Not every file is guaranteed to be able to download without requiring a transcode. For instance, not every file will be capable of direct play on a device or the server might have remote streaming limitation in place (which can still apply when downloading remotely). But a wide range of content will be able to download without requiring a transcode.
Yes. There is a separate setting for Downloads. These are global settings that will apply to all content you download. If you change the setting, it will only affect content you Download in the future; existing (already downloaded) content will not be changed.
Subtitles can be downloaded following your current subtitle burn-in option on your client. If the stream will currently play the subtitle without needing to be burned-in to the video, they will be downloaded as they are. If you have set your subtitles to always burn-in, then the subtitle will be burned-in prior to download and no additional subtitles will be downloaded.
Our mobile Plex apps do not fully support all formatting capabilities possible with ASS/SSA subtitles. If you want all the formatting that comes with that subtitle format, you will need to set your app to burn in the subtitle (this is the default behavior for ASS/SSA subtitles). If you do not burn in the subtitle, it will be downloaded and you can choose to enable it during playback, but you will only see the text with basic formatting.
The Downloads feature is not designed or intended for downloading an entire library of content onto a device. You can choose specific items to download. That includes individual movies, episodes, or tracks; entire seasons, shows, albums, or artists; playlists; and more.
Yes. The Allow Downloads option when granting another user access to a server library lets you choose whether or not you want that other account to be able to download. Even if you allow the user permission to download, that user will still need their own Plex Pass subscription to do so, as outlined earlier.
Some downloads require obtaining information from the server before it can be downloaded. This may take many minutes, depending on the amount of content available on the server. Simple Download jobs such as a single video or a single TV show should begin almost immediately.
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I am not even sure where to begin with this idea. Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of film studio DreamWorks, has suggested that a new pay-per-screen-inch pricing model should be instituted as movie downloads become more popular.
It's been a long time since any industry pundit was willing to bet on the success of Toshiba's HD-DVD, but the protracted war over the future of high-definition content delivery continued regardless. Staggering and limping its way through a litany of awful sales figures and high-profile studio defections, HD-DVD was the zombie format - struck with lethal blows from all sides, but refusing to fall down and stop twitching all the same.
Microsoft's objective in all of this was simply to prolong the agony of the high-definition format war. Divide and conquer has been a strategy that has served Microsoft well over the years, and its ambitions with regard to high definition content are very clear. Although it sells technology used by both the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats, Microsoft's hope is that consumers will ultimately spurn both formats in favour of downloading HD content - preferably through Microsoft's own services, like Xbox Live. If achieving that means fermenting a format war that damages consumer confidence in both sides, so be it.
So just how much damage has HD-DVD's zombie act done to the prospects for high definition disc formats? Has it bought enough time for HD downloads to become a realistic prospect for consumers, or even for the concept to start to take root in their imaginations?
I'm not convinced that it has. Blu-Ray's victory comes early enough not to be a pyrrhic one - and there are strong signs to suggest that although downloads are beginning to earn their place in the HD content market, there will be at least another healthy generation of disc-based distribution before the world is ready to go entirely digital.
The problem which HD downloads face is simply that the market is not yet ready for them. Broadband connections even in relatively developed countries like the United Kingdom simply aren't up to the speeds required for multi-gigabyte downloads of movie content. Although speeds of 25 and even 50 megabits are advertised by some providers, the reality for UK consumers is that their broadband probably runs at somewhere between 2 and 5 megabits - and much, much lower in certain areas. With some notable exceptions, much of the rest of the world is in the same boat; the reality of broadband lags behind its promise.
Consumers, too, aren't quite ready for download content. I don't doubt that they will be, and sooner than many pundits believe - the attachment to physical products is not remotely as strong as some high street retailers and content publishers would like to think, as the incredibly fast transition from CD to music downloads is proving. However, we're simply not quite there yet, and it certainly doesn't help that few consumers are sporting home networks and properly configured media servers, replete with large hard drives, in their living rooms. Equally, it doesn't help that while consumers may be prepared to shed their attachment to physical products, they're still not going to give much ground on the question of ownership - and rental models where movies "time out" after a certain period, or can only be watched a certain number of times, are likely to prove to have very narrow appeal.
This isn't to say that HD downloads won't form a part of the video content market going forward - indeed, I suspect that the landscape of the next ten years will be much more varied than the DVD-dominated market of the last decade. Downloads, existing DVDs and Blu-Ray will all have roles to play in this market - but the important news for Sony, and arguably for the games industry as a whole, is that Blu-Ray certainly does have a role in this landscape, and a very important one at that.
It's not fair, perhaps, to say that Microsoft's gambit has failed. If Blu-Ray had become established a year earlier, it would have been a serious blow to the Xbox 360, and to Microsoft's ambitions both in downloads and in videogames. On the other hand, Sony can heave a sigh of relief that the damage done has been fairly limited - and can undoubtedly expect a major boost both for PS3 sales and for its share price off the back of Toshiba's capitulation.
It's also worth noting that for the media market as a whole - from consumer electronics through movies to games - the final end of HD-DVD means the end of a major source of confusion over high definition. Spurred on by strong sales of HD television, 2008 can at last become what every year since 2005 has been predicted to be by various analysts and commentators; the long-delayed year when high definition finally takes its place at the head of the table.
TiVo says the service, which requires a broadband connection, is designed to allow its users to "take a careful exploratory look at downloading content and the impact this will have on their broadband allocation".
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