Transcoding video for Chromecast

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Transcoding video for Chromecast

Postby rich600 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:36 am

Hi all,

I'm playing with Chromecast video streaming. Some of my videos play fine, others play just the video and others just the audio!

The CC is pretty fussy when it comes to codecs, so are there recommended transcoding settings for Subsonic to ensure that all video will be in the appropriate format for CC?

Ideally, I'd create a CC user that uses this transcoder.

Thanks
Rich
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Re: Transcoding video for Chromecast

Postby rich600 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:39 am

Hi all,

for those interested, I created a chromecast user and assigned a new transcoder to it. The transcoder is setup as follows:

ffmpeg -ss %o -i %s -c:v libx264 -preset superfast -b:v %bk -c:a aac -strict -2 -f matroska -threads 0 -

This converts everything to MKV container, using x264 video and AAC audio, which the ChromeCast loves :-)

Cheers
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