Newbie question about 1:1 MKV Blu-ray rips, Plex and subtitles.
Hello all. Apologies is this has ended up in the wrong forum, and indeed if it has been asked before (I did do a search but a still needing some direct clarification just so I am completely clear on this matter).
I'm currently in the process of making plans to embrace Plex and moving all my video content to a media server. This task will require my ripping over 500 Blu-rays and I'm rather keen to do straight 1:1 MKV rips of my library to avoid any loss in quality (I'm quite aware what this will cost me in storage). Where I am a little confused right now is with the issue of Plex and subtitles. I own quite a substantial number of foreign films, and no doubt a number of English language films that may be interspersed with some foreign subtitled scenes.
My question is, does Plex insist on transcoding whenever there are subtitles, regardless of whether the stream is a direct feed into a PHT Client running on a capable computer (a mac Mini or NUC into the TV/Home Theatre for example)? This seems to be the impression I am getting, in which case it rather renders my having a Plex library of 1:1 rips pointless, but I just want to get some clarification. I understand Plex transcoding from the perspective of streaming to other devices around my home like an iPad, but my intention is to keep the feed going to my TV/Home Theatre free of such things.
Thanks in advance.