Category: iOS January 26, 2021 Game On: A Plex Blog Story. It should come as no surprise that we here at Plex are media lovers. Consummate curators of all that streamy goodness. Voracious imbibers at the fount of all content. Category: iOS January 26, 2021 Game On: A Plex Blog Story. It should come as no surprise that we here at Plex are media lovers. Consummate curators of all that. How to Set Up Plex Media Server on Your Computer. To use Plex, install the Plex Media Server on the computer or network-attached server (NAS) device where you store your music, videos, and other media files. Install the Plex app on your other computers, smartphones, tablets, televisions, streaming devices, and game consoles. Then, launch the app and use it to stream your media files from Plex Media Server. Apple TV Plex is your home for free TV and movies, giving you access to 80+ live channels and thousands of on-demand titles from around the world. Stream music, podcasts, news, and more, all wrapped in a beautiful interface. No other free streaming service delivers more content to more countries, all without a subscription.
Spatial audio is one of the features for which I bought Airpods Pro, and it truly creates a more immersive movie-watching experience. Even on the small screen of my iPhone! However, there is one big caveat… not every app supports it.
Because reasons unknown to me Apple doesn’t just convert all surround audio to spatial audio but requires an API to make this happen. So right now we’re still waiting on Netflix and Youtube (among others) to implement this feature. However I also host my own Movies and TV Shows with Plex, this is great but until now didn’t support Spatial Audio. Or so I thought…
Meet custom profiles in Plex! These profiles allow us to change which codecs are sent to a certain type of device. So al we have to do is create a profile XML file with the right information and voilà… Spatial Audio!
First up, set the Plex iOS app to use the “Old Video Player”. You can find the setting here:
Settings > Advanced > Use Old Video Player
Afterwards, locate and move to the
/Plex Media Server folder on your server, check for your location here. For my Docker install we move to the folder with:
In here create a folder called
Profiles and in there a file named
iOS.xml. We can do this with the following commands:
Plex Ios App
Paste the following XML data into the nano text editor:
(Big thanks to Saiks on the Plex Forums for the profile)
Ctrl+Oand exit with
Ctrl+X.Afterwards restart your server and enjoy your Spatial Audio!