Plex Media Server version is freebsd 18.104.22.16867 (the dvr beta). Slightly behind version, but please don’t default that that’s the problem
Plex Media Player is latest version on Windows 7.
Connection is fully cat5 between these two boxes, not wifi.
When I play an mkv file, most of the time it transcodes it. This is a waste of PMS processor, because the same file can direct play.
The talk I see is that this means the PMS or PMP thinks the connection is too slow for direct play, but it certainly isn’t.
I can SOMETIMES get it to direct play. And yes, the PMP settings are set to allow direct play.
Any ideas? It seems like one or other of the components isn’t doing a good speed check before playing, and is defaulting to the transcoder.