Direct Play doesn't work (Transcoded FLAC files)
Device: Pixel XL
Version: Android 7.1.2
Plex App: Latest BETA version
Plex Server: Latest Plex Pass Version
My issue is what the title suggests. I'm pretty sure that one of the recent Plex updates was supposed to have solved any/all FLAC direct play issues? - Obviously not.
How to reproduce:
- Play a FLAC file in Plex for Android
- Go to Plex Media Player on Windows, view status and roll mouse cursor over current Android playback window, to view details.
- The window will read 'Transcoding from FLAC to MP3'.
There have been a couple of instances, with certain FLAC files, where Direct Play has worked. However, it's once in a blue moon. Most files are transcoded, no matter what.
If anyone could shed some light onto the issue, or share there experiences, I would be extremely grateful.