[Solved] UMS stopped transcoding subtitles

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jareeq
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Re: [Solved] UMS stopped transcoding subtitles

Post by jareeq »

It's funny that my glitch worked so long that I'm treating it as broken feature :-)
Created one more with disable_transcoding = false
If you can figure out what is going on it will be enlightening.
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Nadahar
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Re: [Solved] UMS stopped transcoding subtitles

Post by Nadahar »

Calling it a glitch might be too strong, let's call it a coincidence. The point is that when you disable transcoding, you cut a lot of the "logic" short when UMS is evaluating what to do, so it's hard to say how much of the same logic is still working when that's the case. Disabling transcoding is just mean as a way to debug/troubleshoot, to figure out exactly what a device supports while being absolutely sure that everything that plays is supported for example. It's not meant as a regular setting, because there's no need to disable it if your renderer configuration is correct.

Looking in the log, I am somewhat confused by what's happening by changes that must have been added since I left the project, but it seems like both files play without transcoding and with external subtitles. Isn't that what you're experiencing? I can see in the log that your renderer requests and receives the SRT files for both at least. What exactly isn't working?
jareeq
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Re: [Solved] UMS stopped transcoding subtitles

Post by jareeq »

Thanks for your explanation.
Maybe we lost between words purpose of this trace :-)
Needed to be sure that my current configuration is working fine as well as not making unnecessary operations.
According to your supreme help it is works just fine.

Simplifying:
- after 9.8.2 renderer configuration slightly changed
- disable_transcoding = false make UMS engine fully functional and gives opportunity to better trace what is supported
- need to carefully examine renderer definition and update it according to supported codecs to get it properly working with 10.13.0 and above
- this will assure me that I'm getting full potential of UMS,

I think there is nothing else to do in my case.
Once again thank you for your time and broad explanation.
Nadahar
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Re: [Solved] UMS stopped transcoding subtitles

Post by Nadahar »

That's good to hear :)
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