I have an Android based smart projector. It's kitkat and can't play HEVC (other than with Mx player software decode, but that's too jerky to watch anyway). If I try to play such a video thru plex, it doesn't transcode, so it just plays this noisey messed up picture (the same as if I played the file locally with vlc /es/localMM). How do I force it to transcode?
One way I found was to set plex to use the android player, then the server transcodes HEVC-->H264 and it plays fine, although limited to 1 minute. I'm happy with the plex player tho if I knew how to set it so that HEVC H265 gets transcoded... (There was also an option to use an external application, but when I select that I couldn't figure out how to select which application.)
Additionally, if possible, I'd like to set it to transcode h264 1080p to 720p as this projector is only 720p anyway and if I try to play a 1080p video it stutters too often so I'd rather let my PC do the conversion... maybe this has something to do with those h264 level settings?