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AVI Plex: How to Solve 'Can Not Play AVI via Plex'?

AVI to Plex Converter - Convert AVI to Plex Supported Video Format


  • I can play MP4 and MKV through Plex on my Samsung TV, but not AVI. I have no idea it is the Plex Media Server issue or the Samsung TV issue. Is there an easy way to play AVI through Plex on my Samsung TV?
  • I have an AVI file which can not be played by Plex on PS4. What solution can you offer?

In this article you will learn why Plex can not play AVI and how to solve this issue.

Why Plex Can not Play AVI?

  • Plex is very convenient to stream videos anywhere and on any device. Technically Plex Media Server that runs on your computer can support all popular video formats: MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, etc, but whether the video file can be streamed or not depends on what device you use to stream the video on.
  • For example, if you stream video file on PS4, the video formats supported by PS4 can be directly played on PS4; If you stream video file on Smart TV you need to make sure that the video file is supported by Smart TV, otherwise, theoretically you can not play the video file on Smart TV.
  • Luckily, Plex Media Server has the ability in understanding what video format is supported by your device and can automatically transcode the unsupported video format to the one supported by your device. But the transcoding is a CPU intensive process and can take much boot drive space, which, sometimes, can cause the transcoding failure and the unsupported video file can not be played on your device. And that is why sometimes Plex can not play AVI.

How to Solve 'Plex Can not Play AVI' ?

We can use a third but professional AVI to Plex converter to convert the unsupported AVI to the device, such as PS4, supported video format instead of using the Plex Media Server automatic transcoding ability. iDealshare VideoGo is just the most professional AVI to Plex converter recommended by most of users. Here lists the key features of iDealshare VideoGo.

  • Convert all unsupported AVI to the certain device supported video format.
  • Convert all other unsupported MOV, FLV, MP4, MKV, ASF, IOS, MTS, WMV, WTV, 3GPP, etc to the device supported video format.
  • Convert the unsupported video format to Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Sonos, TiVo, iOS, Samsung TV, PS4, Xbox 360, Edge, Firefox, etc supported video formats.
  • Edit AVI, MP4 or any other video format before the conversion.

How to Convert AVI to Plex Supported Video Format with iDealshare VideoGo?

The following guide applies to convert AVI to Plex and any device supported video format.

Make preparation: Free download AVI to Plex Converter

Free download the professional AVI to Plex Converter - iDealshare VideoGo(for Mac, for Windows), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

AVI to Plex converter -iDealshare VideoGo

Step 1 Import AVI files

Click "Add file" button to add the unsupported AVI to iDealshare VideoGo.

Convert AVI to Plex

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

Choose MP4 or other video formats as per your device as the output format by clicking "Profile" button >"General Video" category.

Step 3 Convert AVI to Plex

Finish your conversion from AVI to Plex and your device supported video format by finally clicking "Convert" button.