HDhomerun Config GUI settings

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wysocki
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HDhomerun Config GUI settings

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I'm using my Extend with Plex and in the HDHomeRun Config GUI there is a setting for transcoding: Native, Heavy, Mobile, Internet540(480/360/240). I'm a real novice when it comes to all the technicalities of video, so can someone explain the implications of these settings?

May be unrelated, but I'm having issues getting a good recording in Plex, particularly from channel 2 (KCBS). Most of my channels show signal strength/quality above 90% but KCBS shows 64% / 76%. I have a rooftop antenna about 30 miles from the mountaintop with the transmitters.

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Re: HDhomerun Config GUI settings

Post by ebo »

wysocki wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:55 pm I'm using my Extend with Plex and in the HDHomeRun Config GUI there is a setting for transcoding: Native, Heavy, Mobile, Internet540(480/360/240). I'm a real novice when it comes to all the technicalities of video, so can someone explain the implications of these settings?
I copied the following description of the HDTC formats from a post here back in 2016. I couldn't find the original post; it may have scrolled off by now. "Native" is not listed; it's not transcoded, it's whatever is received.

HDTC-2US Transcode Profiles:
• heavy: transcode to AVC with the same resolution, frame-rate, and interlacing as the original stream. For example 1080i60 AVC 1080i60, 720p60 AVC 720p60.
• mobile: trancode to AVC progressive not exceeding 1280x720 30fps.
• internet720: transcode to low bitrate AVC progressive not exceeding 1280x720 30fps.
• internet480: transcode to low bitrate AVC progressive not exceeding 848x480 30fps for 16:9 content, not exceeding 640x480 30fps for 4:3 content.
• internet360: transcode to low bitrate AVC progressive not exceeding 640x360 30fps for 16:9 content, not exceeding 480x360 30fps for 4:3 content.
• internet240: transcode to low bitrate AVC progressive not exceeding 432x240 30fps for 16:9 content, not exceeding 320x240 30fps for 4:3 content

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