"I have a Sony Blu-ray player, and a Sony TV. I have put some video files on my laptop and set it up so that I can see videos on my TV and Bluray player. Problem, it would seem, is that the player only shows MPEG files, not MKV files. Anyone know a fix for this?"
Intending to play MKV files on Blu-ray Player for enjoyment with big screen? Well, as the above quoted issues, something frustrating may let you down- MKV movie files are not supported by your Blu-ray player no matter through USB or DLNA. Now we'd like to share tips and tricks to help you transfer and watch MKV movies on Blu-ray Player without hassle.
First of, please check the model number of the Blu-ray player that you have. Some Blu-ray players like LG Blu-ray 5.1 not only supports playing MKV files from a USB HDD up to a size of 2TB but it can also handle most of the audio codecs as well including AAC, AC3, DTS and even DTS-HD. Well, for those Samsung/Sony/Panasonic/LG Blu-ray players who lack MKV format support, you need to convert MKV to a more compatible format like DivX .avi with a third-party tool. Learn details below.
Download and install 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 DTS encoded MKV) to Blu-ray player friendly format like Divx etc effortlessly. In addition, it can also perfectly convert to DivX from all kinds of video formats like AVI, WMV, MOV, Xvid, MKV, and MTS as well as convert between all popular video formats. 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.
Step 1: Add MKV videos
Launch the 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".
Step 3: Custom V/A Settings for Blu-ray player
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 4: Convert MKV video for Blu-ray player
Hit the "Convert" button on the bottom-right corner of this MKV to Blu-ray Player Converter to start performing video conversion. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click "Open" to get the output videos and then stream/transfer the files to your Blu-ray Player for great enjoyment.
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