I have gone through tons of material on net about how to play mkv files (which made me feel nuclear physics is easy than this!) Though most of the stuff actually didnt addressed playing mkv on HDTV but still it was relevant to some extent.
Okay, so I download some clips through torrent and copy them on USB flash drive and then plug the pen drive in my Videocon HDTV. But it wont play.
I have downloaded various softwares like FreeVideoToDVDConverter, Handbrake, mkvtoolnix and winavi video converter. After "processing" the movie through these sofwares, I finally got output movie which plays on TV!
Now the problem is I find this process various tedious and time consuming. Moreover, the 650MB movie got converted into nearly 8 GB movie!! (which I cant save on pen drive as my pen drive is of 4 GB)
Is there any simple, time efficient way to play these mkv movies on HDTV without going through all this trouble?
I dont understand why someone has to convert it to mkv and then upload it?... when they can simply upload in Xvid format?!
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Thread: How to play mkv files on HDTV?
Many media players/tvs do no support mkv and HD material...but if your TV supports MP4 and HD you can try mkvtomp4. It should be much faster than reconverting.
Or just connect your laptop to your tv and play.
Or just don't download mkv? You are not forced to download any mkv....
I will check tonight whether my HDTV plays m4v or not and will post the result.
Well few of my songs in MP4 plays very well.. but when I converted the mkv movie in MP4 then it didnt played.
Last edited by Biker Biker; 15th Jan 2013 at 05:03.
I think the reason it outputted .m4v files instead of .mp4 is that there were chapter markers, which is built into the apple .m4v codec ... their version of h.264 ... but not officially into .mp4.
Any decent software video player will not give a rat's ass about that sort of thing, but a tv or dvd/bd player often will.
Which is why I'd definitely second the advice about just playing the video from a computer. HDMI outputs are routine over the last couple of years. My cheap netbook even has one.
@Baldrick Bingo! The .m4v output file from MkvToMp4 played smoothly with very good video quality. Thanks a ton for helping me out.
The volume for dialogues was kind of low to listen comfortably, and it would increase drastically in music / action scenes. I guess this might be the problem with .mkv source file... no?
Any chance to sort out this volume issue?
sounds great on a home theater audio system. It's possible the original audio was transferred as is,
or was down converted to 2-channel, which may or may not "lock in" this wide dynamic range.
Does your TV have an audio option that may help? If not you may be able to do something with the file;
what are the specs of the MKV audio track in question?
Here are the specs of the file..
Moreover, this .mkv played smoothly on TV after converting it into .m4v I read somewhere that every .mkv file is different from each other (!?!) Is it true? So does it mean that another mkv converted into m4v might not work?
I am sorry if my queries sound too basic...
Last edited by johns0; 16th Jan 2013 at 01:42.