I’m getting lots of spinning/loading indicators when I browse my Plex (DLNA) folders. Seems very slow on larger directories. Frequently it will simply time-out after a minute or so.
This started a few months ago. This affects the latest Infuse (Pro) on my Apple TVs, iPad and iPhone. It’s only a browsing problem ; playing media is fine and fast.
Back on my iMac, I can see that the “Plex Media Scanner” process spikes to 200% CPU usage (weird) the entire time Infuse is retrieving directory data. CPU usage drops shortly after it’s done, or it has timed-out, or when I close Infuse. Infuse seems to be … requesting thumbnails? building a database? downloading metadata?
Never had this problem until … oh, September? October? of 2019. Prior to that this was all instantaneous. (the native iOS Plex app lets me browse very fast still)
I have 1 Plex library. I keep my media files organized normally. Many directories have 1-2 files, some have 10-20, and a very few have 50+.
Prior to this message, I have : Reinstalled the Infuse app. Re-created my Infuse share. Cleared Infuse metadata. Reinstalled Plex. Re-created my Library. Cleared Plex bundles and emptied trash and re-scanned everything. Etc.
My Infuse setup : No iCloud Sync. Show filenames. No metadata fetching. No collections. Embedded metadata yes/no doesn’t matter. In a fresh Infuse, I add the DLNA server as a new share, then go into --> Video --> [Libary name] --> By Folder, and then I ‘favourite’ this. I don’t know what the ‘Library’ tab is under Settings, but I either see 0 movies/TV shows, or I see ‘Fetching…’ that takes literally forever.
Plex server setup : Any version (1.16-1.18) running on an iMac. DLNA server turned on. Remote access off. Scan libraries automatically+periodically+partial. Most other settings seem normal/default, so I won’t bore you. Native Plex app works fine.
My Plex Library : 1 Plex library declared as “Other Media”. No cinema trailers. No video preview thumbnails. Plex Video Files scanner. Personal Media agent.
Thanks for any advice.