In Plex server, some MP4 files are recognized and played well but not the other special MP4 videos. Helpful guide to solve Plex can't recognize MP4 issue.
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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