Best Method to Play MKV video in Chromecast for your TV
Here is how you can convert MKV to Chromecast format for your television.
The Chromecast is a solid and easy solution for streaming videos from services that want you to stream them. That includes a large and growing number of subscription services like HBO Go, Hulu+, Amazon, YouTube, and Netflix. You can use Android and iOS phones and tablets as well as computers and laptops to control Chromecast. But there isn’t an obvious way to stream local MKV video files from your computer to your TV via the Chromecast. You probably will find difficulty doing the same on other video formats like MKV(It appears MKV files only play video, with no audio).
MP4 is the most efficient file type you can use, as it’s supported by the Chromecast natively. In this case, we need to convert MKV to MP4 format for Chromecast.
To do this, the most useful program as far as I know is Brorsoft Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate . It can help you convert MKV files to MP4 for playing with Chromecast easily. Besides MP4, it also supports ripping DVD, Blu-ray, Video_TS folder as well as ISO to MOV, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MTS, MXF, XAVC/S… without quality loss. All you need to do is to move the mouse following the instructions. If you are a Mac user, turn to iMedia Converter for Mac. Now follow the below guide to finish converting MKV for playback on Chromecast with the best quality.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
How to Cast MKV Video from Mac to Chromecast
Step 1: Load MKV files
Download the MKV video converter on your computer, install and run the program, add .mkv videos. You can choose to import videos or the entire folder by clicking the top left two icons.
Step 2: Choose an output format
Chromecast perferred video format is MP4. So you can click Format drop-down menu and choose “H.264 Video(.mp4)” from “Common Video” as output format, which can be recognized by Chromecast easily.
Tip: If you wanna some advanced settings, you can click “Settings” icon to adjust the video, audio parameters bitare, frame rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc. Plus, you can click “Edit” button to do some editing work cropping, trimming, settings effect, adding subtitles.
Step 3: Start MKV to Chromecast conversion
After all necessary settings, you can hit the “Convert” to start converting MKV to MP4 with best video settings for Chromecast.
Once the conversion finished, click “Open” in main interface to quick locate the converted video. Then, you can cast the converted files through Chromecast effortlessly.