Xperia XZ2 Not Play MKV videos – Resolved

Some questions on playing MKV on Xperia XZ2 error: “I have a black screen and sound with mkv files on Sony Xperia XZ2. Anyone else have this Issue? What can I do? – Jamin Schmitt”“What video format can play on my new Sony Xperia XZ2? Should I convert my MKV video for Xperia XZ2? – Sam Zizis” , “I have the problem playing MKV files on my Xperia XZ2 (screen remains black). Any help? – Ed Connolly”

How to watch MKV movies on Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact?

Sony unveiled its latest top-end handset, the Sony Xperia XZ2 at Mobile World Conference (MWC) earlier this year in Barcelona, touting the flagship as a smartphone with a big design upgrade over previous releases. The new and improved flagship handset features a 5.7in FHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio for nicer, wider viewing experiences.

Searching the Android forum, I noticed many guys are troubled in the issues when playing MKV on Xperia XZ2. Actually, there are a few reasons to cause the issue. One of the main reason is due to the video format/codec incompatibility. As we know, Xperia XZ2 doesn’t support DTS, Dolby 5.1/7.1, VOB, MOV, AVI, FLV yet. To fast solve the trouble, a quick and easy way is to convert your video to Xperia XZ2 more friendly format.

Tutorial about how to convert MKV to Xperia XZ2 supported file format

To begin, free download Acrok HD Video Converter (or the Mac version.)

The software has a codec pack that enables conversion between different video and audio file formats, it can convert (DTS) MKV, to Xperia XZ2 supported format such as H.264 .mp4 with the best quality. Not only does it functions as a video converter, but also as a video editor that you can use to trim, crop, merge videos and so forth to personalize and touch up your movies before converting them.

Download best Video Converter for Xperia XZ2:

Free download HD Video Converter for WindowsFree download HD Video Converter for Mac

Step 1. Add video files
Start Acrok HD Video Converter, drag and drop the .mkv files to the software window to import.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Video Converter| Convert MKV to MP4 for playing

Step 2. Choose target format
After the files are added, click Format > Android and set output video format as mp4. The reason mp4 is the target format is that by packing the videos in mp4, the file size will be reasonable small and the video quality remains good.

Convert MKV to Sony Xperia smartphone supported format

Step 3. Start video conversion
Finally, hit the “Convert” button to star converting MKV to H.264 MP4 for Xperia XZ2 playback. After the conversion is completed, transfer the converted videos to Xperia XZ2 via USB cable for enjoyment.

Tip: How can we play Blu-ray movies on Xperia XZ2? We need to download a top Blu-ray ripping software to rip and convert Blu-ray files to H.264 MP4. Here, you can try Acrok Blu-ray Ripper to do this job.

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