MKV XBMC Solution – Convert MKV to XBMC on Mac or Windows

“My problem is that I have ripped Blurays to MKV files using Handbrake but when I try to play these MKV files on XBMC then I sometimes get sound but no video. Once in a while I will get both. ”


Issues of enjoying movies on XBMC media player?

XBMC has been the most popular media player that can be used to build a home theater system which enable media sharing among all of our digital devices. While as the questions asked above, sometimes it is common to meet some problems when importing videos to XBMC player. So today here we are going to solving the issues of watching MKV files smoothly on XBMC player.

Why cannot MKV be accepted by XBMC?

In fact, XBMC allows users to play MKV files, but the condition is not that stable. Whether we can play MKV on XBMC or not, it mainly depends on the video/audio codec included in the MKV video. Just as the same situation like MKV cannot also played on Xbox or VLC, etc.

XBMC Supported Video or Audio Format:

  • Container formats: AVI, FLV, MPEG, MP4, WMV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), ASF, QuickTime, M4A, AAC, etc.
  • Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4SP, H.263, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), WMV, VC-1, RealVideo, SP , ASP, etc.
  • Audio formats: CDDA, WAV/WAVE, PCM, AIFF, OGG, WMA, AC3, FLAC, AAC, etc.

How to make MKV smoothly played on XBMC player?

In order to play MKV files successfully on XBMC, we need a professional MKV to XBMC converter to help us watch MKV on Windows or Mac nicely. In this way, we all think the Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac can be the best choice. Easy operation and faster conversion speed you won’t be disappointed.

Steps on converting MKV files for watching on XBMC:

Step 1. Free download the professional MKV to XBMC converter, install and run it, the following interface will pop up. Then just load the original files with ‘Add video’ or ‘Add from folder’.


Step 2.When you step into the output list, here we suggest you to select the ‘HD Video’>>’H.264 HD Video (*.mp4) or ‘WMV HD Video(*.wmv)’ as the suitable ones for XBMC player.


Notes: Especially for this container format MKV, someone may wanna change the multiple audios such like the FLAC 5.1 to AAC/AC3 5.1, this program do the audio conversion well.

Step 3.Optional functions: Click the “Settings” beside the format bar to adjust your parameters is allow you to enjoy a better viewing quality. Before go to the conversion, you can click this “Edit” to do some personal edits on your raw videos. This saves you from the troubles which you have to reload them to editors.


Only several steps we should go through above and finally, go back to the main interface, it’s time to hit the ‘Convert’ icon to wait for our output videos. With this professional MKV converter, no worries on watching MKV movies on XBMC player anymore!

4 thoughts on “MKV XBMC Solution – Convert MKV to XBMC on Mac or Windows

  1. Frederic

    Hi my name is Janette and I just Pavtube Video Converter for Mac with 505 off! Thank you so much for creating it. I have some MKV movies and when I would put these MKV movies from my Mac to XBMC, it would be choppy. THANK YOU!!

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