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Regarding the 2.12.3 update...

jsg2021jsg2021 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 12 Plex Pass

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  • ericmatthysericmatthys Plex Employee Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 3,193 Plex Employee
    edited June 30

    The Chromecast will no longer be able to support 5.1 AAC. We still support surround sound with Dolby Digital on the Chromecast as long as the device reports that it is possible.

  • jsg2021jsg2021 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 12 Plex Pass

    will Plex transcode 5.1 AAC to AC3?

  • ericmatthysericmatthys Plex Employee Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 3,193 Plex Employee

    Yes, 5.1 AAC can transcode to 5.1 AC3.

  • MrGibbageMrGibbage Members, Plex Pass Posts: 102 Plex Pass

    I haven't had a chance to test it, but will this fix the recent Chromecast release that broke AAC playback in that it would crash after roughly 30 minutes of playback? Previously reported here:

    https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/270507/new-issue-casting-to-chromecast-hangs-at-34-minutes-into-any-media/p1

    I've been carefully selecting the AC3 for the last few weeks to make sure it doesn't crash. I am wondering what the behavior is now? Does AAC not even show up as an option for playback when casting? Does it automatically just transcode AAC->AC3? Do I need to do anything differently now?

  • MrGibbageMrGibbage Members, Plex Pass Posts: 102 Plex Pass

    By the way, I meant to ask, I never realized that Chromecast was a separate app with separate version numbers. I assume it is just a part of the plex server package? Or does it not reside on my server, and instead it lives on a remote Plex server? Or perhaps on the android client??? Just trying to get a feel for how it all works, from the application point of view. I mean, I know how it works when I press the cast button, but I don't really know what's all going on behind the scenes.

  • ericmatthysericmatthys Plex Employee Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 3,193 Plex Employee

    It automatically transcodes. You shouldn't need to do anything different. The Chromecast app is separate from Plex Media Server. It's hosted on a web server.

  • lucasgaleylucasgaley Members Posts: 1

    Is there any way to use the old Chromecast app for my own situation specifically? Since the update, videos are constantly transcoding and those videos that had split audio tracks automatically play AAC, which is causing disconnect issues between the android app and the actual chromecast. Never had any problems streaming any files until this update.

    So, any way of rolling back for myself?

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