Thanks to several dedicated TAB-LEXers on this forum, I am using the Tablo Channel for Plex on a regular basis. There is still one lingering question/problem on my install.
My Plex works flawlessly for movies and pre-loaded videos, whether at home (on my LAN) or remotely (processing thru my upload and the cell phone downlink.)
Plex channels work fine also: CNN, PBS, NY Times, NPR, etc. Both at home and away from home)
The Tablo Channel for Plex works great at home. Use it all the time when I’m out in the garage or in the yard. No hiccups either with a recording or with a live channel.
Here’s the problem: when I try to use the Tablo Channel remote from my home, over the internet, I get an error message:
“Playback was not possible: Not enough bandwidth for any playback of this item. Cannot convert to below minimum bandwidth of 103kps.”
This only happens on the Tablo Channel, and it’s not real critical, as I have Tablo Connect available on the phone. Its really an issue for my kids, who do not have access to the app away from the house. They use IPhones and I’m an Android man.
My Plex server is the latest Windows version, and my Tablo is running on version 2.2.16. (BTW: It runs flawlessly). No problems streaming to tablets using Tablo apps, or PCs using both the Chrome or the Windows 10 native app. All Rokus, even an old Roku 1 work great too.
My Tablo is hard-wired to my Archer C7, as is my Plex server. Upload availability is 11 mbs. Server is used (lightly) only for Plex related activities.
There have been a number of users reporting similar error messages on the Plex forums, but the reports indicate that the problem is happening regardless of program content attempted. My problem is unique only to the Tablo channel when playing away from home.
I record at 720p, 3mbs, and stream away from home at this same setting (to avoid transcoding). My Plex is set to also use this speed setting in order to avoid any Plex transcoding. I’ve also tried setting my Plex setting to “original”.
Anyone else seeing this? Anyone else still trying to
use the Tablo Channel? Have you tried to use the Tablo Channel away from home? What’s your “magic formula?”