Can’t add and play YIFY .MKV movies in Plex server – Solution

John Salley

Mar 18, 2015 04:32 pm / Posted by John Salley to Media Players, Video, Windows

Files with YIFY are usually movies downloaded from P2P networks (torrents) using the newly popular x264 encoding software for the H.264/MPEG-4 codec, with the .mkv container, and later the .mp4 container, to ensure maximum compatibility. When I try to add and stream some YIFY videos to Plex, I found there exits the format incompatibility.

add and play YIFY .MKV movies in Plex server

To convert TIFY files(especially the .mkv) for more convenient playing and sharing via Plex without any limit, what you need is a third-party program that can accomplish the task. Here Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can help you easily and quickly convert YIFY files to a Plex readable format like MP4 keeping the best quality. Besides, it can also convert among almost all popular video/audio formats, including MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, MP3, OGG, WMA, etc. so you can play, edit and share all kinds of video files without any hassle. If you are using a Mac, please turn to iMeida Converter for Mac.

Download YIFY Video Converter:

free download on Windows      free download on mac

How to Convert YIFY 1080p movies to Plex Media Server for streaming

Step 1: Add YIFY Downloads

Click “Add File” button to add YIFY files to this powerful YIFY to Plex Converter. This software also supports drag-and-drop. And you can add multiple files to save your time for this program supports batch conversion.

MKV to Chromecast Converter

Step 2: Edit YIFY movies (Optional)

Click “Edit” on the menu to trim, crop, add special effects to your source movies.

Step 3: Set output format

Click the “Format” drop-down button to set desired Plex compatible video or audio format. You can set MKV, MP4, AVI from Common Video profile as the output format. Or just select the format according to the device name.

Chromecast compatible video format

Tip: You can also configure the parameters like resolution, frame rate, encoder and bit rate for video, and sample rate, channel, encoder and bit rate for audio and save it as your own profile.

Step 4: Start conversion

After all necessary settings, simply press the “Convert” button to start the YIFY movie conversion. Within a few minutes, you can get the converted video files you want by clicking the Open button. Then the newly created MP4 file is now Plex server friendly. Just add them to Plex movie library and stream them to your Roku, TV, iPad and your TIFY movies will play flawlessly.

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