What media formats are supported?

The Plex for Xbox 360 app does not currently Direct Play media. Content matching the following can usually be Direct Streamed:

  • Video Encoding: H.264
  • Video Bit Depth: 8-bit
  • Audio Encoding: AAC 2.0

Other content will need to be transcoded.

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

Note: Plex on Xbox 360 is limited to 720p (e.g. 1280 x 720px) output resolution.

Is 5.1 audio supported?

The Plex for Xbox 360 app is not currently able to output 5.1 surround sound audio and is limited to 2.0 stereo output. Content with more audio channels will automatically have the audio transcoded to be compatible.

Does the app support DTS audio?

At present, it is not possible to natively play DTS audio. Content with DTS audio will have the audio automatically transcoded from the standard DTS core audio track to be compatible by the Plex Media Server.