Easy method to convert Video_TS folder for playing on Plex

Summary: This is a simple guide on how you can watch and stream your Video_TS folder files on Plex Media Server fast, easy and hassle free by converting Video_TS to Plex friendly video.

Plex is a media server application that will help you share music, movies, and your other media collection like your other computer, TV, PS3, Xbox360, Android, iOS, and other DLNA-certified devices locally via home network connection, or remotely, as long as you have a Internet connection. However, if you attempt to stream Video_TS folder files into Plex Media Sever for ease playback, you will definitely encounter some problems like the following:

“I have a number of ripped DVDs that maintain the original DVD file structure. VLC or DVD players can play them fine. But when transferring Video_TS folder files to Plex Media Server, it stops and go with buffering and reloading messages.”


Frankly, folder structures such as VIDEO_TS or BDMV are generally referred to as “disk image” formats and Plex does not support the use of such formats. If you really want to use Video_TS files with Plex, the easy workaround is to convert them to a fully compatible format with Plex.

Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is a just a common Video_TS converter like Brorsoft DVD Ripper. The program can help you rip Video_TS to Plex supported video format fast while keeping the original video quality. Besides, it can also convert Video_TS to almost all regular video formats, including AVI, MOV, M4V, WMV, MPG, 3GP, FLV, F4V, etc. If you’re a Mac user, you can turn to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac (El Capitan included), which has the same function as the Windows version.

How to convert Video_TS for Plex streaming

Step 1. Load Video_TS files

Run Brorsoft DVD Ripper and click “Load DVD” to select and load the Video_TS folder to the program.

Step 2. Decide output format

Click Format bar and choose MP4 from Common Video, which can be recognized by Plex well. MKV is also a good choice; as a container format it takes whatever you give it.

Step 3. Advanced Settings

With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original Video_TS files 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 the conversion

Hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert VIDEO_TS to Plex Media Server compatible video files.

Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex will recognize, catalog, play and stream the encoded Video_TS files just fine.

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