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Solutions to Playing MKV Movies on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4


"I was with my friends one of them gave me a movie in .mkv and when I open it. It shows an unknown error occurred. In my REDMI NOTE 4 video player and that was very embarrassing. The same movie is playing fine in LENOVO K3 NOTE."

Here we quoted the typical issue when play MKV on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 as we want to share possible solutions to help you get Redmi Note 4 to open and play MKV videos beautifully without any hassle.

Actually, MKV is not a video or audio compression codec/format, but a container/wrapper that can hold many audio, video and subtitles streams, allowing the user to store a complete movie in a single file. This situation will result in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 plays some of your MKV movies, but not the others. In this case, you may try to change the MKV files to H.264 MP4 videos before you copy them to your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

One possible method is to simply rename the file from .mkv to .mp4. But most guys found it doesn't work. So, we need an alternative solution.

If you can't play the file that means Xiaomi didn't enabled it. So, it's better to install 3rd Party Video player like MX Player or VLC. We tired it. Yes, it works in most cases. But the there are still some issues when watch high resolution MKV files or encoded in HEVC(H.265).

Well, an ultimate solution to solve MKV and REDMI NOTE 4 incompatible issue is to use a video converter to convert MKV to Redmi Note 4 more friendly MP4 encoded in H.264. To fulfill the task, first get Brorsoft Video Converter (or the Mac version.)

This video app is professional on fast transcoding MKV to Redmi Note 4 with MP4 format (the most compatible video format for Android device) without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports MKV videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MTS, MOV, AVI, WMV, VOB, TiVo, .etc to Redmi Note 4, Galaxy S9, Kodi 17, Xbox One, Gear VR, iPad, iPhone are more media devices for smooth playback. Now download the software and the following guide will walk you through how to convert MKV to Redmi Note 4 step by step.

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How to Transcode MKV to Redmi Note 4 for easier watching

Step 1: Add KV video(s)

Launch the best video converter. Click "Add files" on the top tool bar, or simply drag and drop to import the .mkv videos.


Step 2: Select Output Profile

Click on the output format selector on the lower part. There are many built-in profiles for popular devices. Click "Format" bar, and select .mp4 from "Common video" or "HD video" to fit your Xiaomi device.


Tips: Edit the MKV videos (Optional)

By clicking "Edit selected task" button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark, adjust effect, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files.
Trim - Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set "start time" or "end time", type the portion which you want to save.
Crop - Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.
Effect - Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters.


Step 3: Convert MKV to MP4

Click the "Convert" button on the main interface and the software will start to convert MKV to Redmi Note 4 friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click "Open" to find the converted video files. Then transfer the new files onto Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and playback anywhere.

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