Plex on xu4.. how well does it perform

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Plex on xu4.. how well does it perform

Unread post by scythefwd » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:06 am

Ok.. Relatively new to me xu4. I bought it to goof around with, got bored, and decided to rebuild my plex server (which got lost a couple computers ago lol).
I followed this guide.. and it works.

I'm hard wired to my network at 100mb/s though it might get upped to 1gb/s if I find I'm saturating my network (I doubt it). I have installed samba and cifs-utils. I have my fstab configured with "//10.10.1.254/videos /mnt/cifs cifs username=blah,password=blahblah" and its working. I can see everything. I then configured plex to point to /mnt/cifs.

So far so good. All of my movies are 480p, because they were getting played on a SD screen (in my car.. which is the only reason I have them in that size). I'm able to stream at 480p to my cell phone and my computer (through web interface) and see no lag, no drops. HTOP shows my cpu usage at about 40-50%, temps at 45-47 degrees. So far so good. I'm intentionally using codecs that are directly supported by my devices (no transcoding needed).. My chromecast shows it a bit grainy.. but that is what happens when you full screen 480p on a 1080 screen.

IF I re-rip or rip some of my heftier movies into 720p.. do you think the xu4 will handle it well enough? Again, intentionally using codecs the devices support explicitly (mp4 in this case)..

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Re: Plex on xu4.. how well does it perform

Unread post by memeka » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:17 am

1080p no issues. But check the forums for tips on improving cifs speed.

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Unread post by nspader » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:08 pm

agreed. 1080p works great with no issues. I have mine setup for quite some time and besides the occasional hiccup with an update it works great with no lag internally and little to no lag outside my network.

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Unread post by scythefwd » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:02 am

well, after further testing, my cifs is doing 11.9 MB/s, theoretical max is 12.5... Theres overhead associated with all communications.. so im happy

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Unread post by memeka » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:57 am

if you are using NTFS for storage, check the forums for tips on improving the speed...

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Unread post by mad_ady » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:56 pm

big_writes

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Re: Plex on xu4.. how well does it perform

Unread post by scythefwd » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:16 pm

memka - well, could you post a link? Everything I have seen has been server side linux configs.. as such, they're not useful to me.

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