How to prepare your MKV videos for playback on Fire TV 2? Luckily, there's a workaround that can make your movies playable on the new Fire TV, read on !
The new Fire TV supports Ultra HD (UHD) video content, and I had no problems viewing Alpha House on Amazon Instant Video and Daredevil on Netflix in 4K. Both services depend on a fast network connection to display 4K content, so don't count on a consistent UHD stream if your network is slower than either service recommends, and get ready for occasional compression artifacts with network hiccups. That said, both shows came through fast and crisp on the new Fire TV connected to our FiOS test network.
As we know, Amazon Fire TV 2 video formats are limited to H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1, so you could not transfer MKV to Amazon Fire TV for playback directly.
Since MKV is not a format supported by Amazon Fire TV 2, in order to watch MKV movies on Amazon New Fire TV, you need to convert MKV to Fire TV formats (H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1). Here BrorsoftVideo Converter is recommended to make MKV playable on Amazon Fire TV 2015.
It allows you to convert MKV files to Amazon Fire TV 2 compatible MP4 at fast speed with the best quality. Besides, it can also convert MKV to any video or audio format like .avi, .wmv, .mov, .flv, .mpg, etc as you want. This MKV converter supports batch conversion, so you can convert multiple files at a time, which will save you a lot of time. To create personalized MKV files, you can also adjust the visual effects, add unique watermarks and more. All these will be done by the built-in video editor. If you are looking for ways to convert MKV for Amazon Fire TV 2 on Mac, BrorsoftVideo Converter for Mac is highly recommended.
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How to convert MKV for playing on Amazon Fire TV 2
1. Load MKV files to the converter
Launch the MKV converter for Amazon Fire TV 2 and click Add to import the MKV movies you need to convert. Or directly drag videos to the left item bar to load them. Batch conversion is supported so you can add multiple files for converting at a time.
2. Choose Amazon Fire TV 2 compatible format
To view MKV on Amazon Fire TV, next you need to choose an output video format. You can click Format > Common Video and set output video format as mp4 for playing on Amazon Fire TV 2015.
3. Touch up MKV files as you like(optional)
Click Edit button to open the powerful video editor. It allows you to crop the video frame, split the video into small segments, change visual effects, add subtitles/watermarks and more.
4. Start to convert MKV to Amazon Fire TV
When all settings are done, what you need to do now is to click the Convert button on the right bottom of the main window to start encoding MKV to Amazon Fire TV. When then conversion completes, you will be able to transfer all the converted MKV files to Amazon New Fire TV with ease. Enjoy.
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