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Default Plex does not detect certain MP4 files? Resolved! - 03-15-2018, 01:12 AM

How you can enable Plex to read/find/recognize all MP4 files

Plex can't read MP4 files? This tutorial will explain how you can play MP4 files via Plex Media Server without issues.

Plex Media Server is a sophisticated media management program that takes your entire collection of movies, music, and still images and presents it in a slick and navigable package. It is officially stated that MP4 is supported by Plex. However, sometimes you will find it's unable to add MP4 files to Plex server or even Plex doesn't find/recognize the MP4 files.

In fact, Plex media player can only play MP4 with the codec H.264 or MPEG-4. However, MP4 is a format container with different codecs and Plex can't detect some MP4 files with other codecs. If you want to play a video or an audio in Plex media player you must ensure that the video or audio codec is one from FFmpeg codecs. So we need convert MP4 to Plex media player supporting formats, such as, MPEG-2 video codec, DTS audio, AC3 audio codec.

There is a smarter way to get rid of the incompatibility issues quickly. Simply convert the MP4 files to MP4 or MKV files with codec H.264 or MPEG-4. Along with some help from third party program like Dimo Video Converter Ultimate, it is professional on fast transcoding MP4 to Plex Media Server with H.264 or MPEG-4 MP4 format (the most compatible video format for Plex) without quality loss.

In addition, it not only supports MP4 videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MXF, VOB, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV .etc. For Mac users, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos for further usage.

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Simple steps to get Plex recognize, play and stream MP4 files

Step 1. Load original MP4 files

Click "Add File" button on the main interface to load your MP4 files to the program. Drag&Drop function is included. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)

Step 2. Select output format

Click "Format" and select the format you want from the drop-down list. To convert MP4 for Plex, just choose "MP4" from "Video" as the output format.

Step 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.

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