I don’t find the time on weekend to find everything by myself and I’m sorry to open a thread for such purpose.
Here is my issue at this moment.
My 4k collections is growing and we can’t watch it on our Plex TV client as it is highly lagging.
Remux 4k seems to be transcoded all the time from Plex server.
Compressed 4k are working but since, we are french we need at least EN subtitles to cope with the zillions actor’s English accents.
There lie my issue. We have .srt, PGS and probably others type of format of subtitles, and we would need to read the movies without transcoding.
So I heard about Infuse App.
The current set up is a 4k TV and an old AV / receiver not supporting recent audio codec (DTS the latest at the time).
The AV receiver is connected with an optical cable to the TV and the TV sends the sounds through PCM to the AV receiver.
We are heavily on Mac at this moment and an AppleTV 4k makes sense in our home but I don’t want to pay for something that will not bring us any value which would be to read the 4k movies flawlessly
We will be changing the AV receiver within a year and opt for an Atmos set up but not for now.
The Plex server is a gaming type PC with 6 cores / 12 threads Intel i7 and a GTX1070. Needless to say that I have no GPU accel, and the CPU saturates in a heartbeat while transcoding 4k to 4k
SO my question is:
Is there a way to read 4k movies with subtitles without lags using AppleTV at the current moment ? (no Atmos passthrough from the big thread i read). If yes, how ? What Shall I do to make it work? I’m eager to do anything to make it work properly.
Or shall get around the learning curve on handbrake and convert all the movies to a decent 1080p quality?
Cheers to you all.