What media file types does the Roku USB Media Player channel support?
posted this on January 31, 2011 17:13
The Roku USB Media Player channel enables you to play back personal video, music and photo files from a USB drive on your TV. The following media file formats are supported:
Video — MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264)
Music — AAC, MP3
Photo — JPG, PNG
Only supported file types are shown in the Roku USB Media Player channel. The app hides unsupported file types, as well as folders with no supported file types in them, from view.
Dolby Digital in MKV and MP4 movies is supported via pass through only. DTS in MKV movies is supported via pass through only. You must connect your Roku player via HDMI or S/PDIF (optical) to a TV or receiver capable of decoding Dolby Digital or DTS in order to hear videos with audio tracks in those formats.
Click here to see how to convert videos for playback on the Roku USB channel.
The table below outlines technical specification for supported video formats.