Here is a simple tutorial on how to stream and play WTV files using Plex Media Sever.
Most of us are fond of the Windows Media Center for recording TV shows. However, the WTV files are very hit and miss if they play or not via Plex. The files work fine in Media Center (as you'd expect) and they show up in Plex complete with artwork. However, when you come to play WTV files on the Roku 3 box you get the loading bar sit there for some minutes before it announces the server is not working or the file is unavaliable.Searching Plex forum, we found many guys are facing the similar troubles "WTV files not be seen in Plex", "Plex won't play WTV files"...
In fact, there is an easy way to fix the issue. In order to stream WTV files via Plex Media Server without problems, the easy option is to convert WTV to Plex most compatible format (H.264 Video seems to be the best one). Along with some help with the Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly.
To get WTV files and Plex to play nicely, the easy workaround is to convert WTV to Plex compatible format.Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What's need is a just a common WTV converter for Dimo Video Converter Ultimate. It supports encoding WTV to Plex highly compatible MP4 videos with best quality. In addition, it also handles various common video formats, like VOB, AVI, MOV, TiVo recordings, MPG, WMV .etc. If you are Mac user, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac
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How to convert WTV to Plex for streaming
Step 1: Load WTV files into the program.
Start the program on your computer, click "Add File" to import WTV source files into the program.
Step 2. Choose Plex best supported format. Click "Format" bar,choose Plex best compatible "MP4" or "HD MP4" from "Video" or "HD Video" main category extended list.
Step 3: Start conversion. After all the setting is completed, click the "Start" button down to start WTV file to Plex Media Server conversion. It will take you a while. Once the process finished, you can find the output files easily by clicking "Open". And, you can steam video to TV via Plex.
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