Why won't my Plex App's direct play h265 (HEVC)?
I've been using Plex for a while now, but I've hit a bit of a snag.
My library was always in x264, however recently I started converting it all to x265 (HEVC).
The problem is that Plex apps, such as on my Galaxy S7, Galaxy Tab A, and even my gaming PC, refuse to play in x265. All of these devices are well capable of playing x265, and even play them flawlessly when I physically put the copy on to the device and play it through an x265 capable media player.
I've set all of them to Direct Play but they are still being transcoded to x264, which given that my server is only a dual core, makes buffering quite laggy.
I've even paid for the Plex Pass on my tablet because I read about the N&I Plex Media Player, which supposedly has native support for x265. Even if I open Plex on my tablet, beam it to my TV that's running Plex for Opera, it still transcodes.
I am at an absolute loss as to why this is happening and it's making my TV watching very painful.