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Plex wouldn't play MP4

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So I thought Plex would play pretty much any format? I had some video files that were MP4 and my computers would stream them through Plex however my SmartTV would not. Sure enough I converted them to .mkv and whala. Everything works again.

 

Can anyone tell me why this is? Is it the TV that isn't compatible?


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On 22/3/2018 at 3:36 PM, AMD Lover said:

So I thought Plex would play pretty much any format? I had some video files that were MP4 and my computers would stream them through Plex however my SmartTV would not. Sure enough I converted them to .mkv and whala. Everything works again.

 

Can anyone tell me why this is? Is it the TV that isn't compatible?

You have to enable transcoding on Plex (I think) or use a format supported by your tv.

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