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How to Solve H.265 in Plex Issues

Plex can’t support H.265 directly? This tutorial will explain how you can enable Plex read H.265(HEVC) files, so that you can play H.265 files via Plex without issue.

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H.265(HEVC) is a video compression standard, a successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, which aims to improve video quality, double the data compression ratio. There are some lucky guys have got some H.265 movie files, but the problem is, when guys tried to play H.265 via Plex, it seems that Plex won’t support H.265(HEVC) directly. First let’s look at some typical issues:

Q1: HEVC/H265 support on Plex

Hey! Does anyone know when this is coming? I have some of my films in HEVC/H265 but it doesn’t seem that Plex supports it yet? 🙁

Q 2: Plex can’t play HEVC videso

I have some movies coded with HEVC. When I play one of those movies, they start normally but if I need to skip through the chapters, Plex stops and says “impossible to reproduce this element”…

Actually, direct play depends on the client being able to interpret the stream. Very few platforms can natively decode H.265 streams. Finally, the Plex does do not publish a roadmap or timeline. If you want to direct stream, you need to encode H.265 into a format like H.264 that is more readily decodable. In a word, to play H.265/HEVC files via Plex smoothly, a possible way is to convert H.265 to H.264 for Plex. long with some help from third party program likeBrorsoft Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly.

This video app is professional on fast transcoding H.265 to Plex Media Server with MP4 format (the most compatible video format for Plex) without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports H.265(HEVC) videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MXF, MTS, MOV, FLV, MPG, AVI, WMV, MKV to Plex. Download the program and start the conversion task.

Guide: How to enable Plx read H.265/HEVC files

Step 1. Load original H.265 files

Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your H.265/HEVC encoded files to the program. (Drag&Drop function is included.)

Step 2. Select output format

Click “Format” and choose MP4 from “Common Video” as output format, which can be recognized by Plex easily.

Step 3. Start encoding H.265 to Plex

Finally, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert H.265 to Plex Media Server compatible video file.

After the conversion, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex will recognize, catalog, play and stream these H.265 movie files at ease.

Editor’s Note: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

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Can I Play H.265 on Galaxy S7 via Plex

Read this article you can know how to playback H.265 files on Galaxy S7 through Plex.

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I’ve been using Plex for a while now, but I’ve hit a bit of a snag. Recently I got some H.265 (HEVC) files, the problem is that Plex apps, such as on my Galaxy S7, Galaxy Tab A, and even my gaming PC, refuse to play in H.265. All of these devices are well capable of playing H.265, and even play them flawlessly when I physically put the copy on to the device and play it through an H.265 capable media player. Is it possible to play H.265 on Galaxy S7 via Plex?

Actually, Plex can’t support H.265 codec direct playback. If you want to direct stream, you need to encode H.265 into a format like H.264 that is more readily decodable. In a word, to play H.265(HEVC) files on Galaxy S7 via Plex smoothly, a possible way is to convert H.265 to H.264 for Plex. Along with some help from third party program like Brorsoft Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly.

This video app is professional on fast transcoding H.265 to H.264 MP4 format (the most compatible video format for Plex and Samsung gadgets) without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports H.265(HEVC) videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MXF, MTS, MOV, FLV, MPG, VOB, AVI, WMV, MKV to Plex. Download the program and start the conversion task.

Guide: How to enable stream H.265 to Galaxy S7 via Plex

Step 1. Load original H.265 files

Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your H.265/HEVC encoded files to the program. If you can add several files at the same time as it supports batch conversion.

Step 2. Select output format

Click “Format” and choose MP4 from “Common Video” as output format, which can be recognized by Plex as well as Galaxy S7 easily.

Step 3. Start encoding H.265 to H.264 MP4

Finally, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert H.265 to Plex most compatible video file.

After the conversion, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, you can transfer H.265 to Samsung Galaxy S7 via Plex with ease.

Editor’s Note: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

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