How to debug why Plex choses to transcode certain media
I have a situation where either my Plex Server or the Plex Client on my Samsung TV (UA55JS8000, App v2.006) decides to transcode instead of using Direct Play.
However, if I stop the playback and switch to Direct Play, the media plays just fine (video and audio), so obviously both the client and network can handle the media untranscoded.
I've set local quality in the Plex Client to 12 and enabled "Always use Highest Resolution" and "Always use First Part" in the advanced settings.
Can someone point me towards which logs I should be checking to try and determine why the decision is made to transcode over direct play?