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When you play something, the version that should be used will either be selected for you automatically or, in many apps, you will have the option to select it explicitly. For instance, you can get to it via the Plex Web app by selecting the… option on the screen that displays preplay content.
2. Open the Plex Web app after you have enabled hardware acceleration. To access the server settings, go to the Settings menu, then select Server, and then select Transcoder. To view the advanced settings, locate the Show Advanced button in the upper-right corner of the screen and activate it. Switch on the use of the hardware accelerator when it is available. At the very bottom, click the Save Changes button.
The Media Optimizer function of Plex Media Server gives you the ability to specify content and then have your server generate “optimized” versions of that content on the fly. The server “pre-transcodes” the content based on the settings that you pick and then saves the optimized result as a different “version” of the media. Essentially, this means that the server optimizes the outcome of the “transcoding.”
The following is a guide to getting started: You should make sure that your Plex Media Server is running the most recent version available (v1…. Check to see that the supported client application you’re using is running the most recent release. Launch the client application and log in to access your account. Launch the options menu for the app, then navigate to the Quality section and turn on the setting labeled Automatically Change Quality.
There are two broad causes for the vast majority of buffering issues when streaming content in a Plex app: The requested stream is not supported by the network connection at this time. It is not possible to transcode the content at a fast enough rate for the stream.
Transcoder quality Favor encoding at a greater speed, which results in lesser quality but faster transcoding. Choose an encoding with a higher quality rather than one that is slower but has a lower quality.
One of the most common reasons users will see this unexpected CPU usage is when they enable their Plex Media Server to generate video preview thumbnails. If you have the option to Generate video preview thumbnails (advanced) activated on your server, then it will automatically generate video preview thumbnails for any new material that is added.
When a Plex app attempts to play an item that has been collapsed, it will automatically request and play the item that is the most fit for the situation. In many apps, you’ll also have the option to pick a Play Version action, which will bring up a menu from which you may select the version you want to play. Note that not all Plex apps will provide you the option to manually select the version that you want to play.
Plex was developed to enable several applications to play media files stored on a centralized server. You can physically sync media to a mobile device, play back media on your local network, or stream media over the internet. This freedom, however, does not come without any associated hassles.
The gathering of information regarding the media item in question is the fundamental objective of media analysis. All of the media you add to a Library has properties that are useful to know–whether it’s a video file, a music track, or one of your photos.
When you hover over a row, a button will appear that you may use to delete any previously configured optimizations. You will be asked to verify that the deletion should go through.