Plex stopped being able to transcode after last update ( 18.104.22.16839)
I recently switched from Emby to Plex because my visio TV had a plex app, and I wanted to try it.
It works beautifully on the visio through the app.
I also have a C series Samsung TV, and a Yamaha RX-V3900 receiver that I wanted to support via DLNA.
I spent hours cleaning up my music and video library and correcting naming, and finally got the Samsung to play all the movies, but would choke on ANY TV show with " request cannot be completed". That's a problem for a different day.
I spent more hours trying to get my receiver to work. My needs are simple: anything that's not an MP3 or M4A (AAC) needs to be transcoded to AAC in an M4A container, which Emby was happy to do. Most of my music library is FLAC.
While all this was going on, the update happened, then everything came to a screeching halt.
I was never able to get the receiver to work, and the Samsung also stopped playing anything but native formats like AVI. I even tried good old MP3 as a transcode target for the Yamaha. Nothing. The best I can get is an empty container.
The DLNA log says "WARN - Failed to find encoder 'mp3_mf'" and no transcoding takes place. This is an example, as I've tried several different formats. I says the same thing about AAC or anything else.
I've reloaded PMS, and even put it on another machine in case my Win 10 install was fried in some way. No luck. Made a new transcode temp folder. Nothing.
I thought PMS used its own codecs. Why is it even trying to use the MF windows codecs? I checked for codec download function, and it's working.
So in a nutshell, I can't get PMS to transcode ANYTHING now, for any device using DLNA.
I'm ready to go back to Emby and put up with the visio's horrid DLNA support.
I've attached a typical log file.