How to Convert AVI for Playback on Roku 3/Roku 2

With up to 1080p HD video and extended range of dual-band wireless performance, Roku 3 boosts streaming to a new level. However, Roku 3, including Roku 2, only supports H.264 MKV and MP4, MOV video codecs, which means that this is the only media identified by USB. AVI is not here. So how do you prepare your AVI file to play on Roku player? Fortunately, there is a simple solution to make your AVI movie play on Roku. You only need to encode AVI / re-encode MP4 videos supported by Roku 3/2.


To convert AVI to Roku friendly formats, here Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended. It's a hassle-free audio and video file converter that will seamlessly make any file fully compatible with the Roku 3. With it, you can fast change MKV, VOB, MPG, MOV, AVI files to Roku 3 compatible formats while keeping the orginal video quality. What's more, with the built-in editor, you can trim, crop, add watermark, adjust special effect to your source AVI video, so that you get the very part and effects at your will.  

It also has flexible export options to a specific device such as iDevice, Samsung, Apple, Android, Xbox, TV, VR, online websites, editors etc. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (OS Sierra, OS X El Capitan included), which has the same function as the Windows version. Here we'd like to help you solve the AVI to Rokku playback issues in the following steps


How to convert videos AVI to play with Roku 3/2 directly

STEP 1: Load AVI files to the converter

Launch AVI Converter, and click "Add File" button to import your source materials. You can add multiple files for conversion one by one.


STEP 2: Select output format

Open the output drop-down list on the right, 150+ video audio formats and portable devices are here for your choice. Select "MP4" under "Video" tab .

Tip: This AVI video converter empowers experienced user to adjust video parameters like resolution, encoder, bitrate, aspect ratio, frame rate and so forth by clicking Settings button.


STEP 3: Start converting AVI to mp4 for Roku 3/Roku 2 playback

Hit the "Start" button, let this app finish converting AVI files to Roku for you. The process may take a few minutes depending on the size of your AVI files.  After the conversion, click "Open" button to quickly locate the generated video.

As long as get the output MP4 files, you can either stream them or transfer the converted videos to Roku's SD card or to a USB stick that can be attached to Roku streaming player. Now you can enjoy AVI movies with Roku 3, Roku 2 with ease.

How to Play Movies on Your Roku from a USB Drive

1. Install the Roku Media Player channel, either through the Channel Store on your Roku or via Roku's website.
2. Add the video file to your external USB drive from your computer. The Roku 3 can play MKV, MP4 and MOV files.
3. Connect the USB drive to the Roku's USB port, located on the right side of the box.
4. Launch the Roku Media Player channel and select Videos.
5. Choose the drive that's attached to the Roku.
6. Navigate to the folder that has the video file you want to watch. Click OK to open the folder.
7. Select the video to watch and click Play on the remote.

You can also use the Roku Media Player channel to listen to music or view photos from a USB drive. Play an entire folder of music files by pressing Play on the remote while on a folder, or navigate to a specific track to play only that song. For photos, you can start a slideshow by pressing play while on a folder of photos.



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