An MKV file is a relatively new video format that now enjoys increasing popularity on the Internet. As a movie lover that holds a collection of awesome MKV files, it's very likely that you want to share them with your family and friends via Amazon Fire TV. However, you will encounter Amazon Fire TV MKV playback issues like these:
Q1: Fire TV has no sound when playing MKV files
I have Plex Media Server running on a QNAP TS419P II and using the Plex client on a Fire TV. I have set the profile to force direct play due to the QNAP not being able to transcode. I have also set the device is capable of AC3, DD+ and DTS. I have 2 files I have been testing, one with DTS audio and one with AC3. I get video on both but neither will play audio.
Q2: stuttering mkv files on Fire TV
Can anyone help me. I bought a new amazon fire tv and intalled kodi and use it on my Panasonic plasma 55vt50. All online streaming movies look great, but my own mkv files 1080p 24h movies and series not. When camera movement the screen stutters
MKV is a container format, which is a kind of Matroska media files while Matroska is a new multimedia package format, also known as multi-media containers. It can be a variety of encoded video and more than 16 different formats of audio and subtitle streams in different languages package them into a Matroska Media files. So, comes the question, when we try to play MKV with Amazon Fire TV unsupported audio codec, image or subtitle, like an MKV file with DTS audio.
In order to fix Amazon Fire TV MKV playback problems, you'll need to convert MKV to a fully comaptible format with Amazon Fire TV. Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What's need is just a common video converter like EaseFab Video Converter. With it, you can convert movies from virtually any formats to your Amazon Fire TV seamlessly without any hassle. Meanwhile the output quality of the original videos will be kept. I'll guide you through it step-by-step.
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How to convert MKV to Amazon Fire TV supported formats
Step 1. Import MKV files
There are two doable methods to add MKV files to the program: simply drag and drop MKV file to the main interface of the program to load it or directly click "Add Video" button of the program to open MKV file from your computer.(Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)
Step 2. Select output format
Click Profile column you will see rich output formats. Just select the best format you need. To play movies through Amazon Fire TV, you are recommended to choose MP4 video from "Common Video" category.
Step 3. Set advanced settings (Optional but important)
By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.
Step 4. Start MKV to Amazon Fire TV conversion
The last step: just hit the big "Convert" button of the program to finish MKV to Amazon Fire TV conversion.
After conversion is done, simply click "Open Folder" button to find generated .mp4 videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted MKV clips into Amazon Fire TV for playback on a big screen with ease.