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Unnecessary HEVC+Audio transcoding in Plex for Kodi

manolchenmanolchen Posts: 3Members

Any HEVC file gets always transcoded (and more annoyingly AC3-5.1 to stereo too) despite neither Plex Android TV App nor KODI via UPnP transcode anything.

Both play the same file without transcoding, using HDMI audio passthrough without any glitches.

Using:

  • Plex for Kodi 0.1.1
  • Kodi Krypton 17.4
  • Server 1.8.3.4235
  • Wetek Hub Android TV v2.3
  • Audio passthrough ON everywhere (Android TV Config, Plex App & Kodi)

Thanks in advance!

Answers

  • manolchenmanolchen Posts: 3Members

    All right, I'll answer myself :)

    There's a config setting to allow h265 direct play, which is disabled by default.

    Greetings

  • whoisonfirstwhoisonfirst Posts: 20Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Care to share what needs to be changed.

  • HitsVilleHitsVille Posts: 923Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @whoisonfirst said:
    Care to share what needs to be changed.

    He just did.
    Go into settings and tick the box for hevc/x265 playback.

    HitsVille

  • gkfishergkfisher Posts: 25Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I have the same issue. Most of my files work fine but a few still won’t direcrt play. They will on native plex app but not plex in Kodi :(

  • mmhordammhorda Posts: 98Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited June 6

    seems like KODI on Android TV is trash for hevc.
    I found out that all my hevc - remuxed blurays (not free x265) are being transcoded in PLEX via KODI.

  • HitsVilleHitsVille Posts: 923Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @mmhorda said:
    seems like KODI on Android TV is trash for hevc.
    I found out that all my hevc - remuxed blurays (not free x265) are being transcoded in PLEX via KODI.

    Running on what device?

    HitsVille

  • mmhordammhorda Posts: 98Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @HitsVille said:

    @mmhorda said:
    seems like KODI on Android TV is trash for hevc.
    I found out that all my hevc - remuxed blurays (not free x265) are being transcoded in PLEX via KODI.

    Running on what device?

    Sony Android TV and Philips Android TV.

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