Usually, when you ripped Blu-ray to MKV, you can play these Blu-ray MKV rips in Kodi successfully. But there is an exception that you can’t play the MKVs in Kodi, under which condition the Blu-ray is encoded with VC-1. Say it, Kodi can’t play AC-1 MKV files.
Problems of VC-1 mkvs playback issue in Kodi
“Hi all, I’m experiencing issues with mkv files encoded in VC-1 (Blu-ray rips) in Kodi. Playback’s fine for a few minutes then it gets all jittery/stuttering.” – From wetekforums.com
“I have a kdlinks a300 and am having issues playing blu-ray rips in Kodi 15.2. All of my files were created with Make MKV, but I’ve noticed that the ones that are h.264 seem to play fine, while the ones that are VC-1 stutter and artifact and play at a low frame rate – around 13 fps or so – making them unwatchable. The audio seems to work okay, but the video looks terrible.” – From forum.kodi.tv
“I have recently built a HTPC in which I’m using the on board Intel 4600 graphics. All my blu rays are folder rips , the majority of which play perfectly OK. However, all the VC1 format movies are unwatchable in Kodi with severe blocking and flashing artefacts.” – From forum.kodi.tv
“Hi, I am experiencing playback problems with VC1 mkv’s using XBMC. I have tried same source files in powerdvd and they work fine.” – From forum.kodi.tv.
From all the AC-1 MKVs troubles in Kodi, you can see when you change changed Kodi to PowerDVD, your AC-1 MKVs can be played fine. So the main reason is likely Kodi problem. When you meet AC-1 MKVs playback issue in Kodi, you can download MX Player App and try playback from a USB stick to Eliminate Kodi from the equation.
Or software decoding should be used to change AC-1 to H.264 cause Kodi can play H.264 MKV finely.
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is recommended here to help you convert AC-1 mkvs to H.264 for Kodi/XBMC playing. This video encoder/decoder can convert AC-1 MKVs, even AC-1 Blu-ray to H.264 MP4, MKV to play in Kodi on Amazon Fire TV (2015), Open Hour Chameleon, Nvidia Shield, etc. It allows you to adjust video bitrate, frame rate, codec, size and audio channel, bitrate, sample rate, codec so that you can change your 23.976 AC-1 MKVs to lower 24 fps for Kodi. It has more other functions, you can read its review.
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How to Convert AC-1 MKVs to H.264 for Kodi?
Step 1. Import AC-1 MKV videos
This program offers you two ways to upload your AC-1 MKV videos. You can either click the “Files” button to browse your hard disk or local directories and load the target files or simply drag your localAC-1 MKV videos onto the interface. The software supports batch conversion.
Step 2: Choose H.264 Codec vidoe for Kodi
Click “Format” to open the drop-down list. Here you can choose HD MKV or HD H.264 MP4 video for Kodi playback.
Note: The newest Kodi version supports H.265, so you can choose “Format > HD Video” to select “H.265 Video (*.mp4)” as the output format.
Step 3: Custom Video (Optional)
If needed, you can open “Settings” window. Here you can make sure the output video size to be 1080p. And you can adjust video frame rate from 30 to 24 or other number.
Step 4. Convert AC-1 MKVs to Kodi
Click the “Convert” button at the bottom-right corner of the interface to convert the AC-1 MKV files to your Kodi. This Video Converter will finish AC-1 MKV video to Kodi supported video conversion in just a few minutes.
After transcoded AC-1 MKVs to H.264 video, your Kodi on Amazon Fire TV, Open Hour, Samsung TV, Nvidia Shield, etc should be able to play them finelly.
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