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  1. egas

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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.
     

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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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    Archos 70 can playe MKV. I read somewhere else that you can use mvideo player app to play heavy MKVs.
     
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    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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    Try QQplayer. Able to play some insanely encoded videos.
     
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    Have you tired BuzzPlayer/VitalPlayer? Which can play MKV video format well.
    besides, I have aneesoft to be a complement. :p
     
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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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