How to Play Any MP4 File through Emby?

MP4 to Emby Converter - Convert MP4 to Emby Best Supported MP4 H.264

Just like Plex, Emby is another popular media server which supports to organize, play and stream audio and video to a lot of types of devices. Simply put, Emby can play your personal media and live TV on any of your devices, like on TV, PS3, Xbox360, Android, Roku, iOS, and other DLNA-certified devices, etc. However, I have got many letters in which some users complained that they can not play MP4 file through Emby. Why? Can Emby support to play MP4? The following will give you a clear answer.

Can Emby support to play MP4?

Normally, whether the MP4 file can be played or not through Emby depends on with what device you will use the Emby. For example, if you use Emby on your Apple TV, you can directly play MP4 with H.264 or H.265 codec through Emby. But good news is that Emby is also developed with Emby Server transcoding function which allows to automatically convert your MP4 file that is not natively supported by your device to your device supported format. For example, if your MP4 is encoded with DivX codec and you are using Emby on Apple TV, Emby will automatically convert your MP4 DivX to your Apple TV supported MP4 H.264 or MP4 H.265. This is very convenient, right? However, from some users letters, we learned that in some cases, Emby failed to get the unsupported MP4 file transcoded to their devices supported ones due to some unknown reasons.

How to Play Any MP4 File through Emby?

How to solve this? Of course you can report your problem to Emby community, but it takes long time to get the solution provided that there is one.

Another alternative solution is to use a powerful MP4 to Emby converter to convert your device unsupported MP4 file to your device supported one in advance. For example, you can convert the MP4 DivX to your Apple TV supported MP4 H.264 or H.265 and there will be no problem when play this MP4 through Emby.

Avdshare Video Converter

Avdshare Video Converter is just the powerful MP4 to Emby converter we are talking about. With Avdshare Video Converter, you can convert any MP4 file to any other video file, like MKV, H.264, WMV, FLV, WTV, MOV, etc so that you can play the MP4 file on any of your device through Emby. No quality loss has to the output file and the super fast conversion speed is available when converting MP4 to Emby. This Avdshare Video Converter can also work to convert any video format to another one to solve any video format and any video application incompatibility issue, like Plex incompatibility playback issue, iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Roku incompatibility issue, etc.

Guide on Converting MP4 to Emby

You can follow the guide below to easily convert your MP4 file to Emby best supported MKV, AVI, MOV, H.264, H.265, etc.

Make Preparation: Free download MP4 to Emby Converter

Free download the professional MP4 to Emby Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Import MP4 file

Directly drag and drop the MP4 file to this MP4 to Emby converter. You can also click the Add File button to import the MP4 file to this MP4 to Emby converter.

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

You can choose MP4 H.264, MKV H.264, and any other your device supported video format as the output format by clicking the "Profile" button >"General Video" category. If you do not know which video format is best supported by your device you can directly select MP4 H.264 as the output format which is best supported by nearly any video device.

Step 3 Complete the conversion

In this final step, you only need to click the Convert button to get your MP4 file well converted to