I have been a long time plex user and done several media center setups in the past using Plex and Kodi (and a mixture of both). I currently run plex in the house to several devices and the tv for the family and friends to enjoy my media collection. I was happy until I tried to get live TV into plex - being a non-plex pass user I signed up for a month trial, which even then streams wouldn’t work properly.
I had a go at emby, but came up against a paywall, then I stumbled on the github posting about Jellyfin and gave one of the nightlies a go 4 days ago. Live TV worked pretty much out of the box, and I decided to see how it performs with my media - after a few hiccups (ended up wasting 2 days when setup jellyfin server cleared itself on restart - believe it was user error). I’m growing to like it more and more.
So enough of the babbling, onto the questions:
CPU usage - I’m seeing an average of about 30% CPU usage just from jellyfin.server according to task manager when nothing is happening on the server - it spikes up and down every second or so. I originally thought it was the watching of folders, as the disk usage also bounces together with the CPU, however turning the options off in dashboard/libraries/advanced seemed to not make a difference - the watched folders are indeed off as the cmd window did not show the listing on restart - I restarted pc to make sure that the server is fresh.
Now the PC is not a powerhouse, the other end actually (dual-core no hyperthreading) so fair enough, it’s weak, but Plex is hardly drawing much when nothings happening.
Obviously, I understand its early days, optimizations will come, but just curious what could be causing this constant usage when nothing is going on? - it’s not a deal-breaker, but I would like to minimize the heat if I can (room temps sit between 24 - 32 deg C)
The other question stems from the android app. I attempted to run jellyfin android on the “tv box” (minix x8h running android 5). It worked great until I tried to play the media, to which I get a blank screen with the audio. It might be user error again and plan to try again tomorrow when no one’s home and the tv is not in use, but plex android app works fine with the unit so it must be something simple.
It’s my first post here, so I just wanted to get it out there, help if I can (my PC expertise is with computer construction/troubleshooting for myself, friends and family).