So....having mostly resolved my issues with Direct Play to where Audio will Direct Play, and Video will Direct Play (most times), I have files that will still Transcode, even after encoding with the same script and settings.
- Is there somewhere in Plex where I can see what it encounters to then decide to Transcode vs. Direct Play?
- I have looked at the File Info in Plex, and opened the XML's of two files in NotePad++, I'm not seeing why one should Direct Play every time, and one Transcode, every time, as they both appear to meet the criteria below.
video codec: h264
video refFrames: 8 or less (5 or less for legacy firmware 3.x)
audio: 2ch AAC or passthrough AC3
(rare) legacy firmware (fw3.x) must have an audio track
Global Conditions: (if any of these are true, then transcoding will occur)
more than one video stream
burned in subs
resolution > 1080p (video height > 1080)
resolution preference less than source (local/remote quality)
first audio track is AAC 5.1