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Plex on the Bolt

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by DC_SnDvl, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. Miles267

    Miles267 Member

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    Appreciate the update. Can’t wait to try this later today, particularly the 10bit playback.


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  2. aaronwt

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    Yes. I'll need to try it out tonight. And see if it can finally play some of the UHD videos I have that my Roku has no problems with.
     
  3. Miles267

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    How do we get this updated on Bolt?


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  4. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    Reboot your Tivo and then load Plex, it should automatically download and run the latest version. Check the version number once you open it and compare to the number above.
     
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  5. Miles267

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    Thanks! Confirmed my Bolt was already on 3.13.9 then attempted to play a HEVC 10 bit “playready” 4K file via gigabit Ethernet and it still stuttered. Oh well. Had hoped this would no longer be the case. Seems PMS must still be transcoding these files. Perhaps there’s a PMS update forthcoming for compatibility with 3.13.9? Last PMS update was in Dec 2017.


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  6. aaronwt

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    I just tried out the new version. It still can't play my low bitrate, 50Mb/s UHD, 10 bit files without buffering.

    And of course my 100Mb/s + UHD files are impossible. But my Roku Streaming Stick + has no issues playing them.

    The TiVo does work great with my 1080P and lower Plex content.

    And I see it is passing the Spears and Munsil 10 bit Quantization Artifact test. Or at least mostly passing it. The 10 bit box isn't quite as smooth as from some of my other decives. But it doesn't look anything like from a device that fails the test. In those the 8bit and 10 bit box look the same.

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  7. jcthorne

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    What container and codecs are your UHD files you are trying? The requirements for direct play are very specific.
     
  8. Miles267

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    Agreed. My experience was the same. Buffering everything 3-5 seconds on playback. Also, I need to check to see whether it’s even Direct Playing them or still transcoding. Truly a disappointment. Though am still hoping the next version of PMS may include support from the server side. Will see.


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  9. jcthorne

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    I finally got to check out the new HDR function in Plex last night. Like the others, it stutters and skips every few seconds. I was able to verify it was direct playing at full resolution and ac3 audio. I was also trying with a recording at 15Mbps which is pretty low for 4k just trying to get it to work. This is on a hardwired network from the server to the Tivo. No reason for the bitrate to have any problems with the network. Its the plex implementation.

    So for now, 4kHDR does not yet work on plex for whatever reason.
     
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  10. Andoe

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    There is still frequent buffering in 3.9.10 with certain (presumably higher bit-rate) 1080p movie content, unless local quality is set to 20 Mb in the app. I am also getting tired of having to edit the HTML TV app.xml after every Plex server update, in order to get AC3. This file should not need to get overwritten every time, and ideally we should be able to control the audio quality from the app.
     
  11. timbracken

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    Hulu and Plex are unusable on the tivo. It’s a shame. I use Roku or Apple TV for them both. I really like the Plex app on Apple TV.
     
  12. Miles267

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    Really is a shame, because I have no interest in Apple TV. Would get a nVidia Shield for 4K HDR but am trying to it down on the number of hardware devices.


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  13. timbracken

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    I am really happy with the Apple TV. Most of my watching now is on that device instead of the tivo. I would be really happy if we get a tivo app for Apple TV to watch my recordings...would give me less reason to switch inputs. The TV app on Apple TV is slick to keep track of and stream your favorite shows...really really smart (now if it could natively support Netflix it would be even better).
     

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