Android TV Box without transcoding



First of all sorry for my lame english.
I have 5 android boxes (S905X MagicSee Iron). I install jellyfin server on my weak debian home server just for handle my media collection (artists, covers, trailers, all that cool things).My android boxes are strong enough for playing media collection without transcoding.
First of all i installed “jellyfin-android” on my boxes. Works as expected, but unusable with ir remote control (KODI works very well on my tv box with ir remote control).
Then i install “jellyfin-android tv”. Works with remote control well (but there is no trailers) but does not play movies from my collection - jellyfin server tries to transcode and fail. I cannot find any option to disable transcoding for my tv box.

Is there any option to have jellyfin android client for tv box WITH full remote control support, trailers and WITHOUT transcoding?

Thank you for answers.


Under “Users” m You can disable that particular User from Transcoding!


Click on a particular User -> Media Playback - Disable User from Transcoding

Note: If you do this them you will have to make sure your Android Box is capable of Direct Playing your content



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