OSMC Pausing before playing show from NFS share

Weird issue. just started.

  1. If I go to video --> files and play a .mkv file, it starts right away
  2. If I go to video --> files and play a previous scraped show (.mkv), it starts right away
  3. But if i go to shows --> pick my series --> play the episode (the exact same one as right above), it will take ~5 min to start.

i turned on debugging and went through the three steps above. Here is the log. note these are all over an NFS share. But since #1 and #2 work just fine above, its not obviously the NFS share - though i am sure that plays a role.


other information: Raspberry Pi B, OSMC Nov update

any ideas?