I have HDHomeRun EXTEND, on hardware it compress the TV recording using codec h264, see exact format below.
I have lot of different issues with viewing the recorded h264 file depending of the Plex client. For example,
1- if I use Windows 10 Plex App, the h264 file shows correctly without any extra transcoding on the server, so using “Original” in client setting.
2- However, if I use Windows 10 Chrome latest version with ‘original’ it shows lot of artifacts, and see no transcoding on server side.
3- But on the same Windows 10 Chrome if I use ‘Auto’, it select (15.7 Mbps, 1080p) and it shows perfect, and I see on server transcoding from H264 to H264.
4- On LG WebOS 3.8.0 with Plex 3.80.1 lot of artifact, pause, and sound synchronization super off with ‘original’. That Plex doesn’t have mode auto, so if I try 1080p 10 mbps, I expected to trigger conversion but not had happened, I had to try 720p to get conversion to be trigger and that workaround the issues but with visible lower quality.
5- On latest plex on latest android, I pretty much has similar issue than with Chrome on Windows 10. With original, it’s fully noise, cannot see anything, but if set to ‘auto’ it’s working.
- Due to Chrome behavior my understanding is that the encoding done by HDHomeRun is not following the 'standard' or not what most others are really standardizing to, or is corrupted.
- Plex own decoder is very resilient compared to others decoders, like the one use on Android, Chrome, and LG WebOs, to strange version of h264 or to corruption.
Question: Is the h264 encoder in HDHomeRun known to have compatibility problem?
Plex Server Version#: Version 3.77.4
Version of HDHomeRun Extend:
Device ID: 10538567
Bitrate 9807 kbps
Bit Depth 8
Chroma Location left
Chroma Subsampling 4:2:0
Closed Captions 1
Frame Rate 29.97 fps
Ref Frames 2
Scan Type interlaced
Stream Identifier 256
Display Title 1080i (H.264)
Bitrate 384 kbps
Audio Channel Layout 5.1(side)
Sampling Rate 48000 Hz
Stream Identifier 257
Display Title English (AC3 5.1)
Embedded In Video 1
Stream Identifier 256
Display Title Unknown (EIA_608)
Help and support for HDHomeRun DVR and HDHomeRun software for Windows 10, Mac, Android, XBox, etc.
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