Plex Media Server doesn’t play MPG file- Solution

Summary: Have problems when playing MPG files via Plex? This article offers you the solution to enable Plex to read MPG file easily.

I have connected my PC with the Plex Media Server. Most videos work fine, but Plex does not play MPG files. Any solution to play MPG via Plex without the issue? Searching from Google and got some hints. In the following paragraphs I will share the way I’ve worked out.

Actually, Plex does not currently support direct playing of MPG videos. If the audio and video streams in the file are otherwise compatible, it will be streamed and played. That means if you want to enable Plex to read MPG file easily, you could try to convert MPG to Plex friendly format H.264 .mp4 that could fix the problem.

To transcode MPG files for Plex, what you need is a MPG video converter tool. Brorsoft Video Converter is just the best choice. This video app is professional on fast transcoding MPG to Plex Media Server MP4 format (the most compatible video format for Plex) without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports MPG videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MKV, MXF, MTS, MOV, AVI, WMV .etc. For Mac users, youc an get help from Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which can help you encode kinds of video files under Mac OS X(El Capitan, Yosemite included).

Steps: Convert MPG to Plex Media Server compatible format

STEP 1. Import MPG movie files

Launch the MPG video converter and click the Add button to have the MPG files imported. It supports batch conversion.

STEP 2. Decide output format

Click Format bar and choose MP4 from Common Video, which can be recognized by Plex well.

STEP 3. Advanced Settings

With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original video quality while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

STEP 4. Start converting MPG to Plex

Hit the "Convert" button to start the conversion. It will automatically convert MPG files to Plex Media Server compatible video files. Once the conversion is finished, click "Open" to quickly locate the output files. Then it would be easy to play and stream them via Plex.

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