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Fix Plex Doesn't Recognize DivX Videos

Q: "Ripped some DVD's over the weekend using DiVX. Once I load them onto my Plex movie share, I ran the library update, and it refuses to see them. I haven't seen this before. Do I need to re-rip them?"

From the Plex forum, some users are crying for the solution to fix Plex won't recognize the DivX videos correctly. In fact, Plex does recognize the divx codec, which is just a type of mpeg4. It won't recognize .divx as an extension if that is what you are using. divx should be in an avi, mp4, or mkv container. Well, if you don't have enough free CPU for Plex server transcoding in the background, you can turn to another workaround- convert DivX to Plex preferred video formats in advance.

Form Plex official website, we know it directly play video format as below:

  • Container: MP4
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 or smaller
  • Video Encoding: H.264 (level 4.0 or lower)
  • Video Framerate: 30fps
  • Video Bit Depth: 8
  • Audio Encoding: AAC

To transcode/convert DivX to H.264 MP4 for Plex streaming, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate can do a big favor for you. With it, you can convert DivX videos to Plex supported video formats in fast encoding speed and excellent output quality. In addition, it not only supports VOB videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MKV, MXF, MTS, MOV, AVI, WMV, as well as Blu-ray, DVD discs for Plex and more media players playback. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos files in one place. For Mac users, iMedia Converter for Mac is a helpful app to encode videos for further usage.

Free download DivX to Plex Video Converter:

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Guide: Transcode/Convert DivX Videos to Plex Supported Format

Step 1. Import DivX Videos

Free download and run this DivX to Plex video converter, and simply click add files button to load DivX videos to Plex. Meanwhile, if you want to merge all the added DivX videos into a single file, simply click "Merge into one file".


Step 2. Choose Plex compatible format

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


Tip: Simply click the Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

Step 3. Start DivX to Plex Conversion

Tap the Convert button to transcode/convert DivX videos to Plex supported format. It will take several minutes to finish the conversion.

After the conversion, you can easily find the converted DivX videos in the destination folder by clicking "Open" button. Now it's easy for you to play and share your movie on different media devices via Plex Media Server.

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