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Server CPU Requirement

CPU requirement will vary according to server and client environment, and if transcoding is needed (typically needed for most clients). CPU requirement will be higher than Plex’s requirements because 1080i MPEGTS have higher bitrates.   Estimated (not guaranteed) CPU requirement for single 1080i MPEGTS MPEG2 transcoding: Intel Core2 Quad 2.5Ghz or faster. Intel Celeron/Pentium Gxxxx…

PMS upgraded to 0.9.17.x and above, video stops working.

Symptoms With PMS 0.9.17.x and above, channel stops streaming videos. Only Plex Media Player works. Plex Media Server log file has an entry: [Transcoder] Error opening filters!   Cause Since PMS 0.9.17.x, transcoder have been built differently. PMS doesn’t recognize AC3 streams properly.   Resolution Download a short duration of the video from HDHomeRun device by…

PMS 0.9.17.x and PMS 1.0.0.x issues

PMS 0.9.16.x works great and had a lot of compatibility with different Plex clients. Since PMS 0.9.17.x, Plex transcoder works differently, this difference have caused a lot of transcoding issues with HDHRViewerV2. New issues since PMS 0.9.17.x: Higher than usual CPU usage New installs can never transcode the streams. Can’t transcode AC3 audio to other…

Video appears interlaced.

Symptoms Videos appears interlaced.   Cause HDTV formats comes interlaced from the source.   Resolution Plex Media Player Enabled Deinterlace in settings. Deinterlacing will require additional CPU usage.   Other Clients: Modify VideoProfiles (where protocol=”hls” or/and protocol=”http”) to add: <Setting name=”VideoEncodeFlags” value=”-deinterlace” /> Example of part of Web.xml profile: <VideoProfile protocol=”hls” container=”mpegts” codec=”h264″ audioCodec=”aac,mp3″ context=”streaming”> <Setting…