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  1. I figured it out. TS files are not recognized by Plex. Thus I have to use Handbrake to convert them. I did the first few (69 apparently) when I figured this out months ago when I got Plex working. Since forgotten! Sigh. Anyway, Handbrake. Which is a PITA but hey, it works anyway. If I could just get it to scan all of the high level directories and automatically convert the movies (all 500 of them) that would be RAD.
  2. I have the latest Unraid pro version. Plex docker installed and up to date. Movies, music, photos pointed to in the plex docker. I have 593 movie folders found by plex but only 69 movies. These are old discs ripped long ago. All were found and played by various Windows media apps. The actual files are in a Movies directory on Unraid, under that are the directories for each movie, for example movies \50 first dates. Under that is a directory always called Video_TS (Movies\50 first dates\Video_TS\ Under that are various files with the extensions BUP, IFO, VOB for example VTS_01_1.VOB. All this stuff is just the way the rip program pulled the files off of the dvd many long years ago. Under the first level directory are mkv, jpg and xml files. This is the first time I have attempted to run Plex. IIRC I watched the setup youtube video to get it working. The movies that show under All / Movies all stream just fine, even out to my vehicle (tablet) outside of my home. The problem is simply that only 69 directories show as movies. The directories can be seen for the rest of the movies but they just don't show under the Movies section. I have read a lot of stuff about Plex "naming conventions", but again I did not manually do any of these things, it was the ripping software that did it all. And manually changing some nefarious naming problem on 500 directories containing thousands of files is not possible. Any words of wisdom on this? Thanks.
  3. I have that norco case (or similar). I am not currently using it but I was using it for my Unraid server. It serves well for stuffing a ton of older smaller drives into a case! I inherit drives from a server as I update the drives in it. At one time I had about 20 drives from 320gb up to 1 tb, for a total of around 14 tb unraid. Now I have a newer newegg brand case with 4 total drives, a 5tb for the parity and three 3tb drives for storage. A bit lower powered! I really didn't make any changes, including c state. What is that and why do we change it? Edit: It seems that the c state thing is a gen 1 Ryzen issue only? AFAICT with the 2600 and the latest Unraid that issue goes away. BTW are those WD drives the 5400 drives shucked from desktop backup boxes? How does that work speed wise in Unraid?
  4. I am using the 2600. It works fine. BTW I intentionally used a 2600 because it was cheap while I wait for the 16 core / 32 thread ryzen 3xxx to drop. Asrock X470 Taichi w/ Ryzen 2600 32GB RAM 500gb Samsung SSD assigned to cache 1 TB NVME in the socket unassigned. VM machines running off of that. 250 gb SSD unassigned to pass through to Windows VM Windows 10 Pro VM with 8 gigs RAM 3 cores and associated threads passed through to Windows 10 VM. "cores" 6/7, 8/9, 10/11 250 gb SATA SSD passed through to the Windows 10 VM AMD RX580 passed through but drivers not driving it. See above post. Linux Mint VM with 4 gigs RAM GTX1070 passed through to Linux Mint VM 2 cores and associated threads passed through to Linux Mint VM. "Cores" 2/3, 4/5.
  5. I have the same problem. My AMD RX580 passes through without complaint, and I am able to see the vm on the monitor attached to that card, use the passed through keyboard / mouse while sitting in front of it. However Windows is using the generic windows driver for video. Device manager is not showing the RX580 anywhere in the device tree. I tried uninstalling the generic video device and rescanning but the generic device did not uninstall and the rescan did not find the AMD GPU. I tried installing the drivers from AMD and it did just as described above, a long period of unpacking stuff, then when I actually selected the device and said go, it started the install with only a simple progress bar in the bottom of the install window, then about halfway in it blinked the screen a couple of times then went black and never comes back. In order to get the VM back I have to stop passing the graphics card in, then go in with the VCN and run DDU. I can then reboot the vm and pass through the graphics card again and I am back to ground zero, graphics card working (kinda) but the generic windows driver driving it. The objective is to have the card passed through AND have windows acknowledge that the card is there in device manager AND use an AMD driver to drive it. Any help getting this working will be most appreciated.
  6. LOL, well you know what they say about pressing send... I was looking at the system devices stuff again and discovered the motherboard audio in MMU group 23. I stopped the VM and found that I could pass that through. Voila, sound!!! You guys are absolutely amazing!
  7. I have been struggling to get my RX580 and associated sound to pass through. I would try to run the radeon software that installs the graphics driver and the display would go black. I used RDD to uninstall the borked graphics driver install and suddenly the next time I rebooted, the Microsoft display driver was magically replaced with the RX580 device in device manager. Not an unraid issue of course, but not sure why it was doing that. At any rate, I now have the RX580 device for video. However the sound shows a red x in the task bar. "No audio output device is installed". I am passing that through as well. The sound device shows as AMD High Definition Audio Device in device manager. The trouble shooter claims I have not installed an output device, which I assume means a speaker or headphone(?). Prior to installing Unraid I ran a windows 10 pro install and I used to plug my headphones in the front panel and they worked. The front panel connector is still plugged into my motherboard - an Asrock X470 Taichi. I am trying to make this a "gaming" rig, or more precisely a developer system for working on the OpenMW (Open Morrowind) software . And play Morrowind, which really requires sound. This VM now has 3 cores 6 threads, 8 gb ram and the RX580 video and associated "ellesmere" audio. Both of those are on MMU group 17 with nothing else on group 17. Other than the audio being disabled, it seems to be working well. Can anyone help me discover what may be going wrong here?
  8. Have you ever used Virtualbox? Or Windows server Hyper-V? In 2009 or so I built a server from parts. I installed Windows 2008-R2. I clicked a button to slide Hyper-V under the install. I started up the app that Windows provides to build virtual machines. I created 6 virtual machines. The entire thing was GUI. The entire process of creating a VM was intuitive. Yes, I had to read how to do it, then I did it. In a matter of hours I had a whole set of VMs running, which run to this day. So how am I supposed to make suggestions about improving this mess? It is a mess. Nothing whatsoever is intuitive. It is a ton of properties that I have no clue what they are doing. How do I suggest improving an entire page of mess that I have no clue what it is doing? How about somebody that knows what this mess is doing clean up the mess and make it point and click? I know, I know, Linux is not windows. I get it. But getting my self worth from a thousand hours of figuring out mess is not my idea of a way to spend my life. I have kids to play with, meat to BBQ, places to go, people to see. I have a very powerful 6 core 12 thread machine (that I built) that I handed over to Unraid. I like what Unraid does, but I hate the mess it makes me figure out to get anything done. Unraid doesn't need those 6 cores / 12 threads so I want to put them to use running VMs, docker containers etc. Holy CRAP batman, hours and hours of reading threads clear back a half dozen years and I STILL don't have a clue what this mess does. So I watch a video where this very nice man guides me step by step through the mess. He doesn't explain the mess, he just says "click here, do this". If ANYTHING goes wrong (and it did, multiple times) I am back out in dozens of threads trying to figure out what the part that went wrong does. Eventually I did get a VM working. After HOURS and HOURS of struggle. And NO, my self worth was not increased by the struggle. And NO, if I wanted to do another I absolutely could not do so without watching the nice man guide me through it again. Now I am dead sure that there are hundreds of Linux Gurus who are going to read this thread and scoff at me. Oh well. I have built computers clear back in the 70s with soldering iron, chips bought from the ads in Popular Electronics and schematics. I have installed CPM on the systems I have built. I have learned Turbo Pascal, Turbo C, Fortran, C++, C# and I keep learning. I have made a good living building SQL Server databases automated with C# which I wrote. I am neither a nubee nor am I incompetent. And this stuff is a friggin MESS!!! And No, I can't recommend how to clean it up since I haven't a clue how it works, nor am I willing to spend hundreds of hours learning it. Unraid is supposed to be a tool to allow me to get on with more important things (to me). Sorry for the rant.
  9. It was doing a "press escape" thing but that timed out in about 5 seconds and went on to that screen before I ever got in to the vnc screen. Once I figured that out, I managed to get in in time to hit escape and it started the windows setup thing. I have no idea where all this stuff comes from but this whole vm install thing (for windows at lease) is a friggin mess. I have to assume this is typical "linux is a just a mess and we like it that way" thing. There is just no way that a vm install could be figured out by a novice. And yes, SpaceInvader One's youtube video works just fine. What would REALLY be good is if he actually explained what each and every part of the properties form does for us. Or if that explanation were WRITTEN DOWN RIGHT IN THAT FORM!!! Asking a bit much it seems. Having followed his video, stopping every 10 seconds to do what he says to do, I am now up and running. Not that I could ever do it a second time without following his video stopping every ten seconds... Thanks for all the help attempts on this thread.
  10. It turns out that I had specified to pass through my video card which it was doing. The video card was not displaying anything however. And even if it did, I don't know yet how to pass through the keyboard and mouse. In addition I could not find any way to go back and tell it to just use VNC for display. I ended up just deleting the VM entirely, and this time selecting VNC for display, and now I can get in. But of course... now I am at something that appears to ve a command window with EUFI Interactive shell v2.2 . . . Shell> Sigh.
  11. Clicking on the VM does not display "VNC Remote". My Linux VM does show that as a menu item. So I am left with no way in to that VM.
  12. OK, so I got in to my Linux VM using port 5900. Now I am trying to set up a Windows 10 VM. I don't really know if the vm created is full on up and running, or is sitting there waiting for me to go through the typical windows setup. Either way I need to connect to it somehow and it escapes me how I am going to do that. I would think that RDP will not function until such time as I turn it on in a fully installed windows VM. Which leaves initial remote in via VNC? What port? Or some other way?
  13. Very good. I just checked and my PlexMediaServer AppData Config path is: /mnt/disks/NVME_SSD/PlexMediaServer. Which means that is on the fast storage.😎
  14. When I built my server it was not designed for Unraid but for Windows 10 or Linux, bare metal. As a result I purchased a 1 tb nvme to boot off of. Obviously, with the server running Unraid and booting off of a thumb drive, I have 1 tb of fast storage sitting around. What I did was made that "unassigned". then formatted it and am using it as the store for Docker. Later I will point my VM image storage there as well. Just an aside, I also had a 500gb Samsung SSD which I made my cache, so I do not need or want my 1 tb nvme drive to be used for that. I am not yet "Linux Literate" though I am working on getting there. When I add the Unraid Gui on top I am pretty much totally lost. I know the GUI does its job but it just seems that settings are scattered around. Take for example mounts and directories. I understand the concept of a mount point, but it seems that even directories can be mounted? Maybe? Anyway, I have an AppData "Thing" which I haven't a clue where it physically resides. I think that I should be migrating that from wherever it currently is, to a matching location on my "unassigned" nvme drive. I want my docker containers stored there. I want my VM images stored there. Anything that would benefit from very high speed access. But where are these things? What tool do I use to actually find these objects. On Windows it is file explorer. Ignoring the issue of where a program goes to find stuff, I can just drag and drop to move things. So in nubee friendly attitude / language: 1) Do I even want to be doing this? 2) If so, how do I discover where stuff currently physically is (what tool?) 3) How do I move stuff from wherever it currently is to the NVME 4) And finally how do I hook up apps to the new location. Taking my AppData example, if I am doing Docker, and I manage to store the docker container on the NVME, how do I create its AppData on my Unassigned NVME drive? I am quite sure that someday soon this stuff will just click and I will understand it. That hasn't happened yet. BTW I have been in computers since the 70s (US Navy), built my own SBC computers from chips and a soldering iron, installed and ran CPM on them etc. I built this Unraid server from Newegg parts. I am not inexperienced, just uneducated in this stuff. Any nubee friendly help is much appreciated. jwc
  15. jwcolby54

    Plex Docker

    Yep, I transcoded 48 hours and it promptly showed up in Plex. So you helped get me running, much appreciated.