Watch Video Library at home through Plex Media Server

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Many people nowadays set up their Plex Media Server to organize and access their videos from a wide range of devices, like Android devices, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Windows RT, etc. However not all video formats are suitable for playback with Plex. For example, it can’t streem a Blu-ray or DVD movie without converting it to the appropriate video types. Fortunately there is a powerful video encoding tool can help you convert almost all videos for playback on Plex Media Server. And best of all, this video encoder is an open source project, everyone can free download and then enjoy your Video Library at home through Plex Media Server.

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Here, I will show you this all-in-one Video Converter Ultimate for Plex from Pavtube. Read the review. This is called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate – which is professional on fastly transcoding MKV,AVI, WMV,VOB, RMVB, FLV etc and Blu-ray, DVD discs to Plex Media Server with MP4 format (the most compatible video format for Plex Media Server) without quality loss. Here our task is to encode all kinds of movies to MP4 for Plex Media Server. The process is much simple. Follow below guide to start Video Library to Plex conversion.

Get ready for the conversion? Just download the right version and follow the guide to import Blu-ray/DVD and other movies to Plex with ease.

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Step-by-step: How to convert all of videos from Video Library via Plex

Step 1: Add Video Files

Install and run the Plex Video Converter Ultimate to your PC, click “Add Video” to import your source .vob, .mpg, .avi, .mkv videos. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files. You can also convert Blu-ray/DVD or ISO/IFO files for Plex.

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Step 2: Select Output Format

Click the “Format” option, and choose MPEG4, MOV from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movies, you can choose HD Video -> H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for Plex Media Server.

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Tips: 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: Start All videos to Plex conversion

When all the settings are OK, click “Convert” button to start converting Blu-ray/DVD or AVI, VOB, MKV etc to MP4 video for Plex Media Server. It will automatically encode MKV/VOB/AVI to Plex Media Server compatible video files. Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex will recognize, catalog, play and stream them just fine. Enjoy.

Now, you can put your large stack of Standard Def Blu-rays and DVDs and all kinds of movies to your Plex and watch primarily from your video library at anytime!

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