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Is there Metro video app that can play MKV and FLV files?

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    Win 8.1

    Is there Metro video app that can play MKV and FLV files?


    Is it possible to make "Xbox Video" app in 8.1 play .flv files?
    I tried several other apps they don't really deliver either, so I was hoping we could associate .flv files with "Video" app in Metro so we can see all videos as thumbnails, but I couldn't find a way.

    VLC works but it doesn't list videos as thumbnails eithers.
    Last edited by hydeit; 04 Jun 2015 at 00:49.

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    Linux Mint 17.2


    VLC would be the only one. Majority of us use Start8 or Classic Shell and a app like Stardock Software Metromix to run apps on the desktop.
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    Win 8.1


    Thanks, I looked and look, nothing else. I am trying to make this my son's video player, but of course with VLC he can't see thumbnails, it won't help him.

    Ultimately, I decided to use Kodi and modify the theme/skin to make it more friendly. I think Kodi is best player, rest of them are not that great on touch interface.
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Is there Metro video app that can play MKV and FLV files?
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