Vizio P series with 4k movie in Direct Play not working.
I have been looking at quite a few posts on the forum already, but none resolved my problem, unfortunately.
I recently bought a Vizio P65-C1, looking at the Plex website it says that H.265 HEVC videos should be supported. I have a setup of a Debian wheezy server running Plex media server in datacenter really close to where I live, so I have a a very good connection to that server (file transfers go at 10MB/s).
I could not get Plex to stream a 4K video (a 4k movie of ~50GB) on my Vizio P65 with DirectPlay.
First question: did anybody ever manage to do that?
I had to modify the Chromecast.xml file on the server to force it to use DirectPlay; otherwise it would always try to decode into H.264, I took the content from another post:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Client name="Chromecast"> <!-- Author: Plex Inc. --> <TranscodeTargets> <VideoProfile protocol="http" container="matroska" codec="h264,HEVC" audioCodec="eac3,ac3,aac" context="streaming"> </VideoProfile> <MusicProfile container="matroska" codec="mp3" /> <PhotoProfile container="jpeg" /> </TranscodeTargets> <DirectPlayProfiles> <VideoProfile container="mp4,mkv" codec="h264,HEVC" audioCodec="ac3,eac3,aac" /> <MusicProfile container="mp4" codec="aac" /> <MusicProfile container="mp3" codec="mp3" /> <PhotoProfile container="jpeg,gif,bmp,png" /> </DirectPlayProfiles> </Client>
Restarted PMS, then when "playing" the video (well, nothing really plays, right... otherwise I wouldn't be there) the video doesn't start, and the "status" tool of the web app says "Transcoding (Throttled), Video - Direct Stream, Audio - Direct Stream".
Using the latest version of PMS, latest firmware on the TV.
Here's the info on the video:
Media Video Resolution 4K Duration 1:48:05 Bitrate 67595 kbps Width 3840 Height 2160 Aspect Ratio 1.78 Container MKV Video Frame Rate 24p Audio Profile ma Video Profile main 10 Part Duration 1:48:05 File [......] Size 51.03 GB Audio Profile ma Container MKV Has Thumbnail 1 Video Profile main 10 Codec HEVC Bitrate 64267 kbps Language English Bit Depth 10 Chroma Subsampling 4:2:0 Color Range tv Color Space bt2020nc Frame Rate 23.976 fps Height 2160 Level 5.1 Profile main 10 Ref Frames 1 Title MKV (HEVC - x265 - 2160p/4K/UHD - 10bits) - (60,9Mb/s) Width 3840 ....
Transcoding is not an option since the processor of the server is not powerful enough.
Any pointer on whether this should normally work, and if so; how to debug, please? Would be greatly appreciated.