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Android.xml to play 4k 60fps with nVidia Shield TV

olavrbolavrb Members, Plex Pass Posts: 17 Plex Pass

Here is my modified Android.xml for Shield TV. Finally I can play Big Buck Bunny 2160p 60fps AVC/H264 without transcoding ^^

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <Client name="Android">
      <!-- Author: Plex Inc. -->
        <VideoProfile protocol="hls" container="mpegts" codec="h264" audioCodec="aac" context="streaming" />
        <VideoProfile container="mp4" codec="h264" audioCodec="aac" context="static" />
        <MusicProfile container="opus" codec="opus" id="StereoMusicTranscodeProfile" />
        <PhotoProfile container="jpeg" />
        <VideoProfile container="mp4" codec="h264,mpeg4,avc,h265,hevc" audioCodec="aac,opus,flac,ac3,mp3" />
        <VideoProfile container="mkv" codec="h264,mpeg4,avc,h265,hevc,vp8,vp8.0,vp9,vp9.0" audioCodec="aac,opus,vorbis,flac,ac3,mp3" />
        <VideoProfile container="webm" codec="vp8,vp8.0,vp9,vp9.0" audioCodec="opus,vorbis" />
        <MusicProfile container="mp4" codec="aac" />
        <MusicProfile container="mp3" codec="mp3" />
        <MusicProfile container="flac" codec="flac" />
        <MusicProfile container="ogg,oga" codec="vorbis,opus" />
        <MusicProfile container="opus" codec="opus" />
        <MusicProfile container="mka" codec="aac,vorbis,opus,mp3,flac,pcm,wav,alac,ac3" />
        <PhotoProfile container="jpeg,gif,bmp,png,webp" />
        <VideoContainer name="mp4">
            <Match name="part.optimizedForStreaming" value="1" />
        <VideoCodec name="*">
            <UpperBound name="video.width" value="4096" isRequired="false" />
            <UpperBound name="video.height" value="2160" isRequired="false" />
            <UpperBound name="video.frameRate" value="60" isRequired="false" />
            <NotMatch name="video.anamorphic" value="1" />
        <VideoCodec name="h264">
            <Match name="video.profile" list="baseline|main|high" isRequired="false" />
        <VideoAudioCodec name="aac">
            <UpperBound name="audio.channels" value="6" isRequired="false" />


  • AltheranAltheran Members, Plex Pass Posts: 19 Plex Pass

    Reviving this thread,

    Cant this modification be applie permanently in an official release ?:


    I understand this would allow the direct play of hevc content in an mkv container possible ?

    Can there be a different media profile for the shield ?

  • PerenorPerenor Members Posts: 6 ✭✭

    Where can I find this Android.XML file? I'm trying to play a x265 HEVC file with AAC sound?

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