Q: Is there an external app that will play MKV files? I uploaded an MKV file and now it only lets me download it back. I want to stream it from my Google Drive.
Ideally, you would view some MKV files within Google Drive, but seeing how MKV isn’t supported. Some guys recommend to try Localcast with the Cloud plugin, but it doesn’t work all the time. A better solution is to convert MKV to Google Drive friendly file type like MP4.
To convert MKV files to Google Drive, simply get a common video converter and accomplish your task in a few clicks! And for me, I prefer Brorsoft Video Converter and with it, I can fast transcode MKV to Google Drive supported MP4 video files with excellent output video quality. This video software aims to solve this problem by giving us the ability to convert a wide range of UHD 4K, HD and SD videos regardless of formats to any popular video and audio formats for play and share anywhere you like. It supports more than 70 input formats and up to 250+ output file format. What’s more, 150+ presets for popular devices like the iPhone, iPad, PS4, TCL TV, Xbox 360, etc are provided.
P.S. For Mac users, please turn to Video Converter for Mac to convert MKV clips to Google Drive on Mac OS X.
Guide: How to Convert MKV Videos to Google Drive for Playback
1. Add MKV Files > Start the MKV converter and drag .mkv files to the software interface to import the file. It support batch conversion.
2. Choose output format Set output video format as MPEG4 under Format > Common Video. In general, mp4 is a well-accepted file format for its ability to save memory storage and keep up the video quality. Of course, WMV, AVI, MOV, WebM, FLV are all the right choices for you.
Tip: Before start the MKV video conversion, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters.
3. Start conversion Hit the Convert button; this video converter will start to convert MKV for playback on Google Drive in no time.
After the conversion is over, click Open to locate the resulted videos. Now you can transfer and play the converted MKV files on Google Drive with ease.
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