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#1 Piggy

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 00:52

I've been trying to figure this out, but I can't seem to be able to get MKV files to work in the actual app. I can play them just fine with VLC and MPCHC. I can even associate them with the Video app, but the format is not supported. I really like the new Video app though. Does anyone have any ideas?

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#2 -Auron-

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:57

Have you tried installing K-Lite Codec Pack?

#3 OP Piggy

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:59

Yep, I've tried all the Codec packs, and I've tried the instructions here too.

I can associate the file to play with the Video app just fine, but it will not play it.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:02

I am also interested about this result. Install LAV Video Codec and enable DXVA2 - see if it plays then.

Also avoid n00b-ware things like codec packs.

#5 Harrison H.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:05

If I recall correctly, the metro video app cannot use system codecs like that. I think it has to be specially designed for Windows 8 to be used.

#6 Roxkis

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:12

misread a post.

#7 Ryoken

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:13

Indeed avoid klite and all other codec packs.
Install the codecs you need, not just some random assortment.

I would look at the DivX MKV Spliter/Filters. They enabled support in Windows 7, so they might work. Also they enabled thumbnails and the like too.

#8 OP Piggy

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:14

I was just reading this here: http://blogs.msdn.co...a-platform.aspx

It seems like someone has to make the codec for the app itself as nesl247 had suggested earlier.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:05

Use PotPlayer
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#10 Phixion

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:11

LOL PotPlayer... MPC-HC is all you need.

#11 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:13

The core Metro apps have rudimentary functionality and extensibility isn't one of their primary attributes. Unfortunately you'll probably have to wait for a VLC Metro app, for which there is currently no timeframe.

#12 ajua

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:01

I've yet to install Windows 8 leaked images (I'm planning on doing so tomorrow).

Have you tried Win8codecs?

#13 OP Piggy

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:10

Yep, and the x64 addon for it. I'm hoping as more people hop on the Win8 train someone might figure it out.

#14 Ryoken

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:13

He was asking for the metro app so I didn't suggest alts.. but yes, MPC-HC is where it's at.

Also, I maintain, don't install codec packs. Install the individual codes you NEED.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:18

Indeed avoid klite and all other codec packs.
Install the codecs you need, not just some random assortment.

there is nothing wrong with k-lite, i use it and it works just fine. they've really improved themselves on how it used to be