Plex is turning into a nightmare. I've been an avid user for years, but playing new H265 / HEVC content is getting on my nerves now for over a year and I am really not sure what I should do.
So I have a powerful machine for storing my library, but, I did not insert a very heavy image processing engine as it is a virtual ESXi machine that runs quite a couple of machines. H.264 content always plays fine, but even one(!) player playing low res H.265 content will put the servers CPU at 100% as it's transcoding.
So I bought AppleTV 4K. It supports HEVC right? Should just pick up the file and direct play through the Plex app right?
Wrong. Although the AppleTV is paired to the TV at 4K / 10 bit etc etc. Plex still thinks a 720p HEVC file with AAC encoding is too much to ask for the AppleTV so keeps transcoding the thing on the server. Even worse....when I put a 4K movie in the library.... it refuses to play at all because the processor is not nearly capable of transcoding 10bit 2160p on the fly.
What is wrong? We're asking for this for ages now....and the funny thing is, I installed infuse and it played straight away! No fiddling, no trouble...nothing. What's up Plex?
Even better.....Infuse has the subtiltle shift/sync option as well. Something simple that has been requested for years now on the AppleTV app. Infuse included it straight away.
I really would like to sell myself staying with Plex, but all these frustrating issues that never seem to get solved.... why?