The Best Roku Player -- Experience Everything in HD with this Popular Media Streaming Device

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Roku is the best-known brand of streaming-media boxes and the Roku player is the market leader in streaming entertainment devices for the TV, which is renowned for the simplicity, variety of entertainment choices, and exceptional value.

Roku arranges different services as channels, and lets you access Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more specific video channels. Roku could choose what you want to watch instantly. Whether you’re exploring over 700 channels of movies and shows, delving into what really interests you, or just stumbling across something new, Roku makes it happen easily. Although they don't deliver as many networked-media features as the Apple TV (check how to watch iTunes movies on Roku) and they don't offer a Web browser or a lot of apps like Google TV products, they're simple to set up and let you jump right into watching online video services without much effort.

Since the Roku player will only play certain media file formats, your multiple media files need to be converted to Roku player compatible formats. And Any Video Converter Ultimate will be your best choice!

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The Available Media Formats of Roku Player

Roku player could only play certain media file formats, the following table will show you the compatible media formats and parameter of Roku Player.

H.264 SD

H.264 HD

Aspect Ratio




720 x 480

1280 x 720

Video Formats

.mp4, .mov, .m4v

.mp4, .mov, .m4v

Video Codec



Video Mode

Constrained VBR

Constrained VBR

Video Bitrate

384 Kbps - 1.6 Mbps

1.6 Kbps - 2.5 Mbps

Audio Codec



Audio Bitrate

128 -256 Kbps

32 -256 Kbps

Audio Sample Rate

44.1 Khz or 48 Khz

44.1 Khz or 48 Khz

Audio Channel

2-Ch Stereo

2-Ch Stereo

How to free convert video to MP4 for Playback on Roku Player?

If your video files are already in MP4 format, then they can play with Roku player without any conversion. If not, you need to convert various videos (MXF, MOV, WMV, FLV, MOD, TS, AVI, MPEG, SWF, MKV, 3GP, etc.) to Roku player supported MP4 format. We will guide you through converting videos to MP4 for Roku player with Any Video Converter Ultimate.

Step 1: Download and install Any Video Converter Ultimate

Download and install the latest version AVC Ultimate if you don’t have it already. It’s available for Windows and Mac version. For this article I am using the Windows version, but the process is essentially the same in Mac.

Step 2: Import videos to Any Video Converter Ultimate

To select a video you would like to convert, hit the Add Video Files button on the top left corner. You can also add batch video files by clicking menu File > Batch Add Video Files so that you don’t need add input videos one by one. It’s more convenient and time-saving.

Step 3: Choose MP4 as the output format for Roku player

Since Roku player supports MP4/ video formats. So you can free to click Output Profile to select Customized MP4 Movie (*.mp4).

convert to mp4 for Roku player

For better enjoying videos on Roku player, you can look over at the lower right side of the screen to adjust the Video Options and Audio Options, such as Video Codec, Video Bitrate, Audio Codec, Audio Bitrate, Audio Channel, etc.

  settings for Roku player

Video encoding settings that used for Roku Player are:

  • Video Bitrate: 12000
  • Video Frame Rate: 24 ~25 FPS
  • Video Codec: mpeg4
  • Video Size: 720 x 480 or 1280 x 720

Audio encoding settings that used for Roku Player are:

  • Audio Bitrate: 128
  • Audio Codec: aac/ac3/mp3
  • Audio Sample Rate: 44100 or 48000
  • Audio Channel: 2

Step 4: Start to convert videos for Roku player

Simply click Convert Now! button to convert videos for Roku player. Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Output Folder" button to get the output files.

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