In the following article, we can learn that best solutions about "HEVC x265 buffering playback issue for Plex" forum questions with best quality playback.
Q: "Can I play HEVC x265 via Plex? I have scoured the forum in the hope of finding some information on my issue, but have been unable to find anything so far. Apologies if this has already been answered somewhere. I would love to be able to encode some of my films manually to HEVC/H265 to save space but keep quality but it doesn't seem that Plex supports it yet?"
While, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265) is the latest video compression standard that promises to deliver visual quality equivalent to H.264/AVC with up to 50% bitrate savings. In most cases, to get higher video quality and definition for playback via Plex. Are you still confused with the H.265/HEVC recordings on Plex? No good measures of watching H.265/HEVC videos smoothly to enjoy via Plex with the high quality? Here we can drop all the related troubles away!
Well Preparation: H.265 to Plex converter---Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Read the review) is the highly recommended for transcoding H.265/HEVC video source for Plex. It is one of the firsts to provide an H.265 encoder/decoder for Windows and it ranks top on the H.265 converter application list.
With it, you can convert H.265 to H.264 MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, MPG, FLV, M4V as Plex supported formats as with several mouse clicks as well as create H.265 video from non-H.265 videos. Besides, optimal presets for NLEs like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, After Effects to help you have smooth H.265 video playing & editing workflow.
How to convert H.265 to play in Plex with ease?
STEP 1. Add H.265 videos
Run H.265 Converter program, go to the menu bar, select "Add Video" button to select the H.265 files you want to import. You can also directly drag the video files to the program for conversion. It supports batch conversion so you can import multiple files at a time.
STEP 2. Choose an output format you want
Click on "Format" bar, select any format you need from the drop-down profile list. You can choose regular video formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, etc. from Common Video. Or choose format from "HD Video" to get 1080p output. It suitable for Plex. If you would like to enjoy movies from Plex to your mobile phone and tablet like iPad, you can select a decent format like "iPad > iPad HD Video(*.mp4)" from the profile list comes with the software.
* Learn Plex Supported format.
1. Before conversion, you can go to the "Settings" to set the parameters for your movie. To compress the file size, adjust the parameters to be smaller.
2. Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of yoru original H.265 video as you want.
STEP 3: Start H.265 Video conversion
When everything is done, click Convert icon to start transcoding H.265 files. Once you've liberated your movie library on Plex, you'll make it available for viewing on HDTV anytime, anywhere by streaming via Plex. Enjoy.
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