Amazon's new Fire TV (Fire TV 2015) gets hotter. It becomes a primary choice for people who want to buy a media player for replacement of Apple TV (2015) for streaming movies to your HDTV. There are three big new additions for this second-generation Fire TV: 4K Ultra HD streaming ability, Alexa voice assistant, and juiced-up hardware. Large collections of movies, TVs, songs or other medias can be selected on Fire TV 2. In this Christmas holiday season, let's start to learn how to add Christmas movies downloaded online to Fire TV 2015 for playback through Plex server here.
1. Connect Amazon Fire TV 2 to your HDTV via HDMI Connection
2. For people don't have Amazon tablets on hand, then we will recommend you install Plex server to transfer the Christmas movies to Amazon Fire TV. Fire TV app for Plex can be installed directly on the device or through the Amazon app store here.
3. Connect Amazon Fire TV 2 to the ineternet and start movie streaming to HDTV via Plex media server.
See video tutorial below to learn how to install and Configure Plex on Amazon Fire TV (2):
There is no problem to stream ordinary videos to Fire TV 2 for playback via Plex, but if the audio and video compression formats are not Amazon Fire TV 2 compatible, you need to encode them to Fire TV 2 compatible playback format (H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1) first.
iFastime Video Converter Ultimate is an all-in-one video, DVD and Blu-ray solution to turn incompatible videos to Amazon Fire TV 2 playable formats for streaming through Plex server with fast speed and high output video quality. In addition to Fire TV 2 supported video format, it can also rip and convert Christmas Movies (Blu-ray, DVD, ISO, MKV, AVI, etc.) to all other video formats like MPEG, FLV, WMV, 3GP, MOV, Apple Prores, M3U8, etc. If you are using Fire TV 2 to view Christmas moviess via Plex on Mac (including 10.11 El Capitan), turn to Mac version here. Now refer to the steps to get it running.
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Step 1: Load Christmas Movies
Click on the "Add video" or "Load file(s)" button to add Christmas video files or load DVD or Blu-ray files.
Step 2: Select output format for Amazon Fire TV 2/Plex
Click Format > Common Video and set output video format as H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4). The reason mp4 is the target format is that by packing the videos in mp4, the file size will be reasonable small and the video quality remains. H.265 MP4 is OK if you have a 4K TV for video streaming.
Step 3: Set advanced settings (Optional but important)
If you're not satisfied with the result videos, you can click "Settings" to adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. 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.
Step 4: Edit the Christmas movies (optional)
The Fire TV 2 Video Converter comes with the editing functions enables you to customize your own Christmas videos in the following ways:
A. Crop - Crop the video frame size for better visual effects on the player.
B. Trim - Split the video clips to choose your favorite part of the Christmas movies.
C. Effects - You can change the video parameters like brightness, saturation, contrast and more.
D. Subtitles- Import your *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle file you've downloaded to help your better understand the movie.
Step 5: Start Christmas movies to Amazon Fire TV 2 conversion
The last step: just hit the big "Start conversion" button of the program to finish Amazon Fire TV 2 movie 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 (Fire TV 2015) for playback on a big screen HDTV through Plex media server with ease.
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