BUG: Nvidia Shield remote model P2575/P2920 causing Plex to crash when scrolling

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#1

This is a weird one.

Shield Model: P2571
Shield Version: 6.3 (24.32.406.472)
Remote Model: P2575, P2920

Plex Version: 6.16.0.4271 (0bedfc04)
Plex Server Version: 1.12.3.4973

I have the Shield remote that has the headphone jack with the rechargeable battery. I can 100% duplicate this error by scrolling through On Deck on the plex home screen 1-3 times. It will crash.

If I use my TV remote (via CEC) it does not crash. It only crashes when I hold the button to scroll, if I tap it, it is fine.

I notice the remote (while holding down a button to scroll) scrolls VERY quickly. The TV (CEC) remote scrolls 1/3~1/4 the speed. My best guess is Plex is just getting overloaded and crashing. This is the remote that came with my Shield, and it only effects Plex, the other apps I have on the Shield handle the faster scrolling fine.


#2

do you have the game controller? does it do it with that?


#3

4 1/2 scrolls with the controllers D-pad lead to the same crash. Just scrolling left and right on my On Deck.

EDIT: A second test, it crashed before finishing one complete scroll.

EDIT2: I’ve had this bug since I got my Shield. (Along with the 1 second then skip to next episode bug https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/308666/shield-tv-playback-stopping-and-queuing-next-item/p1)

Since getting my shield, I have switched my PMS from windows to unraid (a complete overhaul to a new system), two system updates for the shield, and countless plex client and plex server upgrades. If there is anything you need to help track it down, just let me know, it’s annoying as hell to have to remember (and tell everyone else) to not hold down the button to scroll.


#4

A bug report has been made for devs. I don’t have any ETA for a fix however.


#5

Listen, I’ve been using plex and these forums for a long time, the fact that you told me you filed a bug report is like spotting a unicorn already, if you gave me a ETA I might just have a heart attack from the shock.

Joking aside, thank you! It’s been one of those “annoying but not annoying enough to report” bugs but I had a handful today that I needed to report (or chime in on some other persons report) so I figured I would include this one as well.


#6

I have the exact same problem with same specs. I am using my phone to navigate now which seem to work without issue. Hope this gets fixed.


#7

@Levictus said:
I have the exact same problem with same specs. I am using my phone to navigate now which seem to work without issue. Hope this gets fixed.

I found that if I only tapped buttons on the remote, and didn’t hold any down for longer then a second, it works fine, but yeah, it’s super annoying.


#8

Thanks for the info. Do you think replacing the battery might change anything?


#9

@ProfitC said:
Thanks for the info. Do you think replacing the battery might change anything?

I don’t see how a battery causes plex to crash. And this is the old model where the battery is usb charged, can’t be changed.

You are right, FrostyWolf. Just tapping buttons works. But as soon as you hold it down to scroll, plex freeze up and crashes.


#10

@ProfitC said:
Thanks for the info. Do you think replacing the battery might change anything?

The remote has a a USB charge battery. I got a replacement remote from nvidia that didn’t change the issue.


#11

@FrostyWolf said:
This is a weird one.
Shield Model: P2571
Shield Version: 6.3 (24.32.406.472)
Remote Model: P2575, P2920

Plex Version: 6.16.0.4271 (0bedfc04)
Plex Server Version: 1.12.3.4973

I have the Shield remote that has the headphone jack with the rechargeable battery. I can 100% duplicate this error by scrolling through On Deck on the plex home screen 1-3 times. It will crash.

If I use my TV remote (via CEC) it does not crash. It only crashes when I hold the button to scroll, if I tap it, it is fine.

I notice the remote (while holding down a button to scroll) scrolls VERY quickly. The TV (CEC) remote scrolls 1/3~1/4 the speed. My best guess is Plex is just getting overloaded and crashing. This is the remote that came with my Shield, and it only effects Plex, the other apps I have on the Shield handle the faster scrolling fine.

Same thing is happening for me. Scrolling at high speed with the controller can crash Plex everytime.


#12

Reporting this bug is still happening on:
Plex for Android 6.17.0
Plex Media Server 1.13.0.5023