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Android application transcodes everything to chomecast while from web player does direct playback.

joseapariciogjoseapariciog Members, Plex Pass Posts: 22 Plex Pass

Hello playing content from my local server the android application transcodes everything to chomecast whereas from web player does direct playback when I send it to chromecast. Which is a problem since the server is small and I want my son to put his movies in his room from his mobile as he had done sota hour without needing more stories. I have tried it from different android devices and in all cases transcodes even the optimized videos.

Answers

  • lobanov.antonlobanov.anton Members, Plex Pass Posts: 70 Plex Pass

    I fully confirm this. The problem appeared after version 5.10.X. Please solved it.

  • btaylor32185btaylor32185 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 6 Plex Pass

    I've found that this problem only occurs for videos where the bitrate is higher than 20 mbps. I hope that the developers are looking at this.

  • lobanov.antonlobanov.anton Members, Plex Pass Posts: 70 Plex Pass

    My all videos higher than 20 mbps. This is real problem for me.

  • joseapariciogjoseapariciog Members, Plex Pass Posts: 22 Plex Pass

    I have many videos of less than 20 mbps and low resolutions 720p 480p and even less so transcodes them, while from the web player does not ... really is a big hassle. Please solve it.

  • mobartonmobarton Members, Plex Pass Posts: 15 Plex Pass

    Try shutting off 'Play Smaller Videos at Original Quality' in the client. I didn't have this exact issue, but it could be same cause. Be good to know...
    see
    https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/277767/play-smaller-videos-at-original-quality-messes-up-some-channels#latest

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