There are some lucky guys have got some 4K Video files, but the problem is, when guys tried to play 4K video via Plex from WD My Cloud EX2, it seems that Plex won’t support H.265(HEVC) 4K directly.
Q: “I’d like to store my 4k video’s on an EX2 RAID1, I have tried the media server and the Plex app but both say the files are unrecognised and do I want to play the next one. Does anyone know how to accomplish this? at the moment I am manually transferring the files to a USB stick and plugging directly into the TV which works but is not ideal.”
As far as we know, WD MyCloud EX2 RAID1 and ]Plex supported media file formats are restricted to MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264). H.265/HEVC 4K movie is not included here. So, how to prepare your H.265 videos for playback on Plex/EX2 RAID1? Luckily, there’s a workaround that can make your movies playable on Plex/EX2 RAID1 – Encode H.265/HEVC to H.264 MP4 videos for Plex/EX2 RAID1.
To get it done, all you need is a reliable 4K Video converter. Just like the way it is dealing with 1080p HD and 4K videos, the upgraded Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is surely in the support of converting 4K H.265 Video in any format sand creating H.265/HEVC MP4 video faultlessly. (Here isreview).
Overall, this program is a completely professional H.265/HEVC encoder, decoder, player and editor. It provides three new output format presets for H.264, and one for H.265 in Common Video Option for better playback. In addition, this H.265 Converter is also available to decode your 4K H.265 files to WD MyCloud EX2 RAID1 supported video for watching via Plex. For Mac users, you can turn to Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac for further usage.
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Step-by-step: Stream H.265/HEVC 4K Video to Plex from WD MyCloud EX2
Step 1: Import 4K Videos to the converter
Install and run 4K to Plex/WD MyCloud EX2 RAID1 converter, and then click the “Add” button to load the .4K videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the media files to the application UI.
Step 2: Select Plex/EX2 RAID1 supported format
After the files are added, click Format > Common Video and set output video format as mp4. The reason mp4 is the target format is that by packing the videos in mp4, the file size will be reasonable small and the video quality remains. HD MP4 video from “HD Video” is suitable. Learn >>Best Video Settings for playing in Plex.
P.S. Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video. Learn>> How to downsize 4K Videos to 1080p Videos for Plex.
Step 3: Start 4K to Plex conversion
Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the H.265 Converter will start converting 4K to Plex and WD MyCloud EX2.
Step 4: Import 4K H.265 to Plex
After the conversion, get the output files by clicking the Open button. Now the converted 4k video is ready to be streamed to WD MyCloud EX2 via Plex.
Now you can enjoy your 4K H.265 movies with WD MyCloud EX2 through Plex at your will. Enjoy.
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