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Tricks for copying and streaming Yify videos to Plex

Summary: Facing troubles for Yify movie stream via Plex? This article will outlines the tips and tricks for copying and streaming YIFY movies to Plex. Learn how to.

Usually Plex can work brilliantly for us, but recently I found a relevant issue online about playing Yify movies via Plex. This tutorial will explain how users can use Plex Media Server to play Yify video files smoothly. If you have the intention to stream Yify movies to Plex, just look further.

As you know, 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. Although Plex announced that it supports wide range of media formats, users still met the problem while transferring YIFY movies(usually in .MKV) to Plex Media Server. That’s probably due to the MKV format, which can’t be supported by Plex well.

The best workaround to get the job done is to convert YIFY video to MP4 format that Plex Media Server can easily support. There are many tools on the market for users to transcode videos. Here we recommend a best tool- Brorsoft Video Converter to all of you which is much more powerful on reformatting videos like AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV to the format you want for laying on portable devices, media player or editing in NLEs. Here our task is to encode YIFY .MKV to MP4 for Plex Media Server. The process is much simple. For Mac users, turn to Video Converter for Mac. Follow below guide to start YIFY movie to Plex conversion.

How to convert and play YIFY .MKV via Plex Media Server

Step 1. Load YIFY .MKV files > Launch the YIFY Video converter. Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your media files to the program. (Drag&Drop function is included.)



Step 2. Select output format > Click “Format” and choose MP4 from “Common Video” as output format, the most compatible video format for Plex.



Tip: Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction. 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.

Step 3. Start converting Yify to Plex > Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert YIFY MKV files to Plex Media Server compatible video files with the best quality.

After the conversion, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex Media Server will recognize, play and stream these Yify movie files beautifully.

Additional Tips:

This versatile Yify Movie Converter can enables you to edit your video files if you want. Just click "Edit" to trim the Yify videos to get the very part you want. Besides trimming, cropping, adding watermark, adjusting special effect, are well supported as well.



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