Plex Transcoding EAC3 5.1 to AAC... Why?
I am a very new user to Plex so please bare with me!
I recently downloaded Plex to solve a problem whereby my PS4 could not play videos from a USB containing EAC3 5.1 audio. My setup is a PS4 connected via HDMI to an AV Receiver (Yamaha RXV-479) which in turn is connected to my television. I have downloaded Plex onto my PC and the Plex app on the PS4 to enable me to stream the EAC3 5.1 videos to my PS4 through the app. The only problem is that when I do this, the audio playback of said video sounds very compressed. It's hard to explain but it doesn't sound like the source audio when played on my PC. Now when I go to check what's happening on my PC it says that it's transcoding the audio from EAC3 5.1 to AAC. Why is it doing this? Is there no way my AV receiver can handle the audio? I have tried every setting and checked every forum post similar to this but to no avail.
Has anyone had a similar experience?