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Old July 16th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Playing videos on the Thrive

One of the reasons I got a tablet was to watch videos when on the road and it ability to play 720p content. That was the first thing I tried to do when I got my Thrive last night, but for some reason it is unable to play my MKVs.

Is there something I am not getting? Please help.

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Old July 17th, 2011, 10:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe videos have to be in MP4 to play with any android device.
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Thanks quicktt! Any recommendations on whati can use to convert my mkv to mp4?
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Handbrake. Takes a little time but does the job!
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Old July 17th, 2011, 06:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Archos 70 can playe MKV. I read somewhere else that you can use mvideo player app to play heavy MKVs.
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Zenstrive, thanks for the info.
I found some info if any one is interested.

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I haven.t tried it yet, but hope we get native mkv support soon!
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One of the reasons I got a tablet was to watch videos when on the road and it ability to play 720p content. That was the first thing I tried to do when I got my Thrive last night, but for some reason it is unable to play my MKVs.

Is there something I am not getting? Please help.
i once met such problem, i downloaded a moboplayer for my thrive, but it only can play some mkv videos and with poor quality. finally, i take some money to buy a video tool, which is named Fox Real video converter, with it, i convert mkvs to h.264 mp4, this format can be played well
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Old July 21st, 2011, 08:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Try QQplayer. Able to play some insanely encoded videos.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 02:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks quicktt! Any recommendations on whati can use to convert my mkv to mp4?
Have you tired BuzzPlayer/VitalPlayer? Which can play MKV video format well.
besides, I have aneesoft to be a complement.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 08:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Rockplay seems to be meeting all of my video needs. Though I just picked it up yesterday. Haven't had time to try it with every format in my collection, but so far it's played what the stock apps wouldn't
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I have problems with Rockplayer last year unable to play videos normally able to be played by my Archos 70 default video player. I dunno if they have improved it or not.
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An upcoming update should increase playback support natively with the tablet's included player (DIVX and XVID for sure). I'm doubtful about MKV, at least with this upcoming update.
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luckyAlyssa, that link shows mostly the conversion process. I hate doing that :P
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