How to Play WTV files via Plex
As you now TV shows recorded with windows media center are encoded in WTV (DVR-MS on windows vista) proprietary file format. However, if you want to play WTV files via Plex, there's a bit of work to be done as Plex can't support WTV format natively. You may wonder is there a video app that can convert WTV to Plex compatible format for sharing on Roku or anywhere like Apple, Android, Chromecast, Samsung... without hassle. In this article, we aim to give you the simple solution.
To get Plex see and play WTV files, the workable solution is to encode WTV to Plex Media Server with a video convert app Brorsoft Video Converter. Overall, the program can be used as a utility to convert WTV to Plex friendly MP4 videos and more regular file format like mkv, avi, mpg, mov, .wmv, flv, etc with high quality and fast encoding speed. Besides Windows Media Center files, it can also help you encode/re-encode almost all 1080p/720p HD videos including AVI, MKV, VOB, MPG, MOV, TiVo, MTS etc. for playback on PC, Android/Windows 8/iOS based tablet/phone to meet your different needs. . For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter Mac. Download it below and learn how to convert WTV to Plex Media Server easily.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Convert and play WTV files via Plex
Step 1. Load WTV files
Launch the ideal WTV file converter. Click "Add" button on the main interface to load your WTV files to the program. (Drag&Drop function is included.)
Step 2. Select output format
Click "Format" bar and choose MP4 from "Common Video" as output format, which can be recognized by Plex easily. If your source video is in 1080p and you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for Plex Media Server.
Step 3. Further Settings
With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
Step 4. Start WTV to Plex Conversion
Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start encoding WTV to Plex friendly MP4 video.
After the conversion, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Now you can stream WTV files through Plex Media Server to HDTV, PS3, Xbox360 or other devices. Enjoy.