Originally Posted by sean_w_smith
Thats just one example. via ATV2 or IPAD1 on local lan I get similar results.
All the ports and stuff are simple and set that up years ago.
I dont use myplex. have no need to look at other stuff. sharing remotely existed in plex long before myplex.
Its just unstable IMO. DVD's with menus seems to causes extra crashes.
Server is OSX 10.6
Strange. We have the same setup but I never have tried to stream dvd's. I assume you mean mkv rips? I didn't think Plex supported video_ts structures. Perhaps m2ts?
On the atv2 it simply rarely crashes. It must have to do with the types of files. Almost all of mine are h.264, aac so it's no big deal, and I don't use their channels.
On my iPod Touch (4) Plex seems to work consistently. Perhaps the iPad1 has memory issues with Plex.
The LG TV ( not the st600) MediaLink (Plex) client has also been very reliable. I wonder if it has to do with the type of audio you are sending. I only use very simple stereo audio. Nothing exotic or modern. Audio seems to be at the source of so many issues one reads about on these forums.
I am truly at a loss. I am not trying to push Plex over say XBMC. I love XBMC Eden on my Shuttle HTPC. It just always works and has great support for subtitles. The design behind Plex makes more sense to me than that behind XBMC. One server and many clients. It's very appealing.
I have 2 Plex Media Servers now. If you think there is clutter with one you'd go wild with 2. On the Mac client I can't seem to hide the server I don't want to use ( I can on the Roku and on the LG I can set the default). The ATV2 client now gives you the option of hiding the server and it also lets you set a default folder to show on the shelf. That's in their latest rc release of the client.
In any case, I don't think your situation is the norm. Something strange is going on. I do think the Plex group is spreading itself a bit thin as they push clients and servers on every device possible. I have seen people complain that they should fix some of the bugs in existing clients before moving on.
The issue must be audio related. Audio seems tricky.