No Audio Since Latest Version Upgrade


#1

Since installing the latest version, I am unable to get the audio tracks when watching videos.

Only hear the music, no spoken parts.


#2

What audio format/s are you playing and on what device are you playing them on?

If you are playing multi-channel audio through a stereo system then yes, sometimes the vocals are cut out because the center front channel is responsible for vocals, but that channel is dropped when the audio is down mixed to stereo.

The only way to correct that would be to add a stereo audio track to your file or replace the multi-channel track with a stereo track.


#3

Cheers Andy.

That would be all good, but the movies worked perfectly fine before the new version came out. And if they worked fine before, but be stuffed if I’m changing all them over to a stereo format to fix a bug.


#4

But everything is accessed through a gigabyte LAN, being played on the Samsung Player & other devices.


#5

This is not a bug. The down mixing is performed the same way on any device. You should note that it does not apply to all multi-channel audio either.

It depends on how the audio was originally engineered and whether or not only the center front channel was used for vocals. Some files have the vocals spread across all three front channels and those files when down mixed play just fine.

Like I said, either add a stereo track or only download files that have stereo tracks if you do not have the equipment to support multi-channel audio.

You could of course invest in an AV Receiver if you wanted to hear the multi-channel audio, but that can be expensive and the gains are questionable.

Your network has absolutely no bearing on your audio systems whatsoever. If your device (TV etc.) only has a stereo audio system (and most TV’s only have stereo or two speakers) you cannot play multi-channel audio through that without down mixing.


#6

Well I disagree with your point. The video files **WORKED **before the last version upgrade…

That would be the main point, they worked before. No issues with any sound, be it stereo, 5.1 or 7.1. The Samsung Home Theatre system where they are played through **BEFORE **the upgrade played perfectly.

So before jumping on your high horse, read the signature to see what I use…


#7

Latest version of what? The Plex Server or the Plex client? Since you posted in the general board I am unsure of which one you are talking about.


#8

The Plex Server, it updated a couple of days ago. Since then the issue with audio has been there.

Have tried the Plex app on the Home Theatre, but it’s up to date. So the only thing that has changed is the server.


#9

What is the version number of your Plex Server?

What app are you using on your Windows 10 PC? Are you using the desktop Plex Media Player?


#10

Server Version is 1.7.5.4035

The only way I use Plex on the PC is through the QNAP server. And that’s to sort the files, not to watch.


#11

So what Plex clients are you using? It would be very helpful if you fully documented exactly how you have things set up - server, clients, etc.


#12

The Plex app version is 2.007, that appears to be the latest version on the Samsung app page.

This feeds straight off the QNAP NAS, without any issues till now.


#13

@trumpy81 said:
…If your device (TV etc.) only has a stereo audio system (and most TV’s only have stereo or two speakers) you cannot play multi-channel audio through that without down mixing.

One would think that. I’m one.
I’m Direct Playing AC3 5.1 files on my particular wonder of (stolen) Chinese Technology. I stopped trying to figure out exactly how, but the biggest hurdle was setting my devices to use DD (AC3 5.1) and not just Stereo and that seemed to trigger some Chinese Magic and the multi-channel audio started working through those two external speakers and sub-woofer plugged into the TV’s Headphone Jack.

Hey, I don’t look a gift high horse in the mouth:


…ROTBLOL…
…(Rolling on the Beach Laughing Out Loud)

BTW:
Has anyone informed the combative user that Plex doesn’t develop that Samsung App?
How 'bout pointing out that the DLNA server in PMS is woefully inadequate?
No?
(Refer to Chuckles the Seal above)


#14

@JuiceWSA said:

@trumpy81 said:
…If your device (TV etc.) only has a stereo audio system (and most TV’s only have stereo or two speakers) you cannot play multi-channel audio through that without down mixing.

One would think that. I’m one.
I’m Direct Playing AC3 5.1 files on my particular wonder of (stolen) Chinese Technology. I stopped trying to figure out exactly how, but the biggest hurdle was setting my devices to use DD (AC3 5.1) and not just Stereo and that seemed to trigger some Chinese Magic and the multi-channel audio started working through those two external speakers and sub-woofer plugged into the TV’s Headphone Jack.

BTW - you might try O2. It could ward off lightheadedness from way up there on that horse of yours:

I guess your ability to read as well Juice is just as hard as Trumpys. You might have missed the part where it goes through a Home Theatre system, which unlike your cheap stolen TV plays surround sound.

That would be the main point, they worked before. No issues with any sound, be it stereo, 5.1 or 7.1. The where they are played through **BEFORE **the upgrade played perfectly.

So unless you can be helpful… Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.


#15

I bought the TV.
The Chinese stole the technology to make it.
That’s a revolving door and keeps shooting me back into the building.
(refer to Chuckles the Seal above)

Here’s a hot tip that may be helpful:
Life - and Plex - is a work-around in progress.
If the volunteer support staff - that’s trying to help you - can’t come up with the solution and you have to wait for Plex to notice the problem and fix it, it could be a while, so you’d better start working with the volunteer support staff and/or find that work-around or you’re going to need subtitles.

One sure way to compound your issues is to irritate the volunteer support staff. They’ll simply stop trying to help you because they aren’t getting paid, have no job to lose and if abused enough will just vanish…

It may have already happened.

Ahhh, there we go… found my way out through that revolving door.

Toodles.