How to Play 1080p MKV Video on Nokia Lumia 1520
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How to Play 1080p MKV Video on Nokia Lumia 1520

As Android phablet is growing up fast, Nokia released its first phablet Lumia 1520 to compete for the market. With a 6-in top notch 1080p display, the 1520 breaks the Windows Phone mould as it takes on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Packing a quad-core, 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor and a mighty 20-megapixel PureView camera, the Lumia 1520 is not only a new flagship mobile device, but an excellent handheld entertainment as well.

Tests of video playback on Nokia Lumia 1520 show that, the display is sharp and offers bright, accurate colors with plenty of contrast in optimal lighting conditions. Apparently, being able to appreciate movies/videos stored on this great device in full 1080p really enhances the watching experience. However, in spite of so many awesome enhancements, the video-supported capability doesn't seem to have any substantial changes. Like most other Nokia family models, the Lumia 1520's supported video playback file formats include MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV. That said, many popular formats out there are excluded. This explains why we will get an error message saying "unable to play" when importing videos like 1080p MKV to Lumia 1520.

Now reason's out, the point is how to fix the problem. In order to play various videos like 1080p MKV files on this ground-breaking device, we can use the third-party conversion program - Video Converter for Mac (Video Converter for Windows), the equivalent version of Mac video to Lumia 1520 converter. By fast converting MKV to Lumia 1520 compatible format like MP4 without losing any quality, this program enables us to play 1080p MKV video on Lumia 1520 without hassle. More than that, it can convert lots of other common video formats such as FLV, MPG, RMVB, etc to Lumia 1520 for smoothly playback.

Now, click the "free trial" button to download and install this Mac video to Lumia 1520 converter, then follow the detailed guidelines to carry out the conversion as below:

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Load MKV Files

Run the program to get into its interface. Click the "Add Files" button to load the source 1080p MKV files from your drive disk into the program. You can save the time by adding multiple files for batch conversion at the same time.

add mkv files


Set Output Format for Nokia Lumia 1520

Click the "Profile" button and you will see a format list which consists of "format" and "device" trays. To set the output format for Lumia 1520, simply browse the "device" tray, and then choose "Windows Phone"-"Nokia Lumia(.*mp4)" as the output format.

set output format

Tips: The resolution, frame rate and other parameters of the output format are optimized by default, if you want to customize them, please click "settings" button to get the job done.



Convert 1080p MKV to Lumia 1520

Optionally, you can conduct basic editing to the MKV video file by making use of the built-in editing features. For instance, the "crop" option enables you to cut off the unwanted frames of the file as well as alter the file dimension; the "trim" options allows you to make the MKV file into several segments while the "edit" option provides you some fantastic features such as add watermark, apply special effect, etc. After finishing the optional editing, you can preview to check the final result. If you would like to save the converted MKV file in a desired location, i.e, a file folder on the computer desktop, simply click "Save to" button. Finally, click the "Start" button to launch the conversion. You will be informed by a small window showing "conversion completed", click "open" button, you will find the output files. After transferring the files, you can play 1080p MKV video on Lumia 1520 cozily.

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