1. belseat's Avatar
    are there any other video apps that i can download to play the videos that the native video player wont play?
    12-11-11 12:59 AM
  2. LimeTripBlog's Avatar
    are there any other video apps that i can download to play the videos that the native video player wont play?
    Try Flv player this app lets u play .flv files. I've heard that the 2.0 beta OS can play .mkv format.
    12-11-11 03:02 AM
  3. snoozininsomniac's Avatar
    it can play mkv now, cept that it has to be the right type. mkv is simply a container. if the file itself is supported, it'll work. typically most mkv files floating around are h.264 which works, but typical sound is ac3 (5.1ch). unfortunately pb doesnt support ac3. aac tho it does. if the mkv is h.264 video and aac or mp3 audio, it'll work now.

    as for a player that plays unsupported types, i believe some converted android apps might. otherwise, what i've been doing is re-encoding my previously ripped movies from ac3 to aac using handbrake.

    and just for reference, heres the supported types. bookmark it! its a good one to have.

    anything you have that doesnt work, convert it.
    12-11-11 03:10 AM
  4. MaddogBC's Avatar
    What is the best method to determine what types the video is? I have an old version of GSPOT but it doesn't seem to work very well. Gives me no info on the files in question. After i run them through handbrake it tells me they are h.264 and AC3. Thanks
    12-11-11 03:09 PM
  5. rquinn4's Avatar
    I generally use VLC > tools > media info.

    If you want a specific tool, I guess you could use MediaInfo, or one of the alternatives.
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    12-11-11 03:55 PM
  6. MaddogBC's Avatar
    I generally use VLC > tools > media info.

    If you want a specific tool, I guess you could use MediaInfo, or one of the alternatives.
    I enjoy VLC as my primary player and had never used that feature. Thanks!



    Edit: I found an .mkv that was h.264 and AC3 copied it over and it won't show in the menu. I'm really hoping we get this functionality in feb.
    Last edited by MaddogBC; 12-11-11 at 07:51 PM.
    12-11-11 04:13 PM
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