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Roku Won't Play MP4 Solution - Convert MP4 to Roku Video Format

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Though Roku USB Media Player channel announced to play MP4 videos, it only supports MP4 files encoded with H.264 video and AAC audio. If the MP4 is encoded with other video or audio codec, Roku will refuse to play those kinds of MP4 files. Therefore, Roku MP4 issues will often occurs just as the following:

  • My Roku 3 only plays some of my MP4 files, while fail to play my other MP4 videos.
  • When I try to stream MP4 to Roku box for playback, it only ends up in fail.
  • Though I successfully transfer MP4 to Roku USB drive, the transferred MP4 files can't play on my Roku USB channel.
  • I want to edit MP4 video with video editing software to play personalized MP4 on my Roku.

How to Solve Roku Won't Play MP4?

Just as mentioned in the beginning of the article, Roku only supports MP4 with H.264/AAC. So, in order to solve cannot play MP4 files on Roku, a recommended solution is to convert Roku unsupported MP4 to Ruku compatible MP4.

Working as the professional MP4 to Roku Converter, iDealshare VideoGo can fast and batch convert a variety of MP4 files for successfully play on Roku USB channel. Besides encoding MP4 to Roku, this powerful MP4 Roku Converter also enables to convert AVI, WMV, MKV, VOB, MOV, 3GP, FLV, WTV, MPG, DivX, Xvid, DV, SWF, TS, RMVB, MXF, MVI, DVR, VOB, and etc to Roku video format.

This ideal Roku MP4 Converter also can edit MP4 files for playing customized MP4 on Roku. With it, you can easily rotate MP4, add or remove subtitles for MP4 files, add text or image watermark to MP4, crop MP4 files, merge several MP4 files into one to play uninterrupted MP4 on Roku.

Convert MP4 to Roku

Simply refer to this detailed guide on how to convert MP4 to Roku more supported MP4 if you have issues in Roku play MP4 movies.

Make Preparation: Run Roku MP4 Converter

Free download the ideal MP4 to Roku Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

MP4 Subtitles Adder app - iDealshare VideoGo

Step 1 Add Roku unsupported MP4 files

Click the "Add files" button to import the MP4 videos that Roku refuse to play. Or directly drag and drop the MP4 files or the folder where the MP4 are located to the main window of this Roku Video Converter.

Roku MP4 Solution - Convert MP4 to Roku

Step 2 Set Roku video format

Click the "Profile" drop-down menu to select 'H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video(*.mp4)' from the "General Video" category.

Step 3 Edit MP4 for playing customized MP4 on Ruku (Optional)

Click the "Effect" button to open the Video Edit window:

  • Switch to "Trim" tab to define which MP4 segment will be converted by setting the start time and end time.
  • Switch to "Crop" tab to remove the MP4 black edges or adjust the aspect ratio like 19:6 or 4:3.
  • Switch to "Image" tab to adjust the MP4 video brightness, contrast, saturation.
  • Switch to "Watermark" tab to add text or picture watermarks to the Roku supported MP4 files.
  • Switch to "Effect" tab to add video effects like "Black and White" or "Old Film" to the output video.
  • Switch to "Subtitle" tab to add subtitle for the output Roku MP4 files or remove subtitles from the MP4 videos.

How to Play Personalized MP4 on Roku?

Step 4 Finish MP4 to Roku conversion

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish converting MP4 to Roku more compatible MP4 video for playing all kinds of MP4 on Roku USB channel.