I’ve been ripping DVDs for the past few weeks with makemkv and it’s been nice. I just into my 4k UHD collection tonight.
The setup is the “raw” .mkv files are served up via a Plex sever, streaming to a (first gen) AppleTV 4k (Plex player app installed) over a wired, gigabit network. Both the Plex server and the appletv are connected at gigabit.
Playback works but it’s a little laggy and the audio is out of sync. I’m sure it’s just the sheer number of bits being shoved through the network. So…
What do y’all recommend for a transcoding target? I don’t really care about saving space. What I care about is saving my time of having to transcode a few hundred 4k UHD movies. And also, most of all, it seems I care that I can actually stream them without lag!
Maybe it’s not the network and it’s the AppleTV? Would upgrading to gthe latest gen3, or even some other device entirely, be a thing to do to avoid needing to transcode? Unfortunately the NAS that is the Plex server isn’t powerful enough to transcode the movies in real time.
Thoughts or ideas?