How to Make Plex Play MKV/M2TS/AVI Video Files?

Plex is easy to install and easy to use. It is based on XBMC whose strength is its ability to order you media in various ways. For example it has a special “folder” where it keeps movies or TV shows that you haven’t finished. It also keeps new media in a special folder. So its pretty easy to find movies and other media that you are most interested in. However, we found many guys are still facing the troubles such as ‘Plex not detecting MKV files’, “M2TS files not seen in Plex”, “Plex won’t play M2TS files”,”AVI files not seen in Plex”, “Plex won’t play AVI files”…

“With the recent introduction of Chromecast for Plex to the general public, I want to play a show I downloaded online which is in .mkv format. The thing is, the mkv file does not show up on my dashboard/tablet app.”

“For some reason, Plex ( is unable to play HD .m2ts files. The sound works, but the video is just a bunch of corrupted moving color with no discernable detail.The same files play fine on XBMC, Boxee and VLC.”

In fact, there is an easy way to fix the issue. In order to stream MKV/M2TS/AVI files via Plex Media Server without problems, the easy option is to convert MKV/M2TS/AVI to Plex most compatible video files(MP4 seems to be the best one). Along with some help from UFUSoft Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly.

Overall, this video app is professional on fast transcoding MKV/M2TS/AVI to Plex Media Server with MP4 format without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports MKV/M2TS/AVI videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MXF, MTS, MOV, MP4, WMV .etc. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. For Mac users, UFUSoft Video Converter Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos on Mac OS X(macOS Sierra, EI Capitan included) for further usage.

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How to Convert MKV/M2TS/AVI to MP4 for Playback on Plex Media Server?

Step 1. Load source files to the MKV/M2TS/AVI to Plex Converter

Launch UFUSoft Video Converter. Click the “Add Video” or “Add from folder” button on to load your MKV/M2TS/AVI files. If you would like to join MKV/M2TS/AVI files together, just select these files and click Merge to join the files into one.

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STEP 2. Select output format

Click “Format” bar and choose MP4 from “Common Video” as output format, which can be recognized by Plex easily. If your source video is in 1080p and you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for Plex Media Server.

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STEP 3. Further Settings

With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

STEP 4. Start MKV/M2TS/AVI to Plex Conversion

Finally, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface. This MKV/M2TS/AVI to Plex Converter will start encoding MKV/M2TS/AVI to Plex friendly MP4 video automatically.

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