MKV is a supported video format for JRiver Media Center although, there are still many users who have difficulties in playing MKV via JRiver Media Center. This article will talk about the main reason and share a solution to view MKV files on JRiver Media Center with ease.
As we know, MKV is a container format and the JRiver Media Center DiretShow supports to play the supported video or audio codec in the MKV file. If your MKV includes unsupported video or audio codec you may have problem in playing this kind of MKV via JRiver Media Center. In other words, if you stick to viewing MKV video files via JRiver Media Center, you’d better convert MKV to one above preferable video format initially. Actually, it’s quite easy and can be done well with the help of a professional yet easy-to-use Brorsoft Video Converter.
With this software, you can effortlessly transcode MKV to JRiver’s playable video formats with fast speed while retaining its original quality. More than that, it also gives you the chance to convert MKV to various other file formats or device file formats for playing on HTPC via JRiver Media Center or streaming from JRiver Media Center to Server Clients or DLNA compatible devices such as TVs, Blu-ray players, receivers, game consoles, etc. If you are a Mac user, you can also turn to the Video Converter for Mac.
Steps Convert MKV for playing via JRiver Media Center
Step 1. Load video/movie files
Run the best MKV converter and load your .mkv video files into it.
Step 2. Decide output format
Click “Format” and choose MP4 from “Common Video” as output format, which can be recognized by JRiver Media Center easily.
Tips: In “Settings”, you can adjust video/audio parameters and decide the ratio between the video size and video quality by reducing/increasing video bitrate/resolution.
Step 3. Start encoding MKV to JRiver Media Center
After finishing all the settings, go back to the main interface, press the right-bottom “Convert” button to start MKV for JRiver Media Center conversion process.
After the conversion, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies. Then, JRiver Media Center will recognize, catalog, play and stream these MKV files.
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