Q1: Incompatible MKV on Minix Android Box
"I have MINIX NEO the X8-H, but I've been unable to read certain .mkv files since day 1 and I tried with every Android media player known on the surface on this earth: BS, MX, XBMC (with and without autoframe switching), etc... and not a single app has been able to open them (files are on a Western Digital 1TB external HD formated in NTFS). What is weird is that those .mkv works perfectly on any PC with a regular codec pack or on my WDTV Live..."
Q2: MKV no sound on Minix Android box
"Hello guys I'm new here just received the box yesterday. got little problem some of my mkv movie don't have sound when play in MX player. Fyi the same .mkv movie can play in my cheaper cs918 box flawless...anyone pls help thanks..."
The Minix Android box is an outstanding design which brings you great home theatre experience by offering a large number of popular file formats so that you could get the freedom to enjoy all your media from an array of sources on any TV. However, many users complain that when they play some MKV files on Minix Android box, there is no sound or MKV can't be recognized by Minix box... In this article, we aim to share some recommended solutions with all of Minix box users.
Solution 1: If you get MKV playback issue- it can play but certain MKV don't have sound on Minix Android box, you need to install MX player 3rd party codes to play some soundtracks.
Solution 2: When your MKV audio and video are not synchronized, you can fix the problem with VLC. In the VLC Preferences, click on Audio and then tick the Advanced options checkbox; there is an Audio desynchronization compensation setting that allows you to set a positive or negative time delay between the video and audio tracks in milliseconds.
Solution 3: If the above solutions still donot work as you may have some MKV H.265 files, you'd better convert MKV to Minix Android Box more compatible video format. Along with some help from third party program like Brorsoft Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly.
This video app is professional on fast transcoding MKV to Minix Android box with MP4 format (the most compatible video format for Minix box) without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports MKV videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MXF, MTS, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPG, FLV .etc. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos for further usage.
Step 1. Load original MKV files
Click "Add" button on the main interface to load your MKV files to the program. (Drag&Drop function is included.)
Step 2. Select output format
Click the "Format" drop-down button to select Minix Android Box more compatible H.264 MP4 video from the "Common Video" category.
Tips: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
Step 3. Start MKV conversion
Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert MKV to Minix Android box compatible video files.
After the conversion, head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored; transfer and play playback your MKV files on the Minix Android Box.
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