I am running the Plex Media Player on my Mac OSX, and the server is running on a NetGear NAS box which is on the same local home network. No heavy traffic on the network.
I have a group of MP4 files that won't play smoothly, but they play one second of audio/video, then 10 seconds of pause (with the spinner in the middle of the screen), then one more second of audio/video, then 10 more second of pause... and so on.
The funny thing is that if I jump in the middle of the file, then the playback usually works correctly, but then if I jump back to the beginning, the problem happens again.
I have many other MP4 files encoded with the same settings that don't have any problem playing back.
Has anyone else seen this?
Plex Media Player Version 3.7.0
Plex Media Server Version 126.96.36.19934 running on NETGEAR ReadyNAS 312 (also running latest firmware)
Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4
Processor 2.5GH i7
Video is MP4: H.264/AAC, encoded using Handbrake (I use handbrake for all my DVD ripping/encoding)
Video is standard def (4:3) animation.
Subtitles are off during playback (the file does contain Japanese vobsub)
Primary audio track
I play the original stream (not the reduced Mbps ones)
I have tried playing one of these files using VLC over the same network connection, from the same NAS drive, and they al play flawlessly, even when I jump forward/backward in the file.
I am willing to share one of these files on my google drive share, if that helps.