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No Sound When Playing MKV on PS VR- Fixed

A simple tutorial to help you solve the PlayStation VR 3D MKV Playback issues quickly.

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I just got Sony PlayStaion VR, a virtual reality headset that can be used in our home for 3D movie. Something frustrating is that when I play MKV videos on PS VR, no sound. Searching further and widely, I got some clues. If you don’t have idea how to get it done, or play MKV on PS VR with no sound issue, just read on.

In fact, you can watch 3D Side-by-side (SBS) videos like MKV, MP4 on your PS VR. But the point here is, only 3D MKV which are encoded in AAC or MP3 for stereo can work on PS VR. AC3 and DTS were removed because of high licensing costs. I’ve re-encode my 3D MKV files to PS VR more compatible format to get them to play nice. I’m using Brorsoft Video Converter as 3D MKV converter app here.

Overall, it is a yet professional video converter, which comparatively has better output quality, in particular HD videos and intuitive interface. With it, you can fast convert MKV to PS VR supported file type like MP4, MKV in .mp3, .aac audio. Best of all, this software allows you to convert MKV to 3D videos such as MKV Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Side-by-Side 3D video, which can be played on Gear VR perfectly. If you are Mac users, please turn to Video Converter for Mac. Now, we will give a detailed guide on the whole process from converting MKV to PS VR supported video.

Convert MKV for PS VR playback without Quality Loss

Step 1. Load video files

Run the MKV converting program and load your source video files into it.

Step 2. Decide output format

Tap on “Format” bar and find “3D Video”, there are a lot of format options for you. “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” is recommended for PS VR. Of course, “MKV Side-by-Side 3D video” is supported as well.

Step 3. Specify video/audio parameters

Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters like video resolution, bitrate, audio codec, audio channel. According to my experience, anything over 720p does nothing but turn battery energy into heat, due to the screen resolution.

Step 4. Start encoding MKV to PS VR

Click Convert button to start converting MKV to PlayStation VR friendly video. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos by clicking the Open button. Afterwards, you can watch the converted 3D MKV movies on Sony PlayStation VR with wonderful experience.

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A Way to Solve Gear VR MKV Playback Issues

The following article will provide a solution to Gear VR MKV playback issue as well as how to successfully watch or play MKV on Gear VR with the best quality.

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I just bought a Gear VR and was excited to put it to use. Does Gear VR play MKV files?

It can be gotten from its official website that MKV files in 2D or 3D SBS(Side-by-Side) work on Gear VR, but the audio has to be encoded in AAC or MP3 for stereo. AC3 audio and DTS Dolby don’t seem to work. Since I some MKV videos with AC3/DTS audio(checking by mediainfo), I need to re-encode my MKV files to Gear VR more compatible format to get them play without any issue. Continue reading A Way to Solve Gear VR MKV Playback Issues

Converting MKV file to Xbox 360 Best Video Format 

Look at the step-by-step guide on how to convert MKV videos to Xbox 360 fully-supported format files, so you can open and play MKV files on Xbox 360 easily.
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Let’s go to the point directly. So here’s my issue: I just discovered VLC can convert video formats, and I’d like to convert a bunch of .mkv files to be compatible with an Xbox 360 (here are some specifics on what’s compatible with the Xbox). I play the videos from a flash drive. I’ve been messing with different video format profiles to convert to but nothing I try seems to work. Any way to let me convert and play MKV on Xbox 360 with a good quality? Continue reading Converting MKV file to Xbox 360 Best Video Format 

How to Fix Kodi Not Playing MKV Files Issues

Q: I got some MKV files ripped by MakeMKV, but I cannot play it at all in Kodi(the file will show up but nothing happens when I click on it). The .mkv file will play in other players like, VLC and DAPlayer. So, my question is, can MKV files be played directly through Kodi? mkv-to-kodiYou may have the same confusion is it possible to play MKV files on Kodi directly? Why Kodi can’t read your MKV movie files? Now, in the following paragraphs, I will give you the definite answer.

Although MKV is lucky enough to be included in Kodi supported file formats. However, it is well known that MKV is a container file format, it can hold many different type of audio, video codec such as H.264, VC-1, AC3, DTS, etc and also subtitle streams, menus and chapter structure. If there are some video, audio or other information that Kodi does not recognize, you will easily encounter no sound or crashes issues. To play MKV files smoothly on Kodi, the best solution is to transcode MKV files to Kodi best compatible H.264 video codec with AAC audio codec. Here, you can use Brorsoft Video Converter to get the work done.

Overall, this video app is professional on fast transcoding MKV to Kodi with MP4 format without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports MKV videos, but also handles various common video formats, like AVI, MXF, MTS, MOV, MP4, MPG, WMV .etc. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter Mac is also a helpful app to encode videos on Mac OS X(Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks included) for further usage.

How to convert MKV to Kodi for playback

STEP 1. Import MKVvideos

Launch the program, and click “Add” button on the main interface to load your MKV files for converting. (Drag&Drop function is included.) Check the “Merge into one file” box and you can join AVI clips into one.

STEP 2. Select output format

Click “Format” bar and choose MP4 from “Common Video” as output format, which can be recognized by Kodi easily.

STEP 3. Further Settings

Click Settings icon, you can adjust the video codec, bitrate, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, etc. With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space.

STEP 4. Start MKV to Kodi Conversion

Finally, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface. This MKV to Kodi Converter will start encoding MKV to Kodi friendly MP4 video automatically.

Just wait a moment and then you can output videos. Then you can copy the resulted files onto Kodi with the best quality. Have a fun of it!

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How to Stream Local Media Files to PS3 with VLC

stream-video-to-ps3-vlcWanna stream local video files from your computer to PS3? You’re in luck. In this article, we will teach you how to stream local media files to PS3 with VLC media player. Read on to learn the step-by-step guide.

Tutorial: How to use VLC to stream videos to PS3

Step 1: Install and launch VLC Media Player on your computer.

Step 2: Select a stream network.

From “File” drop-down menu on the main interface of VLC, select and click “Wizard”, if you are using Mac, click on “Streaming/Exporting Wizard…”.

In the pop out window, check “Stream to network”, then hit the right-bottom “Next” button to proceed.

Step 3: Choose the file to stream on your computer.

From the new opened window, press “choose” to select media files that you desire to stream with VLC media player, then hit on “Next” button in the right bottom.

Tips: PS3 does not support to play all the local media file streamed with VLC media player, it has limited itself to play the following formats:

MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2)
MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3 (Dolby Digital), LPCM)
MPEG-2 TS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2) AVCHD (.m2ts / .mts)

Memory Stick™ Video Formats
MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC)
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)

AVI
Motion JPEG (Linear PCM)
Motion JPEG (u-Law)

MP4 File Format
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)

DivX and VC-1 (WMV)6

If the media files you are going to stream with VLC media player are not PS3 playable format files, you can use our third-party program Brorsoft Video Converter to convert any video or audio files to PS3 compatible formats listed above. For Mac users, you can download Video Converter for Mac to make the conversion done.

Step 4: Set up computer’s network.

Check “UDP Multicast” under “Streaming method” panel, then find your computer’s home network IP address at the “Status” of your network connection in the Network and Sharing Center and type it into the “Destination” box, hit “Next” to continue.

Step 5: Stream media files to PS3 with VLC.

In the last opened window, click the “Finish” button then you will finish the process of streaming to PS3 using VLC Media Player.

PS3/PS4 Tutorials:
Play AVI files on PS4
Play MP4 files on PS4
Play MKV files on PS4
Re-encode Xvid to DivX for PS3
Play WMV on PS3/PS4
Play MKV on PS3 with subtitles
Play FLV on PS3/PS4

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QuickTime can’t play H.265/HEVC directly – Solution
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