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Store and Play MKV Videos in Google Drive


Google Drive will deal with piracy. You can upload all the .avi, .mkv, .mp3., .flac that you want. Storage for "popular" files is free and unlimited. While, we found most guys' concern is that is it possible to watch MKV files via Google Drive. Now this article aims to shows you an easy way to play MKV in Google Drive as you want.

Unfortunately, Google Drive does not support the MKV format files. We'd suggest to refer to Google center article to know more on files you can store in your Google Drive. Since MKV is not supported by Google Drive, if you want to play MKV files on Google Drive, basically your best bet is to convert MKV to Google Drive friendly file type like MP4.

To do the MKV to Google Drive conversion task, we need to get some help from third-party software. The best program for converting MKV movie for Google Drive, we can recommend here is Brorsoft Video Converter. It aims to solve this problem by giving us the ability to convert a wide range of UHD 4K, HD and SD videos regardless of formats to any popular video and audio formats for play and share anywhere you like. It supports more than 70 input formats and up to 250+ output file format. What's more, 150+ presets for popular devices like the iPhone, iPad, PS4, Panasonic TV, Xbox 360, etc are provided.

So, applying the app, you can encode MKV especially DTS encoded MKV files to Google Drive preferred format. For Mac users, please turn to Video Converter for Mac to convert MKV clips to Google Drive on Mac OS X.

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Here is the step-by-step guide on converting MKV to Google Drive:

Step 1: Start the MKV converter and drag .mkv files to the software interface to import the file. It support batch conversion.


Step 2: Set output video format as MPEG4 under Format > Common Video. In general, mp4 is a well-accepted file format for its ability to save memory storage and keep up the video quality. Of course, WMV, AVI, MOV, WebM, FLV are all the right choices for you.


Tip: Before start the MKV video conversion, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters.

Step 3: Hit the Convert button; this video converter will start to convert MKV for playback on Google Drive in no time.

After the conversion is over, click Open and head to the destination folder where the converted files are stored. It's easy to transfer the files to Google Drive for enjoyment.

How to Store and play video in Google Drive:

Play videos

To find your uploaded videos:
On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
In the box marked "Search Drive," click the Down arrow.
In the box marked "Type," click Videos.
Click Search.

To play your video:
Double-click the file.
To play full-screen, in the bottom, click Fullscreen.

Limits for video

You can store videos up to 5 TB if you have purchased at least that much storage. Otherwise you are limited to how much storage you have available.
You can upload video of any resolution, but maximum playback resolution is 1920 x 1080.

File types for video

Not all video types may work on all devices.
WebM files (Vp8 video codec; Vorbis Audio codec)
MPEG4, 3GPP, and MOV files (h264 and MPEG4 video codecs; AAC audio codec)
AVI (MJPEG video codec; PCM audio)
MPEGPS (MPEG2 video codec; MP2 audio)
FLV (Adobe - FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio)

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