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Handbrake Profile for Direct Play on Raspberry Pi 3 server and Chromecast player

andrescassanazandrescassanaz Posts: 3Members

Hi. First sorry for my bad English.
I'm having trouble converting my videos to a format that does not need transcoding on a pi3 server and a chromecast player.

I was reading that with a mp4 container, h264 codec and AAC audio would be enough, but I do not have good results and the videos have constant cuts for transcoding.

An example of video that plays without problem are all the movies of the tracker "YIFY", these movies are not transcoded on my server and reproduced perfectly on the chromecast.

Is there any profile for handbrake so I can convert my videos and avoid this odious transcoding?

Again, sorry for my poor English.

I hope you can help me.
Thank you very much!
Regards!. :)


  • videotecaCNSUvideotecaCNSU Posts: 368Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    what h264 level and bitrate are you using for your videos?

  • andrescassanazandrescassanaz Posts: 3Members

    @videotecaCNSU said:
    what h264 level and bitrate are you using for your videos?

    what is a h264 level?
    i use 1100kbps bitrate.

    My configuration: http://imgur.com/a/lYJxB

  • videotecaCNSUvideotecaCNSU Posts: 368Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    You should probably check the Google Chromecast subforum to see what its the best profile for direct play

    Supported Media Types
    Video codecs: H.264 High Profile Level 4.1, 4.2 and 5, VP8
    Audio decoding: HE-AAC, LC-AAC, CELT/Opus, MP3, Vorbis
    Containers: MP4/CENC, WebM, MPEG-DASH, SmoothStreaming
    Level 1 DRM support: Widevine, PlayReady

    set it up to mp4 and web optimized, subtitles wont work

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 30,842Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    @andrescassanaz said:
    what is a h264 level?

    "Encoder Level" in your 3rd screen shot

    i use 1100kbps bitrate.

    I recommend sticking with Level 4.0.
    This guarantees wide compatibility with a multitude of devices

    My configuration: http://imgur.com/a/lYJxB

    Do not use the 'Advanced encoder options'
    Remove all content from the field 'x264 Encoder Options' (your last screen shot)
    There is nothing to be gained from setting this.

    In the 2nd screen shot, you'll have to adapt the 'Deinterlacing' setting to the data source.
    There are 'interlaced' and 'progressive' source videos.
    on DVDs, it is mostly 'interlaced'
    on BluRay it is mostly 'progressive'
    But either one can also store both types!
    You need to inspect the ripped file with e.g. media info to determine which type each video has.
    This can also be different within the same disk!

    download mediainfo here
    I consider this a basic tool which you'll always need.
    (pay attention during installation, it comes with a 'piggybacked' installer which asks to install additional crapware. Make sure to set/clear the right checkboxes!)

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