Plex IOS 4.16.2
I noticed Plex IOS is not uploading similar pictures possibly pictures taken during the same second. The pics have very minute differences, but Plex IOS only uploads one of them. I do not want duplicate pics but I do want all pics that are different regardless of time stamps. I believe this issue began back when the intelligence was built in to not create duplicate pics.
Even though I have all iCloud items turned off for photos as I rely on Plex to back these up, Plex IOS still shows it is downloading videos from iCloud. This still baffles me and has been brought up by others in the past, but still not fully resolved. While it is supposedly downloading from iCloud, my storage space on my iPhone starts dwindling, so I am not sure what it is really downloading. I am only noticing this on videos, the pictures upload too quick for me to notice.
Uploading videos keeps running through endless loop where the upload starts over. If I stop uploads for a while and then start back up, I might be able to get the video to upload. However, after playing the uploaded file, the video appears frozen for a long duration. This could be due to me stopping/starting the upload process to get out of the loop thus causing video corruption. .
I would like to suggest adding a feature to Plex IOS. I would like to "select" a picture/video using the Photos app then using the "send" icon to send a picture/video to Plex IOS as a way to force a picture/video to upload to Plex. Currently, if the picture/video was corrupted during upload or Plex IOS thinks it is a duplicate, then I have no recourse to upload other than manually moving the files from my iPhone to my PMS using cable/dropbox/etc... Other apps use the send icon in the Photos app, so I was hoping Plex could as well.
I know there were A LOT of issues with picture uploading in the past and am grateful the development team took time to troubleshoot and resolve the issues. I think there are a few bugs left to iron out.
I am willing to enable diagnostics for developers as well.
P.S. I did try the camera reset and it does not reupload the videos that got corrupted during the original upload or reupload the similar pictures. And I rebooted my iPhone. Only thing I have not tried is uninstalling/reinstalling the Plex IOS app. I would like to reproduce the problem for the development team so this can be resolved.