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First off, Blue Iris is a real CPU hog, especially if you haven't tuned it properly (it doesn't come tuned out of the box). Things like turning down the framerate to just what you really need (I record 4 fps and it worked out perfectly when I needed data for the law enforcement - yes they caught him), also make sure you are recording in Blue Iris DVR format - you have to set this for each camera independently. Go to Camera Properties, Record tab, then the Video File format and compression button at the bottom right.
But your biggest problem is what you've already discovered. Comskip (and MCEBuddy on a PC) eat processor time for lunch. On MCEBuddy, you can turn it down, but it really isn't all that useful in my experience.
This is why I have all my machines split out. I have Blue Iris on a PC (virtual, but still) that isn't doing anything else other than being my primary domain controller and performs workstation backups. MCEBuddy is on my Windows 7 VM which also is my DVR. Plex is on an entirely different server VM, so that my other applications don't bug Plex Media Server, and PMS doesn't bug them.
Moving Plex Server isn't hard at all. The main thing you will suffer from is that you lose track of where you were regarding partially or completely watched shows.
Last edited by TornadoTJ; 07-10-2018 at 09:10 AM.