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Adding Movies to Plex Library from NAS on Windows

Hunting for a full guide on adding a movie to Plex from NAS? Just read this article, and you will get something useful you want.

If you have installed Plex Media Server on your Windows computer, you add shares on your NAS this way:

Surf to the media on your NAS using the Windows file explorer:


Click into the address bar of file explorer once and press CTRL+C to copy the so-called ‘UNC path’ into the Windows clipboard.


Then switch into Plex Web and?create a new library.
On the ‘Add Folder…’ tab, click on ‘Browse for Media Folder’.
In the resulting window, delete everything from the address bar (topmost).
Then press CTRL+V to paste the previously copied ‘UNC path’ to your media into the address bar.
Click ‘Add’.
Click ‘Add Library’.

Additional Tips:
You can save Blu-ray movies, DVD movies, videos, and even still image files from all the computers to NAS. Access the files from everyone in your household that saves to the NAS (if they give you permission) even if you have left home with your laptop. While, for wide usage like add videos to Plex from NAS, you’d better convert your source movies, videos to a more widely supported format like MP4, MKV.

To achieve the goal, you can get help from third party program like Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate.

Overall, this NAS converter program is capable of transcoding MKV, AVI, VOB, TiVo, H.265, MXF, MP4, MOV, WMV as well as DVD, Blu-ray, Video_TS, ISO, BDMV to H.264 (AVC), MPEG-4, MPEG-2 for NAS streaming with no quality loss. And with the new optimized NVIDIA CUDA & AMD acceleration technology, it runs an unbeatable 30X faster than others.


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