Kodi 17 owners who want to play Blu-ray, DVD or HD Videos such as MKV, AVI, MOV, M4V, etc., files on Kodi 17 can find a quick and easy way to get the job done here.
Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most streaming media, such as videos, music, podcasts, and videos from the internet, as well as all common digital media files from local and network storage media.
But you may have a bad experience playing some videos and BD or DVD files on Kodi V17:
Q1:“I have XBMC running on a Mac mini running OS X, and I’d like to make our DVDs (and eventually our video cassettes) accessible, so that our five-year-old can start her movies by herself.
I first tried copying the data contents of the DVD, but XBMC doesn’t do any magic when it encounters these folders. It is playable, but it is more like picking a filename, not picking a movie.
Next I’ll try a straight .ISO file, but I’m hoping someone else has been down this road and has some tips. I’m most comfortable with Linux tools, but if there is a better program on Windows or OS X, I’d check it out.”
Q2:“I’ve got all my music video blu-rays ripped file-by-file to a network folder connected to KODI’s Videos depot. KODI fails to play most of them if not all.
Q3:“MKV files act like they are in slow motion on XBMC with no audio. I opened the file on my computer and it plays fine so I know its not a bad file. I googled the issue and found a post that said to turn off interlace but im not seeing that as an option. Any ideas?”
Okay, from Official Kodi WiKi, the Kodi support format list as below:
Container formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), QuickTime, MP4, M4A, AAC, NUT, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp, VIVO, PVA, NUV, NSV, NSA, FLI, FLC, DVR-MS and WTV
Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265 (as from Kodi 14) HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, Sorenson, WMV, Cinepak.
Kodi did not support Blu-ray and DVD playback yet, and the supported format is limited. In this case you just need a specialized decrypter, enable you to remove Blu-ray/DVD disc copy protection and convert the Blu-ray/DVD movies as well as unsuported videos to your local and network storage media in Kodi supported MKV, MP4, AVI, H.265, etc format.
To change the format from Blu-ray/DVD/4K or HD Videos to Kodi-friendly formats, Here Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended. With it, you effortlessly transcode any videos to Kodi formats with fast speed and excellent output quality. Besides, it can also convert BD/DVD/HD Videos to various popular video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG, MOV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, etc. as well as convert BD/DVD/HD Videos to optimized video for playback on iPad, iPod, iPhone, Zune, Creative Zen, Archos, iRiver, Blackberry, Xbox 360/One, PS4, PS3 and more.. If you’re a Mac user, please turn to the Mac version here, which allows you to convert BD/DVD/HD Videos to Kodi on Mac OS X (El Capitan and macOS Sierraincluded). Now download the right version according to your situation and check out the steps below.
Step 1: Add source files (Blu-ray/DVD/videos)
Load Discs: Insert the Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray Disc drive or DVD to the DVD-ROM and click the “Load Disc” button to have movies uploaded to the Program. You can also import ISO files, IFO files or Blu-ray/DVD folder for conversion.
Add Videos: Click “Add Files” or “Add From Folder” button to load video or audio files.
1. Before loading Blu-ray content, a BD drive is needed
2. Computer should networked so that the Program can access key for cracking the copy-protections of Blu-ray or DVD disc.
Step 2: Select output format
Click Format (located below where your source files are displayed) and select the format you want from the drop-down list.
For playing on Kodi, you can choose HD MP4 format there.
Tips: Adjust video/audio Settings (Optional)
If you want to customize output video quality in further, click Settings button to customize video quality like resolution, frame rate, bit rate, audio channel, etc.
Step 3: Start to convert
After above settings, click the big Convert button to start to convert Blu-ray/DVDs or video/audio files to Kodi supported format.
As soon as the conversion is done, simply click Completed to back to main interface, and click Open button to find generated videos.
Tip: If conversion takes long time, you can set auto shut down by checking the box of Shut down computer after conversion.
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