If you have some MKV files and Samsung Gear VR headset, chances are you want to play MKV files on Gear VR. When you try to do this, the VR display may play some MKV files with no sound issue. So, what’s the matter? Actually, MKV files in 2D or 3D SBS(Side-by-Side) work on Gear VR, but the audio has to be encoded in AAC or MP3 for stereo. AC3 audio and DTS Dolby don’t seem to work. In this case, the easy and quick solution is to convert the MKV files to Gear VR more compatible format to get them to play nicely. In this article, you’ll learn how to view MKV files on Gear VR with the audios preserved nicely.
To finish the task, here Brorsoft Video Converter is highly recommended. It comparatively has better output quality, in particular HD videos and intuitive interface. With it, you can fast convert MKV to Gear VR supported file type like MP4, MKV in .mp3, .aac audio. Best of all, this software allows you to convert MKV to 3D videos such as MKV Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Side-by-Side 3D video, which can be played on Gear VR perfectly. If you’re using a Mac, please turn to the Mac version here.
The process is straightforward. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to transcode MKV files to playback on Gear without no sound problems.
Simple steps to convert MKV files to Gear VR
Step 1: Start the MKV to Gear VR converter and drag .mkv files to the software interface to import the file. It support batch conversion.
Step 2: Set output video format as H.264 MP4 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.
If you want to watch MKV files on Gear VR with 3D effects, just tap on “Format” bar and find “3D Video”, there are a lot of format options for you. “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” is recommended for Samsung Gear VR. Of course, “MKV Side-by-Side 3D video”, “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D video” are also supported.
Tip: Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters like video resolution, bitrate, audio codec, audio channel. According to my experience, anything over 720p does nothing but turn battery energy into heat, due to the screen resolution.
Step 3: Click Convert button to start converting MKV to Samsung Gear VR friendly video. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos by clicking the Open button.
Place your video files into the folder named “My Videos” on your Micro SD card for Galaxy Note 4/Note 5 to the recent Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+. Now it would be easy for you to watch MKV files on Samsung Gear VR without any problem. Just enjoy it!
Additional Tips: If you want to get an all-in-one tool to rip 3D Blu-ray, DVDs and other common video files for enjoyment with Gear VR, you can turn to the Video Converter Ultimate tool for help.