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Posted 01 May 2016 - 07:29 PM

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Using Emby to send video to a 1st gen FireTV box (not stick) via gigabit ethernet. Emby will direct play most stuff (up to 720p I think) but transcodes uncompressed bluray MKV rips. Would anyone happen to know if the 2nd gen FireTV will direct play this high bit rate stuff as well. So if I upgrade would it be a waste of money or not ?



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 07:33 PM

Format support will be identical but the 2nd gen is faster and has a noticeably sharper display.

 

All the Fire boxes only claim to support 20Mb/s but we allow you to set the limit higher than that.



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 07:45 PM

So being faster doesn't necessarily mean it can cope with higher bitrates than the 1st gen. I guess I could try setting the bitrate to higher than 20 and seeing if it direct plays with my existing FireTV. Do I set it on the server somewhere or on the FireTV ?



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 07:57 PM

If you haven't messed with it then the Fire is probably already set to Auto which is probably coming out higher than 20 anywhere.

 

The setting is in the app.



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 09:50 PM

Tried upping the bitrate to 40 and the max resolution to all from 720. Didn't work. Pity but I'll survive.

 

BTW I guess there's no way to force an app update, mines still on .49, shouldn't it be up to .76 by now ?



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:56 AM

BTW I guess there's no way to force an app update, mines still on .49, shouldn't it be up to .76 by now ?


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 10:43 AM

Tried upping the bitrate to 40 and the max resolution to all from 720. Didn't work. Pity but I'll survive.

 

BTW I guess there's no way to force an app update, mines still on .49, shouldn't it be up to .76 by now ?

 

Yes, you should be on 76.  You should be able to update it manually from the Amazon web site.



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:21 PM

Thanks, eventually occurred to look under Apps on the FTV and it said update available, so I did. Duh.







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