When you want to stream local video MKV to Chromecast 2, the result may let you down. As we all know, MKV (Matroska Video), as an open and free container format is not so compatible with media players, NLEs, portable devices and etc., though it is able to keep diverse video, audio, and subtitle components in just one file and has ability to let users enjoy high definition videos at home easily.
Google Chromecast 2 is a digital media player that allows you to stream MP4, WebM, MPEG-DASH, Smooth Streaming, and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) video formats on your High Definition Television (HDTV). Some unsupported video formats of Chromecast 2:
-AVI: AVI (Audio Video Interleave), the most common format for audio/video data on the PC, is a multimedia container format with video and audio.
-MKV: The Matroska Multimedia Container holds video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file.
-FLV: Flash video formats are video files that are streamed over the Internet using the Adobe Flash Player.
-MOV: MOV is a multimedia file format that contains one and more tracks of data, such as audio, video or text.
-VOB: VOB (Video object) files are DVD-Video file formats that contain digital video audio, audio, and subtitles relevant to DVDs.
-3G2: This is video container file for audio, video, and text that is an extension of MP4.
It’s clearly that MKV is not supported by Chromecast 2 according to the above information. If you are stuck in streaming MKV to Chromecast 2 issue, how to get rid of the trouble? As some guys recommend, try to rename MKV to MP4. I’ve tried the way, but the result shows that simply renaming an MKV file to MP4 didn’t work. The second possible solution is to convert MKV to MP4 for Chromecast 2 with third-party software like Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (review). Acting as the Chromecast 2 video converter, it can easily convert various formats, not only MKV, but also AVI, MOV, M4V, MPG, MXF, MTS, M2TS, FLV, VOB, WMV, WTV, DVR, DV, SWF, TS, and etc to Chromecast supported video format and tons of audio file. In addition, it supports 150+ video presets for popular devices like the iPad, Android devices, game console, etc. If you are running on Windows operating system, you can depend on the equivalent version- Pavtube Video Converter.
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How to stream local video MKV to Chromecast 2?
Step 1: Download and install the corresponding program. Click “Add video” on the main interface to load MKV files to the program. You can also drag the files to the program’s window list directly. This program can also support the batch video clips.
Step 2: Select the right formats for Chromecast 2 playback. Here we suggest you to go to the “HD Video” list, you will get the “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)”as the best output.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: With all the preparations work done? Why not go back to the main interface to click the “Convert” button to get the work started?
Conclusion: Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted files. Now, you can stream MKV to Chromecast 2 for playback smoothly and perfectly. With the new optimized acceleration technology, the super speed video conversion now is 6X faster than before and surpasses most regular video converters. Can’t wait to have a try?