I'm getting lots of spinning/loading indicators when I browse my Plex (DLNA) folders. Seems very slow on larger directories. Frequently it will simply time-out after a minute or so.
This started a few months ago. This affects the latest Infuse (Pro) on my Apple TVs, iPad and iPhone. It's only a browsing problem ; playing media is fine and fast.
Back on my iMac, I can see that the "Plex Media Scanner" process spikes to 200% CPU usage (weird) the entire time Infuse is retrieving directory data. CPU usage drops shortly after it's done, or it has timed-out, or when I close Infuse. Infuse seems to be ... requesting thumbnails? building a database? downloading metadata?
Never had this problem until ... oh, September? October? of 2019. Prior to that this was all instantaneous. (the native iOS Plex app lets me browse very fast still)
I have 1 Plex library. I keep my media files organized normally. Many directories have 1-2 files, some have 10-20, and a very few have 50+.
Prior to this message, I have : Reinstalled the Infuse app. Re-created my Infuse share. Cleared Infuse metadata. Reinstalled Plex. Re-created my Library. Cleared Plex bundles and emptied trash and re-scanned everything. Etc.
My Infuse setup : No iCloud Sync. Show filenames. No metadata fetching. No collections. Embedded metadata yes/no doesn't matter. In a fresh Infuse, I add the DLNA server as a new share, then go into --> Video --> [Libary name] --> By Folder, and then I 'favourite' this. I don't know what the 'Library' tab is under Settings, but I either see 0 movies/TV shows, or I see 'Fetching...' that takes literally forever.
Plex server setup : Any version (1.16-1.18) running on an iMac. DLNA server turned on. Remote access off. Scan libraries automatically+periodically+partial. Most other settings seem normal/default, so I won't bore you. Native Plex app works fine.
My Plex Library : 1 Plex library declared as "Other Media". No cinema trailers. No video preview thumbnails. Plex Video Files scanner. Personal Media agent.
Thanks for any advice.