How to Solve WD TV MKV Playback Problems
With WD TV (Live), we can play videos, images and music from USB drives or watch content streamed from Internet sites from a home network easily. If you have lots of MKV, chances are you want to play the MKV files on WD TV. However, when you try to do this, you'll find it's difficult to do the job. Problems always occurred: "WD TV has stopped playing MKVs", "Unable to play some mkv files to WD TV Live"...
Actually, WD TV is supposed to play MKV files. While, MKV is a container, the codecs used for compressing video, audio and other data might be NOT supported by WD TV. Luckily, this problem is easy to solve - all you have to do is convert the MKV videos to WD TV most compatible MP4 files using a third-party program. Once yo have, you can add them to your USB flash drive and use them like any other file WD TV supports.
There are many programs out there that allow us to transcode MKV files to WD TV friendly formats. If you are seeking for the best video output quality, fastest video conversion speed, and the most formats supported, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate will be your best choice.
This ultimate video converter for WD TV can help us convert MKV to WD TV accepted MP4 videos without any quality loss. In addition, it not only supports MKV videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MXF. MTS, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV .etc. What's more, it offers kinds of preset profiles for media players including iPad, iPhone, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nook HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S6, etc to meet your different needs. If you're using a Mac, simply turn to iMedia Converter for Mac, which has the same function with the Windows version. Here is how to do it.
Download MKV to WD TV Converter:
Steps to convert MKV to WD TV Live compatible format
Step 1: Start the MKV to WD TV converter and drag .mkv files to the software interface to import the file. It support batch conversion.
Step 2: Set output video format as H.264 MP4 under Format > Common Video. In general, mp4 is a well-accepted file format for its ability to save memory storage and keep up the video quality. Here 3 H.264 presets "H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4)", "H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4)", "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" are supported.
Tip: Before start the MKV conversion for WD TV, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters.
Step 3: Hit the Convert button; this video converter will start to convert .mkv to mp4 for playback on WD TV.
After the conversion is over, connect the USB drive with computer and head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored. You can transfer the converted files to an external USB drive for watching on WD TV effortlessly.