@Luke or @ebr is there a way you can add a setting in the server or perhaps per library that would force transcode on or off?
I don't see any other way to fix the repeating of random seconds at the end of every video, if transcoding will fix the issue then we should be transcoding
I can make this happen in the blue neon app with a little creativity. Since the app controls the direct play profile which includes bitrate there is some magic we can do.
How about a setting, called "h264 workaround" and by default it is NO. When turned to YES it uses the below method:
If the item video stream is h264 then take that items video stream bitrate, subtract 1 from it, and send this as the device profile max bitrate. This will cause full transcoding and make the bitrate loss as minimal as possible.
This will accomplish what you want and avoid the "repeat loop at the end" scenario. The new app will have to do something along these lines too, more than likely.
I will have a new blue neon app shortly that includes this. Yay!!
Edited by speechles, 11 March 2017 - 04:44 PM.