How to Import and Play All MP4 on Roku?
MP4 to Roku Converter - Convert MP4 to Roku on Mac/Windows
Roku Streaming Player, or simply Roku can allow you to stream big selection of videos from Netflix, Hulu, CBS, Amazon, etc. Besides Roku can also support you to watch your favorite videos on your TV via your PC, DLNA server or USB, but which does not mean Roku can support to play all kinds of video files. What kind of video files can Roku play? Why Roku can not play the video file even if the video format is supported by Roku? To well explain these we will take playing MP4 on Roku as the example.
Can Roku Play MP4?
As per the Roku Manual Roku1/2/3/4 indeed supports to play MP4 but only supports MP4 with H.264/AVC codec. As for Roku 4 it can play MP4 H.265/HEVC as well as MP4 H.264/AVC. So if you can not play MP4 on Roku, it is because your MP4 is encoded with other unsupported codec.
How to Play MP4 Successfully on Roku?
To successfully play the unsupported MP4 on Roku you need to convert the unsupported MP4 to Roku supported MP4 H.264/AVC. To convert MP4 to Roku supported MP4 H.264/AVC you will need a professional MP4 to Roku converter, like Avdshare Video Converter.
MP4 to Roku Converter - Avdshare Video Converter
Avdshare Video Converter can convert MP4 encoded with any codec, like MPEG-4, Divx, Xvid, etc to Roku supported MP4 H.264/AVC or other supported video formats. Besides Roku can also convert other unsupported MKV, MOV, FLV, AVI, VOB, WMV, etc to Roku supported one.
Better further, Avdshare Video Converter can also work as an any video converter to convert between any video formats.
In addition, if you want to edit your MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, etc before importing Roku for playback and do not want to find another video editor to edit them Avdshare Video Converter can also help you with your edition demand: trim, crop, cut, join the video files, delete video logo, watermark, and any unneeded video part, add subtitles, background music, special effects, etc to your video file.
Convert MP4 to Roku Guide
The following converting MP4 to Roku step by step guide can also work to convert other unsupported MKV, MOV, FLV, AVI, VOB, WMV, etc to Roku supported video format.
Make Preparation: Free download MP4 to Roku Converter
Step 1 Import MP4 video
You can import MP4 to Avdshare Video Converter by dragging and dropping or by clicking "Add file" button.
Step 2 Select the exporting format
Click "Profile" button to set Roku supported MP4 H.264/AVC or other supported video format as the final exporting format.
Step 3 Convert MP4 to Roku
Click "Convert" button to finish the converting MP4 to Roku supported video format.
What Kind of Video Files Can Roku Play?
For now Roku can only play video — H.264/AVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), on Roku 4 only: H.265/HEVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); VP9 (.MKV)