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Transcoding vs. Direct Play

thalfmanamiga@gmail.comthalfmanamiga@gmail.com Posts: 18Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

I have two Shields in the house, one hooked up to an OTA antenna and acting as a DVR with Plex Media server running on it. The second Shield is acts as a client to stream my recorded shows. When I checked the activity of the stream on the web app, I see that Shield to Shield is being transcoded. But wouldn't it take less horsepower to Direct Play?

How would this be set up to do automatically?

Shield to tablet shows transcoding as well, by the way.

Thanks,

TJH

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  • thalfmanamiga@gmail.comthalfmanamiga@gmail.com Posts: 18Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    On the client Shield, I do have an AV receiver between the Shield and TV.

    I will try the settings you suggest and get back.

    It did appear as though the audio was transcoding for sure, but I think the video was as well. I'll check the next time I test.

  • thalfmanamiga@gmail.comthalfmanamiga@gmail.com Posts: 18Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Changed the settings and now I have direct play! Thanks!

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