H.265 (HEVC) & H.264 (AVC) Direct Play in Plex Media Server

HEVC is a successor to the well known H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video compression standard. HEVC promises the same level of picture quality as H.264/AVC, however, there will be better compression so the file size can be smaller. This is important when dealing with 4K or UHD media. As the resolution increases, the file size increases along with it. Although there are now few devices supporting HEVC, Plex won’t let you down ever with supporting both H.264/AVC and HEVC/H.265 direct playing.

Plex Direct Play Video Support

Native video support is typically (but not always) limited to the MP4 container, H.264 video encoding, and AAC audio. Content that is not natively supported will automatically be Direct Streamed or transcoded as needed by the Plex Media Server.

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See the Specific Model Differences later in the article for more information about cases that may vary from this. Content matching the following can usually be Direct Played:

  • Container: MP4
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 or smaller
  • Video Encoding: H.264 (level 4.0 or lower)
  • Video Framerate: 30fps
  • Video Bit Depth: 8
  • Audio Encoding: AAC

Plex 4K (UHD) Direct Play Video Support

Some 4K (ultra high definition) devices are recognized by the Plex app. We’re working to bring 4K playback support to other devices, too. 4K/UHD content matching the following will Direct Play on supported devices:

  • Container: MP4
  • Resolution: 3840×2160 or smaller
  • Video Encoding: HEVC (H.265)
  • Video Frame Rate: 30fps
  • Video Bit Depth: 8

4K content not matching the above properties will be transcoded to 1080p. Transcoding 4K content is a very intensive process and will require a powerful computer running Plex Media Server.

Rapid Encode Video to H.265 Using GeForce GTX 900 Series with NVIDIA HEVC Encoder

" I have been waiting a long time for Plex to be able to support HEVC. But alas, encoding a movie in x265 took 3 days to encode on my 8 core 32GB computer. I have a video card (GeForce GTX 960) that supports hardware encoding, but I was unable to find software to support the encoding."

Now, there is a new version of Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (trialware) that supports Nvidia H.265, Nvidia H.264 and Intel H.264 hardware encoding as well as other common encoders. You can now encode a 1.5 hour 1080p video in HEVC in about 20 minutes.  And the quality will be very good and am very impressed. If you have a Nvidia video card that supports H.265 encoding (Kepler), you might want to check it out. H.264 hardware encoding is supported on many of the older Nvidia cards. To use NVIDIA HEVC hardware encoding, you have to have the appropriate hardware. You can see if your Graphics Card supports NVIDIA HEVC CUDA acceleration here.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate v4.9.0.0 and higher version support the most advanced hardware acceleration NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP by H.264/H.265 codec, which can give users 30x video transcoding speed than before. Learn more about Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate v4.9.0.0 Upgrade supporting H.265 CUDA

Step 1: Add any Video in the Program. 

Install PavTube Video Converter Ultimate and open the program. To add videos, click “File” menu at the top of the main interface. Under that, click “Add Video/Audio” or choose “Add from Folder”. Choose the video which has to be converted.

load video

Step 2: Select HEVC video

 At the bottom of the main interface, select “Format” and choose H.265 HD MP4 video for Plex. If you don’t HEVC video, you also can choose any output format from the drop-down menu. It has a huge resource of output formats such as Custom videos, common videos, Common Audio, Fina Cut Pro, HLS Streaming, HD/3D Video and many more.

HEVC MP4

Step 3: Using NVIDIA HEVC Encoding to accelerate the speed.

Now, move your cursor to “Tools” button on the top of the main interface to choose “Options”. Then you can enable GPU acceleration.

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Insert MP4 video into PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007…

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You perhaps originally thought that if you want to insert MP4 files to PowerPoint, you just need to click Insert tab of the ribbon, on the Media panel, choose the arrow under Video, and then choose the appropriate command for inserting your file. But quickly, you maybe get a message "PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file". Does’t PowerPoint support MP4 files? Well, it depends.

Insert MP4 to PPT

Does PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007… support MP4 Files?

For PowerPoint 2016 and PowerPoint 2013

Video:    In PowerPoint 2013 and later, for the best video playback experience, we recommend that you use .mp4 files encoded with H.264 video (a.k.a. MPEG-4 AVC) and AAC audio. In PowerPoint 2010, we recommend that you use .wmv files.

Audio:    We recommend using .m4a files encoded with AAC audio. In PowerPoint 2010, we recommend that you use .wav or .wma files.

For PowerPoint 2010: Though PowerPoint 2010 announced to embed and play MP4 files, it has some limitations: 

  • You need have the QuickTime player installed on your computer and you can only insert an Apple QuickTime movie (.mov, .mp4) file to PPT 2010. 
  • The PowerPoint 2010 64-bit version is not compatible with 32-bit versions of QuickTime. You must install a 64-bit version of QuickTime, or a 32-bit version of PowerPoint 2010. 

For PowerPoint 2007, 2003 or lower version: 

According to Microsoft PowerPoint official website, PowerPoint 2007, 2003 or lower version only supports WMV, AVI, ASF, and MPG/MPEG four video formats. If you import other video formats like MP4 to those version of PowerPoint, it will end in fail.

Office.com gives people the solution to add MP4 files to PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007… saying

If PowerPoint doesn’t let you insert a video or audio file, you can fix the problem in a few steps and a modest amount of time. The simplest way to fix this situation is to take these three steps, which are described in this article:

  1. Find and download a file converter.

  2. Convert your video or audio file to a common format that PowerPoint understands.

  3. Insert the converted video file in your slide.

So obviously, Micro software company makes you convert MP4 video for PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007…

How to Convert MP4 Files to PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007… ?

MP4 Video Converter Needed:

Pavtube MP4 Video Converter can convert all video files. On the one hand, it can convert H.265 MP4, MPEG-4, H.264 MP4 to PPT supported WMV, AVI, ASF, and MPG/MPEG and other other hand, it can transcode virtually any video to H.264 MP4 for PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007…

With built-in video editor, you can trim MP4 video footage, merge MP4 video to a whole one file, split MP4 files to separate files, crop black area in videos, etc. Besides, you can add external subtitles to MP4 files and compress 4K MP4 files to 1080p/720p/540p/480p MP4 for PPT.

Let’s Start

Step 1. Once you have successfully launched the software, the very next step is to load the video MP4 file that you want to convert. There are two methods with which you can load the files. You can add the files easily by dragging it into the interface or by clicking on the “Add Files” button located at the top. Once you have clicked on the “Add Files” button, it will open a file explorer from where you can choose the desired MP4 video file for conversion

add mp4 video

Step 2. Choose the PowerPoint supported formats in the “Output Format” dropdown list. You can go to “Format” -> “Video” and find “MPEG-1 Video (*.mpg)” which works well with both Windows and Mac version of PowerPoint. What’s more, WMV or AVI is well supported by PowerPoint for Windows; MOV is well supported by PowerPoint for Mac.

PPT fromat

Tips:

1. You can click “Settings” to change audio channel, change video resolution, adjust bitrate, etc. 

2. You can edit the videos according to your requirement. This step is optional and can be omitted if not needed. Click on the “Edit” button at the right side of the video to start editing it.

Step 3.The final step is to start converting MP4 to PowerPoint WMV, MPEG-1 or MOV with highest quality and fastest speed by clicking on the “Convert” button at the bottom of the screen.

The ways to insert videos to PowerPoints is somewhat different according to your PPT versions. Now, let’s show you how to add video to PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007…

Add and play a video in a presentation 2016/2013

Add and play a video in a presentation 2010

Add and play a video in a presentation 2007

Add and play a video in a presentation 2016/2013

Insert a video stored on your PC

  1. In Normal view, click the slide that you want the video to be in.

  2. On the Insert tab, click the arrow under Video, and then click Video on My PC.

  3. In the Insert Video box, click the video that you want, and then click Insert.

Link to a video stored on your PC

  1. In Normal view, click the slide where you want the link to the video to be in.

  2. On the Insert tab, click the arrow under Video, and then click Video on my PC.

  3. In the Insert Video box, click the file that you want to link to, click the down arrow next to the Insert button, and then click Link to File.

    Shows Insert Video dialog in PowerPoint

NOTE: In addition to inserting or linking to a video on your PC, in PowerPoint 2013 and PowerPoint 2016, you can insert or link to a video on YouTube. For more information, go to Insert or link to a video on YouTube.

Add and play a video in a presentation 2010

Insert a video in your presentation

  1. In Normal view, click the slide in which you want to embed the video.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Media group, click the arrow under Video.

  3. Select Video from file, and then browse to the location of your video, and select it.

  4. On the Insert button, click the down arrow, and then click Insert.

Add a link to a video

  1. On the Slides tab in Normal view, click the slide to which you want to add a video or animated GIF file.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Media group, click the arrow under Video.

  3. Select Video from file, and then browse to the location of your video, and select it.

  4. On the Insert button, click the down arrow, and then click Link to file.

    Link to a video file

NOTE: To set the ‘Play’ options for your linked video, see Set the ‘Play’ options for a video.

Add and play a video in a presentation 2007

To prevent possible problems with links, it is a good idea to copy the movies into the same folder as your presentation before you add the movies to your presentation.

  1. In Normal view, click the slide to which you want to add a movie or animated GIF file.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Media Clips group, click the arrow under Movie.

    Insert tab image

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Click Movie from File, locate the folder that contains the file, and then double-click the file that you want to add.

    • Click Movie from Clip Organizer, scroll to find the clip that you want in the Clip Art task pane, and then click it to add it to the slide.

      TIP: You can preview a clip before you add it to your presentation. In the Clip Art task pane, in the Results box that displays the available clips, move your mouse pointer over the clip’s thumbnail, click the arrow that appears, and then click Preview/Properties.

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What Video File Formats Can I upload to Facebook?

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Whether you’re using Facebook in your desktop browser or on your smartphone or tablet, here’s how to upload a video for your Facebook friends to see. Have you ever met the same issues as below? Hold on reading and get out of the issues:

“Uploading HD Video to Facebook? I tried uploading an HD video from my phone and FB compression made it all pixelated. So I followed the guidelines here How can I optimize the quality of my videos? and uploaded a H.264, resized to 1280 x 720 and 30 fps and the video is still super grainy (in regular or HD selection). What gives?”

Part 1: Know About Supported Formats of Facebook

First of all, before you add weekly sermon video to YouTube/Facebook, you have to learn which video format that Facebook can support:

Facebook Supported Video Formats

Facebook supports nearly all types of video uploads, including flash videos, Windows Media Videos and QuickTime movie MOVs. So in the following page we are going to talk about the detail of these video formats:

  • 3g2/3gp/3gpp (Mobile Video)
  • wmv/asf (Windows Media Video)
  • avi (AVI Video)
  • dat (MPEG Video)
  • divx (DIVX Video)
  • dv (DV Video)
  • f4v/FLV (Flash Video)
  • m2ts (M2TS Video)
  • mkv (Matroska Format)
  • mod (MOD Video)
  • mov/qt (QuickTime Movie)
  • mp4/m4v/mpeg4 (MPEG-4 Video)
  • mpe/mpeg/mpg (MPEG Video)
  • mts (AVCHD Video)
  • nsv (Nullsoft Video)
  • ogm/ogv (Ogg Media Format)
  • tod (TOD Video)
  • ts (MPEG Transport Stream)
  • vob (DVD Video)

Additional Tips: Comparing with so many video formats, we would like to tell you that with the a perfect balance between the video quality and size, MP4 could be the best one for most users. It is not only the video format supported by Facebook but YouTube, Vimeo and iOS/Android phones.

After knew the supported formats of Facebook, you can see if your video format is in the supported list. If it does, you can jump into part 3 directly to attach the video to Facebook. If it does not, you can follow part 2 to convert your weekly sermon video to Facebook supported video with video converter.

Part 2: Convert HD Video to Facebook Supported Video 

Step 1: Download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate on Windows computer (Windows 10 supported) or Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac on Mac computer(Mac El Capitan supported).

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This two video converter have equivalent functions:

– Convert any video to Facebook supported MP4, FLV, 3GP, etc video.

– Trim video, split/merge video, crop unwanted video area, add watermark, add subtitle to video, etc.

– Adjust A/V parameters, adjust display aspect ratio, deinterlacing video, etc.

Step 2: Open the right version video converter on your computer, click “File” to load your weekly sermon video to this app. Or you can simply drag and drop the sermon video to the program. Batch conversion here is supported. Learn >> .

Snapshot from Windows version:

Step 3: Press on “Format”> “Common Video”or “HD Video” to find Facebook supported video like MP4, 3GP, AVI, etc.

Note: Below are some video editing tips. Pavtube product has simple video editing functions that can do some simple process on your weekly sermon video before adding to Facebook.

1. Trim weekly sermon video length

YouTube has limitations about the uploading video size and length, please pay attention to the video size when converting weekly sermon video to YouTube. Here we should highlight the trim function on this software. Just click “Edit” to trim the sermon videos to get the very part you want.

2. Add Any video

You may want to add some watermark to video to show that the video is yours. If so, select a video in the panel list, click the edit icon on the top menu bar to open video editing window, switch to and click “Text Watermark” tab, check “Enable”, and type the text watermark in the brackets and drag the line under “Transparency” to adjust according to your own preference.

Stylize the text watermark Font, Color, Size, Style from its respective drop-down list, drag the line besides “Left” or “Top” to adjust the location of the text watermark. When all the setting is over, click “OK” to apply the changes.

Step 4: After finish the above steps, click the “Convert” button to start any video to Facebook conversion, you could view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime. Once the conversion process ends, open the output folder to locate the converted sermon video.

Part 3: Upload Converted MKV/AVI/WMV/MPEG Videos to Facebook

To upload videos from your Timeline:

1. Click  at the top of your News Feed or Timeline

2. Click Upload Photos/Video and choose a video file from your computer

3. Click Post

To upload videos from your News Feed:

1. Click  at the top of your News Feed or Timeline

2. Choose a video file from your computer

3. Click Post

Your weekly sermon video will need to process before others can see it on Facebook. When it’s ready to view, you’ll get a notification. Go to the video and click Edit to add a title, tag friends, choose a thumbnail and more.

Additional Tips: How to upload a video to Facebook on your smartphone or tablet

If you’re using the Facebook app on your smartphone or tablet to upload a video to Facebook the process is a tiny bit different.

In the app, tap ‘Photo’ at the top of the screen and then you’ll be faced with the photos and videos stored on your device. Choose the video you want to upload and press ‘Done’.

You can type a caption or description about the video, add a location and tag friends by tapping on the text entry area, and then you can tap ‘Post’ to share it with your friends.

Sometimes it takes a little while for your video to upload, particularly if it’s a long one, but Facebook will notify you when it’s ready to watch.

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Right 3D Converter Helps to Upload your Youtube 3D Videos easier

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Have you ever dreamed of watching 3D movies at home? 3D is now heading for your home at a price you can afford! Fast and easy to use, 3D video converter is an excellent tool which enables you to convert 2D videos to 3D videos, switch the modes among 3D videos as well as converting 3D videos to 2D videos. We have listed a range of information about 3D converters as well as some information that will help you to make your decisions easier so you know you can count on us to provide you with everything you.

Part 1:What is 3D?

3D means three-dimensional. In other words, it has height, width and depth. We move around in 3D every single day. If you want to understand the concept of 3D then you will need to know what the eye can see through other fields of vision first. After all 3D is all about depth perception, and this comes in many shapes and forms. There is stereoscopic vision, which is when two eyes produce different pictures and one appears further away from the other. There is also accommodation, which means as your eyes focus on objects differently because the lenses in your eyes change shape, allowing you to find out how far away an object actually is. From an aerial perspective, the light is scattered by air and objects have a lower level of contrast when compared, so you see objects that have a lower level of saturation and a slight tinge in color. All of these different viewpoints combined gives you the feeling of 3D, so you can already start to see how miraculous this discovery is and the science that is behind it.

Part 2: What Is 3D Video?

3D Videos uses clips and images to trick the eyes into performing the above actions. Our eyes do this in our day to day lives, but with 3D video, what is on a flat screen can mimic what the eye sees as 3D so you can get a full range of depth perception from a screen that is, in reality, flat.

Part 3: Why Do You Need A 3D Video Converter?

You will need a 3D video converter if you want to be able to upload videos onto Youtube. Take a look below to see some of the top video converters out there and how they could benefit you.

If you want a 3D converter that you know you can count on then you know that you have already made the right choice by coming to this Part 4 and 5. We have listed a range of information about 3D converters as well as some information that will help you to make your decisions easier so you know you can count on us to provide you with everything you need.

Part 4: Best 3D Video Converter Apps for Win/Mac

If you’re looking for a simple solution where you “Add the video file and click Start conversion!” and you’re done, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is your choice, which is designed to convert not only almost all video formats downloaded from any VR content providers like YouTube, FaceBook, Pornhub and more for playback on iPad, iPhone. Android, but also non-VR 2D/3D videos, Blu-ray, DVD, ISO to VR headset 3D SBS format with untouched high quality video image, resolution and spatial audio maintained. No stuttering, No. 1 fast speed, no ads, ease of use. The mac vesion is here.

Features:

> Convert 2D BD/DVD to 3D video

Easily create 3D movies from 2D Blu-ray/DVD with abundant 3D effects: Side by Side, Anaglyph, Top/Bottom.

> 3D Blu-ray to 3D Conversion

Convert 3D Blu-ray to 3D MKV, 3D MP4, 3D AVI, 3D WMV, etc. for various 3D TV and players. The 3D Depth of output 3D movies could be adjusted from 20 to 100 for more vivid 3D effect.

> Convert standard video to 3D video

Capable of converting 2D videos to five types of 3D videos including Anaglyph(Red/Cyan), Side by Side, Side by Side (half-width), Top and Bottom, and Top and Bottom (half-height).

> Switch among 3D videos

Convert among different types of 3D video.

> Convert 3D video to 2D video

Support the conversion from Side by Side, Side by Side (half-width), Top and Bottom, and Top and Bottom (half-height) 3D video to almost any format of standard 2D video.

Support Input Files:

BD/DVD: 3D Blu-ray movies, 2D Blu-ray movies, Blu-ray Folder, Blu-ray ISO Image File, DVD movies, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File, DVD ISO Image File

Video files: H.264, MP4, MOV, MKV, VOB, WMV, MPG, Tivo, AVI, Divx, M4V, QT, FLV, F4V, ASF, 3GP, TS, MTS, M2TS, TP, TRP, MOV, MOD, TOD, MXF(partial), DV, M2V, 3G2, RM, RMVB, DAT, NUT, NSV, etc.

Audio files: M4A, WMA, WAV, MP3, MP2, AU, FLAC, MKA, AAC, OGG, Aiff, Ra, Ram, DTS, etc.

Free Download and trail:

 

Other Download:

– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html

Part 5: Best Free 3D Video Converter Apps for Win/Mac

  • Free 3D Converter (FREE) 
    Free 3D converter is a free video conversion software and it allows you to convert a standard 2D video into a 3D format. You can convert any videos you want with this software and all you need to do is search the name to find the free download. The best thing about this software is that it is free to download and it is very easy to use as well, but that being said, there are some other software products out there that can give you a better result in terms of the overall quality so make sure that you keep this in mind.
  • Movavi (FREE)
    Movavi also allows you to convert 2D to 3D and it has a HD option as well. The best thing about this software is that it is free to download and it won’t take you long to get started either, in fact, you could have it all installed within a matter of minutes and the interface is very easy to use. One thing that you should note is that there is a paid for version and this will cost you £24.95 so if you want to unlock all the features, you’ll need to pay the price.
  • IQ Mango (FREE)
    With IQ Mango, you can turn any video into 3D and you have 7 different modes to choose from as well. You can also enjoy quality of the highest output and this is great if you want to enjoy your favorite films without any limitations. The only limit is that the software can take quite a while to process your video from the download so if you want something that’s fast then you may want to consider a paid version.

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How to Play All 3D Movies on the HTC Vive?

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VR is getting closer and closer! Have you already equipped your room to get the best gaming experience? If not, it is not a big deal, since soon you will be able to enjoy the same full immersion in cinemas and shopping malls. The HTC Vive is one of two major virtual reality (VR) headsets to be launching this year, but should you order it? As a new product, VR device like HTC Vive can give you different visual experience, you can use it to play games or watch movies, and it is very interesting.

Maybe you have got HTC Vive and want to play downloaded 3D Movies with HTC Vive on your computer, on HTC Vive related forums many users have need to backup 3D Movies to computer and then watch 3D Movies with HTC Vive through your devices/computer. So, you can’t deny that there is a possibility that your 3D movies are not supported by HTC Vive. In this case, you need to convert these 3D content to 3D MP4/MKV for HTC Vive.

Hot Search: ISO Movies on Gear VR | Copy (3D) Blu-ray | 3D movies on Gear VR | 3D Blu-ray on HTC Vive |

Here, Pavtube 3D Video Converter Ultimate can help you transcode the 3D movies to HTC Vive suitable MKV formats. It can easily change the original 3D movies to 3D MKV with just several clicks. And you are allowed to adjust the video and audio parameters in profile settings window. Let’s get the 3D Converter Ultimate follow the steps given below!

What’s more, it’s also a huge time saver, 6x faster speed while keeping outstanding quality. The 3D models include Anaglyph (Red/cyan), Anaglyph (Green/magenta), Anaglyph (Amber/blue), Side By Side (Full), Side by Side (Half-Width), Top and Bottom (Full), Top and Bottom (Half-Height). Or get mac version for 3D movie creating.

 

Other Download:

– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html

How to Use them to Watch 3D Movie on HTC Vive through Devices

Step 1. Load 3D Video files.

Click “File” icon to load 3D movie source to this 3D Video converter Ultimate. Or you can simply drag and drop the video into it.

Step 2. Select output profile format.

Tap on Format bane and open profile list. Find and choose the optimized video format for HTC Vive.

Note: Although there is a profile created by the application, we can always change some parameters of resolution, compression, audio, etc. An important issue that you must consider that in Samsung Gear VR resolution for each eye is not FullHD but half the QHD screen. So you can free change your target video size, bitrate, frame rate and 3D depth in “Settings”. If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to “original”. 3D movies should be encoded “full side-by-side” with a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio. Content mastered at 1920X1080 compressed side–by–side 3D should be resampled to 1920X540 resolution full side–by–side resolution (Learn more) The developer edition has a stated resolution of 1080x1200px, split across both eyes. It’s also sporting a 90Hz refresh rate. Both specs are generally on par which what we’d expect at this stage in the device’s development>.

Step 3. Start conversion.

Click “Convert” button and start 3D movie compatible MKV format video conversion. After conversion, you can get the converted files by clicking “Open” button. Then you can watching them by HTC Vive.

Much wonderful software bundled with Video Converter Ultimate will provide you more amazing experience in converting videos. Go to Money Saving Software Bundles to get special offer for more software, such as ByteCopy + Video Converter Ultimate = Only $79.9, Save $27.1, Video Converter Ultimate($65) + ChewTune($29) = Only $74.9, Save $19.1 and so on.

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How to Convert Video to iTunes for Freely on Mac (El Capitan Included)

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Apple brings a flatter design for iTunes 12 and changes the icon color from blue to red. The well-reorganized navigation bar grants users to easily access individual buttons for music, movies, TV shows, apps and choose options “My Music”, “Playlist”, “Match”, “Radio” or “iTunes Store”. Oftentimes you’ll find that the file will simply not show up in iTunes, no matter how many times you try to add it. The problem typically lies in the video file’s format; iTunes only works with a few different ones.

Want to import movie, music or home video to iTunes and then sync to play on iPhone and iPad or edit the iTunes movie in iMovie or Final Cut Pro? Here, we offer you three parts to help you solve the “Video to iTunes” issues. Hold on reading…

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Part I: How to Add supported videos to iTunes Library?

You can just drag and drop a file or folder to iTunes. If you drag a folder, all the files in the folder will be imported to iTunes. Also you can click File -> Add to Library, browse to locate your file or folder, and then click “Open”.

Part II: How-to Import Video (iTunes Unsupported) to iTunes 12.1.2 Via Mac El Capitan

Top Videos to iTunes Converter user said: “See, import AVI to iTunes for playback, fail! Play YouTube video in iTunes, pipe dream! Watch DVD movie in iTunes, you must be kidding me. You will never make these happen without converting them to iTunes compatible format first. That being said, how to convert video or movie to iTunes friendly format? Which iTunes video converter should I rely on? I must confess I had the same confusion before, but when I come across the best-ever iTunes video converter freeware, I know I am out of trouble.”

Some of you may have not figured out a proper way to convert MKV, AVI, FLV, MPG, MPEG, WMV, 3GP, VOB, MTS, MKV, M2TS, to iTunes on Mac OS X El Capitan, but this Top Video to iTunes Converter for Mac will help you import all HD Videos to iTunes. Here is the review.

At first, you need to know since iTunes is very picky about what formats it supports, please first check the iTunes supported file formats:

iTunes Supported Video & Audio File Video: MOV, MP4, M4V, H.264 or MPEG-4 encoded
Audio: MP3, M4A, AAC
iTunes Non-supported Video File AVI, FLV, MPG, MPEG, WMV, 3GP, VOB, MTS, MKV, 3G2, 3GPP, TS, TP, TRP, M2TS, DV, MOD, ASF, DAT, F4V, RM, RMVB, DivX, OGV, VRO, MXF.

This Mac iTunes video converter can complete video/movie to iTunes conversion task within a short time, with the original video quality preserved. And this free iTunes video converter for Mac also performs as quite a monster to convert any video to iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4/Air 2, Galaxy S6 edge+/Note 5, HTC, Sony device with 350+ profiles provided. If you running a Windows 10 and looking for a solution for converting files format from MKV, AVI, VOB, MPG, Tivo, FLV to iTunes, please try Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

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– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/imedia-converter-mac/
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Here I will tell you how to convert video to iTunes with Pavtube Software (for Mac as an Example):

Step 1: Import source videos

Install and run the video converter for iTunes, add MKV, AVI, H.265, M3U8, VOB, MPG, Tivo, FLV videos which you want to convert by clicking the “Add file” button. It supports batch conversion so you can import multiple files at a time.

Step 2. Choose output format

Click “Format” > “Common Video” and choose MKV or MP4 as the output format, or click “Format” > “HD Video” and choose “MKV HD Video(*.mkv)” or “H.264 HD Video(*mp4)” as the output format. And set the output saving folder by clicking “Output” and choose a folder to save the decoded files.

Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters, like audio&video bitrate, video size, channel as you need.

Step3. Get the HD Videos to iTunes supported conversion starts.

Clicking the “Convert” button on main interface and get the H.264 videos to iTunes supported conversion starts.

After the conversion, get the output files by clicking the Open button. Now you can open iTunes to add File to iTunes Library. Besides, you can also sync videos from iTunes to your iPadiPhone, iPod easily and enjoy them anywhere you like.

For more extra functions? Why not update this free Video to iTunes converter to paid version? Additionally, with the newest version, we can encode/decode our H.265/HEVC videos nicely.

Part III: FAQ – Commen issues about loading Video to iTunes

1. Can’t add iTunes compatible video files like MP4, MOV, or M4V to iTunes.

I. Make sure that you have QuickTime installed on your computer.
II. Your video codec should be iTunes compatible ( H.264 or MPEG-4). Just use the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate/iMedia Converter for Mac to set your video codec by clicking the “Settings” button on the lower right of the interface.
II. Close QuickTime player or restart iTunes to have a try.

2. I have imported video to iTunes without error, but the imported video can’t be found in iTunes (iTunes 12).

You can search your iTunes library to find your movie. Also your video may be in the “Home Videos” folder, just click the button on the top menu to check it.

3. Can’t copy or play iTunes purchased movies on other devices like an Android phone.

iTunes movies are DRM protected. It can only be played on Apple devices. To play on other non-Apple devices, you need to remove DRM protection. You can take the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate/iMedia Converter for Mac to help you.

Just import the iTunes video into the app, and then select your device (such as a Saumsung phone) as output format with presets, and then convert it. Then the converted video will be played on your Saumsung phone.

4. Can’t sync iTunes movies to iPhone, iPad, or other Apple devices.

Though you can play your video in iTunes, it doesn’t mean that the video can be played on your iPhone or iPad. You also need to consider your devices supported tech specifications.
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate/iMedia Converter for Mac supports convert to iPhone, iPad and more. You can use the presets to convert videos to your devices supported.

5. Movies can be played in QuickTime but can’t be added to iTunes.

Just close your QuickTime player, and then drag and drop your video to iTunes again.

Conclusion: As an iTunes video editor, it enables you to trim out unwanted part, crop out black bars, change aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9 and vice versa, rotate 90 degrees clockwise, anti-clockwise, add plug-in subtitles, apply special effect, and more. If you want to merge several clips into a whole one, “Merge into one file” can help you to realize it. Try it for free now!

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Re-encode HD Videos to H.265 MKV/MP4 on Windows/Mac

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In near future, HEVC will be used by almost every content. It is a matter of decision for service whether to send data using HEVC/H.265 instead of MPEG-4/H.264. H.265 or High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is the latest generation video compression standard. HEVC doubles the data compression ratio compared to H.264 or MPEG-4 AVC at the same level of video quality. So, converting to HEVC H.265 from video H.264 HD video or other HD video including AVCHD, MXF, MTS, M2TS, MOD, TOD, HD MP4, HD AVI, HD MKV, HD WMV, ProRes can not only reduce file size but also improve quality using the same bitrate.

Hot Search: Blu-ray to H.265 | DVD to H.265 | H.265 to TV | H.265 to NAS | H.265 to Roku

A lot of users want to convert their video files to H.265 format since it’s the best format for video experience. Let’s see step by step procedure to convert H.264/MPEG-4, MKV, Tivo, FLV, M2TS, VOB, WMV and others to H.265/HEVC MP4/MKV files and you will get a clear idea.

In order to convert different video files like H.264, MPEG-4, MKV, VOB, FLV, F4V, WMV, Tivo, MP4, MOV, MPG, WebM and others to H.265 (HEVC), you will need to have a reliable H.265/HEVC Video Converter to do the job. You can also convert H.265 files to other formats, too. The Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is one of them. (Mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac) is one of them. It’s available for both Windows and Mac OS X (including El Capitan).

This app not only can encode 4K/SD/HD video, but Blu-ray/DVD to H.265 MKV/MP4. In “Settings”, it has original setting, so you can keep original bitrate, resolution, frame rate, and audio channel, bitrate while only change the video codec. You can download a right trial version of the converter to try. The following steps are based on Windows, but you can also convert movie library to H.265 on Mac with Mac version as the steps.

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– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html

How to Convert Whole Movie Library to H.265 MKV/MP4 on Windows?

Step 1: Add movie library to app

You have two different ways to do this, first is by going to ‘File’ tab, then choosing ‘Add Video/Audio’, a file folder will pop up and from there you can browse and choose the file you want to convert. The second and simpler way to do this is by opening the folder containing the file you want to convert and simply dragging it from the folder then dropping it on the pane of the video converter software.

Step 2. Choose target format.

In order to convert movie library to H.265 MKV/MP4, you just have to select the format you want your file to be converted to, let’s say, MP4 (since it’s the best file that goes with Apple devices.) you can do this by choosing the format icon in “Common Format” pane to see the drop-down format available in the software, choose ‘H.265 MP4’ in the Format tab you can see from the Video category, or choose MKV and then select ‘H.265’ as video Encoder by going to the Settings option.

If you want to convert a H.265 file format into another format, simply choose what format you want your file or files to be converted to.

Step 3. Adjust output file parameters (Optional)

You are allowed to adjust video and audio parameters if you are not satisfied with default settings. Presets like size, bitrate, frame rate, audio channels, etc. can be customized in your own way.

Step 4: Start converting movie library to H.265

Now hit on the “Convert” button on software main interface to start the conversion. After conversion, hit “Open” or “Open output folder” to quick locate generated H.265 MP4 files.

Look, this H.265 Decoder and Encoder is so easy to operate. Just enjoy!

NEWS!!! Recently, Pavtube Studio has upgraded its top-ranked Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to version 4.9.0.0 with supporting the most advanced hardware acceleration NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP by H.264/H.265 codec, which can give users 30x video transcoding speed than before.

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10 Ways to Play an AVI File You Didn’t Know About

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AVI, Audio Video Interleave, is a multimedia container format commonly used in our daily life. However, its compression standard is not universal and different compression standards can cause failure while playing an AVI file. AVI files are great because they always offer great quality video. But sometimes you download an AVI file and it won’t play. So how can you play an AVI file?

Before moving to the main point, let’s talk about codecs. They’re important. Here’s a definition: “Codec is a small piece of program that plugs into your computer’s operating system and allows the software installed on your computer to perform the “decoding” for the video that has been ‘coded’ with the codec you installed.”

Maybe you’ve also heard about codecs, coders, encoders, and decoders, and you’re totally lost. What’s the relationship between them? Actually, a coder and an encoder are the same thing. A codec just a coder/encoder combined with a decoder. So, when someone talks about a codec, he or she is talking about two things: coder/encoder plus a decoder.

This site sums it up: “Codec, as a word is an abbreviation of coder/decoder. The person who put the video inside the video ‘coded’ the video and the person who wants to open the video (that is you) has to ‘decode’ the video.

Then you know that each video file contains a codec. If you want to play AVI, you not only need to be familiar with different tools/ways/platforms to play, you also need to know about codecs. Note that two AVI files that look the same may actually contain different codecs—that’s what happens when you can open one but not the other.

If you can’t play an AVI file, you have five main tools to use: software, operating system, device, video codec, and audio codec.Software

1. How to play an AVI with Windows Media Player

When software is the problem, the common solution is to replace one program with another. For example, if you can’t open your AVI with Windows Media Player, you might use VLC. But is Windows Media Player truly a poor playback tool? Nope. Most of the time, you can just check the box Windows Video File (avi) in Menu->Tools->Options->File Type. (Note that this doesn’t exist in WMP12, and is only available in the previous version.) Pls turn to>>Windows Media Player Won’t Play AVI? Solved with 3 methods.

2. How to play AVI with QuickTime on a Mac

Another common option people will recommend when you can’t play an AVI file with QuickTime is to convert it to another common video format, like MP4. But you can usually solve the problem just by adding a plugin like Perian. Perian is a great open-source (free) QuickTime plugin that allows to playback most of video formats like that cannot be played natively on Mac QuickTime, like AVI. Pls turn to >>Playing AVI on Mac OS X El Capitan.


Operating System

3. Ways to play AVI on iPad/iPhone/iPod

There are at least 2 ways to play an AVI on your iOS devices. The simplest way is to download a video player, which can support almost all kinds of video formats, including AVI. The most common tactic is to convert the file to another common format, like MP4, and display in your all iOS devices. However, for video playback in iOS devices, the hardest part is not how to play videos, but how to get them. The most convenient way to get videos for your iPad is via the iTunes Store. Signing up for a US iTunes account can save much time and money for you. What you need is a valid address in the United States. Then choose “None” for your payment option. Then buy iTunes US vouchers online and redeem them into the US iTunes account and enjoy your videos with no problem. Pls turn to >>Convert AVI to iTunes for importing.

4. How to play AVI on Android phones like SAMSUNG/HTC/NEXUS

Nine of ten people would recommend using a video converter to convert the AVI to other formats. However, the main problem you encounter is not to how to play an AVI on those android phones, but how to play it well. After you’ve installed a video player from Google Play or Amazon Apps, you can play AVI files on an Android phone. But there are usually some playback issues such as stuttering video, freezing video, audio sync issues, or even playback in slow-motion. Avoid those issues by using something called “Hardware Decoding,” which is completely designed for playing video. Pls turn to >>Enjoy 1080p/720p, HD Videos on Android.

Device

5. Ways to play AVI on TV like SAMSUNG TV

There are at least three ways to play an AVI on SAMSUNG TV/Apple TV. The most common way is to transfer your video to TV via USB/AV Cable/WiFi (HDMI Cable is only available for those who have an HDMI Plug). The second way is to convert with a video/TV converter. The last way is to cast it to TV directly with Chromecast. However, Chromecast doesn’t support AVI directly. You need to use a converter first and then plug this thumb-sized media streaming device into the HDMI port on your TV. Then you can set it up with a simple mobile app and share your favorite online shows, movies, and even webpages to your TV using your smartphone, tablet or PC. Pls turn to >>How to Play AVI on Samsung TV Via USB Port.

6. Ways to play AVI on Xbox 360

There are no special processes to play an AVI file from DVD, USB, or WiFi, because the Xbox 360 console only supports AVI files with DivX and XviD video. However, what if your video is not DivX or XviD? Don’t worry. Read tip 5 for how to convert AVI to DivX or XviD format directly. But that all assumes you have the fall 2007 update. To get the update, all you have to do is have the latest Dashboard update installed. (You are prompted to install Dashboard updates when they are available, the moment when you sign in to Xbox Live). >> Turn to Embedding .SRT to Divx/Xvid AVI for Xbox 360.

7. Ways to play AVI on Kindle Fire

Since it’s an Ebook reader, Kindle Fire has many limits to play videos, especial for AVI files, which have various codecs inside. Like any other mobile devices, users can choose to download a powerful video player app to play AVI files or convert AVI to other suitable formats. However, the first thing to notice before dropping your video files to Kindle is that it doesn’t have much space. There are only 5GB of space and you have no way to extend it with external SD card or similar. Therefore, when converting to other formats you need to pay attention to the size and resolution. Turn to >>Guides for Beginners to Enjoy AVI movies on Kindle Fire HDX.

Codec

8. Use the FFDSHOW codec to solve all AVI problems

Most users have video players on their PC/Mac. What they need is just a suitable codec to play them. FFDSHOW is the one you need. It’s a codec that supports most downloaded videos. What’s more, it’s free and open-source. It supports most common video compression methods and can provide good supports for using subtitles and various picture improvements. So just download it, install it on your PC, and follow the on-screen guides.

9. Other ways to play an AVI using codecs

Most of the time, your AVI problems can be solved with FFDSHOW. However, it’s still possible you won’t be able to decode it. In that case you need tools to analyze the AVI and find the right codec. There are two common tools: AVIcodec and GSpot, but I prefer to the former.
AVIcodec is a simple and easy-to-use program with two main tabs: Multimedia files and Codecs & Filters. Under Multimedia files, users can open and analyze video and audio files. That’s what we need. >>Top 5 Free Online AVI to MP4 Converter.

10. Ways to play an AVI with AC3Filter

Occasionally, an AVI file will play without audio. How does that happen? Like video, audio is also encoded and decoded with certain codecs. When you’re using multi-channel formats like AC3 and DTS, it requires special codecs to decode, like AC3Filter. It’s a free and open-source decoder.

All in all, there are multiple ways to play AVI video files.Try them out and see which is best to solve your problems. Click here to know more about ways to play any other video formats. Leave comments if you have any further questions.

Source:http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/10-ways-play-avi-file-you-didnt-know-about.html

All-in-One-Solution>> Use Pavtube Top AVI Video Converter can help you solve all AVI playback issues

Here, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate that lets you easily convert any AVI videos (or HD videos, Blu-ray, DVD movies, YouTube videos, etc.) to any formats that you like. Overall, the all-in-one program can easily convert Blu-ray DVD disc, DVD folder, DVD IFO/ISO file and various videos inluding the BDMV files to any video format for different devices including iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6s Plus, Kindle Fire HDX, Apple TV 4, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy Note 5, Google Nexus 7/10, WD TV, WD TV Live, and more. Here is review.

For Mac OS X El Capitan users, iMedia Converter for Mac is a helpful app to encode videos for further usage.

Hot News: Pavtube Software officially released its 2015 Christmas Day Deal. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate/iMedia Converter for Mac is available with 20% off is provided on christmas week, Don’t miss it!

Pavtube AVI Converter Main Features of this software:

* Easy to use and user friendly interface.
* 100% compatible for Windows Vista, work fine with Windows 10/8.1/8/XP, Vista and Windows 7 (32bits and 64bits).
* Convert video files to MP4 can be played in MP4, iPod, iPod Touch 6, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Mobile phone, PSP, PS4, Zune, Apple TV 4.
* Support all popular video formats such as AVI, MPEG, MP4, WMV, DivX, Xvid etc to MP4. (You can convert to AVI from a variety of source formats including MKV to AVI, MP4 to AVI, FLV to AVI, MPEG to AVI, MOV to AVI, WMV to AVI and many more.)
* Convert HD and SD Video to AVI – AVI Video Converter works perfectly for almost all popular video inputs, it can easily convert any video to AVI format from array of source HD and SD videos including MKV, MTS, M2TS, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4, H.264/MPEG-4,3GP, TS, MPG, MPEG, VOB, ASF, Xvid, Divx, etc.
* 100% CLEAN software, no adware or spyware.
* The latest version can have better video quality

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Convert Bandicam AVI and WMV to MP4 for playing on Smart TV

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More and more people are getting confused about why the Bandicam AVI and WMV videos in Smart TVs can not playback. For some people who usually record their game videos or other full Desktop screen record, this app totally works well. The install space is small but output quality is very sharp. The recorded videos came from Bandicam usually goes to AVI or WMV format. Those formats are compatible with most tablets and smartphones.

But since those formats are both “Container” formats, the codec in this “Container” may disorder in it. If you are puzzled by the problem that you can’t play Bandicam AVI and WMV movies on Smart TV via USB flash drive directly, here recommend you the best Bandicam Video Converter to solve the issue.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the best Bandicam Video Converter tool for you. With this software, you can convert Bandicam recorded video to any video format, even 3D videos. In addition, you can rip and convert all kinds of AVI, MKV, MOV, VOB, FLV, WMV, MTS files and Blu-ray/DVD files to any format for playing and sharing. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for all the Smart TVs, including Sony, LG, Panasonic, Vizio, Samsung, etc. Besides these, you can convert any 4K and Full HD video file like MXF, MTS, MOV, MP4 to Smart TV compatible format without loosing quality. Here is review.

Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. If you are Mac users, please turn to iMedia Converter for Mac (El Capitan, Yosemite included), which has the same function as the Windows version.

Now please follow the guidance below to convert Bandicam AVI and WMV to Smart TV supported formats so as to nicely transfer AVI or WMV files from Bandicam to USB flash drive for playing on Smart TV smoothly.

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Converting Bandicam AVI and WMV to Smart TV best video format

1. Import Bandicam AVI and WMV files

Launch the AVI and WMV file converter. Click “Add File” button to import the .avi files which you like to play on Smart TV. This software supports batch conversion.

2. Set Smart TV compatible format

Click the format bar, in the drop-down profile list, it has “TVs” column. Here, you can choose the optimized TV profile as the output format to for Sony, LG, Panasonic, Vizio, Samsung Smart TVs.

Note: If you want to stream your video clip to your Table or your phone so that you can enjoy them whenever and wherever you want, just choose the correct format your devices support. Or select brand name your device on the format list, such as SamsungiPhone. Then you can enjoy the video without any quality drop or lagging.

Tip: Video, Audio settings

Before start the video conversion for Smart TV, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters.

3. Start AVI/WMV to Smart TV conversion

Click the “Convert” button to start converting AVI/WMV to Smart TV more supported MP4 video. When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MP4 files effortlessly. Just transfer and play Bandicam AVI and WMV movies on Smart TV with ease.

So here you have my words that the question, Smart TV won’t open Bandicam AVI videos? Solved!

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Top One Solution – Getting mkv’s to play nice on Roku 4?

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Reddit User’s Commen Question: 

“ I’ve read that officially Roku supports mkv but I believe that goes as far as the container but not necessarily other codecs. My issue is I have a fair amount of mkv’s that will play, but they constantly stutter and skip as if they are in slow motion. I suspect it’s the audio codec used and not necessarily the container/video codec. Is there a windows tool I could use to change the container to mp4 or (and I said what I suspect is the real issue) re-encode the audio to some other format? My goal being that I don’t want to re-encode the video and don’t believe it’s necessary.” – Source >> here.

In this case, some people may give up playing their favorite MKV movies on Roku 4. In fact, it is not a hard thing, because we can convert MKV/AVI/MOV movies to Roku 4 friendly video formats. In this article, we will give you the tips and tricks how to watch MKV, AVI, MOV movies on Roku 4 via USB flash drives smoothly.

Roku USB Media Player channel only plays MKV files encoded with H.264 video codec and AAC/MP3/DTS/AC3 audio codec. If the MKV is encoded with other video or audio codec like MPEG-2, WAV and etc, we will fail to play MKV on Roku 4 via USB drive, SD card or external HDD. Under this circumstance, you need to encode.

To solve Roku won’t play MKV files issues; a recommended fix is to convert Roku unsupported MKV to Roku more compatible MKV or MP4. For naturally unsupported MKV formats of Roku, you will need a third-party tool to help you out. HerePavtube Video Converter Ultimate is your best choice which is capable of converting your media to Roku supported formats like MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV for streaming with no quality loss.

And what I’ve learned is that MP4 would be one best target format for it is fully compatible with nearly all media devices including iPad Pro, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, PS4, Apple TV 4, etc. If you are running on Mac OS X El Capitan, turn to iMedia Converter for Mac. If you haven’t got the software, download it now and let’s start the conversion.

How to Encode/Re-encode MKV to Roku 4 compatible format

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1. Add MKV movies

Run the MKV to Roku Coverter; click the Add button to load movie files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program.

2. Select the output format

Hit the Format box and choose your desired format. To store your movies on Roku for widely using, you’d better encode them to .mp4, .mov, or .mkv, etc compressed format.

Tips:

1. If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

2. There are also some optional tinkering you can take to make the videos look better on a HD TV screen, such as changing the aspect ratio or specifying the video resolution. Just click the Settings (beside Format) icon to do it.

3. Start to convert videos to Roku 4

Simply click the Convert button to start encoding video to MP4 for Roku 4. Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. Afterwards, it’s free to stream your media files from Roku 4. Make sure the wireless network connection is accessible among the Roku and iPad, Apple TV, PS3HD TV or other media players. What’s more, you can also set Plex on Roku for Blu-ray/DVD playback on Roku 4.

More features of the MKV to Roku 4 Video Converter:

a. Edit or clip MKV movie files- Click “Edit” on the menu to trim, crop, add special effects to your source movies.

b. Advanced settings- With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original MKV movie files 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.

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