Plex Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

You mean these?
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/drum-corps-international

If so, Infuse will currently pull the metadata from TVDB for these and you won’t have to do a xml file.

Yes! Although it looks like the creation of this as a ‘show’ is fairly recent (and probably incomplete). I’ll try an XML file for one of the years and see what happens.

So every now and again this pops up and it drives me up a wall… There is no rhyme or reason for it to happen, and the fix is a simple one…

Diagnostics: VARRP

Right now Infuse is telling me:

Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
Adjust the remote streaming and/or upload speed settings in Plex in order to play this video…

Diagnostics after force close and re-open when it works: W59KC

Literally the way to solve it is by force closing Infuse and then going on with life, nothing to do with Plex, nothing to do with bandwidth, nothing to do with anything else apart from a fart in space… And what makes this more of a pain in the butt, is that it will happen seemingly randomly, even a few seconds after having just finished watching an episode or movie…

Please help…

Currently Infuse will attempt to direct stream all content, whereas Plex may transcode videos to a smaller format.

In some cases to direct stream, you will need to adjust the bandwidth settings in Plex to be twice the bitrate of the video that is being streamed. This is needed since the bitrate of a video is listed as the average, and the actual bitrate may be higher or lower depending on the portion of the video being played.

A bit more info on the bandwidth settings available in Plex can be found here.

@james I don’t believe this is the case… today when it happened inbetween episodes of a single season of a single series… same encode,bitrate,size,etc…

Like I said, no rhyme or reason… Also doesn’t explain why without me making any adjustments, the file will play after a force close of Infuse…

For what its worth, the same happens on both iPad and tvOS… Also, Plex is on Unlimited remote stream bitrate , on a dedicated server in the cloud with GB connectivity both ways…

Yeah, it does seem a little odd.

However, the bandwidth error Plex sends is very specific, so you’re not going to see this in Infuse unless it originates from Plex.

There have been a handful of reports where Plex sometimes routes things through their servers, even for local content. It’s possible this is what’s going on here, and restarting Infuse forces a new connection which may explain why it starts working again.

@NC_Bullseye asked what my streaming settings on Plex were… Unlimited is the answer to that

@james is there any way that this can be traced via a debug mode perhaps? Know Plex won’t look into this as their support is know to just not give a damn, and all things being equal, the only change on anything is InFuse running before and after…

Edit to point out, Plex is in the cloud on a VPS, and my connections going into it are single IP locations (currently 4 different countries) and it is only ever InFuse users that get that error…

I get this almost every day now and nothing has changed with my setup at all. I’m getting it right now on a tv show. “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded”. I usually just restart my Apple TV or my plex media sever computer and it works fine after that but it’s annoying and becoming more and more frequent.

Restarting Plex and the AppleTV is not needed, just force close the app and open it again…

Are you a paid Plex user?

IIRC, a little while back Plex started restricting some of their bandwidth related settings to pass users only.

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Lifetime member of both Plex and InFuse…

@james this issue seems to have become worse with 7.0.2…

Still the best solution is to force kill Infuse and reopen and then it works…

Haven’t gotten error codes yet, just wanted to chill, but will share here later…

Unfortunately I installed Plex again to see if I get the same experience there re bandwidth limits but that doesn’t seem to be the issue…

Having looked at my caching solution on server today, it seemed like file was opened for a few bytes, but no further data was requested… After Infuse restart, opened file and caching sysytem kicked in and I could see data flowing…

And before anyone gets the idea of blaming the caching system, if it was that it would fail on Plex as well, and my caching service is why I can run hundreds of Terrabytes through Google Drive without ever being kicked out…

If a force close on Infuse does the trick, it really seems like something internally is getting stuck or leaked or something…

I’ve been using Plex successfully on my iPad for about 3 years. Just tried setting it up for my wife and I am getting a message with the title Bandwidth Limit Exceeded and the message itself says: Adjust the remote streaming and/or upload speed settings in Plex in order to play this video.

I’ve found a few forum posts on other sites addressing this, and also this support article.

However, I just can’t find the option within Plex to change this. I have connected to my Plex via the site app.plex.tv and clicked on the Settings icon (picture of the wrench) in the top right. I’ve navigated through all of the menus on the left, with advanced options shown, and can’t find anything relevant.

I figure this will be a real easy fix!

Only other difference is that I’m not on Wi-Fi today, this is via 4G and I’m getting 2Mbps.

In remote settings on your plex server set it to a high number. Mine is at 150Mbps.

Im having the same problem too. How frustrating. Just spent 80 bucks for a lifetime and now cant even use the app. I have no bandwidth limits and overly engineered wifi in my house. Plex works fine and isn’t even transcoding the exact same file…

EDIT:

For some reason I have to have the port open on my router to allow connections on the WAN port forwarded to the plex host and now I’m not encoding anymore with the infuse client on Apple TV 4k even though it’s over LAN…