How to Play 4K videos on Plex Efficiently

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How to Play 4K videos on Plex Efficiently

Post by CaitlinAaron on Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:21 pm

Plex and 4K - Can we play 4K video clips via Plex directly

This tutorial teaches you how to get Plex support 4K video files, so that you can play 4K files via Plex media server without hassle.

Plex says that they have built the new software for the living room PC from scratch. However, not all 4K videos are supported for Plex. Some 4K (ultra high definition) devices are recognized by the Plex app. We're working to bring 4K playback support to other devices, too. 4K/UHD content matching the following will Direct Play on supported devices.



Transcoding 4K content is a very intensive process and will require a powerful computer running Plex Media Server. So according to our many tests, we found the best way of playing 4K videos from Plex with no buffering is to transcode and compress the 4K videos to Plex supported formats for nice playing no buffering. Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is a professional 4K to Plex converter, which can convert any 4K videos including 4K MP4, 4K MKV, 4K H.265, 4K MOV, 4K AVI etc to Plex friendly formats. If you are Mac user, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

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A full guide to Convert 4K to Plex for playing

Step 1. Click "Add Flie" button to add your 4K video files to the program. Or directly drag the video you want to convert to the left item bar.



Step 2. Set right output format. Click "Format" bar, and select H.264 or H.265 MP4 from "Video" or "HD video" to fit Plex. And you can hit the "Setting" button to compress 4k to 1080p for better viewing experience.



Step 3. Click the "Start" button to convert 4K to Plex friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click "Open" to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files via Plex media server for playback with Smart TV, Apple TV, like iPhone, iPad, HTC, Samsung, Xbox One S, Panasonic UB400,etc. And you can watch all 4K videos in different formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, XAVC, MXF, etc. by yourselves.

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Re: How to Play 4K videos on Plex Efficiently

Post by jamesjennifer on Wed May 02, 2018 12:43 am

Yes, Thanks for sharing, I also want to know about it in details.

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