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 Roku devices only support a limited number of video and audio codecs, as well as only a few containers. You can view [[https://support.roku.com/article/208754908-how-to-use-roku-media-player-to-play-your-videos-music-and-photos|this page]] for more detailed information. But in general, the video must be the H.264/MP4/AVC codec, with H.265 for the 4K devices and MPEG-2 for 6th generation and newer devices. For audio, the codec must be AAC/PCM (stereo only)/AC3. DTS is supported only as a passthough bitstream from MKV files. As for containers, MKV, MP4 or MOV is officially listed, but TS containers (.TS, .M2TS) are also supported.   Roku devices only support a limited number of video and audio codecs, as well as only a few containers. You can view [[https://support.roku.com/article/208754908-how-to-use-roku-media-player-to-play-your-videos-music-and-photos|this page]] for more detailed information. But in general, the video must be the H.264/MP4/AVC codec, with H.265 for the 4K devices and MPEG-2 for 6th generation and newer devices. For audio, the codec must be AAC/PCM (stereo only)/AC3. DTS is supported only as a passthough bitstream from MKV files. As for containers, MKV, MP4 or MOV is officially listed, but TS containers (.TS, .M2TS) are also supported.  
  
-The first Roku profile (named "**Roku Media Player**"included with Serviio is designed to support the earlier players. These players had a bit rate limit of around 16 Mbps, so any HD media most likely needed to be rate-limited. By default, this is always the profile assigned by Serviio to any Roku device. If your Roku is new enough to support higher bit rates and additional codecs, you must manually select a more appropriate profile from the list below.+The first Roku profile included with Serviio (named "**Roku Media Player**") is designed to support the earlier players. These players had a bit rate limit of around 16 Mbps, so any HD media most likely needed to be rate-limited. By default, this is always the profile assigned by Serviio to any Roku device. If your Roku is new enough to support higher bit rates and additional codecs, you must manually select a more appropriate profile from the list below
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 +**Roku 1080 Media Player (2016+)** This profile allows Serviio to stream without bit-rate limits for newer Roku devices. Most likely the oldest Roku players that would work well with this profile would be the Roku 2 (4210) and Roku 3 (4200). The Roku Stick (3600) works well with this profile as well. This profile will still transcode MPEG-2 video. DTS will passthrough to a supported AVR.  
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 +**Roku TV (non 4K)** As the name implies, this profile is best for the non-4K Roku TVs. MPEG-2 video is not transcoded. DTS is transcoded to Dolby Digital, as few TVs support DTS audio.  
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 +**Roku 4K TV** This profile is identical to the profile above, except it allows H.265 video playback without transcoding. 
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 +**Roku 4K Media Player w/MPEG2** As mentioned, beginning with the 6th generation devices (2016) MPEG-2 video is supported, so no longer requires transcoding. This profile also supports H.265/HEVC without transcoding. However, if you have a 1080 player, such as the Roku Express, the use of this profile will cause H.265 video playback to fail. You could use the non-4K TV profile, but you won't get DTS passthough. You must choose one or the other.  
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 +Roku devices make a great player for your local media. With the more detailed profiles, you get the best performance from both the Roku device and Serviio
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