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Transcoding on a device base

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lomdar67

I would love to see an option to configure transcoding on a device base. Maybe in a first version only to enable or disable transcoding on a device base. Later this could be fine tuned.

For example I have a Fire TV 4K stick. The stick is "not supporting" Dolby Atmos. So when I choose a Dolby Atmos audio track Emby is transcoding. But when I disable transcoding for the current user, than the Fire TV stick plays the file just finde and delivers a PCM signal to my Denon receiver.

Unfortunately disabling transcoding on a user base is not granulate enough.

 

Best regards,

Michael

 

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Luke

Hi, did you explore the stats feature in the video player to learn why it was transcoding?

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ebr

Hi.  For your specific use-case, there is already an option to do what you want.  In the settings in our app on the Fire stick set the Audio option to "Mix down to stereo".

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lomdar67

Thanks for the responses.

@Luke I think it's a subtitle problem. I have to investigate further. Some subtitle related option in the Fire TV client and/or on the server makes Emby transcode the video when I select "Only Forced Subs" in the client...

 

@ebr Why would I select that option? When the Emby player on Fire TV can play the video without transcoding and outputs a PCM signal I still get a very good Surround sound. If I select "Mix down to stereo" I would only get Stereo sound. Or do I miss something here? 

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Luke

Can we please look at an example? Thanks.

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