What to do if Roku 4 can’t play your video files? Read this post to learn a tutorial on how to prepare MXF, MTS, AVI, MKV, SWF… files for playback on the Roku 4.
The Roku 4 is exactly what we’d expect from Roku: a solid media box that plays well with multiple video services. But its only real benefit over the recent Roku 3 is 4K support.
Like Roku 3, Roku 4 could choose what you want to watch instantly, but it is limited to supported video/audio formats. Officially, the Roku 4 supports video files in format of MP4 (H.264), MKV (H.264), and HEVC (H.265). The Roku 4 can even support 4K UHD 60 fps HEVC Playback via USB.
What to do if your source video is incompatible with Roku 4? Convert them first!!! Check a simple guide on how to convert MXF, MTS, AVI, MKV, SWF… files for viewing on Roku 4.
How to prepare your MXF, MTS, AVI, MKV, SWF videos for playback on the Roku 4?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as the best Video Converter for Roku 4. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to load your video files. You can load multiple files at a time. To join the imported video files into one, simply tick off the checkbox before ‘Merge into one file’.
Step 2: Select H.264 MP4 as output format
Form ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)’ as output format.
If your source video is 4K 2160p or above, to maintain original 4K quality, you are recommended choosing ‘4K H.265/HEVC Video (*.mp4)’ or ‘4K H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)’ as output format under ‘4K Video’ column.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start converting video for Roku 4
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported H.264 MP4 files for playback on the Roku 4.
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