How to Play MKV vieos on Roku 3/Roku 2 Thru USB
Roku is known as the combination of on-demand media and easy access to one's extensive media library. While, Roku only plays a limited number of video formats out of the box. When streaming MKV to Roku 3/Roku 2, some problems would occur unexpectedly. Luckily, there's a workaround that can make your MKV files playable on Roku 3/Roku 2 by converting MKV to Roku officially supported MP4 videos.
After digging deeper into technical specs of the Roku, We've got to know that Roku only plays MKV files encoded with H.264 codec. If the MKV is encoded with other video codecs, we will fail to play MKV on Roku 3/Roku 2. Now we would throw a quick tutorial up how to convert and play MKV with Roku easily.
To begin, you can get and apply Brorsoft Video Converter. This video app is professional on fast encoding MKV to Roku 3/2 friendly MP4 video without any quality loss. In addition to converting MKV to Roku formats, it can also convert among more than one hundred videos formats including VOB, MXF, MTS, MVI, FLV, MOV, WMV, MPG, AVI to Roku supported video. What's more, this program comes with a built-in video editor that allows you to edit your movie files by trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. If you are using a Mac, you can go to Video Converter for Mac. Now download this tool and follow the instructions to convert MKV to Roku 3/Roku 2 for playback and streaming.
Download MKV to Roku 3 Converter:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Tutorial: how to convert MKV to Roku 3/Roku 2
1. Add MKV files
Run the MKV to Roku converter program and click add button to import the MKV files. As you can see, you can also drag and drop the media to the program's main interface.
2. Choose output format
Click Format bar and choose H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4), H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4), or H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4) from "Common Video", which can be recognized by Roku 3, Roku 2 perfectly.
Tip- Advanced settings: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original video while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
3. Start converting MKV to Roku
Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the MKV to Roku conversion. After the conversion, you can hit "Open" button to quick locate the converted videos; now you can stream MKV to Roku 3/Roku 2 via Plex or other media server as easy as you can image.