Most high-end video is encoded in h.264 and distributed in mkv containers. However, support is rather muted and limited to rather pricey apps for now. What are the limitations causing the lack of mkv support (since h.264 mp4s are supported) and native transcoding?
I have a Synology NAS that provides its DS suite of WP8 apps including DS Video. Unfortunately, Synology chose to include pre-streaming transcoding only for their higher-end models. Mine leaves it to the device and Android has no trouble with various apps that handle mkv fine, but my WP simply throws a "codec not supported error". Considering that the video stream that's in h.264 is indeed supported, I'm not sure why it's difficult to just include the container as well? Anyone know of workarounds with DS Video or alternate apps?