As we all know, MKV files usually have DTS multi channel audio, which have a 5.1 surround sound audio track. There are two issues with these 5.1 audio MKV files for playing via Plex on TV. The main issue lies with Dolby Digital and DTS audio, Plex has issues playing any MKV with 5.1 surround sound and DTS audio. Then how to do when playing MKV via Plex on TV with no sound, here offer you two solutions.
Solution 1. Download Handbrake and use the default setting in it to convert MKV files to MP4 for streaming to Plex.
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Solution 2. In order to stream MKV files via Plex Media Server without problems, the easy way is to convert MKV to Plex compatible video files. Along with some help from third party program like iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, a professional MKV converter, which can help you transcode MKV to Plex Media Server with MP4 format - the most compatible video format for Plex. In addition, it can encode various common video formats and DVD files, like Blu-rays, DVD, ISO, etc. to Plex for play on Apple TV, Samsung, Roku 4 and more media device. Read review to learn more.
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How to convert MKV files to play via Plex on TV
Step 1. Load MKV files
Click "Add Video" button to load your MKV files to the program. You can also directly drag and drop your videos to it.
Step 2. Select output format
Click "Format" (located below where your files are displayed) and select the format you want from the drop-down list. To convert MKV for Plex, just choose "MP4" from "Common Video" as the output format. You can also choose from “TVS” depends on your need.
Tips: The default setting works well. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the "Settings" button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.
Step 3. Start the conversion
Tap the “Start conversion” button on the main interface to start converting MKV to Plex Media Server.
The process will be finished soon. After the conversion, you can easily find the encoded MKV video clips in the destination folder by clicking "Open"button for playing and sharing to your TV via Plex Media Server with sound. Wish you have good time!
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