Transcoding when not needed

Hi all.
I have Android app installed on Galaxy s9+, the problem is it transcodes movies that do not need transcoding, I currently use Emby and the same file direct plays on the same device, (transcoding reason codec not supported)

Regards
Chris
Liking Jellyfin.

Example file

Video

Title720P H264
CodecH264
AVCYes
ProfileHigh
Level51
Resolution1280x534
Aspect ratio2.40:1
InterlacedNo
Framerate29.970032
Bitrate4348 kbps
Bit depth8 bit
Pixel formatyuv420p
Ref frames1
NAL4

Audio

TitleDolby Digital stereo Default
CodecAC3
Layoutstereo
Channels2 ch
Bitrate256 kbps
Sample rate48000 Hz
DefaultYes

Hi there - it should only be transcoding the audio, as there isn’t native playback for Dolby Digital just yet. It shouldn’t be too much of an issue, as audio transcoding is generally very easy.

The app is being worked on to have this supported soon.

Thanks for the reply.
It looks to be also transcoding video.

Here are FFMPEG Logs

    http://192.168.1.2:8196/videos/7862a544-f334-1d45-9389-eb41e2cefd90/hls1/main/0.ts?DeviceId=8dc985a8ae2825a7&MediaSourceId=7862a544f3341d459389eb41e2cefd90&VideoCodec=h264&AudioCodec=mp3,aac,opus&AudioStreamIndex=1&VideoBitrate=139744000&AudioBitrate=256000&PlaySessionId=fd901ee496a04b9da9ddb927c1198153&api_key=73124416daac45a3bcb17266a32ae851&TranscodingMaxAudioChannels=2&RequireAvc=false&Tag=68921e1da7d0d4f74b5693a9e7079e80&SegmentContainer=ts&MinSegments=1&BreakOnNonKeyFrames=False&h264-profile=high,main,baseline,constrainedbaseline&h264-level=41&TranscodeReasons=VideoCodecNotSupported,AudioCodecNotSupported

{"Protocol":"File","Id":"7862a544f3341d459389eb41e2cefd90","Path":"/media/Movies/Action drama others/Harriet (2019)/Harriet (2019).mkv","Type":"Default","Container":"mkv,webm","Size":4078640896,"Name":"Harriet (2019)","IsRemote":false,"ETag":"68921e1da7d0d4f74b5693a9e7079e80","RunTimeTicks":75040448512,"ReadAtNativeFramerate":false,"IgnoreDts":false,"IgnoreIndex":false,"GenPtsInput":false,"SupportsTranscoding":true,"SupportsDirectStream":true,"SupportsDirectPlay":true,"IsInfiniteStream":false,"RequiresOpening":false,"RequiresClosing":false,"RequiresLooping":false,"SupportsProbing":true,"VideoType":"VideoFile","MediaStreams":[{"Codec":"h264","Language":"eng","TimeBase":"1/1000","CodecTimeBase":"317/19001","VideoRange":"SDR","DisplayTitle":"720P H264","NalLengthSize":"4","IsInterlaced":false,"IsAVC":true,"BitRate":4348205,"BitDepth":8,"RefFrames":1,"IsDefault":true,"IsForced":false,"Height":534,"Width":1280,"AverageFrameRate":29.970032,"RealFrameRate":29.970032,"Profile":"High","Type":"Video","AspectRatio":"2.40:1","Index":0,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"PixelFormat":"yuv420p","Level":51},{"Codec":"ac3","TimeBase":"1/1000","CodecTimeBase":"1/48000","DisplayTitle":"Dolby Digital stereo Default","IsInterlaced":false,"ChannelLayout":"stereo","BitRate":256000,"Channels":2,"SampleRate":48000,"IsDefault":true,"IsForced":false,"Type":"Audio","Index":1,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"Level":0}],"MediaAttachments":[],"Formats":[],"Bitrate":4604205,"RequiredHttpHeaders":{}}

/usr/lib/jellyfin-ffmpeg/ffmpeg -f matroska,webm -i file:"/media/Movies/Action drama others/Harriet (2019)/Harriet (2019).mkv" -map_metadata -1 -map_chapters -1 -threads 0 -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -map -0:s -codec:v:0 libx264 -pix_fmt yuv420p -preset veryfast -crf 23 -maxrate 4348205 -bufsize 8696410 -profile:v high -level 4.1 -x264opts:0 subme=0:me_range=4:rc_lookahead=10:me=dia:no_chroma_me:8x8dct=0:partitions=none  -force_key_frames:0 "expr:gte(t,0+n_forced*3)" -g 90 -keyint_min 90 -sc_threshold 0 -vf "scale=trunc(min(max(iw\,ih*dar)\,1920)/2)*2:trunc(ow/dar/2)*2" -start_at_zero -vsync -1 -codec:a:0 libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 256000  -copyts -avoid_negative_ts disabled -f hls -max_delay 5000000 -hls_time 3 -individual_header_trailer 0 -hls_segment_type mpegts -start_number 0 -hls_segment_filename "/config/data/transcodes/3f4587356ae16b9daa9fc3d69aea1adb%d.ts" -hls_playlist_type vod -hls_list_size 0 -y "/config/data/transcodes/3f4587356ae16b9daa9fc3d69aea1adb.m3u8"


ffmpeg version 4.2.1 Copyright (c) 2000-2019 the FFmpeg developers
  built with gcc 7 (Ubuntu 7.5.0-3ubuntu1~18.04)
  configuration: --prefix=/usr/lib/jellyfin-ffmpeg --target-os=linux --disable-doc --disable-ffplay --disable-shared --disable-libxcb --disable-vdpau --disable-sdl2 --disable-xlib --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-static --enable-libfontconfig --enable-fontconfig --enable-gmp --enable-gnutls --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libdrm --enable-libfreetype --enable-libfribidi --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopus --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libzvbi --arch=amd64 --enable-amf --enable-nvenc --enable-nvdec --enable-vaapi
  libavutil      56. 31.100 / 56. 31.100
  libavcodec     58. 54.100 / 58. 54.100
  libavformat    58. 29.100 / 58. 29.100
  libavdevice    58.  8.100 / 58.  8.100
  libavfilter     7. 57.100 /  7. 57.100
  libswscale      5.  5.100 /  5.  5.100
  libswresample   3.  5.100 /  3.  5.100
  libpostproc    55.  5.100 / 55.  5.100
Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'file:/media/Movies/Action drama others/Harriet (2019)/Harriet (2019).mkv':
  Metadata:
    encoder         : libebml v1.2.3 + libmatroska v1.3.0
    creation_time   : 2020-03-08T21:41:35.000000Z
  Duration: 02:05:04.05, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 4348 kb/s
    Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p(tv, bt709, progressive), 1280x534 [SAR 1:1 DAR 640:267], 29.97 fps, 29.97 tbr, 1k tbn, 59.94 tbc (default)
    Stream #0:1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 256 kb/s (default)
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (h264 (native) -> h264 (libx264))
  Stream #0:1 -> #0:1 (ac3 (native) -> mp3 (libmp3lame))
Press [q] to stop, [?] for help
[libx264 @ 0x5569af975600] using SAR=1/1
[libx264 @ 0x5569af975600] using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2
[libx264 @ 0x5569af975600] profile Main, level 4.1
[libx264 @ 0x5569af975600] 264 - core 152 r2854 e9a5903 - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec - Copyleft 2003-2017 - http://www.videolan.org/x264.html - options: cabac=1 ref=1 deblock=1:0:0 analyse=0x1:0 me=dia subme=0 psy=1 psy_rd=1.00:0.00 mixed_ref=0 me_range=4 chroma_me=0 trellis=0 8x8dct=0 cqm=0 deadzone=21,11 fast_pskip=1 chroma_qp_offset=0 threads=3 lookahead_threads=1 sliced_threads=0 nr=0 decimate=1 interlaced=0 bluray_compat=0 constrained_intra=0 bframes=3 b_pyramid=2 b_adapt=1 b_bias=0 direct=1 weightb=1 open_gop=0 weightp=1 keyint=90 keyint_min=46 scenecut=0 intra_refresh=0 rc_lookahead=10 rc=crf mbtree=1 crf=23.0 qcomp=0.60 qpmin=0 qpmax=69 qpstep=4 vbv_maxrate=4348 vbv_bufsize=8696 crf_max=0.0 nal_hrd=none filler=0 ip_ratio=1.40 aq=1:1.00
[hls @ 0x5569af96df80] Opening '/config/data/transcodes/3f4587356ae16b9daa9fc3d69aea1adb0.ts' for writing
Output #0, hls, to '/config/data/transcodes/3f4587356ae16b9daa9fc3d69aea1adb.m3u8':
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    encoder         : Lavf58.29.100
    Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (libx264), yuv420p, 1280x534 [SAR 1:1 DAR 640:267], q=-1--1, 29.97 fps, 90k tbn, 29.97 tbc (default)
    Metadata:
      encoder         : Lavc58.54.100 libx264
    Side data:
      cpb: bitrate max/min/avg: 4348000/0/0 buffer size: 8696000 vbv_delay: -1
    Stream #0:1: Audio: mp3 (libmp3lame), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 256 kb/s (default)
    Metadata:
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Enter command: <target>|all <time>|-1 <command>[ <argument>]

Parse error, at least 3 arguments were expected, only -1 given in string ''
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video:52751kB audio:8209kB subtitle:0kB other streams:0kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead: unknown
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Here is another, this 4k video does not need transcoding

# Video

Title4K HEVC
CodecHEVC
ProfileMain 10
Level153
Resolution3840x1600
Aspect ratio2.40:1
InterlacedNo
Framerate23.976025
Bitrate21174 kbps
Pixel formatyuv420p10le
Ref frames1

## Audio

TitleEng DTS 7.1 Default
Languageeng
CodecDTS
ProfileDTS-HD MA
Layout7.1
Channels8 ch
Sample rate48000 Hz
Bit depth24 bit
DefaultYes

## Audio

TitleSpa DTS 7.1
Languagespa
CodecDTS
ProfileDTS-HD HRA
Layout7.1
Channels8 ch
Sample rate48000 Hz
DefaultNo

## Audio

TitleFre DTS 7.1
Languagefre
CodecDTS
ProfileDTS-HD HRA
Layout7.1
Channels8 ch
Sample rate48000 Hz
DefaultNo

## Subtitle

TitleEng - Default
Languageeng
CodecPGSSUB
DefaultYes
ForcedNo
ExternalNo

## Subtitle

TitleSpa
Languagespa
CodecPGSSUB
DefaultNo
ForcedNo
ExternalNo

## Subtitle

TitleFre
Languagefre
CodecPGSSUB
DefaultNo
ForcedNo
ExternalNo

## Subtitle

TitleSpa
Languagespa
CodecPGSSUB
DefaultNo
ForcedNo
ExternalNo

## Subtitle

TitleFre
Languagefre
CodecPGSSUB
DefaultNo
ForcedNo
ExternalNo

HEVC will definitely transcode, we don’t have direct play support for it in the app yet.

For the first video, it looks like the particular file is reported as Profile Level 5.1, which seems high? I believe only 4.1 plays directly.

5.1 plays directly fine. emby and plex have it up to 5.1 and it plays fine.

Each app uses its own player, so just because Emby’s and Plex’s apps handle level 5.1 doesn’t mean Jellyfin’s app does.

Try specifying an external player which supports level 5.1 (and much higher - I see your 4K video is at level 10). Alternatively, use the web interface and hope that your browser can handle (or at least hand off) the rendering properly.

I wonder if the Jellyfin app on android tv be able to play level 5.2 in the future? As I keep having to use Plex for all my movies as they are true HD Atmos. I really would like to get rid of Plex all together, but I find myself using it exclusively.

Not to hijack this thread, but any plans for the dashboard to eventually give more data when transcoding? Currently it seems to transcode everything for me, but it doesn’t tell me if it is transcoding audio but direct streaming video or if it is transcoding both. I have very little content that is h.264 with aac audio (most has surround sound) so I expect it to transcode for now based on what I have read, but more granular info about the audio/video streams would be nice.

It should tell you the reason? There would be a little “i” icon that you can click for details.

For the most part:
Direct Play - no transcoding
Direct Stream - Repackage or transcoding audio/subtitles (pulling streams out of MKV with no change and/or transcoding audio/adding subtitles)
Transcoding - Changing video completely to fit

It doesn’t seem to. Just says transcoding. See images.
Capture
Captured

Maybe it’s because it’s playing from the newer Roku app? I’ll have to try my firestick.

Edit - I just tried on my android phone and it DOES show the info button that gives a reason. Not for the Roku, though. I can understand since that is being worked on (as I assume bitrate settings are in the work for it too).

Thanks

Ah interesting! We’re working on the playback profiles for Roku now, but I’ll have to check that. I wonder why it doesn’t report that…