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Guardian Hope

ANSWERED Codecs on VMWare for Ubuntu Server

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Guardian Hope

This is a strange question for me to ask considering that I work with enterprise servers everyday although they are almost always exclusively RHEL or Windows based (you wouldn't believe how many times I typed "yum install" rather than "apt-get").

 

In any case, I was sort of forced to abandon native Windows version of Emby Server for Ubuntu Server 15.10 with Emby Server installed due to issues with Emby not staying bound to the specified ports in Windows.

 

What I am trying to figure out is what, if anything, do I need to do to make sure that Emby can natively transcode H.265/HEVC and other content when a device doesn't natively support it which is a rarity.

 

Is there any particular codec packages for Ubuntu Server (and I do mean the server version; I don't need the GUI overhead) to get everything working within VMWare Workstation 12 or is everything packaged up in a neat little bow?

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thefirstofthe300

For now, everything is pretty much packed up in a nice little bow.  ffmpeg is actually what takes care of Emby transcoding and they support h265 so you are good.

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Guardian Hope

For now, everything is pretty much packed up in a nice little bow.  ffmpeg is actually what takes care of Emby transcoding and they support h265 so you are good.

 

Excellent! Thanks for the response. Any conf files that need to be modified or anything for optimal streaming on a high speed 1G/10G/40G Line Network? 

 

Like I said, when it comes to Linux I come from he Enterprise world where everything and the kitchen sink gets modified by us and well, Windows I use K-Lite Codec Mega Pack with the same settings for nearly 8 years.

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thefirstofthe300

Emby should take care of all of the configuration for you. The settings that need are available to be modified are in the dashboard and there are only a few.

 

And I totally understand the enterprise mindset. :) I can't imagine how much work must be put into tweaking systems to eek out a bit more performance.

 

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