“I’ve just got Sony OLED TV with android TV OS. I have HDD with several 4k movies in MKV container files. Can you suggest the best way to play 4K MKV on my Android TV? Thanks!”
Have the plan to play MKV on Android TV like the above user? Read this article, and you can get some clues.
When watching MKV movies on Android TV, you may be able to do this, but sometimes can’t. What caused the issue? Well, an MKV is just a container format, holding video, audio, image or subtitle files in it. The video and audio files in different MKV files can be encoded with different codecs. For example, an MKV file with DTS audio can’t be rendered on Android TV and Plex. In a case like this, you have to make audio stream in MKV files compatible with your Android TV and Plex. It sounds a bit complicated. Actually, it’s very easy as long as you transcode the MKV files to a fully compatible format like MP4 with Android TV. Here Brorsoft Video Converter is one of the best choices of converting MKV files for Android TV.
This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from MKV, VOB, AVI, FLV, and more no matter in HD or 4K to Android TV supported video formats with fast speed and excellent output video quality. Besides that, the program provides optimized preset for almost all popular multimedia devices and game consoles including but not limited to Sony TV, Samsung TV, LG TV, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android tablet/smartphone, Xbox One, PS4/PS3, etc.
After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to encode MKV files to Android TV playable video in a few clicks! The below guide takes Video Converter for Windows (Windows 10 compatible) screenshots for example. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Video Converter for Mac (macOS High Sierra compatible), which has the same function as the Windows version.
How to Convert MKV to Play on Android TV without Issues
Step 1. Import MKV files
Run the MKV to Android TV converter; click the Add button to load MKV files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.
Step 2. Select the output format
Hit the Format box and select output video format as H.264 MP4 under Common Video. In general, mp4 is a well-accepted file format for its ability to save memory storage and keep up the video quality. Here 3 H.264 presets “H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4)”, “H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4)”, “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” are supported.
Step 3. Start conversion
Simply click the Convert button to start converting MKV video to Android TV friendly video formats.
Within several minutes, the conversion would be finished and you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can transfer the converted MKV files to Android TV from USB hard drive for easy playback.
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