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#1 gutterpunk13 OFFLINE  

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 09:02 PM

Hey guys, I am experiencing an odd issue on my Windows 7 Home Premium server

 

I was streaming some movies and things to my chromecast VIA the android app the other day, everything was fine. All of a sudden the media would pause on its own and sit for like a minute then it would play for a minute then pause again. I thought this was odd so I remote into my machine to see what was what, and found that ffmpeg has my cpu maxed out.

 

I restarted my machine and it cleared up the issue, for a while. Now this happens at least once a day. Its quite an annoyance.

 

Any clue on what I can do to clear this up?

 

Thanks!!

 

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:19 PM

What do you have for your transcoding option on the server config?
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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:23 PM

I always had this set for max quality and have never has an issue until recently.



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:24 PM

yea i wouldn't do that. the max setting is going to max out most cpu's.



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:50 PM

Ok. Just changed it to "Higher Quality." I'll try it out.

Do you recommend this or "auto"?

 

Strange that it ran for months on max without this issue until now.

 

Thanks for your help!



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:52 PM

auto should be fine for just about everyone.


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:56 PM

I will try it out and see if I can tell a difference.

 

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:17 PM

I was curious about this recently and now I'm wondering when is it appropriate to use the max setting?


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:21 PM

for most, probably never. it is for people who know their way around media encoding and care to deviate from the default


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:30 PM

Thanks @Luke. I'm not really interested in using it I'm just wondering why anyone would want to.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:10 PM

Thanks @Luke. I'm not really interested in using it I'm just wondering why anyone would want to.

 

Someone who really knew what they were doing and had a server with tons of power that did nothing but MB and sufficient bandwidth to always provide the max quality.

 

In reality, that is probably 1% of users but we aim to please ;).


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:08 PM

Thanks @ebr and @Luke. Right now I'm trying to figure out how to get high quality video and audio to my XB1 via dlna. Currently I'm getting crap video and audio.


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Edit: er, not meant to bash the system....just figure it's a settings issue I need to figure out.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

i would just try increasing the bitrate in the dlna profile, or specifying one if it's empty. try 10000000


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:15 PM

i would just try increasing the bitrate in the dlna profile, or specifying one if it's empty. try 10000000


Right on. I'll give that a go tomorrow. Thanks!


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:29 AM

Just an update. Changed to auto and haven't had an issue since!

Thanks again!

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 12:13 PM

I was having these issues with it set to max  and when I lowered it to auto it still has multiple instances of  ffmpeg.exe running. What I did to completely fix it is installed WinFF which converts movies using ffmpeg.exe .  I then took the ffmpeg.exe from WinFF app here Winff.org which is 34mb compared to the ffmpeg.exe in the C:\Users\pcman\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\ffmpeg\20160410 directory which is 40mb  now all movies play and zero ffmpeg.exe runing at all. and movies are perfect when even set to max 

 

i'm on Windows 7 Enterprise x64 4 cores and just replacing the file has solved it completely,  

 

13709615_1175859575777779_1005862100_o.p


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 12:46 PM

I'll have to look at the differences in that build. Thanks!

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 04:54 PM

your welcome and suggest you use this .exe over the other one



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 07:07 PM

after further testing  Just download from h**ps://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ download ffmpeg 64bit shared, or the 32bit shared, then just copy all the files in the bin directory to the C:\Users\pcman\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\ffmpeg\20160410

and vola problems solved  FYI the ffmpeg is only 400k   :)  enjoy 


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 07:11 PM

Thanks for the info.







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