Plex/Infuse BS error re bandwidth limit

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…