Showing posts with label watch 4k on plex. Show all posts
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Friday, August 25, 2017

Play Any 4K Video on Plex Media Server

Watch how Plex makes it possible to enjoy all of your media, whether in your living room, the car, or on a boat in the South Pacific! Plex stands out of its class, which has completely overhauled its media streaming software for living room and replaces Plex Home Theater and delivers a host of new features such as 4K playback support. From Plex official website, we get this information:"Plex Media Player automatically detects the resolution of your screen and draws the interface accordingly. The app also supports playback of 4K video files using the H.264 (AVC) codec in most containers, so long as your computer is powerful enough to decode it. "

From above, to play 4k videos on Plex Media Server successfully, the premise is that 4k video must be encoded with H.264/AVC codec, besides that, you must have a powerful computer which can decode 4k smoothly.

In our daily life, there are many ways to get 4k videos, like 4k source from DJI drones, downloaded from YouTube, shot by 4K device recorders. All those 4k video could be in different container file formats such as 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MKV/TS/MXF/XAV/ XAVC S or codec like H.264, H.265, Prores, etc. To play any 4k video on Plex Media Server, here we recommend you a shortcut -  transcoding the incompatible 4K video to Plex Media Player readable 4K H.264 codec. Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac is a professional video transcoding software which can solve "play any 4k video on Plex Media Player" problem easily.

Analysis of Playing 4K on Plex Media Server

4K transcoding is a very intensive process, and it will be CPU comsuming when you running Plex Media Server to play 4k video. If your happens to run a slow computer, you can easily suffer video stuttering or lagging issue when using Plex Media Player to view the 4K video, unless you are running a powerful computer.

To solve this problem, it would be essential for you to perform a codec transcoding and format file size compression process. It would be a great hassle for you to do the codec transcoding and another program to do the file size compression process. Pavtube Video Converter could help you to compress video files size in just few clicks. Its all-round features are not limited to here, keep reading.

Features of Pavtube Video Converter

For fast computer with powerful CPU, Pavtube Video Converter has enhanced media compatiblity with all 4K container file formats and codec listed above. You can load 4k video into the program and then efficiently convert them to Plex Media Player readable 4K H.264 file formats for playback. By the way, batch conversion is also available.

For slow computer, the best way is to use Pavtube Video Converter to  compress 4K to 1080p, then you will get a higher level playback experience when wathcing 4k video on computer via Plex.

The place you need to compress 4k is not only on computer, if your TV doesn't support playing 4k video whereas you have shot some wonderful recordings, now you can perform 4k video compressing then play them on TV. Compression features also be applicable to massive device like iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note8, Eve V, game console, and more.

Moreover, compare with compress, you are also able to upscale video by adjust video settings like changing 720p to 1080p. This program supports you to import 200+ kinds of video files and output hundreds of video/audio files for various devices, like AVI, WAV, MKV, MP4, MOV, etc.

Professional editing function allows you make your personal video by trimming, cropping, adding text/image/video images, inserting SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle into source video, etc.

What is worth mentioning, batch conversion and GPU acceleration can largely save your energy and time.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress 4K for Plex Media Server Smooth Playback

Step 1: Load 4K video.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import 4K video files into the program.

Input 4K video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, just output Plex Media Player playable 4K format ""H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" under "Common Video" main category. Or you can select other formats as you like.

high profile h.264

Step 3: Adjust video settings

 Click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, from "Size(pix)" drop-down list, select "1920*1080" to compress 4K to 1080p.


Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin to convert and compress 4K to Plex Media Server compatible file codec and file size resolution.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then add converted files to Plex for playing smoothly.