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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 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 222 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 Members Posts: 7 ✭✭

    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 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 17 Plex Pass

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

  • mbze430mbze430 Members Posts: 107 ✭✭
    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 Members Posts: 7 ✭✭
    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.

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