I walked away from playon several months ago because, as hopeful of the idea of what Playon is supposed to do, the backend is still very clunky and inefficient. Today, I reinstalled to see if any progress has been made over the past year and everything still looks the same. I just completed a fresh install of windows and installed ONLY playon on the pc. 2 things happened that are unexpected. First, After installing playon and setting up all my channels, I restarted and made sure everything connected back up. Then I installed the Playon on my Firestick and it couldn't find the server. I opened it up on the pc and it said the server wasn't running and offered to start it. I litterally just installed it 20 min prior and the server already shut off on it's own for some reason before I got to use anything for the first time. I haven't even had time to mess up any settings, it's all stock and brand new. How could it already be having issues. Second, after restarting the server and getting playon going on my firestick, I pulled up AMC live and ran it for about 20 sec to make sure it worked. It did. Took about 90 seconds to start up and it started streaming. But once I shut it down and exited all the way out of playon, I could still hear my PC running at full bore. Again, it has playon and windows and nothing else is connected to is through the network. This resource drain continued on until I finally restarted the pc. I know the transcoding kicks in once I start playback but why does my pc keep running at full steam forever after im done and closed out of connected playon apps?
Max Cpu & disconnect