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Plex on Shield TV - subtitle format ASS no direct play

MagenofMagenof Posts: 18Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Is it normal for content with ASS subtitles to always be transcoding? Can Shield TV not direct play that subtitle format?

Best Answer

  • MagenofMagenof Posts: 18Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Accepted Answer

    @danjames92 Solved my issues by suggesting switching to Kodi with Plex add-on, everything working correctly on that.

Answers

  • MagenofMagenof Posts: 18Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Accepted Answer

    @danjames92 Solved my issues by suggesting switching to Kodi with Plex add-on, everything working correctly on that.

  • jiromjirom Posts: 1Members

    The accepted answer is not really satisfactory at all. Can someone provide info on why ASS subtitles forces video transcoding on Shield TV? Is there any way to get direct play with ASS subitles working without resorting to using Kodi? At the very least, it would be nice if the Android TV version of the Plex app supported launching an external player instead, similar to the Android phone variant.

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