Summary: A small, easy to follow, guide on how you can watch your MKV video files on the Nokia Lumia 1020, fast, easy and hassle free.
Nokia Lumia 1020 Specs
Display: 1280 x 768
Display Size: 4.5 inch
Display Type: AMOLED
Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Battery Capacity: 2000mAh
Rear-Facing Camera: 41MP Pureview with Xenon Flash
Front-Facing Camera: 1.2MP
Dimensions: 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm
Complete specifications are available on Nokia.com
Video Playback (very good)
Playing videos on the Lumia 1020 is no different from any other Lumia device as it’s able to perform very well considering it’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip. The Windows Phone 8 interface allows you to do what you’d expect most video players to do, which is pause / play, rewind, fast forward, with no additional bells and whistles. It’s a pretty standard experience, although as long as you’re able to enjoy your video on your phone, then what’s to complain about?
Main video camera
*Camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)
*Camera video frame rate: 30.0 fps
*Camera video zoom: 6 multiple
*Video playback frame rate: 30.0 fps
*Video playback codecs: VC-1, Windows video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4
*Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV
*Video recording formats: MP4/H.264
*Video white balance modes: Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Automatic, Daylight
So, it’s obvious that Nokia Lumia 1020 can’t support MKV video files. Then, is there any way to play MKV on Lumia 1020 this Windows 8 phone? I searched the solution, and found Brorsoft Video Converter is one of the easy workaround here. Just got this video convert app, I can fast convert 1080p, 720p MKV videos to a MP4, MOV video that fully supported by Lumia 1020 and then transfer to the phone for smooth playback. Apart from MKV, this video converter can also support a pile of video formats including MTS, FLV, MPG, TiVo, VOB, DivX… What’s more, it’s combined with Editing feature that means users can freely edit videos like cropping, trimming, adding watermark and so on.
Step 1: Run Nokia Lumia 1020 movie converter and click “Add Video” button to load your 1080/p/720p MKVs to the program. It supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files into it at a time to do format conversion.
Step 2: Click the Format bar and follow Nokia > Nokia Lumia 900 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4), which is also the optimal format for Lumia 920/1020/520.
Step 3 : Now you can further customize selected output format by adjusting its presets. Click on “Settings” and set video and audio parameters follow the recommended settings as the screenshot shows below.
Click option under “Edit” icon to start video editing. For example:
1. Trim: You can trim your video files to capture and convert your favorite video clips for playing on Nokia Lumia 1020.
2. Crop: You can crop your video area to remove the black video sides for playing on Nokia Lumia 1020 in full screen.
3. Effect: You can adjust your video effects by setting video contrast, brightness and saturation.
Step 4: Press the Convert button and start to convert 1080p/720p MKV to Nokia Lumia 1020 MP4 video immediately.
The MKV to MP4 convrsion will be finished at fast speed without any audio and video out of sync issues. Once conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the final output files for putting and playing .mkv files on Lumia 1020 with great entertainment.
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