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"Cannot load m3u8": 404 not found"

SegranSegran Posts: 180Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
Web client playback error message
I'm getting "Cannot load m3u8: 404 not found" error messages in the web client when playing files that work even on my iPad. Why?

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  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭
    Segran wrote:

    I'm getting "Cannot load m3u8: 404 not found" error messages in the web client when playing files that work even on my iPad. Why?

    The web client currently does not support direct play, it transcodes everything.
  • SegranSegran Posts: 180Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    OK, No that I will use the web client for playing files, but transcoding seems to be essential to Plex server and aclients, more so than my DLNA alternatives. To get the indeed very nice GUI on things and the very elaborate movie meta data - not offered by minidlna - I am seriously thinking of getting a Mac Mini to do the server stuff, hardwired to a router with my ReadyNas as storage.

    In the requirement you set up for an OSX based server it mentions Nvidia 9400 GT320 for hw .h264 encoding. This is perhaps a silly question, but hw encoding used by PMS when transcoding?

    It's the difference between 250 EUR for a used Mac Mini with Intel graphics or 400 EUR for a used one with Nvidia 9400 that makes me ask...

    I have beefy PC lying around, but it sounds like a 747 when it encodes and does havoc to my electricity bill, so that is ruled out...
    :rolleyes:
  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭
    Segran wrote:

    OK, No that I will use the web client for playing files, but transcoding seems to be essential to Plex server and aclients, more so than my DLNA alternatives. To get the indeed very nice GUI on things and the very elaborate movie meta data - not offered by minidlna - I am seriously thinking of getting a Mac Mini to do the server stuff, hardwired to a router with my ReadyNas as storage.

    In the requirement you set up for an OSX based server it mentions Nvidia 9400 GT320 for hw .h264 encoding. This is perhaps a silly question, but hw encoding used by PMS when transcoding?

    It's the difference between 250 EUR for a used Mac Mini with Intel graphics or 400 EUR for a used one with Nvidia 9400 that makes me ask...

    I have beefy PC lying around, but it sounds like a 747 when it encodes and does havoc to my electricity bill, so that is ruled out...
    :rolleyes:

    Transcoding wont use the GPU at all, it's purely CPU - where did you see that requirement for Nvidia chips for encoding?

    The Plex Media Center client will make use of those GPU's for decoding.
  • SegranSegran Posts: 180Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Trudge wrote:

    Transcoding wont use the GPU at all, it's purely CPU - where did you see that requirement for Nvidia chips for encoding?

    The Plex Media Center client will make use of those GPU's for decoding.


    Sorry - I meant decoding as it says here:

    http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/PlexNine_PMS_SysRequirements#Streaming
    But I am more than a bit confused with encoding-decoding-transcoding. I thought a transcoder was decoding a file/stream in one format and then encoding it to a new file/stream in a different format?

    If I read you right, an old 2GHz 2GB Mac Mini with Intel graphics would be powerful enough to Plex Media Server as the one and only task?
  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭
    Segran wrote:

    Sorry - I meant decoding as it says here:

    http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/PlexNine_PMS_SysRequirements#Streaming
    But I am more than a bit confused with encoding-decoding-transcoding. I thought a transcoder was decoding a file/stream in one format and then encoding it to a new file/stream in a different format?

    If I read you right, an old 2GHz 2GB Mac Mini with Intel graphics would be powerful enough to Plex Media Server as the one and only task?

    Yes, transcoding is a decoding from format A, and then encoding to format B - but it does not make use of the GPU for either (process wise, it is not as nicely "split up" as that - it's all happening at once)

    CPU wise, depends on what media you want to transcode -> http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/FAQ:_Plex_Media_Server_and_NAS#How_can_I_tell_what_speed_CPU_the_NAS_needs_to_have_in_order_to_transcode_the_type_of_media_that_I_want_to_watch.3F
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