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  1. goblygoop

    Offload transcoding?

    I have a DS414, but a PC that has plenty of power for transcoding. Could i run the server on the DS414, but have the PC do the transcoding? I'd like the emby server to run on the ds414.
  2. It would be very useful if there was a separate bitrate limit for transcoding. My network can easily handle higher bitrates, whether it's streamed from local source or the internet, but my poor old server can't really handle real time transcoding. So here is the gist of it all: My server can handle about 1.5M transcoding, it's right on the limit, but it is able to mostly keep up. The server has a lot of downtime, which I would love to use to pre-transcode the content. This can be done with the various sync components. The problem is that apparently the synced content is rejected because my chromecast is set to only stream at 1.5M bitrate. The only way to make use of the pre-transcoded content is to manually bump the bitrate when I know there is pre-transcoded content and then bring it back down when I want to watch something real time.
  3. Ceth

    Transcoding Improvements

    First off, I love Emby. The amount of progress just over the last year that I have been using it has been pretty amazing, both on the client side and on the server side. I have a question about the potential for improvements transcoding live TV. I use Ceton tuners on two setups, and they don't support DNLA or built-in transcoding so I'm worse off than most. As I understand it, transcoding is achieved through a complicated series of steps where ServerWMC (or another backend) takes the raw MPEG2 streams, writes them to disk, and then ffmpeg transcodes that file to another file, which is then served up using HLS or some other streaming protocol. This introduces long wait times while the stream is prepared, and the potential for orphaned ffmpeg processes and glitchy controls that don't respond consistently or timely. I know EmbyTV removes the third party back end which is a benefit, but will it be technically possible to improve this basic sequence? For example, can the stream from the tuner be fed directly into ffmpeg (or another encoder) within memory without an intermediate file? I understand that some features are limited due to manpower, but others are just technically impossible. I'm just curious as to whether it is possible to improve upon the existing sequence. Also, another potential method to reduce the lag and glitches created by building and tearing down streams, would be to immediately activate a tuner as soon as the Live TV module is loaded. It would immediately create a transcoded stream based on whatever is coming out of the first available tuner so the user doesn't have to wait every time a program is selected for the stream to be created. Selecting the program would change the channel on the tuner with the steam already in progress which would eliminate all lag except for the buffer. Only when you exit the Live TV module would the tuner be released and ffmpeg shutdown. Combine this with upcoming hardware encoding improvements to ffmpeg, and I think the live tv experience would be greatly improved.
  4. First of all, let me say that I searched the forum and haven't found anything that covers this topic. I have a few questions regarding the setup of Emby together with Kodi when they are running on the same machine, to be precise, a headless Ubuntu-based HTPC. I scanned my video files to Emby, they show up just fine on the server side. Emby fetches all the artwork properly, including extrafanart and extrathumbs. I use the Kodi addon (1.1.53) and want to get direct playback running as smooth as possible. As said, Kodi runs on the same device with the same user and same filesystem access. But now a few questions arise: 1. Do I need the option to use local paths instead of Emby redirection enabled? When I do not enable that option, Kodi does not see the extrathumbs Emby provides because the skin needs the actual filepath to see them. 2. Will a path substitution solve the issue mentioned above? My video files are stored under /media/Media, will a substitution /media/Media -> /media/Media make a difference? 3. And, next big issue: I know that Kodi handles music different from the video files. How will path substitution and direct playback work here? How does the add-on provide the music cdart to Kodi? Will it set the item.art(discart) property? Again, the problem is that the skin I use right now needs the actual filename path for cdart, extrafanart and extrathumb. It would not be a big problem to change the skin a little, but right now I just don't now how because I don't know what artwork is provided to the music.db directly and which not.
  5. I'm testing the hardware decoding feature with 3.0.5768.0. If I enable Quick Sync, ffmpeg crashes and restarts in an endless loop. Leaving the hardware decoding set to "Auto" works, but doesn't use Quick Sync. I have an i5-4690s with the latest Intel drivers. To test that Quick Sync is working, I installed OBS, enabled Quick Sync, and captured the screen and it worked fine. https://obsproject.com/download FWIW, I configured OBS to capture the screen and played a video that required transcoding. Playing the video within chrome on the same computer that is running Emby Server, ffmpeg used about 50% of the CPU to transcode the original file with throttling enabled, while OBS used 8% to capture and stream the screen (preview mode). Here is the transcoding log when Quick Sync transcoding fails: {"Protocol":"File","Id":"5fd7e054debb9326f3fc6a5aff109c0b","Path":"F:\\path\\to\\filename.avi","Type":"Default","Container":"avi","Name":"SD/H264/AC3","RunTimeTicks":80872880000,"ReadAtNativeFramerate":false,"SupportsTranscoding":true,"SupportsDirectStream":true,"SupportsDirectPlay":true,"RequiresOpening":false,"RequiresClosing":false,"VideoType":"VideoFile","MediaStreams":[{"Codec":"h264","IsInterlaced":false,"BitRate":992083,"BitDepth":8,"RefFrames":3,"IsDefault":false,"IsForced":false,"Height":288,"Width":688,"AverageFrameRate":23.97602,"RealFrameRate":23.97602,"Profile":"High","Type":"Video","AspectRatio":"2.40:1","Index":0,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"PixelFormat":"yuv420p","Level":51,"IsAnamorphic":false,"IsCabac":true},{"Codec":"ac3","IsInterlaced":false,"ChannelLayout":"5.1","BitRate":448000,"Channels":6,"SampleRate":48000,"IsDefault":false,"IsForced":false,"Type":"Audio","Index":1,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"Level":0}],"PlayableStreamFileNames":[],"Formats":[],"Bitrate":1449455,"RequiredHttpHeaders":{}} C:\Users\Ceth\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\ffmpeg\20150918\ffmpeg.exe -c:v h264_qsv -i file:"F:\path\to\filename.avi" -map_metadata -1 -threads 0 -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -map -0:s -codec:v:0 libx264 -pix_fmt yuv420p -preset superfast -crf 23 -b:v 992083 -maxrate 992083 -bufsize 1984166 -vsync vfr -profile:v high -level 41 -force_key_frames "expr:gte(t,n_forced*3)" -vf "scale=min(iw\,1280):trunc(ow/dar/2)*2" -flags -global_header -sc_threshold 0 -codec:a:0 aac -strict experimental -ac 6 -ab 320000 -af "adelay=1,aresample=async=1" -hls_time 3 -start_number 0 -hls_list_size 0 -y "h:\embytranscode\transcoding-temp\0e28bb208bd703b47c6db8071b6abe91.m3u8" ffmpeg version N-75410-g58fe57d Copyright (c) 2000-2015 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 5.2.0 (GCC) configuration: --arch=x86_64 --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=/home/mceuser/ffmpeg-windows-build-helpers/sandbox/mingw-w64-x86_64/bin/x86_64-w64-mingw32- --pkg-config=pkg-config --disable-w32threads --enable-gpl --enable-libsoxr --enable-fontconfig --enable-libass --enable-libutvideo --enable-libbluray --enable-iconv --enable-libtwolame --extra-cflags=-DLIBTWOLAME_STATIC --enable-libzvbi --enable-libcaca --enable-libmodplug --extra-libs=-lstdc++ --extra-libs=-lpng --enable-libvidstab --enable-libx265 --enable-decklink --extra-libs=-loleaut32 --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-libmp3lame --enable-version3 --enable-zlib --enable-librtmp --enable-libvorbis --enable-libtheora --enable-libspeex --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-gnutls --enable-libgsm --enable-libfreetype --enable-libopus --enable-frei0r --enable-filter=frei0r --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-bzlib --enable-libxavs --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libvpx --enable-libilbc --enable-libwavpack --enable-libwebp --enable-libgme --enable-dxva2 --enable-libdcadec --enable-avisynth --enable-gray --enable-libmfx --extra-libs=-lpsapi --extra-cflags= --enable-static --disable-shared --prefix=/home/mceuser/ffmpeg-windows-build-helpers/sandbox/mingw-w64-x86_64/x86_64-w64-mingw32 --enable-runtime-cpudetect libavutil 55. 2.100 / 55. 2.100 libavcodec 57. 3.100 / 57. 3.100 libavformat 57. 2.100 / 57. 2.100 libavdevice 57. 0.100 / 57. 0.100 libavfilter 6. 5.100 / 6. 5.100 libswscale 4. 0.100 / 4. 0.100 libswresample 2. 0.100 / 2. 0.100 libpostproc 54. 0.100 / 54. 0.100
  6. Hi, I've installed my emby server on a open hour chameleon device (arm based with a rockchip rk3288) the server is running fine (lubuntu based) - after some problems with SMB / NTF. (I can post a howto later) My target is to transcode my 1080p mkvs also for chromecast, iphone etc. is that possible? ist the rockchip cpu fast enough? (quad core 1.8ghz) when I run a video in the browser I always get the could not play error (html5 player, android device with vlc etc) where do I find the logs on the emby server? (/var/log/emby.log has no entries) Cheers
  7. ytzelf

    Transcoding profiles

    Hello, It would be nice to have the ability to set up transcoding profiles per device (ie to set 480p on cellular, 1080p on fixed, mp3 on cellular, etc). Has this already been asked for ? Alternatively, is there anyplace where the transcoding logic is exposed ? Thks
  8. I'm using a Nexus Player for my home theater streaming. So far, recorded content plays back without issue (at least everything I've played so far) The problem I'm running into is with Live TV. I have an HDHomerun Extend and it's outputting H264 video and AC3 audio. Anything Live TV-wise is wanting to transcode regardless of any setting in the HDHomerun. If I live stream to my Nexus 6 (also on 6.0), it will Direct Play without a need to transcode anything on my local WiFi. It seems if the Nexus 6 can play directly, why can't the Nexus Player? Am I missing a setting somewhere, or does the Nexus Player not support what my Nexus 6 does? This issue was also present for Lollipop on the Nexus Player. If you need logs, I'll gladly send them in. Thanks.
  9. LordofWar18397


    Hallo zusammen! Ich bin neu hier, hoffe aber das ich im richtigen Bereich bin ) Zu meinem Problem: Habe gerade meinen frischen Emby Server aufgesetzt, und die Bibliotheken eingepflegt - läuft auch gut! Jedoch ist mir aufgefallen: sobald ich einen Film starte, rennt die CPU auf meinem Server auf volllast. Logischerweise muss er die Filme in das richtige Format setzen - aber welches ist das? Ich würde gerne meine Filme vorher einmal umkonvertiert abspeichern, damit er sie bei jedem aufruf nicht noch einmal umkonvertieren muss. Aktuell Filme: *.mkv Genre : Comedy Format : x264 Video : 1920 x 816 @ 9,3 Mbps Audio : German DTS @ 1509 Kbps Könntet ihr mir bitte ein passendes Konvertier Programm empfehlen mit entsprechenden Daten zur richtigen Konfiguration? Geht der z.B: Free MP4 Video Converter Welche Konfig muss ich auswählen? Hoffe ihr könnt mir ein paar Tipps geben!
  10. Emeds

    FFMpeg issue

    First of all, thanks for the great, free service. I look forward to supporting in the future. To the point - I wasn't able to carry out these steps: # Reinstall FFMpeg from ports with lame option enabled cd /usr/ports/multimedia/ffmpeg make config # enable the lame option # enable the ass subtitles option make install clean Because of read-only access. No multimedia folder existed. Instead, I just reinstalled FFMpeg (2.8 I think) - everything is working, I'm just wondering if maybe the CPU usage would be more efficient if lame was enabled. I really know nothing about media files and transcoding, sorry. But from what I've heard from others, an i5 processor should easily be able to serve several clients (~4mbps). Right now, at least when the movie initially plays, the CPU hits 90-100% usage, 80% for lower quality files. Does that sound about right? Thanks. **environment- NAS4FREE with Emby installed in a jail
  11. EduardoSantos

    Old movie gets transcoded

    Hi, Some movies are being transcoded by Emby when playing to a Roku3. Problem is these same movies were not transcoded when playing to this same Roku some time ago. Roku is hooked to a receiver and, thus, has DD/DTS passthrough enabled. Passthru works on various movies when they get directly played. Maximum bitrate on Roku is set to 30. This is the mediainfo of one of these movies: General Unique ID : 176864499973909610004582734147649503017 (0x850EDD18D0677F98B96AA186F8F37F29) Complete name : \\W-EDUARDO-WEI\Videos\Filmes\The Avengers (2012)\The Avengers (2012).mkv Format : Matroska Format version : Version 2 File size : 18.3 GiB Duration : 2h 22mn Overall bit rate : 18.3 Mbps Encoded date : UTC 2014-11-11 21:35:05 Writing application : mkvmerge v5.6.0 ('Kenya Kane') built on May 27 2012 16:44:04 Writing library : libebml v1.2.3 + libmatroska v1.3.0 Video ID : 1 Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : High@L5 Format settings, CABAC : Yes Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames Muxing mode : Header stripping Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC Duration : 2h 22mn Bit rate : 17.0 Mbps Width : 1 920 pixels Height : 1 080 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 23.976 fps Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Progressive Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.342 Stream size : 16.4 GiB (90%) Title : The Avengers (2012) Writing library : x264 core 120 Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=5 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=24 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=abr / mbtree=1 / bitrate=17000 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=3 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00 Language : English Default : Yes Forced : No Color range : Limited Color primaries : BT.709 Transfer characteristics : BT.709 Matrix coefficients : BT.709 Audio ID : 2 Format : DTS Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems Mode : 16 Format settings, Endianness : Big Muxing mode : Header stripping Codec ID : A_DTS Duration : 2h 22mn Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 1 509 Kbps Channel(s) : 6 channels Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Bit depth : 24 bits Compression mode : Lossy Delay relative to video : 11ms Stream size : 1.51 GiB (8%) Title : English Language : English Default : Yes Forced : No Text ID : 3 Format : UTF-8 Codec ID : S_TEXT/UTF8 Codec ID/Info : UTF-8 Plain Text Title : Português Language : Portuguese Default : No Forced : No Is there other config to check? Should I attach server logs? Thanks
  12. Utking

    Unseekable Streams.

    Hi all! I'm having some problems with Emby server, I'm running 3.0.5724.4. When playing via the web, or on Android, i cant seem to skip or seek in videos. All it says is unseekable stream:S It's been a while since i used emby now, but as far as i recall i always had the ability to to this earlier, it just took some time before the stream started again. Any ideas?
  13. HI, I have a curious question. My synology NAS is offline due to failed HDD, so I setup a server2 user account on my windows office PC, and use this as the server for a smaller selection of movies and tv shows that are backed up on this pc to my main htpc rig in the living room. I shut down the emby server on my htpc and let emby connect to the office pc.These are both on the same gigabit lan. The htpc when using the emby server would be the local host and all material was situated on my synology nas, would direct stream everything. However, now while using the server of the office pc, and it's "server2" user account, all files are being transcoded before being received via the htpc. Is there a setting I am missing, or should I set up the "server2" user account on the htpc, and let it act as server and client with the office pc being the "dumb" server? Anybody understand what I am trying to say...kind of confusing isn't it? Just wanting to know if I set it up ass backwards...boy I miss my NAS....anybody got a spare 5tb hdd so I can rebuild my raid? Cheers
  14. hi there, not sure if this is the right place to post or if it should have gone to linux or another thread. I run emby Version 3.0.5675.1 on kernel Here my issue: For some files in my library i'm missing the mediainfo of the video file (I do have the metadata, such as episode summary etc. that is not the issue). Normally, when you browse to a video file in the webclient at the bottom you will see the mediainfo. This is not the case for me, for most I do see mediainfo, but for some it shows only "container" and "path". This becomes a problem when you want emby to transcode the file as it requires this info. When I go to the metadata manager and I do a an "advanced refresh" with "add missing data" it does its thing and the missing mediainfo appears and transcoding works as well. This works recursive to one level only it seems, e.g. so if do an advanced refresh on the structure below it works: folder1 -sample.avi [mediainfo is missing] I do an advanced refresh and: folder1 -sample.avi [mediainfo is there] What does not work is and would mean to go through each folder individually (which is too much work): folder1 (e.g. tv shows) -subfolder1 (e.g. show1) -sample.avi (e.g. episode) [mediainfo missing] Also not working: folder1 (e.g. tv shows) -subfolder1 (e.g. show1) -subfolder2 (e.g. season) -sample.avi (e.g. episode) [mediainfo missing] or also not working folder1 (e.g. tv show) -subfolder1 (e.g. show1) -subfolder2 (e.g. season) -subfolder3 (e.g. episodes in folders) -sample.avi (e.g. episode) [mediainfo missing] So how to get emby to scan and add (missing) mediainfo in a recursive manner for all subfolders and the files therein? I have a scheduled task set to scan my library every 24 hours, but this info is not being added.
  15. Hi Emby Gods, I have an issue that is completely preventing me to switch to Emby as my main media server. I've had issues with streaming/transcoding while on the local network that I have solved by setting the Transcoding Quality Preference to "Auto". The bigger problem now is that 95% of the time, I am not able to stream/transcode outside of the local network. The ffmpeg will not even start transcoding at all (when whatching the task manager). All the network settings are OK since I have total access to everything from outside, only that when I start playback, I will either get nothing (video never starts) or the app will stop trying to play and give me the "Video Error: There was an error playing the video". It did work a couple times. Now, I have found out that Emby will successfully start transcoding and streaming outside of the LAN when the Transcoding Quality Prefenrece is NOT set to Auto. For certain movies, it will work with "Higher Speed", but for others, it will require "Higher Quality". It seems that "Higher Quality" gives the best results when trying to stream outside LAN but it will not work inside LAN. I will appreciate all help that you can provide. Tell me if you need any logs Thanks! 3psus
  16. Hi, Looking for some help Emby Server Version 3.0.5675.1 O/S WinServer 2012 R2 E Issue : playback stalls after a while (say 10 minutes) you get to watch 5-10 second clips, then a pause, then the next clip. Everything had been fine, until I shut the system down for a couple of weeks at the beginning of July, and it hasn't worked since Specifically, it stutters on Android and Web on windows PC, and the new Kodi addon just says 'opening stream', but never plays anything (previously it used to directly play the file). I suspect multiple problems At this point, I'm supposed to attach a server log file, but the one for today is already >10MB, so will need to cut and paste lines. Looking at it, the bulk of it is two lines repeated 2015-07-23 13:11:09.8799 Info - App: HttpClientManager POST: 2015-07-23 13:11:12.2548 Info - App: HttpClientManager POST: the two IP address are two Sonos Zone players (there are five in total, the other three never appear in the list). I'm not sure if this is a red herring (as far the suttering / transcoding issue goes) but I think it indicates something that needs fixing Less often, you get the following error 2015-07-23 11:13:29.7802 Error - UpnpContentDirectory: Error processing control request *** Error Report *** Version: 3.0.5675.1 Command line: C:\Users\NetAdmin\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\system\MediaBrowser.ServerApplication.exe -service Operating system: Microsoft Windows NT 6.2.9200.0 Processor count: 8 64-Bit OS: True 64-Bit Process: False Program data path: C:\Users\NetAdmin\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server Application Path: C:\Users\NetAdmin\AppData\Roaming\MediaBrowser-Server\system\MediaBrowser.ServerApplication.exe One or more errors occurred. System.AggregateException at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.ThrowIfExceptional(Boolean includeTaskCanceledExceptions) at System.Threading.Tasks.Task`1.GetResultCore(Boolean waitCompletionNotification) at System.Threading.Tasks.Task`1.get_Result() at MediaBrowser.Dlna.ContentDirectory.ControlHandler.GetResult(String methodName, Headers methodParams) at MediaBrowser.Dlna.Service.BaseControlHandler.ProcessControlRequestInternal(ControlRequest request) at MediaBrowser.Dlna.Service.BaseControlHandler.ProcessControlRequest(ControlRequest request) InnerException: System.InvalidCastException Unable to cast object of type 'MediaBrowser.Controller.Entities.Movies.Movie' to type 'MediaBrowser.Controller.Entities.Folder'. at MediaBrowser.Dlna.ContentDirectory.ControlHandler.<GetUserItems>d__43.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ValidateEnd(Task task) at MediaBrowser.Dlna.ContentDirectory.ControlHandler.<HandleBrowse>d__6.MoveNext() I have attached a Transcode Log as well. Not sure if it shows anything. To me it looks like it was transcoding away at 500 fps, then stopped with an error, but I could easily be misreading it TranscodeLog.txt ServerLog Ist Half.txt
  17. Hi, I have LG TV LB700 with fully working dlna and streaming. Sometimes some files are streamed and some transcoded. I know why are they transcoded, because TV does not support that codec, but on this examples is codec same, and some files are streamed and some transcoded. this example is from TV Show Cosmos. Episode 101 is streamed with preferred language CZE (which is ok) Episode 102 is streamed with language ENG even if CZE audio track is default and forced Episode 103 is streamed with language ENG even if CZE audio track is default and forced Episode 104 is transcoded with language CZE even if codec is same as in previous episodes. can someone explain me what is wrong, and how to force CZE language to stream/transocode ? Attaching mkvinfo and nfo files in zip archive. straming-transcoding.zip Thank You
  18. Hi All, Currently running: Media Browser Server: 3.0.5641.4 CPU: Q8200 RAM: 6Gb Video: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Media storage: 6TB NAS unit accessable via network smb share over ethernet on same lan as media server All was running beautifully up until a few months ago. I run the web client (chrome) on my media server. Now i cant play any media within an acceptable time frame. The player splash screen sits there and my box appears to 'transcode' for >= 30mins for a 45min episode of Breaking Bad or True Detective or whatever. Throttling is on (have tried off) and quality set to auto. I know the system is getting a bit old but this didnt happen before. I can play over VLC no problem (albeit that is direct) and my media server WILL transcode fine to the ipad and android in the home!? Any thoughts would be appreciated!? Transcription log attached. Thanks, TJ transcode-ad47b450-ba7e-4fed-9f46-931c67ef71ce.zip
  19. First of all, thanks for this great software!! Looked at Media Browser quite a long time ago but I continued using plex. Now I installed emby and I really prefer its concept. I'm using a pretty slow windows server, so a performance orientated transcoding is really important for me. When I play a mkv-H264 video on the web client (latest chrome) it's transcoded to vp8 and thereby isn't watchable at all. The same video played on Chromecast (via the emby server) or played on the plex webinterface (via the plex server) stays H264. What is the reason behind this. Does this happen by design, caused by a misconfiguration or is it just a known issue.
  20. goverton

    Transcode audio only

    Can we add a video pass thru option to the transcode settings? I have a roku directly connected to a TV that doesnt support DTS/DD, which unfortunately means that everything that doesnt have 2 channel audio is being transcoded. Which is virtually everything, putting my server under massive strain. If we had video pass thru and the transcoder was only downmixing the audio then I wouldnt need to use folder sync to pre-transcode everything (which is great having the option, but a bit painful).
  21. Emby Version 3.0.5621.4 I've noticed that any of my MKV/MP4/AVI files that have AAC audio seem to be transcoding when I play them on my xbox one. I find this odd because it's an AAC codec being transcoded back into AAC but with out 5.1 output. I thought the xbox one handles aac audio. I'm using default profiles for the server. Is this just a bug or is there something I need to fix? These shouldn't need transcoding, right? I've attached two of my logs from transcodes I don't believe should be transcoding at all. The second is of an MP4 file not an MKV however if I put it into an MKV container and attempt to play it on the xbox one, it will transcode it. avi file.txt mp4 file.txt
  22. dark_slayer

    Edit - Atmos transcodes fail

    Alright, so I mentioned this previously but never logged or created a topic for it @@Luke, normally I'd just throw this into the server support area, and tagged onto someone else's atmos problem topic there a couple weeks ago when I first saw this thinking it was a server issue. I've played a few atmos transcodes back in both the android and web client, so I no longer think this is a server specific issue I can't make any heads or tails how this is Emby for Kodi related, but here is my OpenElec log http://xbmclogs.com/p9xw0gztk Emby for Kodi has a lot of log spew even with logging turned off ;( I did a reboot and played one of my Atmos blu-rays (American Sniper) but I can't find it logged anywhere. Instead there is still a weeks worth of logging it looks like (to me). I may have to do a hard reset to get the log manageable unless anyone knows any log cleanup secrets in OE I went ahead and attached a failed Atmos transcode log and a successful TrueHD transcode log (for good measure) Both were using Emby for Kodi http transcoding Fortunately the atmos list is small http://www.dolby.com/us/en/experience/dolby-atmos/bluray-and-streaming.html but I can't understand why these are failing only in this specific client Atmos fail.txt TrueHD success.txt
  23. Asimov

    Transcoding CPU usage

    I am seeing a huge difference in CPU usage when I compare Plex Media Server with Media Browser. When I play the same movie from the same device from the same server I can see Plex using very little CPU capacity (spikes between 10 and 60 percent) and after a few seconds even less than 5%. When I play this movie using Media Browser the CPU usage is constantly higher than 80% and sometimes drops for a few seconds lower (due to the throttling setting I guess). The difference is so significant that I am asking myself if I am doing something wrong with Media Browser. Does anyone have an explanation for this? regards, David
  24. Part One: I have no problems with 720, but when it comes to 1080 it seems to play fine just the video / audio always falls out of sync after it rebuffers or something stops. Is this a Nvidia Shield Issue, Server CPU issue or transcoding issue, like setting? Note, when the playback stopped around 120 second I looked at the server and no CPU was being used. I think the transcoding stopped. Server: Version: 3.0.5621.4 Windows Home Server 2011 Intel® Pentium® Processor G630T 8GB Memory Playback Device: Version: 1.0.45G Registered Nvidia Shield Console transcode-48de0ed8-d6e6-4dae-95e2-4c68c1e8b51d.txttranscode-86c3c5dd-4238-435d-9697-8af94c9314e4.txttranscode-924ab05d-89ed-4d1c-b93e-ca31bc0c0da6.txtserver-63568713603.txt Part two: What is the best / most compatible container for emby / android tv? Should I re-encode my videos into these?
  25. empireslayer000

    Nexus Player - MPEG2 Playback

    Hi all, I was just wondering if, since the nexus player (with developer preview M) has MPEG2 hardware decoding now, Live Television could be streamed (for lack of a better term) rather than being transcoded? Or am I missing something? Is .ts remuxed to MPEG2 then transcoded to h264/aac? Thanks for any responses! I know that this will not effect many individuals but it may also help those running the windows Emby app with Live TV. Just a thought! Empire
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