More things transcoding (video & audio) with AppleTV 4 lately
Up until about a week ago almost all of my videos played via direct play or direct stream, but now a significant percentage of videos are requiring full transcoding. Has anything changed with the Plex client or server? I think this started with Plex client 1.8 (I'm on the beta) or around around the time of the previous PMS beta release (not 188.8.131.5220, the one before that)
The Plex status page show that it's transcoding from h264->h264 and audio is whatever to AC3 (or EAC3 with 1.5.1).
What has changed? Can I reverse it? My NAS isn't powerful enough to transcode these videos and I don't see any clues in the tvOS.xml profile file.
Here's one video that is giving me problems:
<br />Video Resolution 1080p Duration 1:31:37 Bitrate 5286 kbps Width 1908 Height 1072 Aspect Ratio 1.78 Container MKV Video Frame Rate 24p Audio Profile lc Video Profile high Part Duration 1:31:37 File file.mkv Size 3.38 GB Audio Profile lc Container MKV Has Thumbnail 1 Indexes sd Video Profile high Codec H264 Bitrate 5286 kbps Language English Bit Depth 8 Chroma Subsampling 4:2:0 Color Range tv Color Space bt709 Frame Rate 23.976 fps Height 1072 Level 4.0 Profile high Ref Frames 4 Scan Type progressive Title some title Width 1908 Codec AAC Channels Stereo Language English Audio Channel Layout stereo Profile lc Sampling Rate 48000 Hz Title some title Codec SRT Language English
Here's another one:
Media Video Resolution 720p Duration 21:13 Bitrate 4434 kbps Width 1280 Height 720 Aspect Ratio 1.78 Container MKV Video Frame Rate 60p Audio Profile lc Video Profile high Part Duration 21:13 File somefile.mkv Size 673.12 MB Audio Profile lc Container MKV Indexes sd Video Profile high Codec H264 Bitrate 4434 kbps Bit Depth 8 Chroma Subsampling 4:2:0 Frame Rate 59.94 fps Height 720 Level 4.1 Profile high Ref Frames 4 Scan Type progressive Width 1280 Codec AAC Channels Stereo Audio Channel Layout stereo Profile lc Sampling Rate 48000 Hz Codec SRT Language English
Here's the status window: