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#21 sfatula OFFLINE  

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 04:07 PM

For my testing of 7.1 sound in Emby (TrueHD, DTS Master, etc.):

 

  1. MrMc - Plays 7.1 on Apple TV 4 or later
  2. Infuse 4/5 - Plays 7.1 on Apple TV 4 or later
  3. Plex - Plays 7.1 on Apple TV 4 or later
  4. VLC - Plays 7.1 on Apple TV 4 or later
  5. Emby - Does not

Therefore, any time I come across a 7.1 video of mine, and I have a lot of them, I have to use some other player app as I am not going to pay for such things and have it downmixed, not the sound I enjoy.


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 07:00 AM

yeah...

If MrMc is able to pay those license fees, you should be able to do that, too...?



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Posted 26 June 2019 - 09:42 AM

yeah...

If MrMc is able to pay those license fees, you should be able to do that, too...?

 

They more than likely aren't but I don't really know.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 11:24 AM

For my testing of 7.1 sound in Emby (TrueHD, DTS Master, etc.):

  • MrMc - Plays 7.1 on Apple TV 4 or later
  • Infuse 4/5 - Plays 7.1 on Apple TV 4 or later
  • Plex - Plays 7.1 on Apple TV 4 or later
  • VLC - Plays 7.1 on Apple TV 4 or later
  • Emby - Does not
So @ebr you say all those apps behave illegal or pay the fees and you’re the only player who is not willing to handle it? It’s not meant snippy, I’m just trying to understand the circumstances as this is the only showstopper for me to let my users go from Kodi to Emby on the Apple TV .

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 03:03 AM

Ffmpeg can convert truehd to flac 7.1. And, flac 7.1 (also lossless) plays just fine from Emby to Emby Apple TV mpv client, all channels are played.


Edited by sfatula, 17 July 2019 - 12:58 PM.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:12 PM

Ffmpeg can convert truehd to flac 7.1. And, flac 7.1 (also lossless) plays just fine from Emby to Emby Apple TV mpv client, all channels are played.

 

Why convert to flac instead of just decoding it? 



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:29 AM

Because it works with no Apple TV app changes? Could be done on server transcode and no loss at all to quality. Shouldn't be any licensing issues either.

Edited by sfatula, 23 July 2019 - 03:00 PM.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:09 PM

But the day the Emby app for Apple TV plays 4K HDR (I hope someday :D ), this server-level transcoding will break HDR if audio track is DTS. Therefore the DTS track will sooner or later have to be decoded on the client side. It is not immediate, but you must take it into account in your roadmap like your competitors do.


Edited by vdatanet, 14 August 2019 - 03:27 AM.





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