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Controlling music quality in Plex Web App

jpsuttonjpsutton Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

I have a good amount of FLAC content in my library. As it stands right now, if I attempt to play that back in the Plex Web App, it stops to buffer often. It's my understanding that the Plex Web app detects that Chrome/Chromium supports FLAC and chooses to direct stream that file instead of transcoding it. Is there a way for me to force the playback of music in Plex Web to always be transcoded? The quality settings under Settings -> Web -> Player seem to be for video, not music, so I'm curious.


  • solitaryreignsolitaryreign Posts: 24Members ✭✭

    I have exactly the same issue. I have to switch to Safari at work because it doesn't support FLAC and subsequently has to transcode.

    So +1 for having a dedicated option to force transcode and a quality setting for music like the one on iOS app!

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  • natelabonatelabo Posts: 28Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    +1 Same problem... With EDGE and Chrome... Driving me crazy.

  • jeanloid2jeanloid2 Posts: 9Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    It would be a great feature !

  • natelabonatelabo Posts: 28Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Testing the Plex Pass Beta feature auto quality...

  • natelabonatelabo Posts: 28Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Doesn't work ... Still wants to direct play.

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