Ok, so I have Serviio running on my server now.
It is running 1.8. The goal is that it will take over media serving duties to my Sony Bravia Android TVs in the house from my MacBook Pro. (Running 1.7)
I was trying to stream a movie from the server and it keeps being unable to play/stream from the server, when the same file from the MacBook Pro works (do have to retry playback a few times for it to work though).
Is this a lack of cores problem for transcoding the file?
Some files steam fine (standard def files, TV shows), the test movie is 1080p and a few GB in filesize.
Is their anything I can do? I can change to a Xeon processor (same single core benchmark but has 4 cores instead of 2) for $10, or get a beefier Xeon with about 50% single core power (and 4 cores) for about $50.
The OS is running on a brand new good SSD which reads and writes around 500MB/s,transcode location on SSD but I have the data stored on a western digital black caviar 2TB drive.
OS is a fresh install of Win 10 Pro.
I might put a R7 240 4GB card in it today as the onboard GPU (now drivers are working) is choppy in windows 10 at displaying the OS. It's a shame you can't offload the transcoding to GPU, it's a little strange that Serviio is unable to do that in 2017!