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Can Plex Play MKV? How to Solve Plex MKV Playback Issue Easily?

Author by Rocabella

Dec 26, 2018

Does Plex play MKV? I can play MP4 but I can't play MKV on my TV via Plex. What’s wrong? If you are experiencing the same situation, follow this article to get the answer to Plex MKV playback failure. Now, free download the following video converter to get ready.

Does Plex Support MKV? How Can I Solve Plex MKV Playback Issue?

Q: I am new to Plex and I've started to figure out how everything works. When I access files from the NAS, MP4 files play well on Apple TV. However, it seems unable to play my MKV file. It loads them up just fine with meta-info and all, but when I hit "Play", it just loads for a while before returning to the main screen for the movie. So, can Plex play MKV? What should I do for solving MKV Plex playback issue?

A: According to Plex officially issued “What media formats are supported?”, actually, MKV videos can usually be played directly. However, as MKV is actually a container format, it will use different encodings for video, audio and also stores different subtitles and other related data. In other words, you'll meet problems of audio codec not supported by Plex or video codec not supported by Plex. To permanently solve MKV Plex playback issue and play .mkv video on TV smoothly, we’d better convert MKV video to MP4 (Video Encoding: H.264, HEVC (H.265), mpeg4; Audio Encoding: aac, ac3, eac3, mp3). Keep reading for more information.

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Convert MKV to MP4 for Fixing Plex MKV Playback Issue

In order to solve Plex not playing MKV issue, you need an MKV Converter to convert MKV to both Plex and TV compatible format. With WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, you can achieve your goal easily. This is a very professional and versatile video converter. First of all, it can change video format completely without pressure, for example, converting MKV to MP4 will make the Plex MKV problem easy to solve. In addition, it can directly convert MKV video to TV devices such as MKV to Apple TV. Apart from that, it is also equipped with advanced editing function like remove subtitles from MKV, split MKV files, etc. Now, free downloadfree download this software to start to solve Plex won't play MKV issue.

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Tutorial on Convert MKV to MP4 for Solving Plex MKV Playback Issue

Solve Plex MKV Files Playback Issue

Step 1: Load MKV Videos into Program

Free downloadFree download, install and launch the MKV Converter on your PC, and click "Add files" button to load your MKV files. The software supports batch conversion so that you can add several MKV files to convert at one time.

Step 2: Set Desired Output Format

Now, click on the Output Format section on the right side of the interface. Choose MP4 under Video tab. Or, considering your final use, you can also choose TV profile as output format. Click brands and navigate to TV profile.

Step 3: Start to Convert MKV Videos

Switch back to the main interface, click on yellow folder icon to set the path of output file. Finally, click on Run button to start to convert MKV videos.

At last...

The above is the whole process for solving Plex .mkv video playback issue. Get the converted MKV video files for transferring to TV via Plex. In this way, you can play MKV files with Plex on TV without problems. Feel free to share this article to help more people to deal with Plex MKV playback issue.

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