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nathanCFD

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MC Stuttering When Running With Plex
« on: June 09, 2024, 06:34:45 am »

I installed Plex MS side-by-side with JR so I could access my content via app on a couple of tvs that I don't have a HTPC connected to this week to try it out.

Content played via JR is now stuttering.  Seems to be dropping a few frames every couple of minutes.  The playback will skip forward a micro-second every 60 to 90 seconds.  I disabled Plex MS and tried again and playback returned to smooth on JR.

Anyone else experienced this and found a solution to run them both?
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eve

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Re: MC Stuttering When Running With Plex
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2024, 04:13:14 pm »

I installed Plex MS side-by-side with JR so I could access my content via app on a couple of tvs that I don't have a HTPC connected to this week to try it out.

Content played via JR is now stuttering.  Seems to be dropping a few frames every couple of minutes.  The playback will skip forward a micro-second every 60 to 90 seconds.  I disabled Plex MS and tried again and playback returned to smooth on JR.

Anyone else experienced this and found a solution to run them both?

Was plex running any streams / background tasks?
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nathanCFD

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Re: MC Stuttering When Running With Plex
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2024, 06:53:50 am »

Was plex running any streams / background tasks?

Hi Eve, Thank you for your reply and I'm sorry I missed it for so long.

In the interim, I took Plex off the server altogether and the problem remained.

It appears to be a PC issue.  The stuttering goes away when I disable MadVR processing.  Seems I'm always having an issue with the main theatre PC.  It's an i7 3.0GHz with 32 GB of RAM and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 card; MadVR should be more than capable of processing anything I send to it.  It's dedicated to the theatre only; the only installed programs are MC, VLC and HomeAssistant Companion.  I disable HAC with no effect.  Guess it's time for a wipe and reinstalll; been having to do that every six months or so.  No clue what Windows is doing that builds up to issues with JR playback.  I checked the drive and there doesn't seem to be a need for a defrag; thought maybe JR is caching while playing and drive may be getting fragmented; but it appears fine.

Installed JRMC32 to see if an updgrade helped, but no luck.

If you have any suggestions, I'd be grateful.
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Re: MC Stuttering When Running With Plex
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2024, 08:12:38 am »

Please try MC's JRVR.
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nathanCFD

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Re: MC Stuttering When Running With Plex
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2024, 09:09:13 am »

Please try MC's JRVR.

It does seem to perform better with JRVR; there's initial stuttering (resolves in under 1 minute); then it seems fine.

I need to do my homework on JRVR vs MadVR; I'm not familiar with the differences.  I mostly use MadVR as default for upscaling old 480 tv shows and it seems to do better with 3D content.
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Re: MC Stuttering When Running With Plex
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2024, 02:25:00 pm »

Here's a link:  https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/JRVR_-_JRiver_Video_Renderer

There are also JRVR threads on the boards for each version.
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nathanCFD

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Re: MC Stuttering When Running With Plex
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2024, 03:56:18 pm »

Here's a link:  https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/JRVR_-_JRiver_Video_Renderer

There are also JRVR threads on the boards for each version.

Thank you Jim
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