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    Info How to play MKV files on xbox one

    I've not seen this posted on here.

    This video gives full instructions on how to set up your Windows PC so that you can stream MKV files to your XB1 console.

    I've just tried it and it works a treat.

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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    My LG TV wont play MKV files, so i just rename them to MP4 and they work fine.

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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    Quote Originally Posted by ilscuro View Post
    My LG TV wont play MKV files, so i just rename them to MP4 and they work fine.
    I've an LG that apparently will play avis etc but the menu is hidden, was yours the same?

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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    Yeah i got into the engineers menu and turned divx play to on, because it's off by default, the way you get into the engineers menu is very convoluted, and i had to use an infra red app on a Nokia N95 of all things, it took me ages of internet searching to work out how you do it.

    Funny though when i bought the tv i was told by LG themselves that playing movies via the usb port was impossible lol.

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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    Cool I'll take a mooch

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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    Quote Originally Posted by ilscuro View Post
    Yeah i got into the engineers menu and turned divx play to on, because it's off by default, the way you get into the engineers menu is very convoluted, and i had to use an infra red app on a Nokia N95 of all things, it took me ages of internet searching to work out how you do it.

    Funny though when i bought the tv i was told by LG themselves that playing movies via the usb port was impossible lol.
    Which LG tv do you have? I've been thinking of trying to enable the USB on the back of mine, but I'm put off by the warning next to it and the possibility of it going horribly wrong!

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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    Has anyone used the ONE as a plex client (if possible) ?

    Does it work well or at all ?

    Thanks for feedback

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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    I use Skifta on my phone to stream to the xbox from plex. Seems to work okay but my Lg medialink does it better.
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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    Quote Originally Posted by leathersock2912 View Post
    Which LG tv do you have? I've been thinking of trying to enable the USB on the back of mine, but I'm put off by the warning next to it and the possibility of it going horribly wrong!
    I'm away so not 100% which model I have but you just use the ir function on an old phone, like a N95 to get into the engineers menu and turn divx play to on.

    Not much to go wrong really

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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    Soon they are adding a media player:

    Media Player – a new app will be available soon that enables users to play media files from either an attached USB device or from a network connected home media server that supports DLNA protocols. The preview version of the Media Player app will initially only support USB devices, with DLNA support coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and mkv which will be added by the end of the year. See below for additional file formats.


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    Later today, my gamescom co-host Acey Bongos, and one of the lead engineers on Xbox, Ashley Speicher, are demoing the new features. Stay tuned and we’ll post that demo a little later.
    Xbox One compatible file types

    • 3gp audio
    • 3gp video
    • 3gp2
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    • adts
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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    Quote Originally Posted by inspectercoley View Post
    Soon they are adding a media player:

    Media Player – a new app will be available soon that enables users to play media files from either an attached USB device or from a network connected home media server that supports DLNA protocols. The preview version of the Media Player app will initially only support USB devices, with DLNA support coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and mkv which will be added by the end of the year.


    As MS made the announcement that they will be supporting 4K as well as 3D I would have expected H265 support? unless that will be added later I suppose

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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    I've not seen this posted on here.

    This video gives full instructions on how to set up your Windows PC so that you can stream MKV files to your XB1 console.

    I've just tried it and it works a treat.

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    How do you then stream it to your xb1?

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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    You right click on the video and select the play to option.
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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    ah right ;-)

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    Default Re: How to play MKV files on xbox one

    Skifta on the iPhone allows the 'play to' functionality. Works well too.


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