How to stream MKV files via Plex

Plex can't read MKV files? This tutorial will explain how you can play MKV files via Plex without issues.

As a media server application, Plex enables us to share music, movies on TV, PS3, Xbox360, Android, iOS, and other DLNA-certified devices locally via home network connection, or remotely, as long as you have a Internet connection. The point here, you will find it a painful experience to play MKV files via Plex. And you may encounter problems 'Plex not detecting MKV files' .As we all know, the mp4 files show up with no problem. What are the steps you need to take for the mkv files to be playable via Plex? In fact, there're easy ways to fix the issue. Here I list the solution you can take take as reference.




Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issues. In order to stream MKV files via Plex Media Server without problems, the easy option is to convert MKV to Plex compatible video files. Along with some help from third party program. With the help of Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, you can easily achieve the goal. This video app is professional on fast encoding MKV to Plex Media Server with MP4 format (the most compatible video format for Plex) without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports MKV videos, but also handles various common video formats, like VOB, AVI, MOV, TiVo recordings, MPG, WMV .etc.


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Besides, this Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. More than that, this software also can deal with other video formats such as H.265, MKV, MTS, MXF, XAVC, FLV .etc on Mac OS X including macOS Sierra, El Capitan Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion and even free download online videos from YouTube, Instagram, Twitter for editing and playing. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.


Guide: How to convert MKV to play via Plex

1 Load videos to the program
click the "Add File" to load MKV video you plan to import from your computer. Or you can also directly drag the video files into the program.




2. Select output format

Click "Select Format" and choose MP4 from "Format > Video" or "Format > HD Video" as output format, which can be recognized by Plex easily.

Note: Media compatibility and video quality limitations vary by device. Plex for Smart TVs uses playback systems provided by the TV manufacturer. In some cases, formats that can be played by DLNA or from a USB drive on a device may not be available for direct playback by Plex.


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.?


3. Start MP4 to Plex Conversion

Finally, hit the "Start" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert MP4 to Plex Media Server compatible video files. After the conversion, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex will recognize, catalog, play and stream these MP4 files at ease. Or save movies to Plex cloud or NAS server first before streaming.



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