How to Get MKV Files Play on Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc?

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a beautiful handset with some great features. It was marketed on March, 2011. Even before its official announcement, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc was impressed us with a ridiculously thin profile. The machine shipped with Android 2.3, Gingerbread. It is stands out with its high definition display which can connect to TV via HDMI for watching movies on HDTV.  With unorthodox appearance, clearly the Xperia Arc was targeted at fashion-conscious customers.

The point of this article is how can we get MKV videos playback on Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc?

Multimedia formats supported by Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc:
Video formats: MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV
Audio formats: MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV

The gadget is just a good entertainment tool. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc cannot play MKV files natively. So we need to off the beaten track. Find another way to reach the goal.

Two solutions can help you enjoy MKV files on your Xperia Arc.

1: first one is to get a third party player from Android market. If you have pay attention to that, you may know that many media players are available on the Android Market. Free media players like Mobo Player or paid apps such as DicePlayer. Freeware like Mobo Player usually just cannot handle 720p or more MKV playback smoothly. But paid DicePlayer can do it. Here is a video from YouTube for your reference:

2: Besides buy a media player app which can play MKV files, you can also to do video conversions for your Xperia Arc. Get a video converter, then convert MKV files to Xperia Arc compatible formats. Here is a mini guide for your reference.

Download MKV to Xperia Arc tool: 

-Add MKV file into program by clicking   or directly drag & drop.

-Click on “Profile” to pick one as output format depending on multimedia formats supported by Xperia Arc previously mentioned.

-Apply setting to all files if necessary, then set a folder as target. Click on   to start convert MKV to Xperia Arc supported format.

-After conversion, get converted files, copy them to your machine, then have fun with it.

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