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06-12-2017, 08:27 PM
Plex MOV File Workaround: Stream and Play MOV Files via Plex Easily

MOV is not a Plex supported video formats. If you want to play MOV files via Plex, you have to convert MOV to Plex compatible video formats first.

Plex (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plex_(software)) is a media server application that enables us to share music, movies on TV, PS3, Xbox360, Android, iOS, and other DLNA-certified devices locally via home network connection, or remotely. But, Files such as MOV are not supported in Plex. If you want to play MOV via Plex, you'll need to to do some thing in advance. In this article, you'll learn how to stream MOV (https://www.mediadimo.com/mov-to-mp4-converter.html) to Plex.


An easy and quick solution is to encode/re-encode the incompatible MOV files to Plex compatible media video file formats (H.264 encoded MP4 file is highly recommended). Along with some help from a third-party program like Dimo Video Converter Ultimate (https://www.mediadimo.com/video-converter-ultimate), you can effortlessly achieve your goal smoothly.

With it, you can fast convert MOV video to H.264 MP4 for Plex seamlessly. What's more, this video converter supports converting H.265 (https://www.mediadimo.com/top-free-h265-hevc-player.html), MKV, VOB (https://www.mediadimo.com/vob-player.html), WTV, MPG, WMV, TiVo, AVI, etc to Plex supported file format. And with the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. For Mac guys, turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (https://www.mediadimo.com/video-converter-ultimate-for-mac).

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How to convert MOV to plex for playing

Step 1. Add MOV files

Drag and drop MOV file Or you can click "Add File" button to locate the MOV files you want to add. The app supports batch conversion, so you can add more than one file at a time.


Step 2. Select output format

Click "Format" (located below where your files are displayed) and select the format you want from the drop-down list. To convert MOV for Plex, just choose "MP4" from "Video" as the output format.


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Step 3. Start MOV to Plex Conversion

Finally, hit the "Start" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the MOV to Plex conversion. It will automatically convert MOV to Plex Media Server compatible video files. After the conversion, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex will recognize, catalog, play and stream these MOV files at ease.

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