Converting ISO files for Streaming via Plex
From Plex support center, we know that Plex doesn't support the use of ISO, IMG, Video_TS, or other "disk image" formats. If you wish to use those with Plex, you should convert them to a compatible format. In this page, we focus on how can we stream and play ISO files via Plex without issue. For those who wanan get ISO to Plex, you're just in the right place to find out the best solution.
In order to use ISO files with Plex, what you need is an ISO file converting tool. Brorsoft DVD Ripper is the great help for you to convert DVD ISO to Plex friendly MP4 videos and more regular file format like mkv, avi, mpg, mov, .wmv, flv, etc with high quality and fast encoding speed. Besides ISO image files, this DVD ripper can also rip DVD disc, Video_TS folder to any popular video format you want. Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac can be your wise choice for converting ISO image files to Plex in Mac OS X.
Download the DVD ISO converter:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Convert DVD ISO to Plex Media Server compatible format
Step 1. Import ISO movies
Launch the DVD ripping software and click the "Load DVD" button to have the DVD ISO media imported. VIDEO_TS folder, DVD discs are the source files for converting.
Step. 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 DVD 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 encoding ISO to Plex
Hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert ISO to Plex Media Server compatible video with the best quality.
After the conversion, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex Media Server will recognize, play and stream these ISO files beautifully.