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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).

 

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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).

 

That is already what it does - provided the video actually is in a format the device can consume.

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Interesting. Thats not what I've seen. I've manually downmixed the audio only with handbrake and the resulting files stream directly whereas the original is transcoded (video + audio).

 

How do you determine what the client supports?

 

I'll try testing some more.

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Interesting. Thats not what I've seen. I've manually downmixed the audio only with handbrake and the resulting files stream directly whereas the original is transcoded (video + audio).

 

And, what are you basing your conclusion that video is being transcoded upon?

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Then something - could be settings in the app or capabilities of the device - is telling us it needs to be different from the original.

 

One caveat here is that I don't think we can do a straight stream copy anymore when we transcode because of issues with HLS streaming.

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