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Muxing into the right format for 4k Direct Play

intothemildintothemild Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
edited October 13 in Apple TV

OK, digging through the latest profile on the plex paid channel, i see on the server that the tvOS.xml has been changed sightly..

<!-- Allow Direct Play of HLS content --> <VideoProfile protocol="hls" container="mpegts" codec="h264" audioCodec="aac" />

It got me thinking, what is the easiest way to say muxing a mkv into a mpegts..

currently using ffmpeg

ffmpeg -i example.mkv -codec copy -vtag hvc1 -map 0:0 -map 0:1 out.mp4

I noticed in the docs it says this https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-formats.html#mpegts-1

which leads me to believe you need to mux into a mp4, first then into a mpegts..

Any thoughts?

Answers

  • intothemildintothemild Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Also worth noting,

    in the beta version of the appleTV app, 4k seems to be working, but it's transcoding HEVC to x264 .. (in hw for me since i have hardware accel on)

  • intothemildintothemild Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    So, following the specs..

    I had video encoded in HEVC with it tagged hvc1, audio in ac3, and the container as a mpegts and it still transcoded.

    funny it transcoded from hevc to h264, and ac3 to eac3.

  • CurunCurun Posts: 60Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited October 13

    Beta Plex App can only do 4k/h264 for now.

    Improvements are in process.

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