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Ever since the update that brought nicer SRT subtitles (1.0.52-1.0.53), SD content with VOBSUB stopped transcoding (client goes direct streaming instead), without the subtitles being shown at all and 16:9 content being shown as 4:3.

 

 

It was possible to circumvent the issue by forcing transcoding with a low max bitrate, but after 1.0.55, transcoded 16:9 SD content also started to show up as 4:3, making any 16:9 content unwatchable. This is what normally happens when direct streaming such 16:9 content as it seems only VLC/FFmpeg compensates for the format 480p/576p appears in.

 

 

I'm surprised that no one else has noticed this issue, I guess it might only apply to 2015 Tizen models.

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SamES

Hi, Can you provide a copy of the server log during normal playback, preferably with the debug option turned on?

 

Also a copy of an ffmpeg log when. you set the bitrate lower to force transcoding as well.

 

Thanks

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SamES

Here you go.

 

Thanks.  Can you also send a log file when it is DirectStreaming.  

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revsigh

That should be included in the log, for the first minute I played it as it had previously worked in other app versions, then I played it again with the transcoding. Note the "isEligibleForDirectStream" difference.

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SamES

That should be included in the log, for the first minute I played it as it had previously worked in other app versions, then I played it again with the transcoding. Note the "isEligibleForDirectStream" difference.

 

 

There should be a separate ffmpeg log when it is DirectStreaming.  Each playback with DirectStreaming or Transcoding causes a new ffmpeg log

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revsigh

That was the only ffmpeg log created, it might have been direct playing given that Samsung supports so many formats - sorry that I used the wrong terminology.

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@@Luke, in the ffmpeg log in the post above, is this a new ffmpeg option we're using, or is it not being configured correctly?

-filter_complex "[0:6]scale=720:576:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease[sub];[0:0][sub]overlay" 

This video is anamorphic, and the output sounds like it is being forced to 4:3, not 16:9

{"Codec":"h264","TimeBase":"1/1000","CodecTimeBase":"1/50","VideoRange":"SDR","DisplayTitle":"480p H264","NalLengthSize":"4","IsInterlaced":false,"IsAVC":true,"BitRate":3733635,"BitDepth":8,"RefFrames":1,"IsDefault":true,"IsForced":false,"Height":576,"Width":720,"AverageFrameRate":25,"RealFrameRate":25,"Profile":"High","Type":"Video","AspectRatio":"16:9","Index":0,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"PixelFormat":"yuv420p","Level":30}
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Luke

Is the same issue reproduced in the web app?

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SamES

Is the same issue reproduced in the web app?

 

 

@@revsigh, can you please go to the web app at tv.emby.media and try playing back 

 

      /volume1/Plex/Library/Media/TV Shows/Babylon_5/Season 05/Babylon_5 - s05e17 - Movements of Fire and Shadow (Part 1).mkv

 

and force transcoding.  Please confirm if it plays back at 4:3 or 16:9 then attach an ffmpeg log.  Thanks

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Luke

It doesn't have to be the web app on the LG tv. The web app on your server machine is fine. Thanks.

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revsigh

It works in the web app, iOS, Chromecast - showing up properly as 16:9. As I said in the OP, this only appeared after that particular Samsung app update.

ffmpeg2.txt

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Luke

Ok, thanks for the info.

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SamES

Ever since the update that brought nicer SRT subtitles (1.0.52-1.0.53), SD content with VOBSUB stopped transcoding (client goes direct streaming instead), without the subtitles being shown at all and 16:9 content being shown as 4:3.

 

 

It was possible to circumvent the issue by forcing transcoding with a low max bitrate, but after 1.0.55, transcoded 16:9 SD content also started to show up as 4:3, making any 16:9 content unwatchable. This is what normally happens when direct streaming such 16:9 content as it seems only VLC/FFmpeg compensates for the format 480p/576p appears in.

 

 

I'm surprised that no one else has noticed this issue, I guess it might only apply to 2015 Tizen models.

 

 

Yes, it is a 2015 issue.

 

Both of these should be fixed in the next release

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revsigh

I assume this wasn't included in 1.0.57? Neither issue is fixed.

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SamES

I assume this wasn't included in 1.0.57? Neither issue is fixed.

I think it may have just missed that release.

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Luke

Correct, it will be in the next app update. Thanks.

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