Play Video with Amazon Fire TV 2 via Plex Media Server

Summary: This article aims to gives you some tricks for getting MP4, HEVC H.265, WebM VP9, WTV, MTS, MPEG, WMV, Divx, MPEG, MKV AVI MOV DTS Movies to Amazon Fire TV 2 for playing correctly with the help of the top Video Converter for Fire TV 2 via Plex. 

Plex on FireTV 2 is very unreliable in playing videos: 

Love Plex! I have been using it for past 2-3 years. The app on the FireTV 2 many times fails to resume the video. The error it gives is "failed to play video..please check server" something on those lines. At the same time if I try to cast the video from phone it works perfectly. Also sometimes the video fails to start on FireTV 2 and gives error. "Unable to reach server...please check if server is running" something along those lines. This is when I start the video from the beginning. 

Every time I try to play the video the error comes back and I click "Retry". It does not go away until I restart the FireTV or force close Plex. BTW the server is running, wifi is connected on 5GHz. Other apps like Netflix work perfectly on the FireTV. No issues playing the same video using Chromecast. Source:here

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Preparation: In order to fix Amazon Fire TV 2 HD Video playback problems, you’ll need to convert MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, HEVC to a fully comaptible format with Amazon Fire TV 2. Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What’s need is just a common video converter like Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. With it, you can convert movies from virtually any formats to your Amazon Fire TV 2 seamlessly without any hassle. Meanwhile the output quality of the original videos will be kept. Here is review

Reviews: This video app can help you encode Videos into a different format H.264 MP4 with least quality loss. You should then be able to stream the new file to Fire TV 2 via Plex or other media server with smooth playback without any trouble. Plus, it also supports converting Blu-ray/DVD,AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, VOB, TiVo to Amazon Fire TV 2/Amazon Fire TV for enjoyment. Some helpful edition functions are also available including trim and crop, merge and split, add special effects, subtitle edition, etc. 

Note: In addition, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is designed for Windows 10 users, if you are a Mac user, please turn to the equivalent product iMedia Converter for Mac, which has updated to support Mac OS X El Capitan. Now, get the right version on your computer and follow the simple steps to Convert MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, HEVC, H.265, WebM, WTV, MPEG, DivX, MXF, MOD, TOD, etc to MP4 for new Amazon Fire TV 2 use Plex. 

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How to Convert HD Videos for Amazon Fire TV 2 Via Plex for Playback Smoothly 

Step 1: Run Fire TV 2 Video Converter and you can import MKV/MP4/AVI/WMV/H.265 clips to the program through “Add Video” button. You can directly drag and drop the videos to the converter. If you like, check the “Merge into one” box to join your Video files together. 


Step 2. Select output format 

Click Profile column you will see rich output formats. Just select the best format you need. To play movies through Amazon Fire TV 2, you are recommended to choose MP4 video from “Common Video” category. 


  • Fire TV 2 Supported Video/Audio: H.263/H.264/MPEG4-SP/VC1 & AAC/AC-3/E-AC-3/HE-A/PCM/MP3
  • And read Plex Supported Video and Audio Format here.

Step 3. Set advanced settings (Optional but important) 

By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size. 


Tip: From the specification of Amazon Fire TV 2, the video in H.264/AVC codec can be up to 1080p and 30 fps. So you can hit on “Settings” to open settings window where you can adjust the video size to 1080p and frame rate to 30 fps. Since AC3 is not sure playable or not, you can choose AAC and 5.1 channel for audio. If 5.1 sound is not supported, it will be limited to stereo audio. 

Step 4. Start Videos to Amazon Fire TV 2 conversion 

The last step: just hit the big “Convert” button of the program to finish MKV/AVI/WMV etc to Amazon Fire TV 2 conversion. After conversion is done, simply click “Open Folder” button to find generated .mp4 videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted Video clips into Amazon Fire TV 2 via Plex for playback on a big screen with ease. Learn>> (how to add movie to Plex). 

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