Does not support H264 encoded mkv files. (Need transcode server running on a PC)
Other Thoughts: If you are planning to play H264 mkv encoded files with this device, you need to look elsewhere. This thing will only play MPEG-4 encoded mkv natively. If you want to play the H264 mkv, you will need to run their transcode server on a pc which defeat the whole purpose of this stand alone media player!!!
Manufacturer Response:The ScreenPlay Pro supports the following video codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (HL/ML), .MPEG-4 (part 2), ASP, DivX (3.11, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, HD), Xvid, MP4.
AVI, MOV, MKV, VOB, and ISO are container formats. Specifically, AVI, MOV and MKV contain file playback information as well as the formats used for audio and video streams.
Because the H.264 codec is not natively supported. It is required to use the included transcoding server software to stream the video into a format that the ScreenPlay Pro HD can natively play back.
Our recommendation, in this specific situation, would be to re-encode the video stream of the file into a format that is natively supported by the ScreenPlay Pro HD. This will make sure that the file can be played directly from the device without needing to be connected to a netwok.