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Transcoding, compatible formats, lack of client-side hardware decoding


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I like Emby but I am frustrated with the need to re-encode (i.e. transcode) many formats. I don't understand why the AppleTV app isn't making better use of the hardware. It can easily decode the media, like the vast majority of devices. I have another app on AppleTV and it handles all the formats I use with no issue. That the Emby app doesn't handle MPEG-2, for example, is both surprising and disappointing.

My file server doesn't have a particularly powerful CPU, which is one reason I don't like things being transcoded. But I also don't like the wasted effort, delay, loss of quality and sometimes, loss of sync.

What formats *are* compatible (don't need transcoding)?

Are efforts being made to improve the apps and move more of the work to the playback device?

 

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Hi there, can you please go over an example? Many of our apps can direct play a broad range of formats. Since I notice you said app(s) plural, what other app are you referring to?

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