Easy way to stream and play MKV videos via JRiver Media Center

JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer running Windows or Mac OS X. With JRiver Media Center, not only streaming and playing videos from Netflix or Hulu, YouTube clips and movies, but also local media in a wide range of file formats. Today, this article mainly talks about how to watch MKV videos through JRiver Media Center freely.

To begin with, first and foremost, we should figure out which video formats are supported by JRiver Media Center. According to JRiver’s spec, we can clearly find that JRiver Media Center supports a wide range of video formats including AVI, MPEG, WMV, DIVX, VOB, MOV, RV, SWF, TiVo, FLV, etc though, MKV is not included in this list. In other words, if you stick to viewing MKV videos via JRiver Media Center, you’d better convert MKV to one above preferable video format initially.

Actually, it’s quite easy and can be done well with the help of a professional yet easy-to-use aPubsoft Video Converter. With its help, you can effortlessly transcode MKV to JRiver’s playable video formats with fast speed while retaining its original quality. Besides, it can also convert MKV to various other file formats or device file formats for playing on HTPC via JRiver Media Center or streaming from JRiver Media Center to Server Clients or DLNA compatible devices such as TVs, Blu-ray players, receivers, game consoles, etc. If you are a Mac user, you can also turn to the Mac version. Below is a simple guide:

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Guide: Convert MKV for playing via JRiver Media Center

Step 1. Download and install the best MKV to JRiver Converter on your Windows PC or Mac computer. Click “Add File” button to load your MKV files to the converter, or directly Drag&Drop the MKV files to the program.

MKV to JRiver Converter

Step 2. Click “Profile” bar, and choose “HD Video > HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video(*.mp4)” as output format, which can be recognized by JRiver Media Center easily.

Tip: You can also select AVI, MPEG, WMV, DIVX, VOB, MOV, RV, SWF, TiVo or FLV as output format for JRiver Media Center.

Convert MKV videos to HD MP4 for JRiver

Tips: In “Settings”, you can adjust video/audio parameters and decide the ratio between the video size and video quality by reducing/increasing video bitrate/resolution.

Step 3. After settings done, click “Convert” button to convert MKV to HD MP4 for JRiver Media Center on Windows/Mac with original quality.

After the conversion, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated .mp4 files. Then, JRiver Media Center will recognize, catalog, play and stream these converted MKV files at ease.

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