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Plex VR Transcoding/Play Version

narenhnarenh Posts: 7Members ✭✭

Lovin' the VR app! However, I'm noticing that all my HEVC and/or HDR videos fail to play. I know transcoding 10-bit HEVC is still a little iffy, but I actually have duplicates of all my HDR videos (usually 1080p h.264) that I really wish I could either choose (as in "Play Version" which is available on other platforms), or be automatic fallbacks if HEVC playback fails. Even SDR 8-bit HEVC seems to fail and at sub-4K resolutions my server has no problems transcoding it for any other device.

PS-totally unrelated but I wish the maximum screen size wasn't so small in all 3 environments!

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  • d2dynod2dyno Posts: 139Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I agree, we need proper quality settings/version settings in VR. Even my VR videos which are in 4K, can only be downscaled to 720p lol. I have optimized versions in 1080p for them but can't play.


  • narenhnarenh Posts: 7Members ✭✭

    Thank you! I don't have a VR device to test with right now but hoping to get a replacement very soon. I never tried selecting the "SD" option, but will definitely do that as soon as I can, will report back here.

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