1. elokito's Avatar
    1) Install quicktime player 7

    2) Register quicktime to get quicktime Pro features (buy a serial/google it/whatever suits you)

    3) install perian from here

    4) open your mkv with quicktime 7 and wait for the progress bar to load

    5) on quicktime, click file, then save as, then select "Save as self contained movie"

    6) transfer movie to playbook

    7) enjoy

    NOTE: this will only work for mkv's that have audio codecs that the playbook can play, if the mkv has dts, or some weird audio type then you will only get the video to play on the playbook.

    how to convert dts and other audio types to aac so the playbook can play:

    1) download mkv tools from here

    2) open mkv tools then select open and choose your video file



    3) select the video track and the audio track, then go to mp4 tab

    4) make sure video is ticked "pass thru" and audio set to aac (choose aac 5.1 if your audio track has 6 channels)



    5) click convert and wait

    6) transfer the new mp4 file to your playbook

    7) enjoy
    Last edited by elokito; 07-01-11 at 04:47 PM.
    07-01-11 03:27 PM
  2. FMB8900's Avatar
    or you can use handbrake for mac and convert the video to mp4 or avi
    07-01-11 09:57 PM
  3. elokito's Avatar
    yep that makes a lot more sense, lets all use handbrake and convert 1080p videos and waste hours of our lives, or we can just use the method above and pass-thru the video and just convert the audio.
    07-01-11 10:00 PM
  4. FMB8900's Avatar
    yep that makes a lot more sense, lets all use handbrake and convert 1080p videos and waste hours of our lives, or we can just use the method above and pass-thru the video and just convert the audio.
    LOL exaggerate much? haha it dosent take hours of your life... its pretty quick for tv shows, even HD ones.

    now if you have a HUGE HD movie thats 720p or 1080p, then its no big deal, i let it run on handbrake in the background and do something else till it's done. at least when converting video to avi or mp4 the file size is smaller. it transfers to the playbook faster and takes up less space, so you have more room for music and video.

    And for those people with a 16gb PB, they need to save as much space as they can.

    but i do have a lot of mkv files and your post is very useful, its always nice to learn other ways to efficiently get media on the PB so thank you
    07-01-11 10:39 PM
  5. Darlaten's Avatar
    There was a twitter from BlackberryDev that was posted on June 24th that says ".mkv is on the nearterm roadmap for #Playbook" Twitter (not sure if the link will work but you should be able to find it through a simple search of twitter)
    07-01-11 11:39 PM
  6. Shirley1990's Avatar
    To convert MKV to MP4, DTS MKV to MP4 with subtitles, DTS MKV to AC3 with 5.1 channels, Aunsoft iMeida Converter for Mac is best to keep subtitiles and video quality. With the support ofTrueHD, Eac3, DTS, DTS-HD in BD movie, you can select the subtitle and audio stream with the exact language you want.
    Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac-Backup/rip Blu-ray and DVD, convert video on Mac OS X
    02-16-14 11:55 PM
  7. Shirley1990's Avatar
    To convert MKV to MP4, DTS MKV to MP4 with subtitles, DTS MKV to AC3 with 5.1 channels, Aunsoft iMeida Converter for Mac is best to keep subtitiles and video quality. With the support ofTrueHD, Eac3, DTS, DTS-HD in BD movie, you can select the subtitle and audio stream with the exact language you want.
    Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac-Backup/rip Blu-ray and DVD, convert video on Mac OS X
    02-16-14 11:55 PM
  8. pacoman03's Avatar
    Obviously you don't own a playbook, or you wouldn't be talking about converting to ac3 audio. And why would anyone pay $65 for a program when many capable free programs are available?
    02-17-14 12:55 AM
  9. GiantSchnauzer's Avatar
    Or you can just install plex media server and stream the movies on your PC to you playbook. You can either buy the plex app or just stream from the plex webpage itself. Works like a charm in the house on the local network and anywhere where I get Internet ( lucky to have 4mb upload at my house)

    Z30 Pooooooooower!!!
    02-17-14 12:59 AM
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