Hello to all here, I am a new user of Plex and must say it is outstanding software. The point in my thread is to figure out how and why I am having strange issues regarding 5.1 surround sound and the lack of. First things first, my set up and components are as follows:
- Windows 8 PC (Asus Formula VI MB, i7 4770k, 24GB Ram, Samsung Evo Pro SSD (OS), 4TB Raid0 Media, GTX 560ti)
- Sony PS4 Console
- Emotiva UMC-200 Pre/Pro
- Samsung 55" HDTV
That said, all of my movies are transcoded to m2ts for the PS3 and have always played with 5.1 audio on the PS3. Since I started using Plex and going through the PS4, which I love, a majority of my movies that are 5.1 come through in 2 channel only. I do not understand why some work correctly and some do not regardless of format DTS, AC3, AAC. It would be one thing if a certain format was not working but some movies that say DTS work, some that say AC3 work and some that say AAC work. Unfortunately not all are working and I have tried multiple encoders including Handbrake with a multitude of settings with odd results. If I run Handbrake and it works for one movie and then use the exact settings for another the sound still comes through in 2 channel. I have been researching and studying the internet trying to figure this out on my own for close to 3 weeks now and am at my wits end. I'm not sure if it is the PC, the PS4, UMC or Plex causing the issue and have high hopes that this is simply a configuration error somewhere. As much as I love the software, if I can not utilize my home theater with high quality surround sound without jumping through hoops and hoping each transcode comes through in 5.1 just to be let down, back to my old setup I go. One last thing is I hear a lot about the Plex Pass and am wondering what the advantage is to having one? Thanks in advance for any and all replies, truly appreciate the support!