Stream AVI to play with Roku USB Channel

Outline: This tutorial offers a simple way to enable Roku read AVI files, so that you can play AVI files on Roku 4/3/2/1/LT/HD from a USB Drive without any problem.

Let's go to the point: if you want to play AVI play AVI files from the external USB drive, what would be the best way to go about it? Just read on this article. We will share the tips and tricks for streaming AVI to Roku USB channel from USB drive for playing in the simplest way.


Searching Roku forum, we found many guys are facing the similar troubles "Does Roku Play AVI?", "How to Play AVI on Roku?"...  Though the Roku USB Media Player channel enables us to play personal video files from a USB drive on our TV, it can be gotten from Roku official website that Roku supports MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264) meaning that's the only media recognized over USB. Needless to say, AVI is not included. So how to prepare your AVI files for playback on Roku?

In order to enable Roku player to read all kinds of AVI files without problems, the easy option is to encode AVI to Roku more compatible MP4 or MKV. Handbrake can provide a nice solution. However, AVI is a multimedia container format with many codec. Sometimes, Handbrake cannot support the codec in the AVI files or crashes when convert AVI files. In such cases, it will be better to choose a more reliable conversion tool- iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, with which AVI Roku issue can be solved effortlessly. (Read review)

Overall, this hassle-free audio and video file converter is professional on fast transcoding AVI to Roku 4/3/2/1/LT/HD compatible formats while keeping the orginal video quality. In addition, it not only supports AVI videos, but also handles various common video formats to RoKu 4 , like DVD, Blu-ray, ISO, MP4, H.265, AVI, MKV, MXF, MTS, WMV .etc and 4K video to RoKu. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark, insert subtitles to your original videos. Download it now and follow the step-by-step guide to encode AVI to play on Roku 3/2/1/LT/HD without hassle.

Download AVI to Roku Converter:


          

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Encode AVI to play on Roku 4/3/2/1/LT/HD without hassle

STEP 1. Import AVI videos

Launch the program, and click "Add" button on the main interface to load your AVI files for converting. (Drag&Drop function is included.) Check the "Merge into one file" box and you can join AVI clips into one.



STEP 2. Select output format


Click "Format" bar and choose MP4 from "Common Video" as output format, which can be recognized by Roku easily. If your source video is in 1080p and you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for Roku.



If it’s a file type not supported, you won’t see it in the browser. Check out the media file type supported by Roku:

Video: MP4 / M4V, some MOV files and MKV
Music: AAC, MP3
Photo: JPG, PNG

STEP 3. Further Settings


There are also some optional tinkering you can take to make the videos look better on a HDTV screen, such as changing the aspect ratio or specifying the video resolution. Just click the Settings icon to do it. With the right settings you can also retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. 

STEP 4. Start AVI to Roku Conversion

Finally, hit the "Start conversion" button at the bottom of the main interface. This AVI to Roku Converter will start encoding AVI to Roku friendly MP4 video automatically. After the conversion, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Now you can stream the converted videos to Roku easily.

Additional Option to encode AVI to Roku MP4: Handbrake

Roku AVI issue is not hard to solve as long as you find the right tool. Free download AVI Roku Converter to stream AVI files to Roku to watch or play AVI on Roku right now. Furthermore, iFastime Video Converter Ultimate can also convert Roku unsupported video files or audio formats like AC3, M4A, AIFF, FLAC, 3GA, RA, OGG, M4B, QCP, VOC, SHN, CAF, APE, AU, and etc to Roku supported MP3, AAC and more.

          

Other Download: 

Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/iFastime-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-76449859.html
Top 4 Download: http://www.top4download.com/ifastime-video-converter-ultimate/chjkfujg.html

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    iDealshare VideoGo is just the right AVI to Roku Converter which has both Mac and Windows version! It helps to convert various AVI files whatever encoded with DivX, Xvid, etc to Roku more supported MP4 or MKV. Besides converting AVI to Roku format, iDealshare VideoGo also can convert other video formats like VOB, TS, WMV, MOV, 3GP, RMVB, WTV, Apple ProRes, AVCHD, MXF, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, ASF, FLV, WebM, and etc to Roku supported video format.

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