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AVI files not playing in Plex-How to stream AVI to Plex Media Server

February 22 2015 , Written by sopializhu Published on #avi to plex, #convert avi to ples media sever, #Add AVI files to Plex Media Sever, #Transcoding AVI files to Plex for Streamings, #Stream AVI to Plex Media Server, #Transfer AVI to Plex Media Server, #Best way to Transfer AVI files to Plex, #Play AVI videos on portable devices, #AVI files not playing in Plex

This tutorial walks you through, how to stop Plex Media Server from stuttering or jumping when you are playing AVI files, so you can get AVI files to Plex Media Server for streaming to Roku, Xbox 360, PS3, Android/iOS devices comfortably.

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 can help you transfer media files to the desired devices you want automatically. Although Plex announced that it supports wide range of media formats, users still met the problem while transferring AVI to Plex Media Server.

"My media server does not see my avi videos. Do I need to install another codec or plugin? Thanks for your help!"

The best workaround here to bypass this problem and make AVI compatible with Plex Media Server is to convert AVI 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 reformating videos like AVI/MKV, MOV, WMV to the format you want for editing in NLEs and playing on protable devices. Here our task is to encode AVI to MP4 for Plex Media Server. The process is much simple. Follow below guide to start AVI to Plex Media Server conversion.

Tip: Get the equivalent Mac version Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac if you are a Mac user.

Best way to Transfer AVI files to Plex Media Server

Step 1:

Click "Add" button on the main interface to load your AVI files to the program. You also can drag the file to the program's window list directly.

Step 2:

For streaming to Plex, MP4 from "Common Video" column can be a suitable choice.

Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the "Settings" button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3:

Tap the Conversion button on the main interface to start transcoding AVI to Plex Media Server.

The process will be finished soon. After the conversion, you can easily find the encoded AVI video clips in the destination folder by clicking "Open"button for playing and sharing to your other devices via Plex Media Server.

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