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okko

I have the Emby app installed on my Shield which plays my local files easily, including my 4K files with HD audio as I direct stream.

 

I have installed a remote server using my cloud provider to stream my media.  Because it is a new server, whenever I choose it, the "trial" warning comes up so I would have to unlock / purchase.

 

My question simply is this:  Using the app as it is (trial), when I play a 4K file, it automatically transcodes (stats for nerds shows this as well as saying maximum bitrate has been exceeded).  If I unlock this app, will it then direct play as with my local files?  Does purchasing the app "unlock" this feature or is this a true network limitation?  

 

I do run a Plex server similarly and it direct plays flawlessly.

 

 

Kev

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Luke

Hi, the unlock won't affect this. What you'll want to look at is the in app quality setting. You may need to raise it to avoid the transcoding.

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okko

Thanks for the very quick response.  I had to change the playback option from "auto" to the highest (which is 100 Mbps).  I thought "Auto" would max the bitrate itself

 

 

Kev

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Luke

Thanks for the feedback. Auto selects a max value only when you're on the same local network as the server.

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ebr

Hi.  Also realize that, if you end up with stuttering or pausing playback, that you may need to lower that quality setting (or set back to Auto).

 

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okko

Hi.  Also realize that, if you end up with stuttering or pausing playback, that you may need to lower that quality setting (or set back to Auto).

 

Thanks.

 

Yes, I have been very successful with full direct streaming of my files even 4K / ATMOS / HDR.  It's a thing of beauty, but I hear you.

 

Thanks

 

 

Kev

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