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Direct Play with subtitles ON, possible?

Hi guys, seems that my Plex always transcode material when i use subtitles. Is it possible, in the future, to use 'soft subtiles'? External subtitles and direct play... is that somewhere on the roadmap? Cheers!

Answers

  • mickeldaelmansmickeldaelmans Posts: 282Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    On my Tizen Samsung using srt subs triggers a Direct Stream, but with very little overhead (NAS cpu stays around 1%). So my guess is that PMS is doing a remux of some sort. What TV/client are you using?

    My Plex setup: Synology DS916+ (8GB), RPI3 + Plex for Kodi, Oneplus 3 (Android 7), Chromecast 1st gen & 2nd gen, Samsung UE43KU6500

  • sergiocossergiocos Posts: 7Members ✭✭

    Latest plex app on Samsung 55KU6172. When subtitles are displayed, server always transcode the content, without subtiles everything works smooth, the content is direct played.

  • LesferatuLesferatu Posts: 17Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    possible? yes, because emby can do it. Implemented in Plex? No!

  • mbze430mbze430 Posts: 130Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited July 21

    Windows OpenPHT you can enable external SRT subtitles and it still can directplay. So either there is a limitation on the TV apps or Plex programmers don't know *%@(

    I am going to say it's Plex programmers. Because the LG Xplay TV app can also play directly with external SRT enabled.

  • sergiocossergiocos Posts: 7Members ✭✭
    edited July 21

    @mbze430 said:
    Windows OpenPHT you can enable external SRT subtitles and it still can directplay. So either there is a limitation on the TV apps or Plex programmers don't know *%@(

    I am going to say it's Plex programmers. Because the LG Xplay TV app can also play directly with external SRT enabled.

    Yes, i can play movies with subtitles, without transcoding, using Serviio, but I still want to use Plex :) I wanted to know if that feature is on the roadmap.

  • syphersypher Posts: 30Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    It's a regression pretty much; previous client made by a popular forum user has that feature (among many others).
    Current client, which in theory is supported by plex employees, is lacking 99% of the features that a fan-made client was having.

    It's infuriating, even more so because i've got an half idea that they explicitly forbidden said forumer to make a client for Tizen; possibly to avoid competition.

  • ArturoVFArturoVF Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    they should hire said forumer

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