haha, damn. i just bought a 4k roku stick last night. it direct plays ~60mbps 4k hdr hevc files ezpz. but if i rewind or fast forward it will freeze up at 13% and force a restart on the plex server. running PMS on windows 10, wired to router, then the roku player is wireless.
I can confirm this is happening, what i've done to mitigate the issue is to restart the plexmediaservice instead of a full restart. Is everyone on this thread using a Linux box, have we confirmed if it's Linux only I'm using a CENTOS 7 box as my media server.
No. I am using Windows and Shield TV and on neither of those do I see any problem with FF or RW.
That does not say that the problem is related to Linux or to a given flavor(s) of Linux, all it really says is that there are two servers using two different operating systems that are not Linux and do not show the reported problem. It is not either exclusive or definitive but rather just two data points that might help find a lead to the root cause.
are you saying you have a shield TV in addition to a roku stick? just making sure. because i was going to return the roku stick and buy a shield TV if the shield tv has no issues with ff/rw
I do NOT have a Roku stick. I avoid any wireless only device for streaming as I consider them unreliable. I have a Roku Ultra which is what this thread is about.
I do have a Shield pro but I use it primarily as a server. However, when I use the Shield as a client it has no real issues. I very much prefer the user interface on the Roku.
One thing: If you have any plans to use the Shield as a server for Plex get the Pro model because the standard model just cannot hack it and Plex cannot, without rooting and otherwise modifying the Shield, use adopted storage and it needs that extra memory to work reliably as a server.
theres a new roku stick, that supports 4k hdr, with a very upgraded antenna to support it...which fixed all of the older models wifi issues. i have no issues with it other than rewinding.
but i do not have any plans to use a shield as a server, since i have a decently beefy desktop and all of my hdds in there(no need for a dedicated nas, yet)
I just want a plex client that can do 4k hdr 60 mbps hevc files without transcoding, and also be capable of rewinding and fast forwarding.. the roku can only do one of those. i have a shield on the way