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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.


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

Thanks in advance!


  • manolchenmanolchen Posts: 3Members

    All right, I'll answer myself :)

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


  • whoisonfirstwhoisonfirst Posts: 20Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Care to share what needs to be changed.

  • HitsVilleHitsVille Posts: 618Members, 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.


    Proud to say I have now obliterated every single mp4 from my system. I don't have crap server or client hardware so I don't need a crap container.

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