Mkv video player?

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  1. JesterDev

    JesterDev New Member

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    I have a ton of anime in mkv format that I am planning on converting (some 350+gigs) but in the mean time I was hoping to watch it on the go. Vlc4iphone won't play them. Any other options?

    Maybe the names are to long?

    Any suggestions for a fast and decent free coverter? Something that will allow me to select multiple files at once and convert one after another is desired.
  2. dannnyds

    dannnyds New Member

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    if ur on windows try googeling SUPER video converter by eright soft its free and its good as. if ur on mac google visualhub its not free tho.

    hope that helps ya

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  3. sincity

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    Try mplayer too.. works well for avi's, not sure about mkv though.

    And i use total video converter to convert mine..
  4. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    There won't be a perfect, stable, video player for other codecs/containers on the iPhone/iPod Touch for a loooonnnggg time.

    If you really want to convert MKV files + keep the subtitles properly the way they are shown in the MKV when watching on a computer, you'll need the proper tools. I've been doing this on Windows, since I can't find a proper Mac alternative. What you need are:


    What I've been doing is:

    • Extract the subtitles (& if any, fonts also) with MKVExtractGUI
    • If there are any, install the fonts that come with it.
    • Open Xvid4PSP. Click Open and select the MKV file.
    • On the left side, change the output format to MP4 iPhone/iPod Touch.
    • Go to Subtitle in the menubar, select Add Subtitle, and select the subtitle file.
    • If you want to do more than one file, click Save and select a destination, then repeat the process.
    • Once you have the files queued up, click Encode.

    Hope this helps.

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