CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.2Ghz, 6 Cores)
SSD: Samsung 850 PRO (512GB)
RAM: DDR4 32GB @ 3000Mhz
Page File Space: 2.38GB
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB
OS: Win 10 Pro
Remote Access: Fully accessible outside your network
D:\ 8TB EXT USB HDD (7200rpm) WD (Probably White Label)
G:\ 8TB EXT USB HDD (7200rpm) Seagate
H:\ 8TB EXT USB HDD (7200rpm) WD (Probably White Label)
Home LAN: 1Gigabit
Modem/ISP: 400Mbp/s D / 40Mbp/s U
Plex Transcoder Settings:
Quality: Automatic (I’ve tried all 4 settings, and it has not stopped issue)
Transcoder temporary directory: (Blank)
Default Throttle Buffer: 60 (I’ve bumped this up to as high as 600 and as low as 60, issue remains)
[X] Use Hardware Acceleration When Available
[X] Use hardware-accelerated video encoding
Maximum Simultaneous video transcode: Unlimited
1080p MKV Container w/ Subtitles (1 stream only)
–Takes CPU up to 25% Usage
–GPU up to 15% Usage
Media Clients: PS4, Xbox One, Tablets, and PC.
I experience a lot of buffering/and a lot of issues when it comes to MKV files with English Subtitles. Often with Anime I end up having to back out of a stream, re-enter, backout, re-enter several times in order for it to finally work for a Japanese Audio/English Subtitle 720p or 1080p MKV container. I have 8TB of Anime, all from different sources, and this behavior is prone to all of them. Same goes for Chinese or Bollywood Movies that have English Subtitles. These are not using external .srt files, but rather ripped into the MKV container. Streams do work better on the PC than the Xbox One or the PS4, but I am not sure why that would be the case if the ‘server’ is the one doing the transcoding.
So my main question would be… Why is this happening? Where is the bottleneck? Or if it’s a setting, what would I change it to?
Is it from using External USB HDDs?
Is it just the CPU or GPU is too old or maybe not compatable with Plex Transcoding?
Is my page file too small?
Do I not have enough RAM? Is the RAM too slow?
I have been considering going all out on a dedicated PLEX Server, but my knowledge is limited atm and the more I google, the more I see conflicting opinions on “best builds”. I see people with these DIY budget builds that transcode @ 4k and I wonder why I have such issues with 720p and 1080p files.