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Allow (aiff, flac, wav) to pcm transcodes on certain devices or without transcodes.


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Hi,

I would like to have support for direct stream for (AIFF, FLAC,WAV) to pcm.
On plex this works for aiff on android, chromecast and desktop applications.

Chromecast in particular needs pcm codec, and for android / desktop applications?
They may even play aiff without conversion.

Awaiting your response,

Joannes Wyckmans

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Hi, does does it transcode to now, mp3?

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It does transcodes to aac 384 kbps, but I know from Plex that android mobile (and android tv) support all PCM formats natively, or using transcodes to PCM format(unpacking PCM from container)

 

PCM format examples:

WAV, AIFF, ...

 

 

 

 

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Just for testing purposes, try playing these with our android and chromecast apps with user transcoding permissions restricted. The result of that will tell us how easily this could be supported or not.

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adoteq

Hi. I would like to add to this thread that currently the android tv app is properly direct playing aiff container (2.0.48g registered)

Thank you for that.

Would like IT for android mobile aswell, but that might be on the way?

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Hi. I would like to add to this thread that currently the android tv app is properly direct playing aiff container 

Thank you for that.

Would like IT for android mobile aswell, but that might be on the way?

I found that the android beta app seems to correctly playback aiff.

Thanks already, I cannot wait for IT to get out of beta.

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IT doesn't state it is directplaying though. It States transcodes to aac 384kbps. Maybe the server Needs to be beta aswell?

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14 minutes ago, adoteq said:

IT doesn't state it is directplaying though. It States transcodes to aac 384kbps. Maybe the server Needs to be beta aswell?

When playing with what app?

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Emby for android 3.2.19.

I opted in for beta because of the regular app stating transcodes.

My ears seem to hear uncompressed.

but I AM not totally sure.

So beta app seems to be uncompressed, regular app seems to be compressed, which only regular app seems to do transcoding.

 

Both give transcodes in server dashboard

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adoteq

It might, I need to test further. But it states transcoding, so that might be wrong.
The android TV app sounds satisfactory, like the ios app does.

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Yes, I think IT doesn't transcode. 99% sure.

So only the message Needs to be changed in the dashboard I think.

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3.2.20 beta sounds even better. However, technically the 3.2.19 is better with most songs.

3.2.20 is more balanced overall, more depth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3.2.20 beta sounds even better Dont take into account what I mentioned earlier. 3.2.20 sounds the best

 

 

 

 

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They really should be the same but thanks for the update.

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Are you sure you don't transcode?

It seems I get transcode.

I have done some testing, but the quality seems to degrade.

Might be my tv transcoding to the optical interface, but, Just asking to be sure. It sounds more like flac then PCM

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11 minutes ago, adoteq said:

Are you sure you don't transcode?

It seems I get transcode.

I have done some testing, but the quality seems to degrade.

Might be my tv transcoding to the optical interface, but, Just asking to be sure. It sounds more like flac then PCM

We'd have to look at an example in detail:

 

Thanks !

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