Convert MKV videos for playing on JRiver Media Center

Summary: Wanna know how to transfer MKV files into JRiver Media Center? Just follow the below step-by-step tutorial to learn how to convert MKV videos into JRiver Media Center for further playing and streaming.

If you have purchased JRiver Media Center, you can use it to play everything without setting up. Not only streaming video from Netflix or Hulu, YouTube clips and movies, but also local media in a wide range of file formats. While here comes the problem, supposing you have some MKV video files at hand, do you know how to copy and play these MKV medias via JRiver Media Center? Well, this article aims to show you an easy workflow of importing and playing MKV movies on JRiver Media Center.

To begin with, first and foremost, we should figure out which video formats are supported by HRiver Media Center. According to JRiver's spec, we can clearly find that JRiver Media Center supports a wide range of video formats including AVI, MPEG, WMV, DIVX, VOB, MOV, RV, SWF, TiVo, FLV, etc though, MKV is not included in this list. In other words, if you stick to viewing MKV video files via JRiver Media Center, you'd better convert MKV to one above preferable video format initially.

To accomplish the task, a decent tool is required and here Brorsoft Video Converter is highly recommended for you! With it, you can effortlessly convert MKV to JRiver's preferable video formats with fast speed and excellent output quality. Besides, you're also allowed to convert MKV to many other popular video formats including MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI, FLV, etc for fitting seamlessly other multi-media devices like iPhone/iPad/iPod, Apple TV, Xbox, FCP, Premiere Pro, QNAP NAS, etc. In addition, you can also do some simple video editing work with its native editor such as video trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, effect customizing, watermark inserting, subtitle adding, etc. If you are a Mac user, you can also turn to the Mac version. Below is a simple guide:

How to Convert MKV for playing via JRiver Media Center

Step 1. Load video/movie files

Run the program and load your .mkv video files into it.

Step 2. Decide output format

Click "Format" and choose MP4 from "Common Video" as output format, which can be recognized by JRiver Media Center easily.

Tips: In "Settings", you can adjust video/audio parameters and decide the ratio between the video size and video quality by reducing/increasing video bitrate/resolution.

Step 3. Start encoding MKV to JRiver Media Center

After finishing all the settings, go back to the main interface, press the right-bottom "Convert" button to start MKV for JRiver Media Center conversion process.

After the conversion, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, JRiver Media Center will recognize, catalog, play and stream these MKV files at ease.

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