What media formats are supported?

General Media Support

Video Support

Content matching the following can usually be Direct Played:

  • MP4 container
    • Video Encoding: H.264, H.265 (HEVC), mpeg4, VC-1
    • Audio Encoding: AAC, AC3, EAC3, MP3
  • MKV container
    • Video Encoding: H.264, H.265 (HEVC), mpeg4, VC-1
    • Audio Encoding: AAC, AC3, ALAC, FLAC, MP3

Other content will need to be either Direct Streamed or transcoded. We're working with Microsoft to bring support for more native formats.

Related Page: Plex Media Server > Direct Play, Direct Stream, Transcoding

Music Support

The following audio formats are currently supported for music playback:

  • AAC
  • ALAC
  • FLAC
  • MP3
  • M4A
  • WAV

Other supported audio formats will be automatically transcoded for compatibility.

Does the app support DTS audio?

At present, there is no support for 3rd-party applications to play DTS audio. Content with DTS audio will have the audio automatically transcoded by the Plex Media Server in order to preserve the surround sound audio channels.

We're working with Microsoft to bring DTS playback support in the future.