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DirectStream in lieu of Transcoding?


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kungfullofit

Need a little help here. I'm very much enjoying Emby, but I'm having issues when watching movies in the browser (updated Chrome v67...). I look forward to working while playing a movie on a spare monitor. Some movies play very well with DirectStream while others are almost unwatchable when transcoding. I'm trying to figure out what's triggering the transcoding/preventing DirectStream.

 

Some hopefully helpful info

  • All video files are .mkv (ruling out .iso incompatibility in browser play)
  • My blu ray copies all use DirectStream - ruling out server hardware, bandwidth, quality settings, 5.1 conversion to 2.0, and other potential bottle necks when playing lower quality/non-blu ray content
  • I thought it might be subtitles, but transcoding continues even after turning off subtitles
  • Below is my 'stats for nerds'; attached is my transcoding log

Happy to re-convert files so that Emby is happy and defaults to DirectStream. Thank you!

 

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emby transcode log.txt

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Happy2Play

Chrome doesn't support mpeg2 or ac3 codecs

 

Check the codecs your browser supports a html5test,com

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kungfullofit

Excellent. Thanks for the quick responses. Any recommended workarounds - compatible/recommended browser, browser addon, or re-encoding? Thanks.

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Our media conversion feature can be used to convert your files to streaming friendly formats before you play.

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