I tried to play a .mkv file in my Bu-ray player and it worked well, I was able to activete subtitles and different audio tracks while playing. Then I tried with another MKV video (in the same container) and it didn’t work, the player just said “video format not supported.
I tried to learn something about audio and video formats and even containers and check the two MKV videos. The one that did work in Blu-ray player is H.264 encoded and the one which didn’t work is HEVC encoded. Searching further about HEVC MKV to Blu-ray Player in Google, I have some ideas.
Actually, many Blu-ray players support AVC (h264) video in MKVs (it’s a format used for Blu-ray video) but not HEVC (h.265). HEVC is relatively new and not very well supported by hardware players yet. To watch H.265 MKV on Blu-ray player, you need re-decode it. The recommended tool here is Brorsoft Video Converter.
This video converter has been proven to be an outstanding MKV to Blu-ray Player converter. With it, you can transcode all kinds of MKV videos(including H.265 encoded MKV, DTS encoded MKV) to Blu-ray player friendly format like H.264 MKV, Divx AVI etc effortlessly. What’s more, with the built-in editor, you can trim, crop, adjust special effect to your source video, so that you get the very part and effects at your will. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra included), which has the same function as the Windows version.
Steps to transcode MKV to Blu-ray Player friendly format
Step 1: Add MKV videos
Launch the HEVC MKV Video Converter. When the main interface pops up, you can see some buttons also with a preview window on the right. Click “Add video” button to load your .mkv videos or directly drag the footage to the program.
Step 2: Choose output format
Go to the format bar to select “DivX AVI” from “Common Video” or “HD Video” category under “Format”. It fits on your Blu-ray player perfectly. If you wanna stick with MKV format, please choose MKV format from “Common Video”, which is encoded using H.264 codec.
Tip: If the default A/V settings cannot fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to custom the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically.
Step 3: Convert MKV video for Blu-ray player
Hit the “Convert” button to start performing HEVC MKV video conversion. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click “Open” to get the output videos and then stream/transfer the HEVC MKV files to your Blu-ray Player for great enjoyment.
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