12-26-13 09:30 PM
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  1. dieselboy28's Avatar
    Anyone know if there is an app that will play back 720p Mkv files on a BB10 without converting? On iOS there is an app called AVPlayer HD that does this.
    12-01-13 12:20 PM
  2. dom7's Avatar
    I thought it could play 720 mkv natively. Didn't think it was necessary. I will be watching this thread

    Posted via CB10
    12-01-13 12:35 PM
  3. snoozininsomniac's Avatar
    MKV is just a container. for some, it'll work and other it wont. the reason for this is MAINLY because if the mkv is encoded with AAC audio or some other compatible format, it will work. however if the mkv is encoded with DTS audio or AC3 audio (which most common MKVs are) then the said MKV wont work. if you can check the media info of each file, it will tell you what video/audio types the MKV is composed of. most common is H264 video and DTS/AC3 audio.

    reference:
    BB10 Supported media formats
    Video formats 3GP, 3GP2, ASF, AVI, F4V, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV
    Audio formats AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
    Image formats BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, SGI, SVG, TSG, TIF, WBMP

    .mkv - File extensions described in english
    A .mkv file is a Matroska video/audio multimedia file. It is a container like MOV and AVI, providing support for a huge number of different video, audio and subtitles compression formats.
    Karan Mohal likes this.
    12-01-13 12:46 PM
  4. dieselboy28's Avatar
    Mine are all AC3 so I know it won't work unless the app is programmed for it. I just wanted to know if anyone is aware of an app that will do it.
    12-01-13 12:51 PM
  5. EauRouge's Avatar
    Kalemsoft media player. Plays everything!

    Posted via CB10
    12-01-13 01:22 PM
  6. Smiley88's Avatar
    Mine are all AC3 so I know it won't work unless the app is programmed for it. I just wanted to know if anyone is aware of an app that will do it.
    BB10 can play ac3 files fine.
    12-01-13 04:48 PM
  7. dieselboy28's Avatar
    BB10 can play ac3 files fine.
    So you're saying my 720p mkv ac3 files will play fine on the z10? Or have you completely misread this thread?
    93Aero likes this.
    12-01-13 05:57 PM
  8. snoozininsomniac's Avatar
    BB10 can play ac3 files fine.
    thats funny, even Blackberry doesnt seem to think so. i even pasted from the link up there in my previous post for those too freaking lazy to click.
    12-01-13 06:32 PM
  9. abiator's Avatar
    You can download an android app like vlc to play mkv.

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    12-01-13 06:36 PM
  10. FF22's Avatar
    I just went out and searched for and maybe found some samples but they are taking a while to download.

    I have Kalemsoft for my Playbook and it works quite well - also helps since it can navigate folders/directories so everything is not presented in one all-inclusive list. I have not downloaded it for the z10 since it remains quite pricy.
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    12-01-13 06:47 PM
  11. snoozininsomniac's Avatar
    Vector 22: Don Melton on transcoding video | CrackBerry.com

    listen at around 35-45 minute for detailed description of MKV. mkv is NOT a codec. blanket statement of whether it will work or not is not a valid argument. codec =/= container.
    Karan Mohal likes this.
    12-01-13 07:41 PM
  12. dieselboy28's Avatar
    I've never seen a device play back these types of files without an app.

    Sent from my Z10 STL100-1
    Attached Thumbnails Playing MKV on BB10 without conversion app-uploadfromtaptalk1385954688844.jpg  
    12-01-13 09:25 PM
  13. FF22's Avatar
    I just went out and searched for and maybe found some samples but they are taking a while to download.

    I have Kalemsoft for my Playbook and it works quite well - also helps since it can navigate folders/directories so everything is not presented in one all-inclusive list. I have not downloaded it for the z10 since it remains quite pricy.
    Downloaded 5 files, all mkv. Four with ac3 coding would not play on the z10. The one with acc coding played fine. Proof that, at least, those four files would not play.
    12-01-13 10:53 PM
  14. Karan Mohal's Avatar
    KalemSoft... works just like VLC if you are familiar with VLC... ie, it plays almost everything... and certainly works with mkv.. great app... also allows you to navigate your NAS, stream content, play local content, etc...

    Anyone know if there is an app that will play back 720p Mkv files on a BB10 without converting? On iOS there is an app called AVPlayer HD that does this.
    12-02-13 03:17 PM
  15. Karan Mohal's Avatar
    it plays AAC just fine, not AC3... for that you'll need software; vlc, kalemsoft... etc..

    BB10 can play ac3 files fine.
    12-02-13 03:19 PM
  16. MaxxJag's Avatar
    I'm on 10.2.1 and just tried a test mkv with ac3 and it works. I know ac3 worked, then didn't. Not sure which version BlackBerry removed it

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    12-02-13 03:54 PM
  17. Karan Mohal's Avatar
    *shrug* well.. AC3 certainly doesnt work for me...

    from BlackBerry 10 media support - BlackBerry Developer :


    Supported media formats
    Video formats 3GP, 3GP2, ASF, AVI, F4V, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV
    Audio formats AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA <- no AC3 mentioned..
    Image formats BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, SGI, SVG, TSG, TIF, WBMP
    12-03-13 03:52 PM
  18. snoozininsomniac's Avatar
    For those of you on 10.2.1.1055, if you download joe's VLC from Google play, it will play MKV files with AC3 audio. You're welcome. I will try DTS audio and update later.

    Note: my specifying the OS is because that's what I'm on. Anyone who wants to try to get the apk converted to try on other OSs should try and report back.

    Posted via CB10 on Q10:10.2.1.1055

    edit: dammit all my DTS files are over 4GB. and my card isnt ntfs.
    Last edited by snoozininsomniac; 12-04-13 at 10:36 AM.
    BroncoVAL and bluetroll like this.
    12-04-13 08:56 AM
  19. bluetroll's Avatar
    For those of you on 10.2.1.1055, if you download joe's VLC from Google play, it will play MKV files with AC3 audio. You're welcome. I will try DTS audio and update later.

    Note: my specifying the OS is because that's what I'm on. Anyone who wants to try to get the apk converted to try on other OSs should try and report back.

    Posted via CB10 on Q10:10.2.1.1055
    Thanks. I will try using VLC.

    edit: make sure it's Joe VLC Player.
    Last edited by bluetroll; 12-04-13 at 09:38 AM.
    12-04-13 09:15 AM
  20. Karan Mohal's Avatar
    and if you're not on 1055... or u are and you want to support your awesome bb devs... get KALEMSOFT MEDIA PLAYER

    yay formatting...
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    12-04-13 10:44 AM
  21. snoozininsomniac's Avatar
    6.99 for an app that cant do 16:9 is hard to stomach. not saying its a bad app. and not doubting the solution it provides for unsupported formats........... but in this day and age, 1:1 is painful for video.
    12-04-13 01:54 PM
  22. FF22's Avatar
    6.99 for an app that cant do 16:9 is hard to stomach. not saying its a bad app. and not doubting the solution it provides for unsupported formats........... but in this day and age, 1:1 is painful for video.
    Is that on the Q10? Or more widespread?
    12-04-13 03:26 PM
  23. Karan Mohal's Avatar
    It absolutely does 16:9... I can provide screen shots or youtube if required... just look in the settings.

    PS im on Q10... I also have kalemsoft on PB, and the aspect ratio is adjustable on there as well...
    6.99 for an app that cant do 16:9 is hard to stomach. not saying its a bad app. and not doubting the solution it provides for unsupported formats........... but in this day and age, 1:1 is painful for video.
    12-04-13 04:14 PM
  24. snoozininsomniac's Avatar
    I can't say as I have not bought it yet. But I have been reading the reviews. That seems to be the case for Q10. People claiming the solution for wide-screen is to minimize app, put phone on its side, and go back to app? I dunno about that.

    If this went on Xmas sale, I'd be more inclined to buy tbh. Partially because I simply don't use my phone as primary multimedia device. I wonder tho, would kalemsoft have any thoughts on doing ANYTHING with chromecast?

    Posted via CB10 on Q10:10.2.1.1055
    12-04-13 04:53 PM
  25. Krazykula's Avatar
    AC3 used to work. They took it out, license issue.

    Posted via CB10
    12-04-13 05:37 PM
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