I have written Firecore support but haven’t heard from them yet so was hoping for some answers here. My ticket is 114532 and my technical details HGK6W (in case any support personnel are reading the forum).
So I’m streaming from my computer via Plex. Previously episodes played flawlessly but now they pause playback at random intervals, 15, 30 or 50 minutes are the most common pauses.
Steps I’ve tried:
Transfered the file from my USB drive to my internal SSD drive
Power cycled my router
Made sure nothing else was using up bandwidth on network
Restarted Plex server
Optimized database of Plex
Cleaned junk in Plex
Rebooted Apple TV
Connected Apple TV directly to Ethernet (previously went thru a network switch)
But nothing has helped and it’s very strange. Oddly enough the episodes played great when I was on trial but as soon as I started my yearly subscription these issues arose.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: Further clarification, the playback isnt buffering or anything like that. It simply goes black for a second and then playback is stopped. If I press play it will resume where it left off. Very bothersome since you never know when it will occur.
I’m trying to visualize what your seeing, since you’re viewing 4K I’m guessing that you have match content turned on and so when you start a video it goes black as it matches content and then the video starts and normally when your video is over or you press menu your screen goes black a second time as it changes back then returns to the home screen correct?
So if I understand correctly, you are seeing this but without pressing the menu button, it just does it by itself?
I had Match Content turned off, didn’t know it should be active. I activated Range and Frame rate now and will see if I get the same results.
And you are correct in your visualization! A second of black and then the image returns, playback paused.
Update: I got the same results with match content enabled sadly. Very strange. Since not many people are talking about this I feel it must be something on my end, maybe the TV (it’s a Sony) gets confused halfway through or something.
I have everything connected via ethernet in my network, so nothing is using Wi-fi in the streaming process, so I don’t think it’s a buffering issue. The playback isn’t buffering, it is interrupted and have to be resumed. Thanks for your reply though!
You’re right, I guess I just assumed my network is pretty good. Cables are new-ish and the router (tplink archer c9) has been performing great for me so I guess that’s why I didn’t expand on my network.
Unfortunately the issue persists. I’m guessing that the diagnostics didn’t reveal any clues as to why this happens, guess I’m doomed to hit play a few times extra during a movie! Not a huge deal but still a bit annoying. iTunes 4K doesn’t stop so it’s all very strange.