Why a 1080 x264 is transcoding when playing with intranet in a imac 27" (no retina)

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#1

Hello,
I'm using a pine64 for plexserver with linux. I need to use always Direct play because is not powerful enough for transcoding.

Help me understand why with web player settings to "Maximum" , a 1080p movie is transcoding when playing to a imac 27" with chrome and using the intranet ip.

I want direct play. Why plex is transcoding?


#2

The web player is using the Browser and cannot fully utilize what your iMac is capable of.
Try installing the Plex Media Player app on your iMac instead.


#3

mmm Can’t download. It’s a premium feature?

Thanks and regards.


#4

no…

  • https://www.plex.tv/downloads
  • click “Get an App”
  • Plex Media Player > Mac should be pre-selected if you access the link from a Mac – otherwise change the selection accordingly
  • install the app
  • login with your Plex account
  • use it

#5

nah for some reason chrome failed to donwload the app.

Done with other browser.