Note: Plex HTPC is currently a forum preview and can be downloaded from the forums.
Plex HTPC has numerous settings, accessible under the Settings menu, which can be found either at the bottom of the sidebar or from within the user menu.
- Automatically Sign In: If in a Plex Home, skip the user picker and sign directly into the last signed in user. (Managed users cannot change this setting).
- Language: The language used for interface elements (library content will display in the language set by the server admin for that library).
- Clock: Show clock on the top right of navigation screens.
- Time Format: Choose a 12- or 24-hour format for time.
- Background Style: Dim or Blur the background art on detail screens.
- Visibility: Switch between Windowed, Maximized, and Full Screen views for the app.
- Keep Plex on Top of Windows: Choose keep the app above other app windows; never, only during playback or always.
- Remember Selected Tab: When selecting a library, return to the last tab used (Recommended, Library, Collection, etc.).
- Auto Play: From the post play screen, count down and automatically start the next item in a Play Queue.
- Cinema Trailers: How many cinema trailers to play before movies. (Cinema Trailers must be enabled on the server’s Extras setting.)
- Feedback Sounds: Play an audible click when navigating through menus/options.
- Theme Music: Play theme music on item detail screens, when available.
- Screen Saver: Choose how soon the screensaver starts after user interaction or video playback stops.
- Screen Saver Type: Choose the screen saver style: Plex Logo, Entertainment (backgrounds from items in pinned libraries), or Photos. Note that if a personal media source is not pinned, the Plex Logo screensaver will be used.
- Reduce Motion: Reduces the amount of animations and automatic changes throughout the app.
- Show End Time for Video Playback: Displays the time the video will end in in the on-screen display player controls.
- Normalize: Reduces volume to avoid clipping when converting from multi-channel audio formats.
- Exclusive Audio: Bypasses the system audio mixer, ensuring that only the media’s audio is sent to the audio device. Prevents sounds from other applications on the selected device.
- Audio Device: Choose the audio device for sound output.
- Fixed Audio Offset: You can adjust the audio offset (compared to the video) for different display refresh rates.
- Local Quality: Video quality when playing back from a Plex Media Server on the same local subnet.
- Remote Quality: Video quality when playing back content from a remote Plex Media Server or streaming from an internet source.
- Allow Direct Play: Allows the video to played as is, if possible.
- Allow Direct Stream: Allows the format to be changed but internal streams to be played as is, when possible.
- Use Hardware Decoding: May improve video playback performance. (Disable if encountering unexpected playback problems.)
- Zoom: Options to alter the video stream to fit the screen.
- Enable Refresh Rate Switching: Change the refresh rate of the TV/display to match the video being played.
- Refresh Rate Switching Delay: Pause video playback to give time for the TV/display to switch refresh rates. (Generally if audio doesn’t work after a refresh rate change, increase the delay in this setting.)
Options to change the subtitle and position of most text based subtitle formats. Does not affect ASS/SSA and image based subtitles (such as PSG or VOBSUB).
Manually enter the IP and port of a server to connect. (Servers secure connection must be set to
disabled, and insecure must be allowed in app)
- Allow Insecure Connections: Allow an insecure connection to a Plex Media Server.
- Prefer Insecure Connections: Choose network conditions under which you might prefer an insecure connection.
- Log to Media Server: Writes app logs to the regular server logs for a chosen Plex Media Server. (Generally not advised.)
- Logging Level: The amount of detail to include in app logs. (The default of “debug” is almost always the best. Only change this if you understand what the logs mean or you are asked to by someone trying to assist you.)
- Resolution: The resolution the app interface is rendered at.
- Reset App: Resets all settings to default and signs the app out.
Access information about the app itself, such as the client version, platform version, etc.