[Support] binhex - Plex


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6 minutes ago, Squid said:

Many possible reasons for that.  Main biggie reason though would be if you copied the appdata somewhere and then placed it back and didn't structure the commands appropriately to handle all the symlinks etc present which will seriously bloat the appdata

 

Alright, thx, i didn't move the appdata folder at all, at least not that i know of.

I found that the media folder is very big

/mnt/cache/appdata/binhex-plex/Plex Media Server/Media/localhost# du -a -h --max-depth=1 | sort -hr
248G    .
17G     ./4
17G     ./3
17G     ./1
16G     ./f
16G     ./d
16G     ./c
16G     ./b
16G     ./9
16G     ./8
16G     ./7
16G     ./6
16G     ./5
16G     ./2
16G     ./0
15G     ./e
15G     ./a

 

Is this the structure you mean? Can i reduce the size somehow? I guess i could reinstall the docker but i'd need to do a proper backup/restore so i don't lose the view stats and playlists i guess

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18 hours ago, likesboc said:

 

Alright, thx, i didn't move the appdata folder at all, at least not that i know of.

I found that the media folder is very big

 

Is this the structure you mean? Can i reduce the size somehow? I guess i could reinstall the docker but i'd need to do a proper backup/restore so i don't lose the view stats and playlists i guess

 

I found it, this is not a docker but a plex issue. Apparently the Video Preview Thumbnails can become very large. If anyone else stumbles across it, here  is the description.

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Just switch to Unraid a few months back.  I am using it mostly for plex.  I see there is a server update for plex.  I have searched around but still not for sure.  Do I wait for a docker update that will have the updated plex server or do I go to plex and download the server update like on a windows machine?

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Question on hardware transcodes.  I'm running a 10600k in my server.  Running 6.9.2.  I have been using the iGPU for doing hardware transcodes for quite awhile now with no issues.  Today I noticed that while Plex was running and doing a transcode, it says that it's doing a HW transcode, and I can see the activity on my iGPU on my dashboard, but the CPU is also showing 60 percent usage.  Before, it would barely have any cpu usage at all.  Just wondering what has changed and how to fix this?

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Is there an easy way to edit Plex profiles without having to console into the container and edit files at /usr/lib/plexmediaserver/Resources/Profiles/Chromecast.xml and so on?

 

Can I map this path to my appdata folder and will that prevent it from being updated when the docker container updates?

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Please help!!

 

I have binhex-plexpass installed on unraid.

I made some changes to how plex starts up using this video:  

to try to get my plex to encode via ram.

Something went terribly wrong, and plex wants me to setup a new server.

I just looked in the appdata folder, and it is huge (2 gigs) so I suspect all me custom meta data is there, but even though I put the start up paramaters back to normal and returned teh appdata config path to /mnt/user   (they recommeneded /mnt/cache and swore nothing bad would happen)  I still am getting a new unclaimed plex server.

How do I get all my custom meta data and settings back???

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I noticed that I cannot connect to my Plex server this am and am seeing errors in the logs:

 

2021-12-19 13:38:32,228 DEBG fd 8 closed, stopped monitoring <POutputDispatcher at 22591429194032 for <Subprocess at 22591429194512 with name plexmediaserver in state STARTING> (stdout)>
2021-12-19 13:38:32,228 DEBG fd 12 closed, stopped monitoring <POutputDispatcher at 22591429397712 for <Subprocess at 22591429194512 with name plexmediaserver in state STARTING> (stderr)>
2021-12-19 13:38:32,228 INFO exited: plexmediaserver (exit status 255; not expected)
2021-12-19 13:38:32,228 DEBG received SIGCHLD indicating a child quit
2021-12-19 13:38:35,233 INFO spawned: 'plexmediaserver' with pid 81
2021-12-19 13:38:35,282 DEBG 'plexmediaserver' stdout output:
Error: Unable to set up server: sqlite3_statement_backend::prepare: malformed database schema (49798) for SQL: PRAGMA cache_size=2000 (N4soci10soci_errorE)

2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 DEBG fd 8 closed, stopped monitoring <POutputDispatcher at 22591429647232 for <Subprocess at 22591429194512 with name plexmediaserver in state STARTING> (stdout)>
2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 DEBG fd 12 closed, stopped monitoring <POutputDispatcher at 22591429397376 for <Subprocess at 22591429194512 with name plexmediaserver in state STARTING> (stderr)>
2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 INFO exited: plexmediaserver (exit status 255; not expected)
2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 DEBG received SIGCHLD indicating a child quit
2021-12-19 13:38:35,233 INFO spawned: 'plexmediaserver' with pid 81
2021-12-19 13:38:35,282 DEBG 'plexmediaserver' stdout output:
Error: Unable to set up server: sqlite3_statement_backend::prepare: malformed database schema (49798) for SQL: PRAGMA cache_size=2000 (N4soci10soci_errorE)

2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 DEBG fd 8 closed, stopped monitoring <POutputDispatcher at 22591429647232 for <Subprocess at 22591429194512 with name plexmediaserver in state STARTING> (stdout)>
2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 DEBG fd 12 closed, stopped monitoring <POutputDispatcher at 22591429397376 for <Subprocess at 22591429194512 with name plexmediaserver in state STARTING> (stderr)>
2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 INFO exited: plexmediaserver (exit status 255; not expected)
2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 DEBG received SIGCHLD indicating a child quit
2021-12-19 13:38:36,285 INFO gave up: plexmediaserver entered FATAL state, too many start retries too quickly

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Lev

 

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On 12/19/2021 at 7:42 PM, levster said:

I noticed that I cannot connect to my Plex server this am and am seeing errors in the logs:

 

2021-12-19 13:38:32,228 DEBG fd 8 closed, stopped monitoring <POutputDispatcher at 22591429194032 for <Subprocess at 22591429194512 with name plexmediaserver in state STARTING> (stdout)>
2021-12-19 13:38:32,228 DEBG fd 12 closed, stopped monitoring <POutputDispatcher at 22591429397712 for <Subprocess at 22591429194512 with name plexmediaserver in state STARTING> (stderr)>
2021-12-19 13:38:32,228 INFO exited: plexmediaserver (exit status 255; not expected)
2021-12-19 13:38:32,228 DEBG received SIGCHLD indicating a child quit
2021-12-19 13:38:35,233 INFO spawned: 'plexmediaserver' with pid 81
2021-12-19 13:38:35,282 DEBG 'plexmediaserver' stdout output:
Error: Unable to set up server: sqlite3_statement_backend::prepare: malformed database schema (49798) for SQL: PRAGMA cache_size=2000 (N4soci10soci_errorE)

2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 DEBG fd 8 closed, stopped monitoring <POutputDispatcher at 22591429647232 for <Subprocess at 22591429194512 with name plexmediaserver in state STARTING> (stdout)>
2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 DEBG fd 12 closed, stopped monitoring <POutputDispatcher at 22591429397376 for <Subprocess at 22591429194512 with name plexmediaserver in state STARTING> (stderr)>
2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 INFO exited: plexmediaserver (exit status 255; not expected)
2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 DEBG received SIGCHLD indicating a child quit
2021-12-19 13:38:35,233 INFO spawned: 'plexmediaserver' with pid 81
2021-12-19 13:38:35,282 DEBG 'plexmediaserver' stdout output:
Error: Unable to set up server: sqlite3_statement_backend::prepare: malformed database schema (49798) for SQL: PRAGMA cache_size=2000 (N4soci10soci_errorE)

2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 DEBG fd 8 closed, stopped monitoring <POutputDispatcher at 22591429647232 for <Subprocess at 22591429194512 with name plexmediaserver in state STARTING> (stdout)>
2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 DEBG fd 12 closed, stopped monitoring <POutputDispatcher at 22591429397376 for <Subprocess at 22591429194512 with name plexmediaserver in state STARTING> (stderr)>
2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 INFO exited: plexmediaserver (exit status 255; not expected)
2021-12-19 13:38:35,284 DEBG received SIGCHLD indicating a child quit
2021-12-19 13:38:36,285 INFO gave up: plexmediaserver entered FATAL state, too many start retries too quickly

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Lev

 

Same for me, bootloop of this:

 

Starting Plex Media Server.
Error: Unable to set up server: sqlite3_statement_backend::loadOne: database disk image is malformed (N4soci10soci_errorE)
Stopping Plex Media Server.
kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] pid | jobspec ... or kill -l [sigspec]

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Same for me, bootloop of this:
 
Starting Plex Media Server.
Error: Unable to set up server: sqlite3_statement_backend::loadOne: database disk image is malformed (N4soci10soci_errorE)
Stopping Plex Media Server.
kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] pid | jobspec ... or kill -l [sigspec]
You both have sqlite database corruption, see op link to documentation and then FAQ for Plex

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Hi all, Merry Christmas!

 

I'm hoping someone might be able to help - I tried to stream a film via Plex from my home unRAID server today and ran into a strange issue.

 

Basically I was at my parents house and could stream fine to my mobile app but when I logged into my account within the app on their smart TV, I kept getting a message saying my server was not available.

 

Obviously this was not the case because I could watch on my phone just fine - and it's not like it wasn't seeing the server, it came up with the right name but kept saying it was not online and to check it was connected to the internet and available!?!?

 

Now I'm home I can't see any settings within the UI that could make a difference - has anyone got any ideas??

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I'm hoping for clarification on a few questions, not so much about this container of Plex but Plex, 4k, and iGPU in general. I've spent hours searching the web but get conflicting information due to dates.

 

My Unraid is running on a Core i7-9700K w/ 32GB RAM on an Asrock M365M Pro4 mobo. I have some 4k HDR content that remote users are struggling with even though my upload rate is nearly 900mbps and their download speed is over 150mbps. I also have quick sync (or, I guess, iGPU?) enabled and working with Plex as it shows hardware transcoding with the (hw) label. Yet with all this the PQ transcoded at 1080p 12mbps is pretty low.

 

It looks like Plex used to have trouble transcoding HDR content to SDR but that's no longer the case. Is that still true?

 

It also seems that using quick sync should be able to transcode multiple 4k streams without issue. Is that still true?

 

Does anyone know what is going on or how to fix it? If this is the wrong thread is there a better place ask for help in understanding what may be happening?

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On 12/25/2021 at 3:44 PM, stevep94 said:

Hi all, Merry Christmas!

 

I'm hoping someone might be able to help - I tried to stream a film via Plex from my home unRAID server today and ran into a strange issue.

 

Basically I was at my parents house and could stream fine to my mobile app but when I logged into my account within the app on their smart TV, I kept getting a message saying my server was not available.

 

Obviously this was not the case because I could watch on my phone just fine - and it's not like it wasn't seeing the server, it came up with the right name but kept saying it was not online and to check it was connected to the internet and available!?!?

 

Now I'm home I can't see any settings within the UI that could make a difference - has anyone got any ideas??

I'm getting a few reports of this as well. A friend reported that it worked on one device, but not another. And my mother says she can't connect at all.

 

Did you ever find a solution?

 

edit: It's actually a side effect of this.

https://forums.plex.tv/t/important-information-about-plex-for-smart-tvs-after-september-30-2021/746506

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Lately I have problems more than usual, some movies stop in buffering.

 

I have tried changing the trans_dir to an SSD, but the same thing keeps happening. The problem is that they are small 6GB movies or with series chapters.

 

They stop every 3-5 min.

image.png.1b33465a293833433767d87d64dabac5.png

 

Any ideas? Or how I can debug that? The CPU and RAM is OK.

 

 

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I have the same problem as milfer322. after a little while some movies and TV shows buffering, and will never stop buffering.

I have tried firefox, chrome and edge.

this is the logg from Plex:

 

Jan 05, 2022 20:58:12.939 [0x15290f247b38] Error — [Transcode] Error creating directory "/transcode": Permission denied
Jan 05, 2022 20:58:12.940 [0x15290f247b38] Error — [Transcode] Error creating directory "/transcode": Permission denied
Jan 05, 2022 20:59:09.035 [0x152910942b38] Error — Sync: could not get sync list 16907216, sync item 20971220 to update status
Jan 05, 2022 20:59:09.035 [0x152910942b38] Error — Sync: could not get sync list 16907216, sync item 20971323 to update status
Jan 05, 2022 20:59:09.035 [0x152910942b38] Error — Sync: could not get sync list 12009950, sync item 20971573 to update status
Jan 05, 2022 20:59:09.035 [0x152910942b38] Error — Sync: could not get sync list 12009950, sync item 20985226 to update status
Jan 05, 2022 20:59:09.035 [0x152910942b38] Error — Sync: could not get sync list 12009950, sync item 20985231 to update status
Jan 05, 2022 20:59:09.035 [0x152910942b38] Error — Sync: could not get sync list 12009950, sync item 20985239 to update status

 

If i use the Plex media player software, it does not start to buffer.

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Hello,

 

I am experiencing issues with buffering as well.

Media doesn't appear to start buffering, stop it and try again and then it would sometimes work.

Is there anyway possible to revert back to a previous release of the docker container?

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On 1/5/2022 at 3:47 PM, lals said:

I have the same problem as milfer322. after a little while some movies and TV shows buffering, and will never stop buffering.

I have tried firefox, chrome and edge.

this is the logg from Plex:

 

Jan 05, 2022 20:58:12.939 [0x15290f247b38] Error — [Transcode] Error creating directory "/transcode": Permission denied
Jan 05, 2022 20:58:12.940 [0x15290f247b38] Error — [Transcode] Error creating directory "/transcode": Permission denied
Jan 05, 2022 20:59:09.035 [0x152910942b38] Error — Sync: could not get sync list 16907216, sync item 20971220 to update status
Jan 05, 2022 20:59:09.035 [0x152910942b38] Error — Sync: could not get sync list 16907216, sync item 20971323 to update status
Jan 05, 2022 20:59:09.035 [0x152910942b38] Error — Sync: could not get sync list 12009950, sync item 20971573 to update status
Jan 05, 2022 20:59:09.035 [0x152910942b38] Error — Sync: could not get sync list 12009950, sync item 20985226 to update status
Jan 05, 2022 20:59:09.035 [0x152910942b38] Error — Sync: could not get sync list 12009950, sync item 20985231 to update status
Jan 05, 2022 20:59:09.035 [0x152910942b38] Error — Sync: could not get sync list 12009950, sync item 20985239 to update status

 

If i use the Plex media player software, it does not start to buffer.

 

I'm having the same issue

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Hi Guys,

I'm having quite an annoying pickle here.
I've setup my self a plex server using binhex-plex from the app store all went smooth. Then I installed the nvidia driver plugin and set the needed arguments as specified by the instructions. The gpu(1050ti) is seen in the container and data is being reported by nvidia-smi.

 

Now, when I play a video with Convert(Maximum) quality it's the default setting its all fine and the dashboard signals it's a hardware transcode with (hw). However, when I drop the quality intentionally the video just drops out and there is a black screen.
I am attaching all my logs from plex. I don't see anything really suspicious except these couple of lines:
 

DEBUG - [Transcode] Transcoder: Cleaning old transcode directory: "/config/Plex Media Server/Cache/Transcode/Sessions/plex-transcode-decess6le80q4d7uc7d3jqxu-834ade1e-64f5-4ed6-abf7-d9f1bf34b7d1"
DEBUG - [Transcode] Whacked session decess6le80q4d7uc7d3jqxu, 0 remaining.
DEBUG - Jobs: '/usr/lib/plexmediaserver/Plex Transcoder' exit code for process 2274 is -9 (signal: Killed)
WARN - [Transcode/decess6le80q4d7uc7d3jqxu] Transcode runner appears to have died.
DEBUG - [Transcode/decess6le80q4d7uc7d3jqxu] Session was stopped.
WARN - [Transcode/decess6le80q4d7uc7d3jqxu] Transcode runner appears to have died.

 

Something interesting: On my android device its all working fine, even when changing the quality. 
Here are my transcode settings:
image.thumb.png.dffcb3829360f1e944bda5895820cde8.png

Do you guys have any ideas?

Plex Media Server Logs_2022-01-21_12-50-37.zip

Edited by Dr. Nerf
Forgot to attach logs
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