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post #931 of 935 Old 12-06-2014, 03:08 PM
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I picked up a PI today & installed RasPlex but I could use some help configuring the PI to prevent stuttering.
I'm using a tiny USB wifi dongle.

My Plex server (i5 core) has a 1:1 MKV I created from my the matrix bluray disc & gigabit internet.

The PI can't handle playing this obviously. So I dropped the bitrate down to 1MBps @ 1080p. Obviously the graphics look bad but this was the fastest way I determined to get smooth playback.
When I change the bitrate on the PI Plex client is that forcing the PI to transcode or is it forcing the server to do so?

I tried upping the bitrate to 4MBps @ 1080p but the video stuttered badly. Just looking for other possible solutions. I'm not ready to give up on the PI yet! Thx
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When I change the bitrate on the PI Plex client is that forcing the PI to transcode or is it forcing the server to do so?
I'm pretty sure all transcoding is done at the computer that has Plex server installed on it.
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I'm pretty sure all transcoding is done at the computer that has Plex server installed on it.
Yes Ken after so more research I believe you are right.

Based on some other things I've ready online I'm going to do the following:
1) Change to a USB 3.0 drive instead of the Class 10 SD Card
2) Getting rid of WiFi in favor of a hard network cable

I'm also reading that the pi isn't good for a bitrate much > 20

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Just wanted to add that a 100mbit connection makes the pi run 20Mbit transcoding very smooth. It has resolved my stuttering issues.
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