It’s been ages since I had issues with bans on Google Drive, and those issues were never about streaming: they were always about first-time library indexes that would ban my drive.
Last night, really for the first time, I was banned mid-watch during a movie. I have to admit, it is also the largest movie I’ve ever attempted to stream, a new 4k HDR of LoTR, clocking in around 114GB. The streaming was fine, as my Internet is fast and my local mesh network (Plume) is next-level, so they’re not the culprit. Streaming was smooth without a hitch and starting the file was immediate. However, after about 50 minutes the stream was cut off and some error message about not loading content was presented to me. Upon logging into GDrive and attempting to download the file, which is the only sure-fire way to know if you’ve been banned, I was presented with the “Download quota exceeded for this file, so you can’t download it at this time” message.
I sent two diagnostic codes:
- And again after attempting to stream it since the ban last night (still in effect):
This has me somewhat concerned about my existing setup, which has been working very well for a couple years now. With the growing size of files, I’m hoping this is something that can be figured out.
- ATV 4K
- Latest tvOS (14.2 I think)
@james let me know if there’s anything extra I can provide.