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Old 09-26-2015, 07:12 PM
mike1961 mike1961 is offline
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PlaceShifter Always Transcodes

It seems like no matter what I do - it always transcodes. Is there any way to turn it OFF or at least turn it off when the MP4 file are small enough so that it doesn't need to transcode? I tried the setting in properties to not transcode if it's more than 2mbs with this:


But, it continues to do it anyways and I even tried setting it down to 20000 and it still transcodes.

I also checked the task manager and transcoding is not taking up more than 10-20% CPU resources so I don't think that's an issue even though I have an old AMD Phenom IIx4 945 processor with 6GB RAM.

The other problem is that when it does transcode it seems that I can fast forward or rewind and the quality is just not good even though it seems that my upload / download speed is fine (about 8-12 mbs on average).

Any thoughts? Thank you.
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:45 PM
trallyus trallyus is offline
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If your using the PC Placeshifter , run it, and then choose settings before you click connect and click the streaming tab.

Over my local network I use playback media without transcoding but that should be what you want.

If your using some other placeshifter then someone else will have to help you out.
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:04 PM
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We have already tried going into Settings in Placeshifter before running it and checking playback without transcoding. It still transcodes.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:20 PM
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:59 PM
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I've seen this behavior as well. As soon as you go outside your home network placeshifter will transcode. I never found a solution myself.
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:58 PM
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I believe what Gustovier stated is how it's suppose to work by design. I wonder if making a VPN connection back to your home network would work. Unfortunately I don't know how to setup a VPN.
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