How to Solve Plex won't detect/play MPG files
Just installed Plex Media Server to manage your music, movies, and other media collection, but you will get frustrated when playing MPG via Plex. Plex can't read the MPG files. The basic reason is that Plex does not currently support playing MPG format. Our suggestion is to convert MPG videos to MP4 that is directly supported by Plex.
Brorsoft Video Converter working as the best MPG to Plex converter can help you out. This video app is professional on fast transcoding MPG to Plex Media Server with MP4 format (the most compatible video format for Plex) without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports MPG videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MXF. VOB, MKV, MTS, MOV, MP4, WMV .etc. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos for further usage.
Download MPG to Plex Converter:
Convert MPG to Plex Media Server compatible format
STEP 1. Import MPG movie files
Launch the MPG video converter and click the Add button to have the MPG files imported. It supports batch conversion.
STEP 2. Decide output format
Click Format bar and choose MP4 from Common Video, which can be recognized by Plex well.
STEP 3. Advanced Settings
With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original video quality 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 converting MPG to Plex
Hit the "Convert" button to start the conversion. It will automatically convert MPG files to Plex Media Server compatible video files. Once the conversion is finished, click "Open" to quickly locate the output files.
Note: Before put your videos to Plex for playback, make sure you name them correctly according to the Plex naming standard and then place them in the correct type media library.
As you see, it would be easy to play and stream MPG files via Plex.