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Hi,
I have been trying to get the media streaming to work on my windows phone. I dont know much about the streaming softwares. I wanted to play HEVC via media streaming. Plex seems to work. But other softwares like UMS, Serviio, Emit. None of them seem to work. I am using myMedihub app on windows phone. I can play h264 files fine but hevc fails to play on my phone. Can someone help please?
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HVEC is a pretty new standard, also very demanding as far as decoding. I personally haven't played a HVAC movie on my phone, however even h.264 can be taxing.

A) When you are using Plex, do you have transcoding off or on? If so, what are the files being transcoded too?

B) If streaming remotely, what is your internet speed?
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Plex is transcoding to x264 i guess, I am not too sure. On plex its not streaming via internet, using dlna i think. I have no idea what i am doing wink.gif
UMS keeps on freezing the pc, mainly due to organising files in the folders i have selected. I can see mencoder and ffmpeg on task manager being active while using UMS. I dont understand why isnt UMS working since plex seems to transcode the hevc files.
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There are limited apps on windows phone platform for media servers. I tried using mymediahub and smart player. Both show servers but no renderer or player. So the files are just being streamed over wifi and rendered/played on phone. I want the pc to render the files and then stream it to phone. Same concept works on Emit on android, windows phone doesnt have any app like emit sadly.
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Plex is transcoding to x264 i guess, I am not too sure. On plex its not streaming via internet, using dlna i think. I have no idea what i am doing wink.gif
UMS keeps on freezing the pc, mainly due to organising files in the folders i have selected. I can see mencoder and ffmpeg on task manager being active while using UMS. I dont understand why isnt UMS working since plex seems to transcode the hevc files.

So if its actually transcoding AND streaming...that maybe your problem. What hardware are you using to transcode? It may be bottlenecking on the server side trying to transcode. Either A) Turn off transcoding all together or B) Use a codec that is less hardware intensive.

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There are limited apps on windows phone platform for media servers. I tried using mymediahub and smart player. Both show servers but no renderer or player. So the files are just being streamed over wifi and rendered/played on phone. I want the pc to render the files and then stream it to phone. Same concept works on Emit on android, windows phone doesnt have any app like emit sadly.

Does Windows phone not have a Plex app? Also are you sure that myMediaHub supports HVEC.

In all honestly, I would not use a codec until its fully supported by most players. I'd use h.264 until you can play the media files natively. h.264 is still industry standard, and still the best in my opinion...and there is really no reason to go to another codec at this time.

I'd wait a few years after a codec has been established.
Edited by cloudbyday - 9/30/15 at 6:20am
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UMS (Universal Media Server) freezes pc even if the app isnt used on phone. I open it on my pc, and after a minutes the pc freezes. Anyway Plex is available, the reason i asked is because i wanted to know if a freeware can support the feature or is it something that am doing wrong. The pc should transcode the file in x264 and stream it to phone which isnt happening. frown.gif

Any guide i can follow to setup the server right? How to use the rendering part of the software and then stream to phone tutorials?
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Plex is "free" for personal use. I use Plex whenever I am away and wanna watch anything on my phone...and I don't pay a thing.

There's a thousand guides for it. I'd probably stick to the plex.tv forums for support. I have also tried various third party applications...such as Emit, Serviio...in the end, it didn't serve its purpose. Plex is the easiest and best way of doing it.

Doing a brief googling...resulted in several threads about transcoding/encoding movies from/to HVEC. HVEC takes a serious load of CPU since its a highly compressed video format. So transcoding form/to HVEC and h.264 requires serious horse power.

Again, go through Plex.tv forums and you'll find several guides....and they will be more exhaustive and helpful then myself.

I'd go through this subforum for your Windows phone: https://forums.plex.tv/categories/plex-for-windows-phone
And this subforum for Plex Server: https://forums.plex.tv/categories/windows
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I can play only one minute of video on plex app. Have to purchase inorder to play full length video! frown.gif
Plex media server doesnt work on other apps, that is it cant play hevc files if used on other apps.
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Emby appears to have a Windows phone app, I prefer that over Plex.
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