How to Play Video and Movie on Kodi?

Diana Joan

Apr 24, 2015 03:18 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Kodi, as the multimedia playback software, it can expand functions by installing different add-ons and plug-in gears. You can enjoy your local media files on it or stream your files into larger screen via Kodi for better viewing experience. But how to playback videos and movies on Kodi or stream video to Kodi will be a difficult problem for newbie.

Play video and movie on Kodi

Supported format of Kodi: AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV, AIFF, RMVB, MP3, APE, FLAC, ALAC, PNG, JPG, RAW, GIF, etc.

Kodi can support almost all the common formats of videos, movies, music, picture. Even as a powerful codec support software, it still has its limitation. If your files are AVI, MP4, MKV, VOB, M2TS, H.265, FLV, XAVC, MOV, WMV, Tivo recording files, camera files like MXF, MTS or downloaded from somewhere, which you even don't know what this format is, how do you handle those files and play them on Kodi?

Here recommend you this Pavtube Video Converter for Mac as the final solution. It can be the best partner with your Kodi. To expand more supported file formats, like VOB, MTS, MXF, FLASH, TiVo, etc or some regular formats which will have playback issues can be all tackled by this converter. With this converter, you can smoothly play your videos on Kodi without any problem.

How to convert unsupported video formats to MP4, MKV, WMV, AVI for playing on Kodi?

Step 1. Download this converter on your MAC

Installing this converter on your Mac and then click "File">"Add Video/Audio" to load your files, if your files are on desktop, you can directly drag them into the main UI to load in this converter.



If you want to combine plenty of clips to enjoy a whole one in your Kodi, you can select the files you want to join, then click this "Merge into one file".

Step 2. Choose proper format to watch your files on Kodi

After checking the format list above, you can see the regular format like MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, etc can all be supported by this Kodi. Here we choose "HD Video">"H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" as the output format.


Step 3. Adjust parameters to fit your Kodi better

After choosing the format you want, you can click "Settings" to adjust your parameters like bit rate and frame rate. This is for someone who wants to improve the quality of their files manually, by improving the bit rate, the quality will have a big improvement. But you must know that high bit rate equals to large file size equals to longer conversion time. And balance between frame rate and bit rate will also be considered, for some picture blur and audio and video syncing problems may happen.


Step 4. Start to convert to proper formats for enjoying videos on Kodi

After all have been settled, you can start to convert your files to proper formats for playing back it to Kodi. If you happen to forget the file location, then you can click "Open output folder" to start your conversion.

For new users, who just start to use this multimedia player, how to stream your videos to Kodi can be learned here.

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