1. Earthbrain's Avatar
    Android has several apps that can play .mkv movies such as DicePlayer and MX Video Player. The Playbook, however, has none.....unbelievable!

    This should be one of the top 10 apps that need to be developed.
    02-22-12 02:11 AM
  2. Xenocryst's Avatar
    get to work......Earthbrain....CB abuser...
    Last edited by Xenocryst; 02-22-12 at 02:45 AM.
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    02-22-12 02:42 AM
  3. Earthbrain's Avatar
    I have not turned on my 64 GB Playbook until today. It has been 2 months since I turn it on. I turned it on today because I knew about the new OS version and want to try it out.
    It is better than the older OS version. I like it.
    However, I still don't see that many good apps. I thought that by this time there would be an app to play .mkv movies.


    Anyway, I will be back playing with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (with 64 GB memory card for movies). It is better than my Playbook in so many ways. Watching 720p .mkv movies with DTS sound track is great using MX Video Player or DicePlayer.

    Playbook....why are you so behind?
    02-22-12 02:55 AM
  4. VishRS's Avatar
    Did anyone try sideloading MX Video player?
    02-22-12 02:58 AM
  5. cyrus132's Avatar
    convert it. mkv is not a widely used format. although great quality. convert them to avi. divx does it for free
    02-22-12 03:17 AM
  6. avidberry's Avatar
    Isn't moviesrt player capable of playing .mkv files? You can contact the developer to make sure.
    02-22-12 03:18 AM
  7. 7aurelius's Avatar
    I'll gladly buy your playbook...
    02-22-12 03:31 AM
  8. nitinparmar44's Avatar
    someone, ANYONE please make a video player to play MKV's so i can just drag and drop them straight to the PB!

    this was the ONE thing i really wanted from the update and i am VERY disapointed it is not avaliable!

    i am more than happy to pay for the app just want it NOW lol

    someone must be able to port it over?
    02-22-12 04:29 AM
  9. thymaster's Avatar
    Android has several apps that can play .mkv movies such as DicePlayer and MX Video Player. The Playbook, however, has none.....unbelievable!

    This should be one of the top 10 apps that need to be developed.
    Wow guy, you sure are negative. Just looking at your last 10 post has been nothing by BB bashing. Alright so you love your Android so move on and sell or give away your PB if it's troubling you that much.
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    02-22-12 05:40 AM
  10. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Reading your history ... dude, you bought the wrong device.
    Make an offer to sell it, and save your time !
    02-22-12 05:43 AM
  11. Bluemoonjules's Avatar
    Erm....is that it, the one thing some people wanted? Really?
    02-22-12 05:48 AM
  12. FF22's Avatar
    Actually, I did move two mkv files over yesterday. One played - it has the "appropriate" audio coding. The other did NOT play - wrong audio coding. I did not try with moviesrtplayer. I guess I can move the file back again...

    edited to add: moviesrtplayer actually does NOT even show either of them. Whereas the native video app shows both but only plays the one with correct sound.
    Last edited by F2; 02-22-12 at 11:16 AM.
    02-22-12 11:02 AM
  13. NightSprinter's Avatar
    The new OS does indeed have native mkv playback, but there are several limitations. To start, audio codecs like AC-3 for Dolby Digital or DTS will not work. The same can be said about MPEG2 video.

    While the native file browser will not find the files, the third party ones can. If you need to play MKV, I would suggest getting something like HandBrake and re-encoding the files into MPEG4/h.264 video and AAC audio for MKV. It is what I have had to do for every DVD rip done by MakeMKV.
    02-22-12 11:09 AM
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