Sunday, July 31, 2016

Is possible to add MP4 files to Plex for PS4/Google TV/Xbox One Playback?

Summary: Can’t get your MP4 files recognized and played in Plex correctly? Find out the possible solution from this page.

Q: I just installed Plex for the first time and I was able to add my (external drive) that has all my music on it... very cool. But when I add my movies (videos) converted from DVD's to MP4 files and none on them are recognized by Plex. Does anyone have any suggestions as to why I am unable to add .MP4 files to a library?

As you see, some guys would meet issues when adding and playing MP4 movie in Plex. Based on testing and our users’ feedback, we outlines the possible solutions for you to solve the MP4 to Plex issues quickly.

Solution 1: Naming your MP4 movie file and put in a correct folder

Well it seem that Plex MUST have its content files in Folders. Plex will NOT recognize media files in the root of a drive.

Stand-Alone Video Files

Movie media files can be contained in one or more folders. The structure isn't important unless you have custom media (e.g. posters) for a particular movie. To correctly name a movie file, name it as follows: MovieName (release year).ext

Folder Nesting

Movie files can be placed into individual folders if you want, but it's not mandatory in most cases. If you have external media for a movie (e.g. custom poster, external subtitles etc.) you should usually place the movie in a nested folder along with the custom media files. Name the folder the same as the movie file: /Movies/MovieName (release year)/MovieName (release year).ext

If it still can’t help you playback MP4 via Plex, it may due to file format issue. Try the solution 2.

Solution 2: Convert MP4 to Plex more compatible format

According to Plex Supported Media Formats list, your Plex on different clients like Playstation, Xbox One, Smart TV has different requirements for format compatibility.

For example, Plex for PlayStation can only support H.264 MP4 video in AAC audio codec; however, MP4 is container format which could contain kinds of video, audio codecs. In this case, you need to change your MP4 files to Plex more friendly format first. Along with some help from third party program like Brorsoft Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly.

With it, you can easily convert different kinds of MP4 movies to Plex compatible video files with high quality and fast speed. Besides, it also can batch convert AVI, MKV, MPG, VOB, etc videos for streaming via Plex Media Server. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter Mac is the alternative choice.

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1. Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your MKV files to the program.

2. Click “Format” and choose H.264 MP4 from “Common Video” as output format, which can be recognized by Plex easily.

3. Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert MP4 to Plex compatible video files with zero quality loss.

Once the conversion finished, get the convert MP4 files onto Plex easily. Now you can stream MP4 movies through Plex to Google TV, PS3, Roku, Xbox One or other connected devices for great enjoyment.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Convert Blade Chroma 4K Video to Adobe Premiere friendly formats

Summary: Wanna import Blade Chroma videos to Adobe Premiere for further editing? This tutorial offers you a simple way to open Blade Chroma 4K video files in Adobe Premiere CC, CS6, CS5, CS4.

Q: I am doing some Blade Chroma 4K video editing. I see my desktop is very powerful, however, when I playback the Blade Chroma 4K video in Premiere, it's very choppy, and not easy to do the editing. Does any pros have any idea on 4K in Premiere workflow? Much appreciated!

After recording some stunning 4K footage by Blade Chroma, chances are you want to edit these 4K videos in Premiere Pro so as to make them more stylish, before uploading to YouTube or posting on Facebook. However, here comes the problem, the recorded 4K files can’t supported by Adobe Premiere even the Premiere Pro CC well. On this circumstance, if you are stick to editing Blade Chroma 4K videos in Premiere Pro, you'd better convert them to a more editing-friendly format for Premiere Pro like MPEG-2 with proper settings.

Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What's need is a just a common video converter like Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac - The program works as the best Mac 4K Video Converter. It helps you fast transcode Blade Chroma 4K footage to Premiere Pro preferred MPEG-2 with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. What's more, it's the optimal tool for transcoding GoPro, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, etc camera or camcorder videos to kinds of NLE programs Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, FCE and more. For Windows user, please turn to Video Converter. Just download it and follow the simple guide to achieve your goal.

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Step 1: Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the 4K files to the Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you want to join the imported clips into one for easy editing, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.

Step 2: Choose output format > Click "Format" bar and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing raw 4K in Adobe with natively supported video codec.

Step 3: Advanced V/A settings > Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Note: If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Step 4: Start converting 4K footage > Hit the convert button of the best 4K Video Converter. It will start converting Blade Chroma 4K for importing to Adobe Premiere Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for natively editing in Premiere Pro CCas well as CS6/CS5/CS4/CS3 perfectly.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

H.265 to H.264 lossless conversion with best H.265 decoder

Summary: Read this article to find the best way to convert H.265 to H.264 video quickly and losslessly.

A problem arose when I tried to play H.265 video on my Apple TV. Anyone has the solution to it? Is it necessary to convert H.265 to H.264, so that I can play it on Apple TV easily?

Looking around for any decent tutorials I get the clues. H.265(HEVC) is designed to utilize substantially less bandwidth thanks to advanced encoding techniques and a more sophisticated encode/decode model; however, H.265 is still a work in progress, new hardware devices(like HD TV, iPad, Galaxy Tab, etc) will need time to support the new codec, so if you have some HEVC H.265 video, it’s necessary to encode H.265 to H.264 for easier uses.

To have a H.265 video to H.264 lossless conversion, you will need to have a reliable H.265 to H.264 converter to do the job. Overall, Brorsoft Video Converter is considered to be the best choice for you. It is integrated of HEVC H.265 encoding and decoding. No matter you are looking for decoding H.265 video to H.264 and more other formats or converting video to HEVC/H.265(HD/1080P/4K), the professional H.265 converter will fulfill your task fast and easily. For Mac users, please turn to Brorsoft H.265 Video Converter Mac. Download the program and let's learn more conversion steps below.

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Tutorial: Convert H.265(HEVC) to H.264 With Ease

1. Add H.265 videos

Run the H.265 to H.264 Video Converter program, go to the menu bar, select Add button to select the H.265 files you want to import. You can also directly drag the video files to the program for conversion. It supports batch conversion so you can import multiple files at a time.

2. Choose H.264 as output format

Click Format bar and choose H.264 MP4 or H.264 MOV from "Common Video" as the target format. It is the most common video format for tablets, media players, HD TVs.

Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video & Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the 'Settings' button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

3. Start conversion

Hit Convert to start the H.265 to H.264 video conversion. When the conversion completes, you can click Open button to get the output videos. Now transfer the converted H.265/HEVC 4K video files to your HDTVs, tablets or sharing on websites at your will.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

iMovie keeps crashing, what to do?

Summary: This article share you with some tips on how to fix iMovie when it crashes a lot when importing or editing video files.

iMovie is a proprietary video editing software application sold by Apple Inc. for the Mac. iMovie imports video footage to the Mac using either the FireWire interface on most MiniDV format digital video cameras or the computer's USB port. It can also import video and photo files from a hard drive. With it, everyone, even you are a novice in video editing, can easily create their own decent videos. However, recently many folks have reported that they encountered the same issue that iMovie crashes during importing or editing, and sometimes renders long. So what's the matter with that? What should we do to fix iMovie crashes?

Part 1. Why iMovie keeps crashing

You should not assume that iMovie crashes down just because it decides to do that. There must be a reason behind that as will be discussed in this part. Compile-time error is one of the key causes of crashes not only in iMovie but in several other software programs. It is fundamentally a composition error. This largely deals with mistakes arising from grammatical and spelling errors which iMovie can detect quickly that something is wrong. Immediately that is detected, iMovie will communicate to the programmer that there is something strange going on leading to a crash.

A computer program like iMovie cannot understand coded language but it has to be translated. If that fails then there will be no option but a crash. If the complier of iMovie is able to translate a code, you will not receive any error notification and the problem will be solved. All in all, iMovie crashing arises from failure by the programmer to compile codes to a language that iMovie will understand easily. Run-time error is the second major cause of crashes in iMovie and this comes out of strictness in adhering to given instructions. Have you ever heard of punishment for sticking to what is right? That is what this error tends to do to users of iMovie.

Fears of your iMovie crashing should not fool you into bending the procedures because there are consequences for that as well. It does not mean that run-time errors occur every time you adhere to given instructions. It is simply an explanation that in case the error occurs and your iMovie crashes then it has to be traced to that. It might occur once in a year so don't be too worried but taking precaution is necessary. Naturally, the iMovie cannot think personally but it will act on the instructions given. In that context, feeding it with right instructions is the best thing to do regardless of the impending dangers of the iMovie crashing.

Thirdly, there are the silent errors which are very noisy in causing an iMovie crashing. This is a total defiance on the part of iMovie since it will remain operational even with mistakes having been detected. You will notice the iMovie skipping any detected errors and proceeding to the succeeding step without considering the impending consequences. Such sustained defiance will definitely cause the iMovie to crash down within no time. It is usually a huge oversight when the iMovie fails to detect that certain errors have occurred and you will be the biggest loser as the owner of stored files. Expect your iMovie to crash if there are any irregularities touching on programming.

That is another of the causes for iMovie crashing that you must know about. You might ignore some of the errors when programming but a crash will nail the point home that actually there was a problem you ignored. In this, you will be directly responsible if the iMovie crashes because of programming related issues. It is not strange that programming problems occur when using iMovie. This is a complicated process and human beings are always prone to making mistakes even though it should not be an excuse for you to error. Away from what many people have been assuming, iMovie only crashes down when it is provoked. There must be a tangible reason for that to happen.

Part Two: How to fix iMovie Crash

So, what's the best method to fix the iMovie crashing problems during video importing or editing. On Apple's official website, it recommends Apple Intermediate Codec for the best format when using iMovie 08/09/11. So to solve the iMovie crashing problems, the best way is to transcode your videos to Apple Intermediate Codec encoded MOV for iMovie. To get the work done, you need to get some help from third party programs such as Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a top-rated AIC Converter for iMovie which can help you perfectly fix iMovie crashes and other general issues.

Frankly, Brorsoft can convert almost all video formats from one to another including TV shows (*.tivo, *dvr-ms, *.trp, *.tp, *.ts, etc), Flash Video/ YouTube video(*.flv, *.f4v), 1080p/1080i/720p HD Video (*.tod, *.mod, *.m2t, *.m2ts, *.mvi, *.vro, *.ts, *.tp, *.evo, *.mkv, *.dv ), and common Video (AVI, MKV, MPEG, WAV, VOB, etc) as well to AIC .mov for iMovie 08/09/11 without quality loss. And it's free, clean and safe to install and use.

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Tutorial: Convert and Import Videos into iMovie

Step 1. Drag video files to the program directly. Or go to the "File" menu, choose "Add Video" to locate the video files you want to add. You can add several files to do batch conversion.

Step 2. You can choose iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output format is designed for iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 specially.

Tip: Furthermore, you are provided some useful edit functions cropping, trimming, adding watermark, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files so that you can simplify your iMovie editing.

Step 3. Click the "Convert" button to start the conversion. Just in a few minutes, you make it.

Step 4. After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie, choose File > Import > Movies..., to import the converted video into iMovie; prepare for editing. You will find that it's just a piece of cake to edit video files in iMovie without any crashed problems.

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