How Can I Import and Play .mkv files on Nokia Lumia 920?

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How Can I Import and Play .mkv files on Nokia Lumia 920?

Postby lydia622520 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:53 am

The Nokia Lumia 920 is one of the very first smartphones to come running Windows Phone 8, and as such Nokia has equipped it with what the company calls PureView which means that it’s supposed to have an awesome camera. For this new generation of Lumia, Nokia has kept the original Lumia style and manufacturing technology. We can find it more beautiful than before, and overall Nokia has done a great job with the design again.

Playing 1080p videos is not a problem for the Lumia 920, but that was to be expected as we know all too well that the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip does this very well. During playback, the user interface is rather classic and easy to use: just tap on the screen to get more options (back/play+pause/forward) and you tap again to make it go away. Nothing special.

Q: Can Nokia Lumia 920 play .mkv file? How to make it possible?
"I was a user of Lumia 920, I found out it can play .mkv files on my new Nokia Lumia 920, but it can only play the audio. As I used mkv convert which works fine on videos for my Surface but on the Nokia I get a codec error. Even I tried put these on the phone using the Nokia convert option but that is actually converting the file which is far too long and not a ideal work around."

A: Video and audio formats supported by Nokia Lumia 920:
-MPEG-4, H.263, ASF, WMV, 3GP, VC-1, M4V, H.264, AVC
-M4A, WMA 10 Pro, ASF, AAC, WMA 9, eAAC+, AAC +, WAV, HE-AAC, MP3, AAC-LC, AMR

Well, from the above specs list, we can hard to find MKV is not the supported digital video standards for Nokia Lumia 920.

In order to have a smooth playback on Nokia Lumia 920, the best workaround is this professional yet MKV to Nokia Lumia 920 Converter (or get the Mac version). This video converter for Nokia Lumia 920 is the recommend app to help you solve the 720p/1080p MKV video incompatibility issue. It is especially designed to convert videos MKV, FLV, AVI, FLV, MTS, VOB, MOV, MPG, etc to Windows 8 phones supported video formats like H.264 MP4 with the best output video quality.

Guide: MKV playback on Lumia 920- Fast convert .mkv files to Nokia Lumia 920 MP4 format.


Step 1: Run Nokia Lumia 920 movie converter and click “Add Video” button to load your 1080/p/720p MKVs to the program. It supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files into it at a time to do format conversion.

Step 2: Click the Format bar and follow Nokia > Nokia Lumia 900 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4), which is also the optimal format for Lumia 920.

Step 3 : Now you can further customize selected output format by adjusting its presets. Click on “Settings” and set video and audio parameters follow the recommended settings as the screenshot shows below.

Step 4: Press the Convert button and start to transfer1080p/720p MKV to Nokia Lumia 920 MP4 video immediately.

The MKV to MP4 convrsion will be finished at fast speed without any audio and video out of sync issues. Once conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the final output files for putting and playing .mkv files on Lumia 920 with great entertainment.

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