I don’t think anything changed on the network, what I did was un plug my Vero 4K, plugged in my Vero V to the same inputs connected it to the same wifi SSID and setup it up and got buffering.
Once I got buffering I unplugged the Vero V plugged the Vero 4k+ back in and got no buffering on Plex.
So a literal hot swap of units on the same input and connected to the same wifi network produced these results.
I’m not exaggerating when I say the Vero 4K + played everything I had in Plex regardless of codec/bit rate perfectly for years. so I know my network and Plex server is up to snuff as I just want the Vero V to have a similar experience.
But I do know I need to double check settings, just wondering if anyone else had the same experience with the V
On the plex settings “allow X265” is off by default, if left off it tries to transcode X265, it’s just one of the things I know to look for when setting up plex on the Vero’s.
I only use the Vero for Plex playback, nothing else and the 4k+ worked perfectly for that. Hopefully I’m just missing something easy in the setup, I’ll post when I’ve had more time to play with it, If their is no known issues with Plex and the V I’ll keep messing with it.
Have you checked your Plex dashboard during playback to make sure it isn’t still transcoding? In your settings have you made sure quality is set to original and allowed direct play and 4K in addition to HEVC? If it for some reason is having issues looping through the internet and therefore using the remote settings you can try enabling the allowing insecure on LAN option.
I’m currently playing a 53GB 4K HDR movie using the Plex add-on from the Kodi repository and it is working perfectly.
I’m sure I have a very different setup to the Op, but just to report that I am using the Vero V with the PlexKodiConnect plugin. I use direct paths with an NFS connection and playback has been flawless on the Vero V.
All my devices are connected via Ethernet, not via Wifi.
Happy to assist in troubleshooting Op where I can, but wish to call out that I’m no expert.