x2+3x3 or 3x3+3x3, there is also the R6250 and R6300) that will largely fix a lot of your "Chromecast hates your Wifi" problems. As a side note, the Chromecast is a 1x1 device, and most 2.4ghz N, 5ghz N, and AC devices are 2x2. I've heard rumors that the next Chromecast will be 2x2 and support 5ghz, so this might fix a lot of problems for some people.

    If switching to a better router still hasn't fixed your issues, get a Monoprice HDMI extension cable and move the Chromecast from out behind your TV or AV receiver and out into the open so none of your electronic equipment, speakers, entertainment center, DVDs/Blurays/etc, get in the way of the signal. I went from 1 bar of Wifi on the Chromecast's signal meter to all bars just by getting it out from behind everything and using a 6 foot extension cable. My router and Chromecast are only about 15 feet apart with one wall in between them.
  • AsphyxNYCAsphyxNYC Posts: 1,347Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Just to add to the AES Encryption topic...

    That was suggested a LOOOONNNNGGG time ago and was due to an issue with a change Google made to the CCast via update...

    They have since fixed it and it should no longer be an issue with good streaming.

  • Winfried74Winfried74 Posts: 36Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited October 2014
    gobbli wrote on September 24 2014, 6:04 PM: »

    same here. Dropout since version 0.9.10. Going back to 0.9.9.16 and hope dropout going away.

    Worked for me :) (Also dropping out in 0.9.11)

  • hecatombhecatomb Posts: 21Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Dropped back to 0.9.9.16 and I still had buffering/stuttering issues (OSX Yosemite PMS).  Dropped back to 0.9.9.15 and it is completely gone.  Can jack up the Android Plex client to 1080p 8Mbps local streaming and it doesn't have a problem at all.  I'll stick with this PMS with the Chromecast until I hear a few positive reports on newer editions.

  • hecatombhecatomb Posts: 21Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I also just made a DIY parabolic antenna that I put my chromecast through on the back of my TV.  I'm lucky that the rear of my TV generally faces the location where the router is.  My signal strength basically got 5-10x stronger.  I made it by curving a cut-out from a pizza box and lining it with tinfoil.  I cut a slit for the Chromecast to fit through and then slid it over the Chromecast.  I'll probably try the newest PMS with this setup again later.

    ibcXapzPpzbSpT.jpg

  • hecatombhecatomb Posts: 21Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Downgraded to 0.9.9.15 PMS on OSX.  Everything was going just fine, and now later this evening I'm noticing some pausing again.  I'm really starting to think my latest problems with Chromecast are Yosemite related and not PMS at all.  It still does perform better on 0.9.9.15 though as opposed to newer builds.

  • calenatarcalenatar Posts: 7Members ✭✭

    So I have a NAS attached to my gigabit netgear R7000, then I use my chromecast on my tv using android plex app on my phone. was streaming fine till a few weeks ago now anything from my server plays for a few seconds, then buffers for 5-7 seconds before playing only a few more seconds of content. Streams perfectly on max to any device in the house, but chromecast seems to buffer all the time. for the life of me I cannot figure it out. other wireless devices stream fine as well on max. I've restarted my chromecast, re-setup the network on it several times, its in the exact same location it was before, and no other devices have been added near it that might be interfering. it shows full bars on the connection too. any suggestions? running V 0.9.9.7

  • rbrucejonesrbrucejones Posts: 1Members

    A solution: Uninstall, download and install Ethernet adapter on desktop computer.

    I have been having buffering/ stuttering problems for a while now and then started having them with Videostream as well.  I used Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 and took a look at the traffic for Plex and Videostream as they communicated with Chromecast and found there were a lot of TCP Retransmissions which would be an indication of the buffering/stuttering behavior.  Thinking it was a problem with my wired Ethernet controller, I switched over to a wireless adapter and everything streamed properly without any stuttering.

    I tried updating the driver for the Ethernet controller and the system responded that the driver was up to date.  I then uninstalled the driver and downloaded a new driver from the manufacturer's site and installed it.  Everything is now working properly on my wired Ethernet controller.

    Hope this is of use to others!!

  • doortydoorty Posts: 1Members
    edited November 2014
    Havohej wrote on August 31 2014, 11:00 AM: »

    With the modified Chromecast profile I did not have any problem with YIFY movies, as long as you do not use subtitles they won't be transcoded.  

    I'm having issues when playing back video with subtitles. It will buffer every few seconds even if I select the lowest quality video playback. The video plays fine with or without subtitles on other devices.

  • memo.alivememo.alive Posts: 2Members

    Hey guys, new here.

    I just found out about Plex... amazing, i know, late to the party, but ever since I bought my ChromeCast a whole new world of possibilities opened up for me.

    Now here's my issue, strangely, I can stream a 20+Gb 1080p MKV from my Seagate central, using a VAIO Z1 to my Chromecast, playback is smooth, the thing is, when I try to play a 16 gb movie on the same conditions it stutters over the first 3 minutes, I don't get it, what might be the difference is that, the 20+ Gb mkv is H264 and the 16gb mkv is VC-1, is this a thing?

    I'm really new in this whole wifi streaming of full HD mkv's, and I know there are a lot of factors, but like I said, it seems really strange to me that a movie that is quite heavier can stream seamlessly than another one that's actually lighter.

    Reference, both movies were ripped straight from the blu-ray disc using MakeMKV extracting the original video and all the audio and subtitle options.

    The 20+ one is Alice in wonderland (Tim Burton) and the 16Gb one is Coraline.

    I'm using a Seagate Central plugged to a Cisco Linksys N900 router, dualband is on and my VAIO Z1 has also dual band but in the scenario when I streamed the movie it was on the 5 Ghz band, my Chromecast on the other hand I don't know which band it is on.Do you guys recommend that I turn off my 5 Ghz band on my router? I read that Chromecast has issues with the 5Ghz band.

    Any information I'd really appreciate it.

  • miguelariosmiguelarios Posts: 7Members ✭✭
    edited December 2014

    I can't my chromecast to work either. I am using Handbrake with a custom profile based on the high profile. I have it web optimized only 1 audio which is AC3 passthrough also making sure the video format is mp4 h.264 Level 4.1. and STILL NOT WORKING!

    i am a little frustrated sorry guys just sooo many variables on this and so much time spent re encoding my media doing test cases to find out what could be wrong. i can't for the love of God figure it out!

    also to add I have not tried the removing the encryption on my router. Also I have 2 routers 1 ATT router that connects to my WNDR3700 and chromecast connects to the 3700 over wifi. I can see my media on my PC but not over iOS or chromecast. I know that since the Chromecast issue is separate than my iOS issue and not related since as it was mentioned in the plex FAQs that the media doesn't stream "through" my mobile device when it is casted.

    Any help????

  • danny7bdanny7b Posts: 1Members

    I am having problems with extreme lagging when casting to chromecast. Until recently i was able to just mirror my google chrome window. Now that it transcodes and sends i get extreme lagging, Is there any way to get plex on my browser to not know i have the chromecast extension?

  • dark2321dark2321 Posts: 2Members
    edited December 2014
    It definitely might be interference from another device. My pc is upstairs while my router and Chromecast is downstairs. Any time either me or my next door neighbors use their microwave (and seems like maybe the vacuum too) my casting will stutter and stop entirely like I don't have any bandwith. After checking and making sure I didn't have torrents open or something I've narrowed it down to definitely the microwave. So there might be an electronic device that is putting out interference as it definitely can happen. The web says a microwave can not interact because it is shielded but this is a brand new expensive model so its not a piece of junk or anything and it is absolutely causing my issue. Thankfully I can just pause my stream a d use the microwave then unpause as it doesn't interfere unless its actively cooking. Not saying your issue is BC of a microwave but you might have some other device in the vicinity that is causing the interference. I would make sure all other electronic devices in the area are turned off and unplugged - if it streams smoothly just start turning things on one at a time till you find the culprit. At which point you can use one of the plethora of things available on the web to block interference or maybe try simple aluminum foil around the device causing the issue or just keep it unpowered when strweaming. Hope this might help m. Worst case scenario you just waste a few minutes =\ I apologize for any typos I have bad tremors thanks to a neurological disease.
  • calenatarcalenatar Posts: 7Members ✭✭

    I still cant figure my issue's out. can stream content from my buddy in DC(I'm in ohio) effortlessly on 20mbps but the moment I cast my own media from my NAS to my chromecast it starts buffering (10-20 sec of buffer per 2 sec of video) even with the settings turned down to minimum. can stream any of of the NAS content to home pc's, tablets, phones etc perfectly, to the chromecast it fails hard. what gives?

  • AsphyxNYCAsphyxNYC Posts: 1,347Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    hecatomb wrote on October 25 2014, 4:29 PM: »

    I also just made a DIY parabolic antenna that I put my chromecast through on the back of my TV.  I'm lucky that the rear of my TV generally faces the location where the router is.  My signal strength basically got 5-10x stronger.  I made it by curving a cut-out from a pizza box and lining it with tinfoil.  I cut a slit for the Chromecast to fit through and then slid it over the Chromecast.  I'll probably try the newest PMS with this setup again later.

    ibcXapzPpzbSpT.jpg

    It's quite obvious....

    YOU are NOT Married! LOL

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