MKV Not Playing on Oculus Rift – Solution

Are .mkv files supported in Oculus Rift? On Gear VR they were not, how is it with Rift?

Just tried to play some of my videos on Oculus, mp4 work fine but I don’t get any audio with .mkv files. Any ideas?

We noticed many guys have confusion or issues when trying to play MKV on Oculus Rift. Actually, Oculus Video Players do not yet support AC3 or DTS audio codec. If your MKV media contains AC3 or DTS audio, it won’t be supported by Oculus player.

To open and view MKV files with Oculus Rift beautifully, you have to convert MKV videos, so they use MP3 or ACC. Here we use Brorsoft Video Converter to do the conversion task. It is an all-in-one video player, converter and editor. With it, you can fast convert MKV to Oculus Rift supported file type like MP4, MKV in .mp3, .aac audio. Best of all, this software allows you to convert MKV to 3D videos such as MKV Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Side-by-Side 3D video, which can be played on Oculus Rift perfectly.

If you are Mac users, please turn to Video Converter for Mac(High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan and Yosemite compatible). Now, we will give a detailed guide on the whole process from converting MKV to Oculus Rift supported video.

Convert MKV for Oculus Rift playback without Quality Loss

1. Load MKV video files > Run the MKV video converter program and load your source video files MKV into it. It supports batch conversion.

2. Decide output format > Tap on “Format” bar and find “3D Video”, there are a lot of format options for you. “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” is recommended for Oculus Rift. Of course, “MKV Side-by-Side 3D video”, “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D video” are also supported.

Tip: Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters like video resolution, bitrate, audio codec, audio channel.

3. Start encoding MKV to Oculus Rift > Click Convert button to start converting MKV to Oculus Rift friendly video.

After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos by clicking the Open button. Now it would be easy for you to watch MKV videos on Oculus Rift with Oculus video app.

Related Guides:
Play MKV on Gear VR No Sound- Fixed Yet
3D MKV Videos Won’t Play on PS VR – Solution

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