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Xbox One Plex App Update News

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  • cory.fair@gmail.comcory.fair@gmail.com Posts: 8Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    DOM C: I'm seeing the following in the plex server logs when playing Blu-Ray backups made using MakeMKV:

    I've confirmed that my Xbox One has version 1.1.7.0 and direct play is enabled on the client

    Jul 16, 2015 17:47:20 [0x10ad81000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): Direct Play is disabled
    Jul 16, 2015 17:47:20 [0x10ad81000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): media must be transcoded in order to use the hls protocol
    Jul 16, 2015 17:47:20 [0x10ad81000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): no direct play video profile exists for mkv/h264
    Jul 16, 2015 17:47:20 [0x10ad81000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): no direct play video profile exists for mkv/h264/dca
    Jul 16, 2015 17:47:20 [0x10ad81000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): no direct play video profile exists for mkv/h264/dca

    I have yet to find an MKV that does direct play. Any thoughts?

  • polkovnika2polkovnika2 Posts: 3Members ✭✭

    The most important for me is subtitles.
    The subtitles do not transcoding.
    DTS support.

  • SteveMcNallySteveMcNally Posts: 332Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @Dom C said:
    And blur on/off is (much to my personal anguish) becoming a setting in the next update :)

    Not often you are wrong Dom C, but you are here lol. That blur is ridiculous, eagerly await the next update to get rid of it!

  • tennisbgctennisbgc Posts: 55Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @Jaysue21 said:
    So to get a better understanding of the update and Direct Play of MKV files, can i rip my dvd movie using MakeMKV and then just dump it into my Plex and i can play it Direct Play? Or does it have to be an H264 MKV file like from handbrake?

    DvD's should work since they use mpeg2 and according to this pagehttps://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/xbox-video/mkv-support that's supported by xbox video which is what plex is using for direct play

  • Jaysue21Jaysue21 Posts: 61Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thanks, thats what i thought, i heard there was a MKV direct play bug that was showing direct play for all MKV files, but a while back i played a MakeMKV DVD file through the media player and it played fine, but it never played my ripped Blu-ray files, always said not supported, so i wonder if this update will.

  • harjonharjon Posts: 88Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @Dom C said:
    Looking forward to hearing ideas here as well! Let me know what's important to you to make the XB1 client as good as it can be.

    The two biggest things for me would be the inclusion of 24 fps playback and proper stereo to multichannel audio handling like netflix seems to have. I realize this would probably involve kidnapping some microsoft engineers but if you need a getaway driver...

  • Dom CDom C Plex Employee Posts: 1,023Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Delete is coming, and we're working in filter/sorts!

  • jmckeejmckee Posts: 5,013Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    @cory.fair@gmail.com said:
    Jul 16, 2015 17:47:20 [0x10ad81000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): Direct Play is disabled
    Jul 16, 2015 17:47:20 [0x10ad81000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): media must be transcoded in order to use the hls protocol
    Jul 16, 2015 17:47:20 [0x10ad81000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): no direct play video profile exists for mkv/h264
    Jul 16, 2015 17:47:20 [0x10ad81000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): no direct play video profile exists for mkv/h264/dca
    Jul 16, 2015 17:47:20 [0x10ad81000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): no direct play video profile exists for mkv/h264/dca

    I have yet to find an MKV that does direct play. Any thoughts?

    What is the mediainfo for the files you are trying to play?

    Currently there is no direct play for DTS(dca) audio so those will always at a minimum need to remux the container/video and transcode the audio. (At least until Microsoft adds DTS support for 3rd Party Apps)

  • cory.fair@gmail.comcory.fair@gmail.com Posts: 8Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited July 2015

    @jmckee said:
    Currently there is no direct play for DTS(dca) audio so those will always at a minimum need to remux the container/video and transcode the audio. (At least until Microsoft adds DTS support for 3rd Party Apps)

    @jmckee: Thanks for the reply. I've attached the media info.

    I'm aware of the need of the to transcode the DTS audio, but the logs seem to be indicating that because DCA was the audio codec Direct play is entirely disabled and the video is also being transcoded. I've visually confirmed compression artifacts on the xbox one playback in this scenario and compared to playback from PHT on a PC with no discernible artifacts. I enabled the Xbox server logging from the xbone client see below.

    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x10d5ce000] WARN - [Plex for Xbox One] MDE: Invalid profile property; codec: dca != ac3,eac3,aac
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x111af0000] DEBUG - We're going to try to auto-select an audio stream for account 1.
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x111af0000] DEBUG - Selecting best audio stream for part ID 7398 (autoselect: 0 language: en)
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x111af0000] DEBUG - We're going to try to auto-select a subtitle.
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x111af0000] DEBUG - Audio Stream: 17915, Subtitle Stream: -1
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x111af0000] DEBUG - It took 0.0 sec to serialize a list with 1 elements.
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x112904000] DEBUG - Completed: [127.0.0.1:65383] GET /library/metadata/4956 (6 live) 28ms 6437 bytes 200
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x1097d0000] DEBUG - MDE: analyzing media item 7398
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x1097d0000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): Direct Play is disabled
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x1097d0000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): media must be transcoded in order to use the hls protocol
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x1097d0000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): no direct play video profile exists for mkv/h264
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x1097d0000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): no direct play video profile exists for mkv/h264/dca
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x1097d0000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): no direct play video profile exists for mkv/h264/dca
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x1097d0000] DEBUG - MDE: computed resolution bounding box of 1920x1080.
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x1097d0000] DEBUG - Scaled up video bitrate to 41878Kbps based on 150% fudge factor.
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x1097d0000] DEBUG - MDE: Interstellar (2014): selected media 0 / 7398
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x1097d0000] DEBUG - Found session GUID of 8ip279wmrfsw in session start.
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x1097d0000] DEBUG - Using session GUID 8ip279wmrfsw for new transcode session.
    Jul 16, 2015 17:59:38 [0x1097d0000] DEBUG - Cleaning directory for session 8ip279wmrfsw ()

  • niallobrniallobr Posts: 141Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited July 2015

    I know it's very cosmetic but it would be really cool to have Philips Hue ambilight support like the game Chariot:

    If you have @Philips Hue lights and @ChariotGame you can now sync your lights to the gameplay http://t.co/E0NUazTY85

    — Larry Hryb (@majornelson) July 15, 2015

    @polkovnika2 said:
    The most important for me is subtitles.
    The subtitles do not transcoding.
    DTS support.

    Would also echo this!

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    Client: Shield TV / Xbox One S

    Remote: Logitech Harmony Elite

  • michaeljriversmichaeljrivers Posts: 10Members Plex Pass

    While it is almost nice that music is finally supported, it is unbelievable that music can only be sorted by artist. I have never even heard of music software that doesn't allow sorting by album. I would be willing to bet that Plex on Xbox One is literally the only only one every made that doesn't.

  • RandomNinjaAtk02RandomNinjaAtk02 Posts: 216Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    The Philips hue feature would be amazing!!

  • MoussaMoussa Posts: 1,620Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    @michaeljrivers said:
    While it is almost nice that music is finally supported, it is unbelievable that music can only be sorted by artist. I have never even heard of music software that doesn't allow sorting by album. I would be willing to bet that Plex on Xbox One is literally the only only one every made that doesn't.

    Sorting and filtering is definitely coming!

  • RandomNinjaAtk02RandomNinjaAtk02 Posts: 216Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    A great feature would be is an additional play button for movies. What I mean by is this....

    Right now there are 2 play buttons, one to resume playback and one to start fresh for a movie.

    Since the new update, the cinema experience mode is pretty sweet to use. But one may not want to use it all the time. So my suggestion would be to add a 3rd play button. Basically the third button would be for playing said item using the Cinema Experience (trailers and etc).

    So basically you never have to load the settings to enable/disable it. You will have the option on every movie to either play just the movie, or start it with the Cinema mode with trailers. The options would still remain, because you would still need the option to select the number of trailers.

  • Dom CDom C Plex Employee Posts: 1,023Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Ha! I have Chariot and never realised that was a thing. Cool :D

  • yuntiyunti Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    How did you end up enabling MKV support? I know MS allowed mkv support in their own app a while back but they didn't allow third party apps to use this. Did they eventually add support for this?

  • yuntiyunti Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Now that mkv support is added what's the best way to set up the server and xbox client for the highest quality. (I think there was a 20mbit limit previously but I can't find that now - has that been removed - as someone mentioned using > 20mbits above)?

  • adamskoogadamskoog Posts: 2,410Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    @yunti said:
    How did you end up enabling MKV support? I know MS allowed mkv support in their own app a while back but they didn't allow third party apps to use this. Did they eventually add support for this?

    Yes, they actually added it awhile back for third parties, but the devs found an issue that they were waiting for Microsoft to fix in their mkv support.

  • yuntiyunti Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @adamskoog said:
    Yes, they actually added it awhile back for third parties, but the devs found an issue that they were waiting for Microsoft to fix in their mkv support.

    Ah I missed that - thanks for confirming.

  • yuntiyunti Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Is 24fps support not possible due to Microsoft or is it due to not being implemented yet by the flex team?

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