From Sony Community website, I find most people are crying for the answers about Why Sony TV doesn’t play MKV videos and how to solve. This article is going to explain why and how to make your MKV files playable on Sony TV smoothly. If you’re interested and please follow me.
Part 1. Why Sony TV doesn’t play MKV file?
MKV (Matroska Video) is a free and entirely open video container that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file. Videos and audios may encoded with different codecs in one MKV file (that are not compatible with Sony TV), so you’ll encouter the questions that your Sony TV doesn’t play MKV files. According to Sony official Website, you can play these video, audio and image files on your TV from USB or DLNA devices. Letter “O” represets for “Supported” and “X” represets for “Not Supported”.
|Category||File Type||File Extension||DLNA||USB|
|Video||MPEG-1||.mpg, .mpe, .mpeg||O||O|
|MPEG-2 PS||.mpg, .mpe, .mpeg||O||O|
|MPEG-2 TS||.mpg, .m2t, .mpe, .mpeg||O||O|
|AVC (MPEG-4 part 10), MPEG-2 TS||.m2ts, .mts||O||O|
|AVC (MPEG-4 part 10), MP4||.mp4||O||O|
|MPEG-4 Visual (MPEG-4 part 2), MP4||.mp4||O||O|
|DivX SD (Home Theater profile 3.0)||.divx, .avi||X||X|
|WMV (9/VC1), Asf||.asf, .wmv||O||O|
|DivX HD||.divx, .avi||X||X|
|DivX HD plus, MKV||.mkv||X||X|
|MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3||.mp3||O||O|
|WMA (9), Asf||.wma||O||O|
|RAW (Sony α)||.arw4||O||O|
Part 2: How to Play MKV files on Sony TV?
In order to Play MKV files on Sony TV, I suggest you an easy method to convert MKV files to Sony TV compatible formats e.g H.264 MP4 with an professional Video converter. Here, Brorsoft Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate / (iMedia Converter for Mac) is highly recommended with below features.
- You can fast convert MKV files to Sony TV compatible H.264 MP4 video with fast speed and flawless quality.
- Besides MKV files, this program also allow you convert your Blu-ray/DVD discs, IFO files, Video_TS folder, BDMV to all popular SD and HD (3D) video formats like 4K/1080P/720P H.264 /H.265 MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MPEG and more.
- It also has customized setting for 150+devices and media players such as LG TV, Samsung TV, Apple TV, Roku, WD TV, iPhone, Android, iPad, iTunes, QuickTime and etc.
Now download the software and start to convert MKV files to H.264 MP4 for playing on Sony TV via USB Drive with ease.
Step-by-step to Convert MKV files to H.264 MP4 for Playing on Sony TV via USB Drive
Here we take Windows Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate as example, Mac Version share the same steps, just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.
Step 1. Load ISO files
Install and run the Video Converter, click ” add file” to load MKV files to the program.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click “Format” button and go to ” TVs” to choose Sony TV (*.mp4 encodec with H.264) as your output.
Tip: If you like, you can also adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels on the movies as you like.
Step 3. Start to convert MKV for playing on Sony TV
With all preparations, tap the “Convert” button, this Video Converter will start to convert MKV files to Sony TV playable H.264 MP4 videos immediately.
Once the conversion is finished, click “open” button to locate the converted MKV files and copy them to a USB Drive.
Now you can play the converted MKV files on Sony TV via USB Drive without any hassle.
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