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How to play <FLV, MKV> media files

Discussion in 'Google TV Help' started by rkwatch, May 18, 2014.

  1. rkwatch

    rkwatch Member

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    I've some media in flv, mkv formats...just found that Asus Cube's Internal video player does not play these formats :confused:
    Is there a fix to this or alternative ways to play these formats?

    Thanks!
     
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    Turns out it can play FLV files... I accessed a different FLV file and it worked ...
    not sure why the other one failed! ... which works on my windows pc!!
     
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    The best way I've found is to setup a Plex server on my PC and then a Plex app on my Google TV. Plex will direct play media that the Google TV can handle and transcode (convert and stream) the content that it can't. It does a good job handling various forums of subtitles too. That way, I don't have to worry whether something will or won't play - it all does!

    The other advantage of Plex is that I can run client apps on my phone, my tablet and even my work laptop. So I can watch content anywhere.

    You need a somewhat powerful PC server if you're going to transcode content... a quad-cpu system works best.

    Having said all that... I did experience some glitches with Plex on the Asus Cube I bought via Groupon. It works perfectly with my Sony GS7s, but I had some issues with the Cube :-(!
     
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    yeah! Plex might work.. but paying a subscription or $80 is not an option for me at this time :(

    ah! what's surprised me is that the various GTV players have different capabilities!!
     
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    I don't believe you have to purchase Plex Pass.... that's just available if you want to get extra features. The server is free and Plex for Google TV is $0.99.
     
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    Oh I see... thanks.. will try it out
     

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