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  • Olaus86 wrote on January 20 2014, 2:48 PM: » Thanks Jonny, I assume this also works with Netflix, Spotify and even the Magine app? I hate the fact that I cant use my designated HTPC with the W8 Netflix app unless I use a mouse, so this might …
  • If I understand what you're asking then yes, you can. My main Plex watching is now through an ATV3 using either an iPhone or iPad as the client to browse media and push it via AirPlay to the ATV. Haven't used PlexConnect and I now actually prefer…
  • From another thread on the same topic "I then discovered that "universal transcoder" in the settings of the client (iPad or iPhone for example) needs to be switched on." This caught me out initially. Jonny
  • That'll teach me to write better commit messages in the future. My memory is a little fuzzy but I basically removed the auto option as it was causing more issues that is was solving. It just didn't work well - users who chose their own fixed sett…
  • Hey, congrats on the new version. Really glad to see you guys take my initial efforts and run with it especially given my limited time and moving countries. I'm guessing you've more or less replaced all my code by now Look forward to giving it a…
  • I don't know what's changed to stop things working but you are mistaken that the file has to be h264 level 4.0. The Roku can only deal with levels <= 4.0 directly but if you attempt to play a file in any format the Roku can't deal with then PMS w…
  • spalding@gmail.com wrote: I've never tried it but I thought I saw a section to add a Music folder? I have all my TV and Movies working great...am I missing something? Sure you can add a music folder to the plex media server. However, t…
  • Actually, like a lot of things when you look at the details, it's not that simple. MP3 within video actually requires transcoding the audio as MP3 isn't supported over HLS. However, their audio player supports MP3 and so can be played directly. Howe…
  • If the RoksBox client under the Roku fulfils your local streaming needs then that's great. I agree, channel support under the Roku isn't great but it is being worked on. That's one of the reasons the Roku client is still considered a beta client. Bu…
  • Also, the Roku Plex client uses the HLS container for streaming and so the container you use should be irrelevant. The Plex media server with swap containers from the source to HLS on the fly - this is direct streaming. The codec used does, however,…
  • Since you have the logs that say the video is being transcoded it should also tell you why. The output before the "cannot copy video" statement is the anlysis of the video to determine if direct streaming can occur. Most likely (based on my exper…
  • A couple of questions: i) have you checked the PMS logs or run PMS from the command line to look at why PMS thinks it needs to transcode. That's the only real way of finding out as there are too many variables to guess. ii) as I mentioned in a p…
  • I've stated the same thing god knows how many times but here goes again. Direct play is certainly possible but low on the priority list to work on. Why? - Well, it is only possible for a very small subset of the various formats out there and Pl…
  • Alfmeister wrote: The Tested Video of the Plex on the Roku shows 'select audio options' with the choices being either stereo or 5.1. I'm wondering if the latest beta release of the Roku channel simply automates this task so that it always choose…
  • Absolute garbage. If the media server thinks the Roku can deal with the file it will stream it by swapping containers to one compatible with HLS (the streaming protocol used by the Roku). The actual underlying video file is untouched in this case. …
  • The video artefacts are a known issue with the current firmware on the Roku2 - they (Roku) introduced a bug on their last update. There's a number of other threads discussing it. How do you know that PMS is transcoding? It will say there's a tran…
  • The Roku does nothing different with respect to the other clients in this regard. It certainly can and does accept streams in which the audio is transcoded and the video is not. The only real way to tell what's going on is to look into the logs/t…
  • And what is the CPU of your PMS server machine doing at this point? This sounds to me like a full transcode is going on and your PMS can't keep up. Jonny F1nkster wrote: Well...an unfortunate development this evening. I had remuxed the m…
  • Yes, it does support direct streaming. First, how do you know that PMS is transcoding? Direct streaming will also use ffmpeg to transfer to a new container, it just won't be as CPU intensive as transcoding. Second, the Roku has poorer video ca…
  • If I understand you correctly I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of changing the section background art (or whatever it is called) in the plex media manager. Roku will use whatever is specified for each section (movies, tv, etc) within PMS. Jonny
  • 81tranzam wrote: Alan, Not using Soundflower. And I only have an iPhone... You need sound flower installed to allow PMS to capture the audio stream for flash based plugins Jonny
  • Bummer about the stacked grid views. That was the reason I didn't go any further with it. It was supposed to be fixed in 3.0 but then so was 5.1 support. I spoke to Élan a while back about audio transcoding and it being needed by the Roku. You mi…
  • krk918 wrote: I currently have an ATV2 as well as iphones, ipads, etc that I've been using before I discovered Plex. As a result, I have many .m4v movies encoded via handbrake with the AAC track first and AC3 pass-through as the second audio tr…
  • Yes, I don't believe iso files work for any client except the native mac client. Try makemkv? Jonny
    in Roku 2 Comment by jwray December 2011
  • The Plex server converts all file formats to HLS streaming format so they plan on the Roku. Downside of this is that although the specifications say it should work (we think, we've had trouble getting confirmation from Roku), 5.1 acc pass through ap…
  • Couple of things and see if anything springs to mind: - what distortions are people talking about? - what was updated (Roku firmware, Roku channel code or PMS)? Previous issue with SD looking bad was a PMS issue. Maybe a regression? Jonny
  • A few follow up points. - If my memory serves me right Roku supports mkv over USB but does not over streaming. - if a file can be supported natively by Roku ( which includes mp4 when streaming) then direct streaming from PMS will work, which is…
  • yes, it was http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/user/50795-samukas/ Jonny
  • Actually the Roku does ac3 passthrough over HTS (and we use MKV as the container for HTS). But yes, I was under the impression that PMS should be able to transcode to the supported audio formats. Jonny jumperalex wrote: I believe the Rok…
  • As an FYI one of the other users has been working on getting native srt subtitle support working. Ie if there's an srt file tell PMS to ignore it and so not trigger burning in and transcoding, and send the srt file URL directly to the Roku and let i…