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Can’t play MKV on Amazon Kindle Fire? Solved!

July 24th, 2017 | Posted by mobmshare in Special

Amazon Kindle Fire family does a wonderful job which become lighter, thinner, best of all, the price is cheap. Most of us would agree that Amazon Kindle Fire is a great portable device for reading books, listening to music, watching movies and playing games, etc. And it a good idea to play MKV video on Kindle Fire when your PC have stored massive MKV videos and you have got a Amazon Kindle Fire on hand. But before you start to transfer MKV video to Kindle, getting a clear idea about the formats supported by Amazon Kindle Fire is necessary. Following aresupported file formats and best video setting for Kindle Fire for you to make reference.


Part 1: Supported File Formats for Kindle Fire

Video Files:

3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4V, WEBM and MKV

Audio Files:

AAC, AMR and Vorbis


Part 2: Best Video Setting for Kindle Fire

The best video setting to playback your video on Kindle Fire is to store the video in an MP4 container and with settings below:

Video Settings

  • Encoder: H.264
  • Resolution: 1024*600
  • Frame Rate: 30 fps
  • Bit Rate: 1500 kbps

Audio Settings

  • Encoder: AAC
  • Channel: Stereo
  • Sample Rate: 48000Hz
  • Bit Rate: 128 kbps


From part 1, part 2, we have known that Kindle exactly support MKV video. Nevertheless, we also heard some voice of “getting trouble in playing MKV on Kindle Fire”. Why this happened? Cause MKV is a container format which has many different codecs, it’s very hard to handle it. And your video player on Kindle could not find the suitable decoder for codec in MKV file. To solve these problems, a good way is to convert MKV to Kindle Fire supported formats (H.264 mp4 is highly recommended). Here is a professional MKV to Kindle Fire Converter softwareto convert any MKV any video to Kindle Fire supported formats file for you.

It’s the king in the market to support to convert any video: AVI, MOV, WMV MKV, etc, or from different devices: iPhone, USB, external hard drive to 250+ formats including MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, MKV, XviD, DivX and more. It grants you to shift any videos to video formats that Kindle Fire can support, like: MP4,3GP,MPEG,etc. Meanwhile it also supplies powerful editing functions such as trimming, cropping, inserting SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle. GPU acceleration technology is also avaiable. In addition, Kindle Fire 7 (2017) storage is only 16 GB, this program allows you to compress video replated parameters for smaller size.

Practice actions speak louder than words. Below I will take MKV to Kindle Fire Converter – Pavtube video converter as an example to show you how to encode MKV to MP4.


Step By Step to Convert MKV Video to Amazon Kindle Fire


Step 1. Load MKV Video to this software

Launch this assistant on your Mac, click the “Load file” or “Add Video” icon on the main interface to import MKV files into the program. Or you can drag file directly to this program.

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Step 2. Choose video frmats for Amazon Kindle Fire

MP4 is Kindle Fire favorite video format, you can click Format and choose “Amazon Kindle Fire HD (*.mp4)” from “Android”. Or you also can choose Kindle fire supported video format in “HD Video” category, such as: H.264 HD MP4 Video.

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Step 3. Adjst parameters.

For save more space, you can adjust the video and audio codec, you also can adjust the video resolution to make video file smaller. Just click “Settings” window on the main interface and pop up the “Profile Settings”, here you can adjust parameters as you like. For example: Compress the MKV for Kindle Fire by adjusting the video size 1080p to 720p, you also can reduce the video frame, video bitrate, etc. If you don’t mind the video quality, just go a little lower.

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Step 4. Start MKV to Amazon Kindle Fire conversion

After you have finished all settings, then you can click “Convert” on the main interface to start to convert MKV to Kindle Fire supported format. Please wait for a second, when the conversion is completed, you can click “Open output folder” to open the generated files and transfer it to your Kindle.


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Then you gotta enjoy your movies on the road, during the trip to kill the boring time. By the way, the following is the generations of Kindle for you to make references.


1st Gen(2011) 2nd Gen(2012) 2.5th Gen (2012) 3rd Gen (2013) 4th Gen (2014) 5th Gen (2015) 6th Gen (2016) 7th Gen (2017)
Fire Kindle Fire (7″) Kindle Fire (7″) Fire (7″) Fire (7″)
Fire HD Kindle Fire HD (7″) Kindle Fire HD (8.9″) Kindle Fire HD (7″) Fire HD (6″)
Fire HD (7″)
Fire HD (8″)
Fire HD (10″)
Fire HD (8″) Fire HD (8″)
Fire HDX Kindle Fire HDX (7″)
Kindle Fire HDX (8.9″)
Fire HDX (8.9″)


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