Syncing of files > 3GB fails

server-nvidia-shield

#1

When I try to sync files with an original size bigger than (around) 3 GB the conversion fails at 25-35% with message 'The transcoder was unable to process this media'.

Tried to convert to 4Mbit / 720p or less. Files smaller than 3 GB are working well, streaming also. It doesn't matter if the original files are local or on the NAS. Syncing with 'Original quality' is also working.

This is already for a couple of weeks, waited for the next release but Version 1.13.2.5149 has still the same behaviour.


#2

I am having the exact same problem. I have tried several files and it fails everytime. When I check the logs, I get this error:

Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.733 [22269] DEBUG - Jobs: '/data/user/0/com.plexapp.mediaserver.smb/Resources/Plex Transcoder' exit code for process 11628 is -9 (signal: Killed)
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.759 [11627] ERROR - BIF transcoder exited abnormally
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.931 [22269] DEBUG - Jobs: '/data/user/0/com.plexapp.mediaserver.smb/Resources/Plex Transcoder' exit code for process 12537 is -9 (signal: Killed)
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.942 [22263] DEBUG - Auth: authenticated user 1 as straasha
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.942 [11629] DEBUG - Request: [192.168.0.94:51073 (Subnet)] GET /status/sessions/background (10 live) TLS GZIP Signed-in Token (straasha)
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.944 [22263] DEBUG - Completed: [192.168.0.94:51073] 200 GET /status/sessions/background (9 live) TLS GZIP 2ms 734 bytes (pipelined: 1)
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.963 [12520] DEBUG - Streaming Resource: Changing client to use software decoding
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.963 [12520] ERROR - Streaming Resource: Cannot redecide static session
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.963 [12520] DEBUG - Streaming Resource: Terminating session 0x203d0a02a0:b395bf5a-637a-4794-8539-6389ff7724df which is using static transcoder slot. Used slots is now 0
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.971 [12534] DEBUG - Transcoder: Cleaning old transcode directories.
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.998 [12520] DEBUG - Streaming Resource: Terminated session 0x203d0a02a0:b395bf5a-637a-4794-8539-6389ff7724df with reason Neither direct play nor conversion is available.
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.998 [12539] DEBUG - Killing job.
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.998 [12539] DEBUG - Signalling job ID 12537 with 9
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.998 [12539] DEBUG - Job was already killed, not killing again.
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:34.998 [12539] DEBUG - Stopping transcode session b395bf5a-637a-4794-8539-6389ff7724df
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.046 [12534] DEBUG - Transcoder: Cleaning old transcode directory: /storage/emulated/0/Plex Media Server/Transcode/Transcode/Sessions/plex-transcode-b395bf5a-637a-4794-8539-6389ff7724df-8e727a01-4168-4fbc-b1fa-0515a459ac02
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.067 [12534] DEBUG - Whacked session b395bf5a-637a-4794-8539-6389ff7724df, 0 remaining.
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.067 [12534] DEBUG - TranscodeJobManager: transcode of metadata item 62 failed with exit code -9
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.098 [12534] DEBUG - TranscodeJobManager: [Running] job b395bf5a-637a-4794-8539-6389ff7724df complete - failure / transcoderError
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.098 [13210] DEBUG - BPQ: onAsynchronousJobComplete
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.098 [13210] DEBUG - BPQ: completing transcode for sync metadata item 62: failure / transcoderError
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.148 [12539] DEBUG - Transcoder: Cleaning old transcode directories.
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.167 [12539] DEBUG - Whacked session b395bf5a-637a-4794-8539-6389ff7724df, 0 remaining.
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.909 [13210] DEBUG - Sync: processed item 62 for sync list 14694792, sync item 27798610: failure/transcoderError
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.909 [13210] DEBUG - BPQ: generator 19 changed state: pending -> complete
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.910 [13210] DEBUG - Sync: sync list 14694792, sync item 27798610 changed state from pending to complete
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.910 [13210] DEBUG - Sync: sync list 14694792, sync item 27798610: complete/good with 1/0/1/0/0/0 item(s)
Jun 09, 2018 06:42:35.911 [13210] WARN - [Analytics] Attempting to send unrecognized metric (sync:processed). Skipping.

I am using PMS 1.13.2.5149. This error occurred with both Nvidia Shield 6.3 and 7.0.1. I have a 64 GB USB drive formatted as internal media and have the PMS data move to it so space is not the issue.