Internet Streaming: Set the starting quality for streaming video from a Plex Media Server over the internet (remote). Auto quality will start with this setting and automatically adjust the video quality as playback continues. If the default quality is set too high, videos will start slowly.
The media managing and streaming service Plex has rolled out a new app today, and it might mean some painful adjustments for long-time users. Starting today, there’s a new Plex desktop app for both Windows and macOS — this will replace the existing Plex Media Player client. That marks the end of old-fashioned HTPC support for Plex.
As per other comments, check what's using up CPU, but also look for things running your disk hard (on Linux iotop is good for this, I think Windows has an IO load thing under task manager). If that all looks good, test network speed outside of Plex by copying a file over the network from your Plex server to something connected up in a similar way to your Roku (ie same WiFi router). While Plex has been serviceable for me during that time, I suffered all sorts of random performance issues where libraries were slow to load, recommended tabs would randomly time out or take 30-45 seconds to load, going into tv shows would take 5+ seconds or more to show episode thumbnails, movie collections would take forever to open and Plex. Plex allows you to create your own home server and access it from anywhere you want. It is a great initiative from the Plex Media server. Plex supports all the major media types including videos in MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, DIVX etc. Music files including MP3, M4A, FLAC, WMA etc. Picture formats including JPG, PNG, RAW, TBN and many more. While Plex has been serviceable for me during that time, I suffered all sorts of random performance issues where libraries were slow to load, recommended tabs would randomly time out or take 30-45 seconds to load, going into tv shows would take 5+ seconds or more to show episode thumbnails, movie collections would take forever to open and Plex.
For the uninitiated, Plex is a media player platform that organizes video, music, photos, and other media. You can link Plex to files stored on computers, servers, NAS boxes, and even mobile devices. Plex streams all that media on-demand, even transcoding it on the fly as necessary. Technically, you’re only supposed to be using it for media that you own and have backed up, which is already a gray area. However, it’s also popular with the torrent crowd.
The new Plex desktop app supports most of Plex’s existing features and improves a few others. As Plex users can tell you, the “Sync” option for offline downloads has been abysmally slow and buggy for a long time. With the new desktop app, that feature gets a makeover as “Downloads.” It’s faster, more reliable, and gives clearer feedback while content is being saved. The interface is also consistent with other Plex clients with one notable exception: TV mode.
Years back, the most common Plex implementation was to attach a home theater PC (HTPC) to a TV to stream media. With the proliferation of cheap streaming devices like the Chromecast, Apple TV, and Fire TV, almost no one bothers with HTPCs anymore. Thus, Plex is retiring the TV interface with the launch of its new desktop app. This will, no doubt, upset some Plex fans nonetheless.
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What about the old Windows app? The version of Plex in the Windows Store will be retired, but that’s no great loss. According to Plex, developing a Windows Store client made sense in the past as Windows Phone existed in some capacity. Today, developing for the Metro/Modern UI platform is not a good use of resources, Plex says.
If you don’t want to give up the classic Plex Media Player client, it’ll be updated through January 30, 2020. You can keep using it, but it’ll probably break before long without updates. The new Plex desktop apps are available for free. Some features like mobile sync, live TV, and more are locked behind the “Plex Pass” premium subscription.
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