I have started ripping my collection. But as a test I wanted to see how the server will handle the playing of a movie.
I ripped a standard blu ray to
Bitrate: 8.6 Mbps
Video Codec: H264
Audio Codec: AC3 @ 640 kbps
Audio channels: 6
Sample Rate: 48000 Hz
When I play the movie via my web browser the CPU jumps to 50% +/-
I checked the logs and it appears to be transcoding the audio of the movie. This only happens when I watch the movie via a web browser. If I watch the movie via Roku or my phone app then the CPU hovers around 1% to 2% usage which is what is expected.
I thought AC3 is a pretty standard codec ? why is it being transcoded for web browser viewing ?
What is the recommended Audio Codec to use then for emby ?
Mind you I value my audio quality
Edited by centuryx476, 22 January 2020 - 01:15 PM.