How to get Plex to see and play MKV files

Q: “How to get Plex to play .mkv files. I’ve searched and can’t find a way through this. Can anyone help? Plex will not see MKV files I have on my laptop.”

We find more than one guys are looking for the solution to playing MKV via Plex as there are so many issues around it. In fact, there is an easy way to fix the issue. 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, it can be done effortlessly. The video converting app I applied is Brorsoft Video Converter.

This video app is professional on fast transcoding 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 TiVo, MXF. MTS, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV .etc. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos for further usage.

MKV to Plex Media Server conversion steps:

1. Click the “Add Files” or “Add From Folder” button to load MKV videos for converting.

2. Click Format bar to select a proper format like MP4 from Common Video profile.

Tips: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the “Settings” button on the main interface for getting the best quality

3. Tap the Conversion button on the main interface to start transcoding MKV to Plex Media Server.

The process will be finished soon. After the conversion, you can easily find the encoded MKV files in the destination folder by clicking “Open” button. Afterwards, you can play and share the video to your other devices via Plex with ease.

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How to convert TiVo to Plex Media Server

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