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No more Dolby Digital in ATV option in PMS / PlexConnect

Mmz06Mmz06 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 11 Plex Pass

Hi there,

It seems the option disappeared in of the last version of PMS (1.2.2.2857) on windows.
In result just PCM/AAC stereo sound remains. :-(
Any one has discovered this issue ?
Is this expected, is there any workaround ?

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  • Mmz06Mmz06 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 11 Plex Pass

    Following this discovery, I reverted back to PMS 1.1.4.2757.
    Then AC3 works back again...
    At least, there is a workaround.
    But it seems PlexConnect on ATV2/3 is on its way dying if this option disappears.

    Too bad, I still believe it's better than the official plex app on ATV4 :-(

  • mschlotzmschlotz Members, Plex Pass Posts: 186 Plex Pass

    +1 on Plexconnect being better than the plexapp. The sad part is the Plex folks could have embraced Baa's and others work in prepping the new plex app and didn't. Pitty

  • Mmz06Mmz06 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 11 Plex Pass

    I'll give it a try this evening !
    I'll let you know if it works.

    Thanks for the help

  • Mmz06Mmz06 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 11 Plex Pass

    It works perfectly well!!!

    Thank you again!

  • razormouserazormouse Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3 Plex Pass

    Good to hear! Glad it helped.

  • ajafarajafar Members, Plex Pass Posts: 28 Plex Pass

    Great job, worked for me as well.

  • luckman65luckman65 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 43 Plex Pass

    Worked for me too! Thanks!!

  • Dennis_HBDennis_HB Members, Plex Pass Posts: 106 Plex Pass

    Great work!
    I just played around with all settings for an hour before I found your workaround. Thanks!

  • jemoojiojemoojio Validating, Plex Pass Posts: 3 Plex Pass

    This worked for me too! Was driving myself crazy all day trying to figure out what was wrong, was playing with Perian, my plex transcode settings and just about everything else until I found this.

  • mgoreiromgoreiro Members Posts: 6 ✭✭

    Worked fine for me too... And I think than PlexConnect is a quite elegant solution that Plex should support.

  • darjonglindarjonglin Members Posts: 2

    This did not work for me. Running PMS 1.2.7.2987 on OSX and version 0.6 of OpenPlex. Any ideas?

  • mgoreiromgoreiro Members Posts: 6 ✭✭

    Dont't know what happened; but today no 5.1 again… PMS 1.2.7.2987

  • mgoreiromgoreiro Members Posts: 6 ✭✭

    After all the day reading files and matching with correct configuration nothing worked… so I restored yesterday's Time Machine Backup of the Plex Media Server.app folder and… Now working fine again.

  • RedUlfRedUlf Members Posts: 10 ✭✭

    @razormouse said:
    I had a problem where i could only get stereo and no 5.1 sound using Plexconnect. It used to work flawlessly.
    I spend a little time digging around, and found a solution to my problem.
    I edited the PlexAPI.py file and changed 'iOS' to 'tvOS' in the lines below. After this my sound is back to working.

    line 478: xargs['X-Plex-Platform'] = 'tvOS'
    line 479: xargs['X-Plex-Client-Platform'] = 'tvOS'

    I do not know if this helps you, i just thought it might.

    Works perfect!! Thanks

  • mgoreiromgoreiro Members Posts: 6 ✭✭

    Just a workaround... With tvOS profile mi ATV3 sometimes get frozen... I merged info from IOS.XML profile and tvOS.XML profile from Plex to create a net ATV3.XML profile wich seems to work fine on my devices....

    So the two lines on PlexAPI.py should be:

    line 478: xargs['X-Plex-Platform'] = 'ATV3'
    line 479: xargs['X-Plex-Client-Platform'] = 'ATV3'

    If anyone want to test, or improve the profile, it can be downloaded from here:

    https://github.com/mgoreiro/ATV3-PLEX

    Feel free to leave comments and improve!

  • GugiveGugive Members Posts: 1

    @RedUlf said:

    @razormouse said:
    I had a problem where i could only get stereo and no 5.1 sound using Plexconnect. It used to work flawlessly.
    I spend a little time digging around, and found a solution to my problem.
    I edited the PlexAPI.py file and changed 'iOS' to 'tvOS' in the lines below. After this my sound is back to working.

    line 478: xargs['X-Plex-Platform'] = 'tvOS'
    line 479: xargs['X-Plex-Client-Platform'] = 'tvOS'

    I do not know if this helps you, i just thought it might.

    Works perfect!! Thanks

    Perfect solution!!! Change the lines and restart Mac and voilá! Thanks...

  • m_listedm_listed Members Posts: 6 ✭✭
    edited December 2016

    Is there a way to enable this for Airplay-ing to the ATV too, without using PlexConnect? I don't mean mirroring, I mean the Airplay player, which also stopped doing surround sound at the same time that Plex broke the PlexConnect surround.

  • joeri.bouchetjoeri.bouchet Members Posts: 5

    I had the same issue as you m_listed: using Airplay and Plex to my ATV3 , which stopped giving me DD5.1 somewhere after Nov 2016. I searched for a long time and PlexConnect (with above tweak iOS -> tvOS) is working like a charm for me !
    I presume/hope the next PlexConnect version will have this little bug solved, but to be honest the tweak is really minor and working.

  • dnisbetdnisbet Members, Plex Pass Posts: 9 Plex Pass

    Thanks, I'd been wondering about this! Will give this a try and see how it goes this evening.

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