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How to Play MKV Files via JRiver Media Center?


MKV to JRiver Media Center Converter - Convert MKV to JRiver Media Center Supported Format on Mac and Windows




Overview

JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application which has the ability in streaming videos from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc. JRiver Media Center uses DirectShow, WMP engine or QucikTime engine to play videos and so almost all popular video formats are supported to play by JRiver Media Cente. The file formats supported by playing and organizing are over 30, among which MKV is included. But even if MKV is a supported video format but there are still many users who have difficulties in playing MKV via JRiver Media Center.

Why Can not Play MKV via JRiver Media Center?

We do not know what JRiver Media Center version and what MKV file you have, so it is not easy to tell the exact reason why you can not play MKV via JRiver Media Center. But in general there are top three reasons, see the followings.

  • Reason One: JRiver Media Center does not have good support for playing MKV 4K video, so if your MKV is in 4K resolution you may have problem in playing this kind of MKV via JRiver Media Center.
  • Reason Two: MKV is a container format and the JRiver Media Center DiretShow supports to play the supported video or audio codec in the MKV file. If your MKV includes unsupported video or audio codec you may have problem in playing this kind of MKV via JRiver Media Center.
  • Reason Three: You need to configure DirectShow settings for the MKV filetype in JRiver Media Center.

How to Successfully Play MKV Files via JRiver Media Center?

For the Reason Three you need to configure settings for the MKV filetype.

  • Go to Tools > Options > Video > DirectShow Playback Settings> Find MKV, highlight it and click "Select Filters" button> Try to select CoreAVC or FFDShow Video Decoder.
  • For the Reason One and Reason Two, you need to use a MKV to JRiver Media Center converter to convert your MKV to the lower resolution or to convert your MKV to another more accepted video format by JRiver Media Center. And iDealshare VideoGo is just the right MKV to JRiver Media Center converter which can convert all unsupported MKV to JRiver Media Center supported one. Besides this perfect MKV to JRiver Media Center converter can also convert any unsupported ASF, WTV, etc to JRiver Media Center supported video format.

Convert MKV to JRiver Media Center

The following is the step by step guide on converting MKV to JRiver Media Center supported resolution or more accepted video format with iDealshare VideoGo

Make Preparation: Free download MKV to JRiver Media Center Converter

Free download the professional MKV to JRiver Media Center Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

The professional MKV to JRiver Media Center Converter - iDealshare VideoGo

  • Tips:
  • If you only want to convert MKV to a lower resolution first download and install the iDealshare VideoGo Mac or Windows version and then click "Add file" button to import your MKV to iDealshare VideoGo. And then click "Setting..." button to choose your needed video resolution for your MKV under Video Size category.
  • If you want to convert your MKV to JRiver Media Center more accepted video format, follow the steps below.

Step 1 Import MKV

The MKV video can be easily imported to iDealshare VideoGo interface by clicking "Add file" button or by drag and drop function.

Windows Media Player AVI Solution - Convert AVI to Windows Media Player Format

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

Choose MP4 H.264 as the output format by clicking "Profile" button >"General Video" category.

Step 3 Convert MKV to JRiver Media Center

Finish your conversion from MKV to JRiver Media Center more accepted MP4 H.264 by finally clicking "Convert" button.

Conclusion

It is just easy to solve Windows Media Player Won't Play AVI Files with the above AVI to Windows Media Player Converter and step by step guide. Then never worry about the following AVI Windows Media Player issue:

  • The Windows media player will not play my fraps .avi files! When it starts up, at the bottom it says "error downloading codec" for a second and then goes away. OS is Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 SP3.
  • Windows Media player 11 won't play .AVI files. I have downloaded the latest codecs but I get the message:"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file..." This is a file I downloaded using Vuze. It's called a video clip and it says it opens with Windows Media Player.
  • No idea what happened but I can't play most AVI files any more with Windows Media Player 12 (Win 7). Some of them open but won't play. They let me scroll around in the movie but just won't play. Others give me an error. I tried them in Divx Player and they played fine so I know they are good.
  • I'm running XP Professional SP3 and, according to the MS WMP download center, I have all the latest codecs for WMP 11. Yet I have *never, ever* been able to get an .avi file to play; I always get the same error message John quoted above. (I had the identical problem with previous versions of WMP.) These .avi files have come from a variety of different sources, all of them strictly legitimate and reliable, so it also seems unlikely *all* of the .avi files could be corrupted. Considering the prevalence of this problem, it also seems unlikely that the cause would always be that they're using a "new" .avi variant that WMP hasn't caught up with yet.
  • I used to be able to play avi files on my Windows Media Player, but now I can't. It says it doesn't support those files or it doesn't have the codecs for them. What do I need to do?
  • I have an avi file that won't play in Media Player. All other files I have been able to trim and play in WMP, but this one, for some reason won't. The error message reads: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file." Any idea how I can fix this? It is an episode of Friends, titled "5_11_Friends.avi"