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Convert MP4 to Plex Media Server for streaming and watching

March 10 2016 , Written by Bonnie

Outline: Plex cannot play MP4 files? Need to stream MP4 contents to Plex Media Server? The article will help you to transcode MP4 to Plex Media Server compatible format for watching and streaming. 

Plex is a media server application that 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. Plex allows us to store all movies, videos, TV shows, songs and photos on a central server and play them anywhere you want. You can watch MP4 (common video format) videos and movies via Plex on your Smart TV, HD Media Players, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s plus, iPad Pro, computer, tablets or smartphones, etc.

In order to stream MP4 files via Plex Media Server without problems, the easy option is to encode MP4 to Plex compatible video files. Along with some help from third party program like Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac), it can be done effortlessly.

This video app is professional on fast transcoding MP4 to Plex Media Server supported format without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports MP4 videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MXF. MTS, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, even DVD, Blu-ray etc. What’s more, this popular MP4 to Plex converter also provide you professional editing functions: split, merge, trim, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles. First free download the best MP4 to Plex encoder on your computer, and then learn how to transcode MP4 to Plex supported formats for streaming and watching. (read review).


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How to Convert MP4 to Plex media server for streaming and watching?

Step 1. Click "Add video" button to add your .mp4 video files to the program. 


Step 2. Click the "Format" drop-down list and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4). Or we can enter "H.264 MP4″in the small search box to quick locate matched presets. We can also choose presets like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android and Windows 8 RT/Pro phones/tablets, etc. for particularly using.

Tips: Adjust target video specs (Optional)

Click "Settings" as bellow to check the source/target video size, bitrate, frame rate and other settings in one go; you will be able to know the target video size with different bitrate settings immediately.

Step 4. Start converting MP4 to H.264 MP4 for Plex

Now hit the big red "Start Conversion" to start the conversion. Wait for moments, we can hit "Open" or "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted video. And then transfer them to your Plex Media Server for watching on iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

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