I'm having these issues as well. It'd be nice if we could select the highest bitrate option without having to select "Auto." The player seems to regularly cycle through the various stream qualities and it's jarring. I don't tend to have issues with other streaming video things outside of gb's live stream player.
Everything now works as it should for me! It seems like it was something related to the insider build. I'm running the current stable release of windows 10, and while I don't normally do a clean install of windows to fix a text formatting issue on a website, I was very sick of dealing with other weirdness that running windows insider builds has caused!
Edit: Sorry, thought the game was releasing this week.
Was this game removed from the main page's Top Releases bar? I can understand not wanting to cover it based on the negativity surrounding the developer, but I think it's weird if it's being willfully obfuscated as it does appear to be a major release.
I did see that Waypoint won't be covering the game, but they were rather transparent as to why. I'd appreciate something similar from the duders if that's the case here because I do believe that sort of discussion is ultimately a good thing.
@rorie@sendo_ I see, I didn't realize that even 30 fps games have their video's encoded at 60 fps. I'm using a chromecast as well as my Vizio TV's built-in Plex app. The built in Vizio app has always been a bit iffy performance-wise, but the chromecast usually handles things fine. That being said, I bet the 60 fps is probably what's making these things choke. It's a bummer tho, these devices do handle Youtube 60 fps fine, but I wouldn't be surprised if Plex isn't optimized for higher frame rates.
When playing back a downloaded HD video from Giant Bomb via Plex, the audio and video are constantly desyncing with each other, causing very choppy playback. It is a very perplexing situation because It is only when I select a Giant Bomb HD video that I have these continuous playback issues.
I realize that my use-case is pretty rare, but It has me wondering if this might be indicative of some sort of encoding issue - albeit an encoding error minor enough that it is only noticable when you're flinging a video across your network by whatever magic Plex uses. The issue can be remedied by forcing Plex to transcode to a different quality setting so that stops the device from trying to use "direct play."
I realize the obvious answer is that the HD Giant bomb videos are of too high a quality setting and that the devices in question can't handle them, but, I can play mp4 and mkv files of much higher bitrates and file sizes without issue like a 20 gig blu ray rip.