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#1 Scott310 OFFLINE  

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 12:25 PM

Hey Guys,

 

I am not sure if this just started happening or maybe I didn't notice it before, but my server seems to be transcoding the audio to stereo on any file that uses the DCA codec when played through emby theater on Xbox.  When I check the server dashboard it says that it is direct playing but it shows the little line underneath that usually indicates transcoding.  If I load the file into handbrake and recode it to AC3 the surround doesn't transcode. I would Hate to have to go through my entire collection recoding anything that has the DCA codec.

 

Thanks in advance for your help guys...



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:30 PM

Both XB1 apps have always transcoded DCA to AC3 for me.  I don't believe DCA is supported internally on mkv files yet, but hopefully I'm wrong and someone has a fix :) 

 

https://support.xbox...pps/mkv-support



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:33 PM

Both XB1 apps have always transcoded DCA to AC3 for me.  I don't believe DCA is supported internally on mkv files yet, but hopefully I'm wrong and someone has a fix :)

 

https://support.xbox...pps/mkv-support

 

I thought so too. I thought I must be going crazy because a large portion of my collection is coded in DCA.  I almost wanted to throw up at the thought of having to recode the majority of my collection.  But I have been pulling up random files coded in DCA and they all play in stereo...



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:36 PM

Yeah if it is transcoding the audio, why is it coding it down to stereo and not AC3?



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:38 PM

I just noticed it was converting to stereo also after looking at the logs.  You would think it could at least convert them to AC3 5.1 if the input is 5.1  That doesn't sound right

 

Edit: added log.  Hopefully someone else knows how to make it at least convert to AC3 5.1 if DCA isn't supported

 

http://pastebin.com/NWCnLHNe


Edited by FrostByte, 06 December 2016 - 01:43 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:52 PM

Hopefully we can get Luke to weigh in on this one....


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:55 PM

See the link in post #2. We will always take advantage of whatever the platform supports.



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:58 PM

See the link in post #2. We will always take advantage of whatever the platform supports.

 

Yeah, but why is it converting to AC3 stereo 2.0 and not AC3 5.1 (preferably at 640kbps) if the input is 6 channels? 



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 02:05 PM

When I used Plex On Xbox one, If I remember correctly, it transcoded all 5.1 tracks that the xbox couldn't handle into AC3 5.1



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 02:06 PM

In order to best help you, please provide the information requested in how to report a media playback issue. thanks !



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 02:10 PM

Well, I did provide a log.  Do you want to provide everything else Scott310? :)  If not, I can


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 02:13 PM

I can provide a log of a movie that was transcoded to stereo.

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 02:20 PM

In order to best help you, please provide the information requested in how to report a media playback issue. thanks !

 

See post #5 :)


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 02:35 PM

And a server log to go with transcoding log above

 

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 04:03 PM

I believe we have given Luke everything he is asking for.  Does he want us to make a new post?  I thought my original post was pretty clear.  The only thing missing was the logs which we have attached.



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 04:27 PM

I created a support request here


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 03:22 PM

DTS causes the app to crash in the new version just loaded today from the Store.  I posted a log in your other thread



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 04:04 PM

After today's update transcoding DTS to AC3 seems to be working for me the way it was several releases ago and DTS is now transcoding/remuxing to AC3 5.1 through HDMI cable when Xbox is setup to bitstream AC3

http://pastebin.com/w3zvpBYr

 

Fixes:

App transcodes DTS 5.1 to AC3 stereo

Playing DTS causes a black screen of death

Transcoded DTS stops playback 10 - 15 seconds into movie

 

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Edited by FrostByte, 23 December 2016 - 04:12 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 04:41 PM

I can confirm that DTS over optical is transcoding to AC3 5.1. It sounds just like it did a few releases back. :)





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