Kodi can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet using practically any protocol available. But you may have a bad experience playing MKV videos on Kodi 17 due to the MKV’s various codecs.
If your Kodi 17 also won’t play MKV, they’re probaly caused by the incompatible MKV to Kodi 17, since MKV format (the extension used for the Matroska Media Container) can support multiple video and audio codecs, such as H.264/H.265 and AAC audio, and the Kodi 17 supports NOT include H.265 and Dolby 5.1/7.1 soundtrack yet. Well, don’t worry! Kodi 17owners who want to play MKV on Kodi 17 can find a quick and easy way to get the job done here.
Get Best Tool to Play MKV on Kodi 17 perfectly
So as to make sure that Kodi 17 can’t play MKV well, you need to use a professional, easily, safe and top-ranked MKV video converter software to re-encode the incompatible MKV to Kodi 17 with the friendly codec or audio. The software recommended here is Pavtube Video Converter.
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It is designed as the worlds’s No.1 fast and the state-of-art Video Converter, built-in with hardware encoder of CUDA NVIDIA technology to make sure that the MKV format is converted to another 30X faster. What’s more, Pavtube Video Converter can help you re-encode almost all popular format including MKV, H.265, MP4, VOB, AVI, WMV, etc. to Kodi 17 compatible video files with fast encoding speed and excellent output quality. It also provides many hot features of video editing functions (split, trim, add effect, crop etc).
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For Mac users, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos on Mac OS X(El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Sierra 10.12 included) for further usage. Just get the right version as per your computer’s configuration.
Now free download the MKV video converter for Kodi 17
Tutorial: How to play MKV files with Kodi 17
Step 1. Load original MKV files
Click “Add File” button on the main interface to load your MKV files to the program. (Drag & Drop function is included.).
Step 2. Choose Kodi supported format
After checking the format list above, you can see the regular format like MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, etc can all be supported by this Kodi. Here we choose “HD Video”>”H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as the output format.
Tips: The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the “Settings” button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. for full screen playback smoothly. Or keep no changes, which is also a good choice.
Step 3. Click the “Convert” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert MKV to Kodi 17 friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click “Open” to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to Kodi 17 for playback on the go.