Why MKV movies with DTS sound won't play on Roku 4?

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Why MKV movies with DTS sound won't play on Roku 4?

Standartinė vivian58 » Ket Sau 24, 2019 10:12 am

With its powerful streaming, stunning resolution and incredible features, Roku 4 is more and more popular on the market. The Roku 4 not only supports 4K super high definition video, and the user interface design is also upgraded to 1080P full HD resolution, also equipped with a remote locator. Whether you have an HD TV or a 4K Ultra HD TV, you’ll view the best picture possible. This little box makes it easy to enjoy the hottest movies, TV shows, music, games and more on your TV by streaming it directly from the Internet. 

However, the smart tool has trouble to play all MKV(DTS) files. In this guide, we will show you how to sucessfully encode and stream MKV with DTS on Roku 4 for enjoying on on HDTV. 

Why MKV movies with DTS sound won't play on Roku 4? 

The reason you cannot view MKV DTS sound on Roku 4 is simple: the default and downloaded player with Roku 4 cannot find a suitable decoder for the DTS audio. 

Workaround to play MKV with DTS on Roku 4 for HDTV 

Since DTS audio is not natively supported by Roku 4, to get MKV DTS files to play on Roku 4 via on HDTV, you may have to convert MKV DTS to something that Roku 4 can recognize. 

In this case, some people may give up playing their favorite MKV movies on Roku 4. In fact, it is not a hard thing, because we can convert MKV movies to Roku 4 friendly video formats. In this article, we will give you the tips and tricks how to watch MKV with DTS on Roku 4 from USB flash drive for HDTV smoothly. 

To solve Roku won't play MKV files issues; a recommended fix is to convert Roku unsupported MKV to Roku more compatible MKV or MP4. For naturally unsupported MKV formats of Roku 4, you will need a third-party tool to help you out. HerePavtube Video Converter Ultimate is your best choice which is capable of converting your media to Roku supported formats like MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV for streaming with no quality loss. 

And what I’ve learned is that MP4 would be one best target format for it is fully compatible with nearly all media devices including iPad Pro, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, PS4, Apple TV 4, etc. If you are running on Mac OS X El Capitan, turn to iMedia Converter for Mac. If you haven’t got the software, download it now and let’s start the conversion. 

Read Top 5 Best Video Converter Ultimate Program Review

How to Encode/Re-encode MKV to Roku 4 compatible format for HDTV playback 

Download MKV (DTS) to Roku 4 Converter: 

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- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/ 
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html 

1. Add MKV movies 

Run the MKV to Roku Coverter; click the Add button to load movie files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program. 


2. Select the output format 

Hit the Format box and choose your desired format. To store your movies on Roku for widely using, you’d better encode them to .mp4, .mov, or .mkv, etc compressed format. 



1. If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa. 

2. There are also some optional tinkering you can take to make the videos look better on a HD TV screen, such as changing the aspect ratio or specifying the video resolution. Just click the Settings (beside Format) icon to do it. 

3. Start to convert videos to Roku 4 

Simply click the Convert button to start encoding video to MP4 for Roku 4. Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. Afterwards, it’s free to stream your media files from Roku 4. Make sure the wireless network connection is accessible among the Roku and iPad, Apple TV, PS3HD TV or other media players. What’s more, you can also set Plex on Roku for Blu-ray/DVDplayback on Roku 4. 

More features of the MKV to Roku 4 Video Converter: 

a. Edit or clip MKV movie files- Click "Edit" on the menu to trim, crop, add special effects to your source movies. 

b. Advanced settings- With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original MKV movie files 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. 


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