Hi (strange) CPU usage on 3G and NOT on Wi-Fi

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#1

Hi all.
I've a Plex server on a NAS Asustor AS6404T (bit.ly/2y1dGEt) with ADM 3. Plex Server is 1.9.1.4272.
When I'm at home, and I try to watch video (from SHIELD, Apple TV, Browser, iPad App), everything seems to be OK, server supports more then one stream without any probolem.
But when I'm out of home, and I try to stream a video in 3G/4G from my Android Moto Z2 (with Android 7) the CPU of AS6404T goes on 90/95%. This for every video. Stream of the same smartphone in Wi-Fi make my AS6404T on 40/50%.
Why in 3G it takes so much power?

Tnx in advance


#2

Transcoding vs Direct Stream vs Direct Play :slight_smile:

https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/200250387-Streaming-Media-Direct-Play-and-Direct-Stream
https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/200250377-Transcoding-Media

Welcome to World by the way!


#3

Hi anthonws, tnx for answer.
What I have understand is that my phone is not enough power for a direct streaming, so media need transcoding.
OK, but why only in 3G/4G? If I use the phone on my home, in wi-fi, cpu goes at 40/50%, not 80/90% as in mobile