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Use Plex to Stream Almost Any Video From PC to Xbox One

Apr 9, 2014

Installing Plex Media Server on my Xbox One Hi, I have installed the Plex app on my Xbox One X and now wish to add custom channels (i already have the zip file) which I believe needs to go in the plex plug-ins folder on my Xbox. I have a Plex Media server on my iMac, where I play movies over wifi on Plex on the Xbox 1X, which is routed to my Denon AVR1200W receiver. I have my Xbox audio setting as HDMI 7.1 uncompressed. I am trying to get the best audio possible, but it's hard to know if my receiver is decoding the audio correctly or not.

Update 2015-08-15

There is now an Official Plex client for Xbox One, making the below redundant

Introduction

Last time, I suggested we could use Plex Media Server to stream almost any video from PC to Xbox One. Here’s how to actually do it.

Install Plex

I won’t go into great detail on this since it’s already documented on the Plex website, but here’s how to setup Plex Media Server:

Download Plex Media Server.Install it on your PC.Open the Plex Media Manager.Set up a media library, pointing it to the Videos folder on your PC.Turn on DLNA via Settings -> Plex Media Server -> DLNA -> DLNA enabled:

Create a Windows DLNA media profile

Create a new file called Windows DLNA.xml with the content below. Save it in C:Program Files (x86)PlexPlex Media ServerResourcesProfiles.

Create an Xbox One DLNA media profile

Create another new file called Xbox One.xml with the content below. Save it in C:Program Files (x86)PlexPlex Media ServerResourcesProfiles.

Restart Plex

Shut down Plex Media Server (you can find the icon in your Task Tray).Restart Plex Media Server from your Start Menu / Start Screen.

Stream your content!

After restarting Plex, you should see a “Plex Media Server” icon in Windows Explorer:

If you can’t see it, you might need to:Xbox One Plex Server

Open Windows Explorer.Navigate to Computer -> Access Media.Click on Connect to a media server:

One the icon appears, find your content and stream it to your One:

Easy!

What about subtitles?

Enabling subtitles is pretty easy. Whilst on the PC:

Open the Plex Media Manager.Find the show you want to enable subtitles for, hit the drop-down next to “SUBTITLES” and make a language selection:

That’s it! The subtitles will be rendered next time you Play To.

How does it work?

If you’re interested, here’s how it works.

The Windows DLNA profile ensures that Plex only sends the Windows DLNA client file formats it supports Play To for. Any unsupported file formats will be converted to supported ones on-the-fly.

In the logfile extract below, Plex detects that Windows 8 doesn’t support mkv/h264/aac and remuxes (converts) it:

The Xbox One profile ensures that Plex only send the One file formats it can successfully stream. Again, unsupported formats are converted on the fly.

In the logfile extract below, Plex detects the Xbox One client ensures any unsupported video is converted before being sent:

That’s it!

Xbox One Plex Server Settings

Use Plex to Stream Almost Any Video From PC to Xbox One

Apr 9, 2014

Update 2015-08-15

There is now an Official Plex client for Xbox One, making the below redundant

Introduction

Last time, I suggested we could use Plex Media Server to stream almost any video from PC to Xbox One. Here’s how to actually do it.

Install Plex

I won’t go into great detail on this since it’s already documented on the Plex website, but here’s how to setup Plex Media Server:

Download Plex Media Server.Install it on your PC.Open the Plex Media Manager.Set up a media library, pointing it to the Videos folder on your PC.Turn on DLNA via Settings -> Plex Media Server -> DLNA -> DLNA enabled:

Create a Windows DLNA media profile

Create a new file called Windows DLNA.xml with the content below. Save it in C:Program Files (x86)PlexPlex Media ServerResourcesProfiles.

Create an Xbox One DLNA media profile

Create another new file called Xbox One.xml with the content below. Save it in C:Program Files (x86)PlexPlex Media ServerResourcesProfiles.

Restart Plex

Shut down Plex Media Server (you can find the icon in your Task Tray).Restart Plex Media Server from your Start Menu / Start Screen.

Stream your content!

After restarting Plex, you should see a “Plex Media Server” icon in Windows Explorer: Canon 2000d shutter count.

If you can’t see it, you might need to:

Open Windows Explorer.Navigate to Computer -> Access Media.Click on Connect to a media server:

One the icon appears, find your content and stream it to your One:

Easy!

Plex Xbox One Not Working

What about subtitles?

Enabling subtitles is pretty easy. Whilst on the PC:

Open the Plex Media Manager.Find the show you want to enable subtitles for, hit the drop-down next to “SUBTITLES” and make a language selection:

That’s it! The subtitles will be rendered next time you Play To.

How does it work?

If you’re interested, here’s how it works.

The Windows DLNA profile ensures that Plex only sends the Windows DLNA client file formats it supports Play To for. Any unsupported file formats will be converted to supported ones on-the-fly.

In the logfile extract below, Plex detects that Windows 8 doesn’t support mkv/h264/aac and remuxes (converts) it:

The Xbox One profile ensures that Plex only send the One file formats it can successfully stream. Again, unsupported formats are converted on the fly.

In the logfile extract below, Plex detects the Xbox One client ensures any unsupported video is converted before being sent:

That’s it!


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