The Roku 4 delivers 4K video, promising the best-quality video streams available today. It has more 4K-capable apps than other devices and makes 4K TV shows and movies easy to find. The remote has voice search, a unique headphone jack for private listening, and a finder function in case it goes missing in the couch cushions. Roku’s platform is the best, with the most apps, comprehensive search results arranged by price, and a simple interface that doesn’t favor one service over others. Anyway, Roku 4 also offers USB port for personal media expansion. Users can enjoy their media files in MP4 (H.264), MKV (H.264), MOV (H.264), WMV (VC-1, firmware 3.1 only), HEVC (H.265) and music in AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC (firmware 5.3 and later), WAV (firmware 5.3 and later) format. The Roku 4 can even support 4K UHD 60 fps HEVC Playback via USB.

Roku 4 has strict requirements for playback personal video via its built-in Roku Media Player. Only supported file types are shown in the Roku Media Player channel. The channel hides unsupported file types. Dolby Digital audio in MKV and MP4 movies is only supported via pass through. DTS in MKV movies is also only supported via pass through. You must connect your Roku player via HDMI to a TV or receiver capable of decoding Dolby Digital or DTS in order to hear videos with audio tracks in those formats.

There is a list of the Roku 4′ unsupported format: DRM-protected content, common videos like MXF, MTS, M2TS, XAVC, XAVC S, 3GP, VOB, DAV, WLPM, OGG, AVI, M4V, WMV, XviD, DV, MP4-XviD, DIVX, H.264, H.265 (HEVC), MP4-MC, OGV, ASF, MPEG-1 NTSC, MPEG-1 PAL, MPEG-1 SECAM, MPEG-2 NTSC, MPEG-2 PAL, MPEG-2 SECAM, DVD-Video NTSC, DVD-Video PAL, DVD-Video SECAM, FLV, F4V, SWF, 3GP, 3G2, etc.

For naturally unsupported formats of Roku, you will need a third-party tool to help you out. And this article introduces easy an guide on how to play personal video MKV, AVI, MXF, MTS, MP4, WMV, M2TS, FLV, etc. and even 4K video on Roku 4 via USB. It’s that easy to play any video on Roku 4 via USB.

How to Play MKV, AVI, MXF, MTS, MP4, WMV, etc on Roku 4 from USB?

UFUShare recommended this Total Video Converter is professional on fast encoding MKV, AVI, MXF, MTS, MP4, WMV, M2TS, FLV, etc to Roku 4 friendly MP4 video without any quality loss. In addition to converting MKV, AVI, MXF, MTS, MP4, WMV, M2TS, FLV, etc to Apple TV, Plex, NAS, etc for playing. What’s more, this program comes with a built-in video editor that allows you to edit your movie files by trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. If you are using a Mac, you can go to Video Converter for Mac. Now download this tool and follow the instructions to convert any video to Roku 4 for playback and streaming.

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Steps to Convert MKV, AVI, MXF, MTS, MP4, WMV, M2TS, FLV, etc to Roku 4

Step 1: Add Video files

Run the Roku 4 Video Converter program and click add button to import the MKV, AVI, MXF, MTS, MP4, WMV, M2TS, FLV, etc files. As you can see, you can also drag and drop the media to the program’s main interface.

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Step 2: Choose output format

Click Format bar and choose H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4), H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4), or H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4) from “Common Video”, which can be recognized by Roku 4 perfectly.

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Tip- Advanced settings: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original video while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

Step 3: Start converting videos to Roku 4

Finally, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the MKV, AVI, MXF, MTS, MP4, WMV, M2TS, FLV, etc video to Roku 4 conversion. After the conversion, you can hit “Open” button to quick locate the converted videos;

Step 4: Play MKV, AVI, MXF, MTS, MP4, WMV, M2TS, FLV, etc on Roku 4 from USB

After you convert your video files to MP4 H.264, click on “Open Folder” in the bottom to locate the converted files and transfer them to USB. Then you can connect your USB to Roku 4 to play your media files.


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