I'm curious what transcoding means
We often talk about "transcoding" and "direct play", but what does this mean?

Transcoding

If you play video via Plex and reduce the streaming quality to anything lower then its original quality, or if you add subtitles - Then the video will transcode during playback.
If you run with the 9.99$ plan, you are allowed 1 concurrent transcode stream - If you attempt to start a 2nd, you will be met with the message "Not enough CPU to start conversion".

Direct Play

If you stream at original (highest) quality, you will be direct playing - You can run any amount of direct play streams on all plans offered by Elysium.