Originally Posted by JerryB01
You need to go into the Plex settings under your user account (upper right corner of the screen) and check the box to enable AC3 if you don't want AC3 audio to be transcoded.
The only thing related to that I see is:
Allow Direct Play of AC3 Audio
But I thought all "Web" settings were for the web player only and don't affect the server side?
I guess we need to compile some statistics on what video + audio codecs play natively. I guess I'll get it started:
VIDEO CODECS: H.264 level 4.1 or lower
AUDIO CODECS: AAC (2 channels) or AC3 (up to 6 channels)
RESOLUTION LIMIT: 720p
BIT RATE LIMIT: 4 Mbps
I still have a lot of mpeg2 video which I suppose will always get transcoded via this app. Given the above limitations so far it means everything I have will get transcoded.
If you do happen to have compatible video for everything except container, does it simply remux or will it still fully transcode?