GoPro Video Plays Troubles with Plex—How to Solve?

As the asked on Plex forums: GoPro videos play stutter on Plex, how did that happen? How can I enjoy my 4K videos from GoPro camcorders? The questions mentioned above may cause some issues when importing GoPro files to Plex, right? In this guide, let’s find some solutions to GoPro videos and Plex server.

“A Surface Pro 3 in connected in Wi-Fi on my home network, using windows 8.1 Plex client. Most of the videos run fine. I do have problems with my GoPro video in 1920×1080 which are transcoded and they lag big time”


With Plex, we can playback media on your local network, stream it over the internet, or physically sync media to a mobile device such as Apple device. This flexibility isn’t hassle-free, though. Can a device handle this format? Is it powerful enough to playback this high-resolution file? Of course not! Besides GoPro videos, we cannot stream MKV, AVI, etc to Plex so smoothly right?

To get rid of the troubles when playing GoPro videos on Plex, we are going to send you this professional GoPro to Plex assistant—Pavtube Video Converter for Windows. For easily streaming GoPro videos to Plex, this tool can convert the GoPro incompatible formats to some supported videos for Plex with a high quality preserved. In addition, it not only supports GoPro videos, but also handles various common video formats, like VOB, AVI, MOV, TiVo recordings, MPG, WMV .etc.

Guide on how to convert GoPro videos to playback on Plex:

Step 1. Load MKV files

Click “Add Video” button to load your GoPro files to the program on the main interface. You can also directly drag and drop your videos to it.


Step 2. Come to the output list by hitting the ‘Format’ bar on the left of the preview window, here we suggest you to select the ‘HD Video’>>H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)’ as the best output one.


Step 3. For advanced functions?

Click the ‘Effect’ button to open the Video Edit window to achieve editing MP4 like trim, crop, image, watermark, effect, subtitles and rotate and etc in the corresponding editing pane.

Click the ‘Setting…’ button to open the Advanced Settings window to adjust the output video codec, resolution, bitrates, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio codec, channel, volume and etc in the advanced tab.

At the end, go back to the main interface to click the ‘Convert’ button, without waiting for a long time, you can get the output result. Then just stream the output videos to Plex, we can easily import them to any media devices for playback.

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