I want to use Plex as it also has channels, much like XBMC.
Another problem I've encountered is the Roku rebooting when using Plex. Is that normal? It doesn't do it if Plex isn't running and is streaming using another server software.
There is only 1 user in the household (me) and there is nothing else going on at the time I'm using Plex, no downloading, no converting, nothing to interfere with the stream. I thought it might be the drives as they are externals, a WD 2TB Passport and a WD My Book 2 TB but they seem to be okay. I can access all data off them without incident.
Thanks for the help so far. We'll lick this problem yet...
I changed the power setting to Entertainment from Battery Saver. This shouldn't matter as the laptop isn't ever unplugged. But we'll see if it affects anything.
The buffer for transcodes is only 4 MB. Seems low though. It's not transcoding AVIs or MKVs that I can tell.
Have to check this out...
Okay, I played the last half of the movie I was watching without a hiccup! Can't believe it was all down to the power setting on the laptop!
Thanks for the help...
PS ran into another problem with Plex shutting down but that was a laptop inactivity problem that was easily corrected. Streamed a high def rip without any buffering, so for now, we got the problem licked...Edited by Doug O - 2/14/14 at 9:47am