You have fluency problems when you play content from Plex streaming? Take advantage of the optimization settings to fix it.
I think I have already said on more than one occasion how wonderful Plex can be. This multimedia suite allows us to enjoy our catalog of series, movies and more content on many devices, wirelessly and with a great interface.
However, depending on the power of your computer, or what you use as a Plex server, it is possible that depending on the content you want to reproduce and its quality, you may experience continuous stops. Take advantage of the optimization options of Plex, the great forgotten ones.
Enable optimization in Plex to avoid choppy playback
When we face continuous stops Sometimes it is a problem of our Network, so a solution is to lower the level of quality of the reproduction, but when we also have a set hardware, the reproduction will appear choppy.
This occurs because the task oftranscoding of the content we want to play makes a high CPU usage and it takes place in the moment. However, Plex has optimization options integrated, so we can select that these transcoding be done ahead of time and thus have it ready for any time.
How to optimize Plex to reproduce fluid content
To optimize Plex what we do is go to our content library and then click on the three dots that has a chapter or a movie. We will see the option to optimize.
In this window we can select the optimized quality that we want, so that transcoding is done previously and we already have the optimized file when we are going to play it on the usual device, without adding a workload to the CPU (because that work has already been done).
As you will see at the bottom, it also asks you to indicate the location where you want to store the optimized file, since one of the disadvantages of this optimization is that different versions of the same video will be created, and therefore it will take up more space.
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