BUG: MP3 Music Stuttering On Tivo Bolt and Mini VOX
Hi! I have 2 Tivo Bolts and a new Generation Tivo Mini Vox. The bug is that MP3 music playback stutters. The stutters start after about 15 minutes of playback. Before that, Playback is fine. After that I get several roughly 1 second stutters per song. The longer playback continues, the worse the stutter gets. The music is all MP3 320Kbs encoded by DBpoweramp. Plex Media Server is being hosted on a Windows 10 machine. Q9400 CPU, 4 GB, SSD internal hard drive on a Sata connection. Network connection is Gigabyte wired. Nothing but PMS is running on the server. All Power saving options and indexing are disabled in Windows. I have tried the current and last 4 versions of PMS, all have this bug.
"Allow Direct Play" and "Allow Direct Stream" were unchecked in the Tivo App video settings so I could try and get decent playback of video files. Apparently, that doesn't just affect video, it also affects music playback. When I put a check mark in both of those boxes, playback of mp3 files was fixed. I guess PMS was trying to transcode the MP3 files and couldn't do a good job at it? Is there some setting in PMS that might be a problem?
The logs are attached. The two options discussed above were unchecked. The last 4 songs or so each had a stutter, the last song played--just before downloading these logs from the PMS--had 4 or 5 bad stutters.