Posted by
Message
Joe
LSU Fan
North Jersey
Member since Jan 2005
6261 posts

Plex Question (4K, Chromecast)
My buddy hooked me up with access to his Plex server. I use my iPhone to cast movies to my TV using an older chromecast (not ultra).

The issue arises when I try to cast a 4K Movie to my non-4K TV using my chrome cast which doesn’t support 4K. I get an issue about a missing codec or codec not found.

I’m obviously not expecting to view the movie in 4K, but is there a way to have either Plex or the chromecast scale it down so I can watch it in 1080? I’ve edited the Plex settings to stream a max resolution of 1080, but that didn’t fix the issue.

Any help would be appreciated!

Follow up question: If I’m out of luck on this set up, what’s the cheapest thing I can buy and stick in to this TV to get it to work? It’s my bedroom TV, so I’m not looking for anything other than casting a movie from my phone. I’ve got Apple TV’s and smartTVs in my main living room and basement.

Thanks!
This post was edited on 3/21 at 10:54 pm


DoUrden
Tennessee Fan
UnderDark
Member since Oct 2011
23126 posts
 Online 

re: Plex Question (4K, Chromecast)
I thought PLEX was the new target ala Limewire for the industry to shut down.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
03
Vrai
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2003
2810 posts

re: Plex Question (4K, Chromecast)
You're going to kill his server transcoding 4k movies on the fly
Not really sure the exact reason for your error


Stuckinthe90s
LSU Fan
Dallas, TX
Member since Apr 2013
1964 posts

re: Plex Question (4K, Chromecast)
Vrai. I have recently downloaded a bunch of 4k movies, but I have that concern. Specifically, that my friends will take my server down trying to transcode those movies on there non 4k devices. What is a good alternative? Should I only put my 4k movies on a local library that I dont share?


Vrai
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2003
2810 posts

re: Plex Question (4K, Chromecast)
I have my 4k movies in a separate library that is only available locally. For the libraries I share, I have 1080p copies of my 4k stuff
This post was edited on 3/22 at 8:41 pm


THRILLHO
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2006
47998 posts

re: Plex Question (4K, Chromecast)
quote:

I have my 4k movies in a separate library that is only available locally. For the libraries I share, I have 1080p copies of my 4k stuff


Plex allows you to limit the bitrate of shared media, so I don't see the need for multiple copies.


Joe
LSU Fan
North Jersey
Member since Jan 2005
6261 posts

re: Plex Question (4K, Chromecast)
Sooooo what do I need to be able to watch then?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Vrai
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2003
2810 posts

re: Plex Question (4K, Chromecast)
This is true......I really dont know why I went the multiple copy route then


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
TeddyPadillac
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Dec 2010
15417 posts

re: Plex Question (4K, Chromecast)
Why are you casting with your phone?
download the plex app on the apple tv or the smart tv, and if you can't, then go get a Roku or Firestick.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 1next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram