November 12th, 2013 by Smile Harney
Many of us have been asking does Roku play AVI files from the external USB drive. Though the Roku USB Media Player channel enables us to play personal video files from a USB drive on our TV, it only supports MP4 and MKV format. If we try to stream AVI to Roku USB channel from computer or external USB drive, this app will not show AVI, let alone to helps us to play AVI on TV.
Is there no way to play AVI on Roku? Of course not! This article just aims to introduce an easy way to play AVI with the Roku USB channel on your TV.
Since Roku USB Media Player channel only plays MP4 and MKV video, in order to play all kinds of AVI files on Roku player, we had better convert AVI to Roku more compatible MP4 or MKV.
iDealshare VideoGo is just the right AVI to Roku Converter which has both Mac and Windows version! It helps to convert various AVI files whatever encoded with DivX, Xvid, etc to Roku more supported MP4 or MKV. Besides converting AVI to Roku format, iDealshare VideoGo also can convert other video formats like VOB, TS, WMV, MOV, 3GP, RMVB, WTV, Apple ProRes, AVCHD, MXF, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, ASF, FLV, WebM, and etc to Roku supported video format.
It even can convert all kinds of audio format like FLAC, WMA, WAV, OGG, M4A, APE, AC3, DTS, AIFF, RA, AU and etc to Roku supported MP3 or AAC.
Furthermore, this ideal AVI to Roku Converter also features editing functions like crop video black boards, merge several videos into one file, split a large video into chapters, rotate video, add subtitle/effect/watermark to video files, increase video sound volume, adjust video parameters like codec, bitrates, resolution, aspect ratio, size, frame rate and etc.
The following will introduce a step by step guide on how to convert AVI to Roku USB Media Player channel supported format.
Click "Add File" button to import the AVI videos which you want to stream and play on Roku player.
Or directly drag and drop your AVI files or the folder where you AVI files are to main interface of the AVI to Roku Converter.
Click the "Profile" drop-down button to select Roku supported format like 'H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video(*.mp4)' from the "General Video" category.
To convert AVI to Roku supported audio format, simply select the 'MP3 MPEG Layer-3 Audio(*.mp3)' from the "General Audio" category.
Click the "Convert" button to start the AVI to Roku format conversion; it will be finished with fast conversion speed and high output quality.