Q: “I have about 6 M2TS files which refuse to be recognized by the Plex media scanner, let alone play. They seem to be OK, as far as the file format goes, so I don’t’ know what gives with them. I’m eager to find out some hints to play M2TS stream in Plex without hassle.”
Well, as you see, M2TS is increasingly important because it’s the format of AVCHD HD cameras and also digital cable and satellite streams come in this format. PLEX does recognize M2TS streams, but doesn’t really play them flawlessly. First of all, you can’t navigate in the films because this will bring you back to the menu. Secondly, lip sync is off by some seconds sometimes. An ultimate solution to get M2TS files playable on Plex is to convert M2TS to Plex most compatible format like H.264 MP4.
To transcode M2TS files for Plex, what you need is a M2TS video converter tool. Brorsoft Video Converter is just the best choice. This video app is professional on fast transcoding M2TS to Plex MP4 format (the most compatible video format for Plex) without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports M2TS videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MPG, MKV, MXF, MTS, MOV, AVI, WMV .etc. For Mac users, youc an get help from Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which can help you encode kinds of video files under Mac OS X(El Capitan, Yosemite included).
Steps: Convert M2TS to Plex compatible format
STEP 1. Import M2TS video streams
Launch the M2TS video converter and click the Add button to have the .m2ts 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 M2TS to Plex
Hit the “Convert” button to start the conversion. It will automatically convert M2TS files to Plex compatible video files. Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly locate the output files. Then it would be easy to play and stream them via Plex.