Summary: If you handle MKV files on WD TV, you may meet some playback issues. Below article gives you a detailed solution.
MKV is a popular and widely accepted format which has unlimited audio or video streams holding capacity. The format is popular on the internet as well as it enables sharing HD video content like anime, cartoon, etc. Due to HD video sharing feature, the format is not supported by every computer system. So, in such cases it becomes important to convert MKV into other format like MPEG, H.264 MP4, Xvid AVI, H.264 MOV, etc with a professional conversion tool-Brorsoft Video Converter.
Here some typical questions are listed below:
Q1: WD TV Live Wont Play .MKV Files
"I can watch every other file format on my pc through the network on my new WD Live Player but for some reason it says file unsupported when I try and play a .MKV movie?"
Q2: Need to convert MKV file for WD TV
"I just bought a western digital HD TV and only some of my MKV files have audio. Now, I need to change the audio format on the mkv, or it might be easier if I could change the whole file format to wmv or mp4 or anything else. I've seen some threads on changing the audio on mkv's and there seems to be no easy way to do it. Like I said, can I easily change to another type of file and will it make the audio work? Does anyone have any suggestions?"
From WD support, we can easily find that WD TV compatible media file types include WMV9, AVI (MPEG1/2/4, Xvid, AVC), H.264, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), MOV (MPEG4, H.264), M2TS, TP, TS, MOV/MP4 (MPEG4, h.264), DVR-MS, VOB (unprotected or unencrypted). MKV is on the format list, but what we need to note is that MKV is a container file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file. Some DTS encoded MKV files can’t be supported by WD TV player.
So, if a MKV file type does not play on your model of the WD TV, you can attempt to convert the file to a compatible format type using video conversion software. Here Brorsoft Video Converter will be the best solution for you. With this ideal MKV to WD TV Converter, you can convert MKV to WD TV most compatible format like MP4 easily and fast. The video quality won't be reduced through conversion. Plus, the built-in video editor allows you to trim, crop, add watermark, add subtitles to your source video. If you are Mac users, turn to Video Converter for Mac.
Guide on converting MKV(DTS) to WD TV for smooth playing
Step 1. Add video files
Run the best MKV to WD TV Converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mkv videos. If you want to merge multiple clips just need to check the "Merge into one" box.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click format bar and choose a WD TV friendly format like H.264 MP4, Xvid AVI, H.264 MOV, etc. Well, if you want to stick the MKV format, you can choose MKV format from Common Video. It would be fit on your WD TV player as it encoded with AAC audio.
Tip -Profile Settings: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3. Start conversion
Click "Convert" button to start convert MKV to MP4 for playing on WD TV HD media player. When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files. Now you have got it right, just play and share your movie files on WD TV at your own will.
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