If you have lots of MKV files and a Panasonic TV, chances are you want to play MKV files on Panasonic TV through USB flash drive. When you try to do this, you'll find you may be able to do this, but may be unable to. So what's the matter? Can't Panasonic TV play MKV files? According to Panasonic's official site, Panasonic TV support MKV format from USB. It's so strange, isn't it? For your information, an MKV is only a container. Different MKV files tends to contain different video and audio codecs. The MKV files with unsupported audio codec (i.e. MKV DTS files) certainly can't be played on the Panasonic TVs.
In a case like this, you have to make audio stream in MKV files compatible with Panasonic TV. It sounds a bit complicated. Actually, this problem is easy to solve - all you have to do is convert the MKV videos to a fully compatible format with Panasonic TV. Once you have, you can add them to your USB flash drive and use them like any other file your Panasonic TV supports.
To encode/re-encode MKV to Panasonic TV quickly and easily, what you need is just a common video converter like EaseFab Video Converter. With it, you don't need to know what is the audio codec in the MKV format that'll be best for your Panasonic TV. You just need to choose the among the optimized presets for Panasonic TV and this program will do the rest for you. Besides, the program can help you complete the conversion from FLV, MKV, MOV, VOB, WMV, etc. into the specific video formats that are playable on the PS3, PS4, Xbox, Roku, iPad, iPhone, Android, Xbox, Samsung TV and many more. If you're using a Mac, simple turn to the Video Converter for Mac (OS X El Capitan included), which has the same function as the Windows version.
Download, install and open the program and then follow the step-by-step guide below.
Step 1. Load MKV videos
This application allows you to import your MKV files in two different ways. You can either click the Add Video button to browse your local directory or you can simply choose to drag-and-drop your local MKV videos onto the program. Then, you can see these files will appearing on the left item tray as thumbnails.
Step 2. Choose the optimized format for Panasonic TV
Now click the Profile icon to reveal output panel. And and mouse cursor to TV and Players category to Select Panasonic TV as the output format. The optimized output format will contains the best video settings for playback on your Panasonic TV.
Tip: Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like.
Step 3. Begin the conversion
Click the Convert button at the bottom-right corner of the interface to convert the MKV file to your Panasonic TV. This Video Converter will finish the MKV to Panasonic TV conversion in just a few minutes.
After conversion, you can transfer all the output files to a USB drive and then play them on Panasonic TV via a USB cable.