Plex Media Server MP4 - Convert MP4 to Plex for Smooth Streaming

Summary: You may find it’s hard to add?MP4?files to?Plex?Media Server or?Plex?not finding a?MP4?movie. Don’t be frustrated. We will give you a quick workaround in this page. 


I have a few folders of MP4 videos (Angry Video Game Nerd) and almost all are in MP4 format, but I found Plex doesn't seem to recognize these MP4 files. After a while of searching via Google, I got some clues. Here is the way to add, play, stream MP4 to Plex with ease. 

Before playing MP4 videos via Plex, first make sure you've added the directory to your library. Make sure that all of your MP4 videos have been organized and named according to Plex's accepted naming conventions. If it still doesn't work, it probably due to the MP4 file format itself. Native video support of Plex is typically limited to the MP4 container, H.264 video encoding, and AAC audio. Besides the video resolution is restricted to 1920x1080 or smaller. If you have some 4K MP4 videos or some MP4 files encoded with other video/audio codecs, you need to convert MP4 to Plex more compatible format. 

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How to convert MP4 to Plex friendly video 

Step 1.?Download and install Brorsoft?Video Converter

It’s the best MP4 to Plex converter app. With it, you can easily convert different kinds of MP4 movies to Plex compatible video files with high quality and fast speed. Besides, it also can batch convert AVI, MKV, MPG, VOB, etc videos for streaming via Plex Media Server. For Mac users, you can get Video Converter for Mac

Step 2. Run the MP4 converter and click add icon to load movies. You can also directly drag the target videos to the program. And batch conversion is supported well. 


Step 3. Click "Format" and choose MP4 from "Common Video" as output format, which can be recognized by Plex easily. 


Tip: 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.?Finally, click the Convert button to begin encoding MP4 to Plex highly compatible video. 

When the conversion is done, click "Open" to locate the converted videos. Now it wold be easy to organize, read and play your MP4 via Plex. 

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