1. marboba's Avatar
    Hi

    I have quite a bit of mkv's that I have gotten off a certain bay site.. and they do not work through the meda player.. the folders show up and when I go into the folder through the media player no file shows up.. and when I look at it on my computer.. they are there..

    any suggestions??
    10-24-2014 10:26 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You need to use a different video player than the one that comes with WP.

    This is the best one but it's a paid app.

    MoliPlayer Pro | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United Kingdom)
    10-24-2014 10:34 AM
  3. MikeyB4's Avatar
    I can't get any MKV movies to play in the Xbox One media player. TV Show MKV's play fine. I'm not sure what the problem is.
    10-25-2014 10:12 AM
  4. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Remember, the MKV format is just a container. Playback on Xbox one depends on the codecs that are installed. You can use 4 different MKV files and all 4 could be using different codecs for video and even some could have AC-3 audio and others have AAC audio.

    Xbox one supporting MKV will depend on the codecs that are actually installed for playback.

    And yes, I have gotten a few videos off the "bay" and trust me, I have seen this issue, this is why on PCs you install codec packs, so you can play all types of files back but, you cant just install "Shark's codec pack" on the Xbox one, sad to say...

    If your having this issue on a PC, your in the wrong area, this is for the Xbox one and you can install a codec pack and that should resolve most issues.
    a5cent likes this.
    10-25-2014 11:34 AM
  5. Hotvak123's Avatar
    Microsoft media player uses the extension .AVI
    where as .MKV file is a blue ray extension ( Sony )
    I read that Microsoft is going to add the .MKV codec to the system when I am not sure.
    I just convert my MKV file to AVI
    10-25-2014 12:33 PM
  6. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Microsoft media player uses the extension .AVI
    where as .MKV file is a blue ray extension ( Sony )
    I read that Microsoft is going to add the .MKV codec to the system when I am not sure.
    I just convert my MKV file to AVI
    Nah, A 2 second bing or google search will tell you how to play MKV files in Windows....Download a MKV codec, install it, then double click on a MKV file and say open with Media Player...

    I personally love MKV files, when I rip a movie, I normally rip it to MKV over any other format. There are plenty of free tools that are as good as high cost tools to work with MKV files. Want to cut out a audio track ? Or add subtitles that you have in a file ? Very quickly done and easy to use programs.

    MKV is NOT a Sony format....Do some reading, you are incorrect on that statement, It's called Matroska (MKV) and it's a open source video format.... Read about it here

    This is why you see a lot of people on the "bay" and other of your fellow torrent sites use it, It's easy, free and very compatible with most things.
    a5cent likes this.
    10-25-2014 05:26 PM
  7. Hotvak123's Avatar
    I'm wrong.....
    Last edited by Hotvak123; 10-26-2014 at 09:13 AM.
    a5cent and DavidinCT like this.
    10-25-2014 06:50 PM
  8. Yuliia Chernykh's Avatar
    Hello! try MKV Viewer Lite from the Windows Store. But you will need to copy your videos to SD card.
    11-02-2015 09:48 AM
  9. Sicario403's Avatar
    My recomendation would be to buy a Western Digital HD TV Live box. I use it to play movies off my NAS. It works awesome and doesn't activate Cinavia protection.
    11-02-2015 02:14 PM

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