How to Play M2TS with Plex Media Server

by Christine Smith • Jul 23,2019 • Proven solutions

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Plex Media server is one of the best services to make sure that all the formats are supported in the best possible manner. It is also to be noted that the best way of making sure that the Plex media server not only works in the best manner but also gets the desired results is to make sure that the expert support from the official website of the company is browsed so that the user can attend the forums and can post questions there.

Question: So I have a bunch of .M2TS files (Bluray Rips) in my Plex library, some of these files have multiple video streams (director commentary, main title). It seems like Plex chooses the first stream as the main title which is no good because some of the media files have the director's commentary as the first stream so I go to watch the movie and I've got the regular audio with a 480i stream of the director's commentary. Is there any way to tell PMS which stream to use per media file? How can I fix this without rendering all of my .M2TS files to remove unwanted streams?

There are many answers to this question and it is all due to the fact that the Plex platform is not a smaller one and it has one of the best supports ever. The answer will be provided in form of points and it is also to be noted that the best point as per the needs and the demands of the users can be applied to make sure that the best results are obtained without any issue and problem:

  1. The files should be transcoded once again into a MKV of MP4 container and there are two main advantages of doing so. In the first place the user will save the space and in the second place the user will make sure that the most common format has been chosen to get the work done in an easy and straightforward manner.
  2. If the audio issues are found in the files that have been compressed by using the method above then the user needs to make sure that the DTS-HD audio format is used and it is then embedded with the MKV container to get the best results within no time at all.
  3. As the last and the most easiest solution the user needs to make sure that is visited for detailed solution in this regard and when it comes to then this URL can also be used to make sure that the best is provided to the user in this regard.

Part 1. Why Plex Media Server Cannot Play M2TS

Again this is a question that has several answers and for the same reasons it is difficult to answer all of these by part. The answers will therefore be answered in points and parts to get a clearer view:

  1. The Plex Media support has a very limited outside codec support.
  2. In some cases the user needs to make sure that the M2TS files are transcoded and the Plex media player will play them.
  3. It is also advised to make sure that the relevant format which the Plex media server is supporting is used and the file is converted to this format to make sure that the playback is not interrupted ever in this regard.
  4. The Plex TV support is also effective to make sure that the M2TS files are converted to the appropriate formats which are usually using the .FLV extension in this regard.

These forums are of a great help for the users and they can make sure that the needful is done within no time. It is also to be noted that this tutorial will deal with a question that has been frequently posted on different forums like Reddit of the Plex TV forums and the answers to this question are too many that a user can apply any of them to make sure that the playing of M2TS file onto the Plex TV is not an issue at all. It also leads us to another point that apart from Plex TV forums the user can also visit other forums to make sure that the issue is resolved soonest possible:

Part 2. Convert M2TS to Plex Compatible Format

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The Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) is the best program in this regard which is to be used to get the best results. In order to get the things right the user needs to make sure that the following process is applied as it is explained.

Video Tutorial: Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) - Convert M2TS to Any Format Compatible with Plex

Step 1 Rightly download Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) to your computer, then run it after installation and you'd get an interface as below.


Step 2 Click Add Files in order to add the files you want to convert. You can add several files in one go as the converter supports batch conversion.


Step 3 Go to the Target Output Format section and click the drop-down button, then a drop-down list will appear with tabs of Recently, Video, Audio and Devie. To simply select the MP4 format, go to Video > MP4 and select the specific resolution in the right.


Step 4 Hit the Convert button to start convert M2TS to Plex media player supported format.


The expert advice can also be utilized if the user is not the member of these forums as the guest login can be created to get the issues resolved. The Plex media server also has a guide that has been published online and for all those users who want to play M2TS and MTS players can make sure that the issue is resolved for them and they get the best deals within no time at all. There are wide range of media file extensions both audio and video that are supported by this service and the user just needs to make sure that the needful is done within no time at all. These file extensions can also be viewed at and the user can get the player as per the advice that has been provided there.

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