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why is metro cant play MKV files? RRS feed

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  • i installed codecs and i can run it using exploreer but the metro doesnt aware its a video... you need to fix it!!!

    And please add the ability to read sortcuts we cant always put all our videos,music and photo in one folder or 1 Hard Disk..

    make metro to be able to read sortcuts such as videos, music and photos....

    that way we can watch all of our files spred around more than one hard disk in one folder


    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:02 AM

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  • Hi Shlomi,

    This forum is for discussion by developers about writing their own Metro style apps. For discussion about using Windows 8 please post in the Windows 8 forums in http://answers.microsoft.com .

    You will need a Media Foundation codec to play MKV files in your Metro style app. The codec you have is probably an older DirectShow codec. I am not aware of any existing MKV Media Foundation codecs, but it would be possible for somebody familiar enough with the MKV format to create one.

    --Rob

    Thursday, July 26, 2012 6:07 AM