For people who own or plan to buy a 4K HDR TV, it would be a good choice for you to get the relatively affordable but feature-packed media box – Xbox One S to show it off. With Xbox One S, you can not only play 4K Blu-ray discs, but also stream online 4K video. Another good news is that you can also play local 4K video to Xbox One S via Plex Media Server.
What 4K formats are supported by Plex app on Xbox One S?
Although you can now watch local 4K video to Xbox One S via Plex Media Server, however, it doesn’t mean that you can direct stream any 4K video to Xbox One S via Plex. It is well known that most 4K contents are encoded with either H.264 or H.265 codec. From forum.plex.tv, we gather the information that 4K video wrapped in either MP4 or MKV container, compressed with H.265 video codec and AAC audio codec that be direct played on Xbox One S via Plex app. If the 4K video are wrapped or encoded with other incompatible container format or codec, Plex will try to transcode the 4K video for you. However, it is well known that 4K video transcoding is very process intensive, if you don’t have a powerful CPU, your computer performance will be largely slow down.
Convert unsupported 4K for Xbox One S Streaming via Plex
To get a smooth Xbox One S 4K video Plex streaming experience, we highly recommended you to transcode the unsupported 4K video to Xbox One S Plex app direct playable format and codec listed above. Here, you can get the job easily done with our best 4K Video Converter – Pavtube Video Converter. The program has enhanced media compatibility with virtually all 4K formats with the container format of AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, TS, MXF, XAVC, XAVC S and compress codec of H.264, H.265 and Prores. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple 4K video into the application at one time for conversion to save your precious time.
The program can facilitates you to convert all unsupported 4K video to Xbox One S Plex app direct playable 4K H.265 MP4 or MKV format with perfect quality. To produce the playable audio codec, just click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, in audio section, from “Codec” drop-down list, select Xbox One S Plex app readable AAC audio codec.
Fast 4K video to H.265 codec encoding
The Windows version of this program supports hard-ware encoding acceleration. You can get up to 30x faster H.265 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.
For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the same conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks.
Step by Step to Convert Unsupported 4K Video to Xbox One S for Plex Streaming
Step 1: Load 4K video into the program.
Start the program on your computer, click “File” > “Load Video/Audio” or “Load from folder” button to import unsupported 4K video files into the program.
Step 2: Output Xbox One S supported 4K file formats.
Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select Xbox One S supported 4K H.265 MP4 or MKV format.
Output 4K H.265 MP4
Tips: Then click “Settings”, in the opened “Profile Settings” window, set the output audio codec as AAC.
Output 4K H.265 MKV
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select “HD Video” > “MKV HD Video(*.mkv)”as output file format. Then open “Profile Settings” window, set the output video codec as “H.265”, audio codec as “AAC”.
Step 3: Enable GPU encode acceleration.
Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” option so that the program will accelerate conversion speed when encoding 4K video to H.265 codec.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from unsupported 4K video to Xbox One S Plex app playable 4K H.265 MP4 or MKV format transcoding process.
When the conversion is done, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with the generated files. Then you will have no problem to stream and direct play 4K video on Xbox One S via Plex app.