LGwebOSTV Profile for direct play HEVC



I want to direct Play HEVC MKV Files because the Server is to slow to transcode them. The TV is able to Play HEVC (I played Hevc from USB drive)

I Can't get the Profile to work. and im not sure ist it the Identifier or the Code itself.

Am I corect to try to get direct Play for HEVC to work with a Profile for the TV.

<Client name="LGwebOSTV">
<!-- http://www.lge.com -->
<!--<Header name="User-Agent" substring="LGE_DLNA_SDK" />--> <!-- Full header is "LGE WebOS TV LGE_DLNA_SDK" -->
<Header name="User-Agent" substring="Web0S" /> <!--note the zero instead of the leter O -->
<Header name="DLNADeviceName.lge.com" regex=".*webOS.*" />
<FriendlyName substring="LLGwebOSTV" />
<!-- Option for NetCast devices -->
<!-- <FriendlyName substring="LG TV" /> -->
<ModelNumber substring="1.0" />
<ModelUrl substring="http://www.lge.com/" />
<Manufacturer substring="LG Electronics." />
<Manufacturer substring="http://www.lge.com" />
<!--<Setting name="OnlyPlainVideoItems" value ="true" />
<Setting name="OnlyStorageFolders" value="true" />
<Setting name="IgnoreTranscodeByteRangeRequests" value="true" />
<Setting name="EmitAlbumArtResources" value="false" /> -->
<Setting name="TimelineBufferOffset" value="0" /> <!--original=10 -->
<Setting name="AlbumArtPN" value="JPEG_SM" />
<Setting name="IgnoreTranscodeByteRangeRequests" value="false" />
<VideoProfile container="mpegts" codec="HEVC,hevc,h265,h264,vc1,mpeg2video" audioCodec="ac3,mp3" />
<VideoProfile container="mkv" codec="HEVC,hevc,h265,h264,mpeg1video,mpeg2video,mpeg4,wmv3,vc1" audioCodec="aac,ac3,mp3,dca,mp2,pcm" />
<VideoProfile container="mp4" codec="HEVC,hevc,h265,h264,mpeg4,avc" audioCodec="ac3,mp3" />
<VideoProfile container="avi" codec="HEVC,hevc,h265,h264,mpeg4.mjpeg" audioCodec="ac3,mp3,dca" />
<VideoProfile container="mpeg,mpg" codec="mpeg1video,mpeg2video" audioCodec="ac3,mp3" />
<MusicProfile container="mp3" codec="mp3" />
<MusicProfile container="mp4" codec="aac" />
<MusicProfile container="wav" codec="pcm,dca" />
<PhotoProfile container="jpeg" codec="jpeg" />
<VideoCodec name="*">
<UpperBound name="video.width" value="1920" />
<UpperBound name="video.height" value="1080" />
<UpperBound name="video.videoFrameRate" value="30" isRequired="false" />
<VideoCodec name="h265">
<UpperBound name="video.width" value="1920" />
<UpperBound name="video.height" value="1080" />
<UpperBound name="video.videoFrameRate" value="30" isRequired="false" />
<UpperBound name="video.level" value="51" isRequired="false" />
<VideoCodec name="h264">
<UpperBound name="video.width" value="1920" />
<UpperBound name="video.height" value="1080" />
<UpperBound name="video.videoFrameRate" value="30" isRequired="false" />
<UpperBound name="video.level" value="51" isRequired="false" />
<VideoAudioCodec name="ac3,aac">
<UpperBound name="audio.channels" value="6" isRequired="false" />
<VideoAudioCodec name="mp3">
<UpperBound name="audio.channels" value="2" isRequired="false" />
<VideoAudioCodec name="dca">
<UpperBound name="audio.channels" value="8" isRequired="false" />
<DlnaVideoProfile container="mpeg" mimeType="video/mpeg" pn="MPEG_PS_NTSC,MPEG_PS_PAL"/>
<DlnaVideoProfile container="avi" mimeType="video/x-msvideo" />

Location of the File is:

C:\Users\MEDIASERVER\AppData\Local\Plex Media Server\Profiles\LGwebOSTV.xml

Plex is running as a Service.

--jmckee edited to put xml in code tags


What does your DLNA log show when you try and playback a file?

Everything looks like it is where it should be. The main observation I have is that your profile has no transcodetargets section. This means that everything that matches to that profile should be trying to directplay no matter what.


The DLNA Log dont Show anything:

Feb 15, 2017 20:37:28.048 [8324] INFO - Plex DLNA Server v1.4.1.3362-77c6a4f80 - Microsoft PC x64 - build: windows-i386 - GMT 01:00
Feb 15, 2017 20:37:28.048 [8324] INFO - Windows version: 6.2 (Build 9200), language de-DE
Feb 15, 2017 20:37:28.048 [8324] INFO - 4 2152 MHz processor(s): Architecture=0, Level=22, Revision=1 Processor Identifier=AMD64 Family 22 Model 0 Stepping 1, AuthenticAMD

Im still not sure if the profiles file is recongnized. because nearly no file is direct played


If that's the case are you using a DLNA client on the TV or the actual Plex App?

If it's a DLNA client you should be seeing a lot of activity there once your start playing a file. There should be some MDE lines, some requests being sent to the actual server, etc.


I use the actual plex app.


If you're using the actual Plex app modifying the DLNA profile will do nothing for you in regards to getting direct play working. The MDE (Media Decision Engine) runs on the app before it makes it request for playback.

What this means is that while you can modify the profile that gets used by the app you can only control what things get transcoded into, not what things actually trigger a transcode.

This forum is the place for help with the app:

The biggest problem I have seen with transcoding and HEVC happens when the audio stream needs to be transcoded or the subtitles need to be burned into the video stream. Because HEVC isn't currently supported in an HLS stream package when the streams are converted for streaming it then requires a video transcode. This will typically be seen in your Plex Media Server.log shortly before the playback starts (The MDE lines will be reported in the logs). This is general advice as I don't have a LG smart tv the people in the smart TV forum might be better able to guide you directly.