I've got a ChromeCast that has jerky playback because my server (SynologyNAS) can't handle transcoding, but Direct Play works perfectly! I read some threads that say the Folder Sync plugin can transcode in the background and produce a version suitable for the ChromeCast and this will be selected automatically when I go to play it... but it doesn't am I missing a step?
Folder Sync is setup, with a ChromeCast profile pointed to a general folder '\\Media-ChromeCast'
I've selected the media in the WebApp, gone to sync, selected the new profile = General and quality = High
The server transcodes the media and puts it into the target folder
However, when I go to play it the server still attempts to transcode as it doesn't see the link to the new file.
I feel like I'm missing a step in allowing emby to know that there is another version it could play. I assume if I copied it to the same directory as the original (with file naming suffix for lower version) it would work, but I was hoping to avoid manual steps.
Let me know if I can provide further information.