Plex 3D streaming to N3DS?

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  1. bache
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    bache GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    There are plenty of posts claiming that Plex can stream 3D movies to the N3DS. When I try, it always says "Failed to load video". What am I doing wrong? I've set it to output at 1.5mbps 480p, but no luck. It works fine on my phone though.
     
  2. Maximilious

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    I haven't tried Plex on my N3DS yet. I know on my O3DS the website wouldn't load but with the new browser it may work. 3D uses a very high bitrate due to basically streaming two images to any device, and it did not work at all streaming wirelessly to my smart TV, the bandwidth was too high and it caused a great amount of buffering to occur. To fix that I just hardwired, but for the 3DS the bitrate may be what's killing it for you.

    Smaller 3D videos will probably work, but a full length 720p or 1080p movie probably won't. Imagine squeezing 7GB worth of data down to a 1.5MB stream, that's like trying to drink a McDonalds milkshake with a coffee stir. It's possible, but it will take a long time for your computer (Plex) to transcode all of that, and is likely causing it to time out on you.
     
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    Have you tried doing this?!? How'd it go?
     
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    Did you even read my post? Litterally just posted a few minutes ago. lol

    Edit: Totally missed the bold in your reply hahaha, response below
     
  5. Lucifer666

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    lol they were asking if you've tried to drink a mcdonalds milkshake with a coffee stir
     
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    Ahhh, well it took about 2 days, but I did it!
     
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    I've used emby on my 3ds, but like you it took a lot of luck to get something playing, try and try again I'd say.

    Unless it's really good 3D porn, which there is none of, I'd just use my phone.
     
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    Following the advice of another member, even though I set it to 1.5mbps in the settings, there's a settings button in the top right corner just before you click the play button. I selected 1.5mbps from the dropdown there, and now it's all working fine. The quality is pretty bad, but seeing as I have a 3D projector in my bedroom, I'll probably just use this for toilet viewing :P.
     
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    Sounds like good dating advise for my son. Take her to McDonalds and buy her a milkshake and hand her a coffee stir. If she can finish it in under 10 minutes, marry her,
     
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    Sometimes it's not the video that's the problem. The audio should be AAC at around 128kbps. I've used Plex to watch full 3D movies and it works and looks great as long as you encode your videos in handbrake/etc beforehand.
     
  11. RitchieRitchie

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    Slightly OT but I wonder if anyone can help? Is there any way to stream films from a pc to an O3DS?
     
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    Browser is not compatible with Plex. It will try to load but just sit there in my experience. Seems the new browser on N3DS works fine though.
     
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    thanks for letting me know
     
  14. Kafke

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    Plex runs on html5, which the N3DS browser supports. I watched a 3D movie just fine streamed from my laptop. Not worth it in the slightest though. The 3DS requires a certain resolution/streaming rate in order to actually detect/play the video file, which makes it look like absolute shit. Fun for a POC, but not really usable.