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I use my phone to watch movies from time to time and some of my series are in .mkv files. I use MplayerX to decompress and watch these files. I recently watched Django Unchained on my phone (in .mp4 format) and it was playing smoothly, however whenever I use .mkv files the picture seems to lag and sometimes the audio doesn't synchronize with the video. Is this because of the app or is it too much for the phone to handle?

Note: Each of these was in 720p.
 
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I use my phone to watch movies from time to time and some of my series are in .mkv files. I use MplayerX to decompress and watch these files. I recently watched Django Unchained on my phone (in .mp4 format) and it was playing smoothly, however whenever I use .mkv files the picture seems to lag and sometimes the audio doesn't synchronize with the video. Is this because of the app or is it too much for the phone to handle?

Note: Each of these was in 720p.
Definitely too much for the phone to handle. Case closed.

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Definitely too much for the phone to handle. Case closed.

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My Epic 4G (first-gen Galaxy S) can play 720p mkvs fine. No way that's too much for your phone to handle. Try MX Player's H/W+ decoder.
 
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My Epic 4G (first-gen Galaxy S) can play 720p mkvs fine. No way that's too much for your phone to handle. Try MX Player's H/W+ decoder.
I tried to activate that, but it said that HW was not available for the file.

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I tried to activate that, but it said that HW was not available for the file.

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mp4 and mkv are just containers. They tell us nothing about the actual codec of the video. But if HW decoding is not available, then the file might be 10 bit h264, which is too much for even some computers. You're not going to get perfectly smooth playback on a phone then.
 
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Try using mxplayer but not with H/W decoder.

Use the S/W decoder. My mkv videos play seamlessly on my One.
 
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Definitely bull****, don't listen to this, I have One X and it smoothly plays 720p, there's videos actually showing exactly that, on One X. So, it's some other issue. Try enabling hardware decoder or disabling - either or might be the key.
 
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I use my phone to watch movies from time to time and some of my series are in .mkv files. I use MplayerX to decompress and watch these files. I recently watched Django Unchained on my phone (in .mp4 format) and it was playing smoothly, however whenever I use .mkv files the picture seems to lag and sometimes the audio doesn't synchronize with the video. Is this because of the app or is it too much for the phone to handle?

Note: Each of these was in 720p.
Use MXplayer with custom codec..optionally install elemental X kernel and even with a slight OC your HTC ONE will perform well at any app, multimedia file, etc. you throw at it.

I STREAM 1080P BLU-RAY rips w/ DTS audio from a home theater PC to my HTC ONE M7..using this method.
 
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Use MXplayer with custom codec..optionally install elemental X kernel and even with a slight OC your HTC ONE will perform well at any app, multimedia file, etc. you throw at it.

I STREAM 1080P BLU-RAY rips w/ DTS audio from a home theater PC to my HTC ONE M7..using this method.
What custom codec do you use on mxplayer?

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