any1 know a player/codec for .mkv files?!?

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Amiga> Yes yes.. whoever created MKV really should be shot... lol!!!!

IMHO... avi still rules... I had a load sh*T of problem trying to get it to play and worst of all.. it requires so much RAM... anything short.. u have lotsa lags.. I never encounter such problem with avi files.. Why the heck they use MKV??? Shoot MKV ...

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Amiga> Yes yes.. whoever created MKV really should be shot... lol!!!!

IMHO... avi still rules... I had a load sh*T of problem trying to get it to play and worst of all.. it requires so much RAM... anything short.. u have lotsa lags.. I never encounter such problem with avi files.. Why the heck they use MKV??? Shoot MKV ...

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@ applepie :

BSplayer has its own code built-in to be able to display subtitles, so its typically not using Gabest’s DirectVobSub filter (vsfilter).

However, in BSplayers internal settings you can deactivate the built-in subtitles renderer (dont know where, just look a bit) and force it to use vsfilter instead.

@ nil :

I do have MKVs here that run fine on my NOKIA 6230 i GSM phone, with a 50 MHz ARM Processor inside. You should maybe consider to throw your PC to the electronics garbage ?

If you had the faintest idea of what your are talking about, you would know that its the resolution and compression type of the video inside your MKV, which will cause your PC to lag. Most likely you got your hands on one of the rare 1020 p HDTV MKV samples which are floating through the net, using h.264 (AVC) compression.

Send a nice apology for the stupid BS you were talking here, and i may consider to tell you which player you may use to play those files.

Christian
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Hi,

I have the following file:

The Lord of the Rings ROTK.x264.mkv

I have tried to play this file with VLC player and found that it only plays for about 40 seconds before video freezes and i get an error message. What do i need to do to play this file.

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I just want to follow if someone could give me a copy (u2400566@umng.edu.co) or a link where i can download firmware version 3.2.16

JTYSL26_16
2005/07/21
3.2.16
2005/07/21
my mp4 player is the one with a touch screen interface
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I just want to follow if someone could give me a copy(u2400566@umng.edu.co) or a link where i can download firmware version 3.2.16

JTYSL26_16
2005/07/21
3.2.16
2005/07/21
my mp4 player is the one with a touch screen interface
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Hi ChristianHJW

“BSplayer has its own code built-in to be able to display subtitles, so its typically not using Gabest’s DirectVobSub filter (vsfilter).

However, in BSplayers internal settings you can deactivate the built-in subtitles renderer (dont know where, just look a bit) and force it to use vsfilter instead."

- ive checked bsplayer subtitle settings
Options - Subtitles - Subtitles properties tab
Ive disabled the subtitles
Options - Subtitles - Vobsub tab
Enable vobsub support
load subtitles into memory
both ticked

-ive checked Haali Media Splitter
and its go video ghost in the shell
audio Japanese, subtitle english styled

do i need to install Gabest’s DirectVobSub filter now?

the errors in the matroskadiag ive spotted are in
Directshow Rendering:

250> Trying connection to ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder :
250> Failed connecting pin to ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder, removing it now.

281> Trying connection to ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder :
312> Failed connecting pin to ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder, removing it now.

484> Trying connection to AC3Filter :
500> Failed connecting pin to AC3Filter, removing it now

516> Trying connection to AC3Filter :
516> Failed connecting pin to AC3Filter, removing it now.
516> Trying connection to Morgan Stream Switcher :
516> Morgan Stream Switcher creation failed : : The specified module could not be found. (0x8007007E)

516> Trying connection to DirectVobSub (auto-loading version) :
516> DirectVobSub (auto-loading version) AddFilter failed : : Unspecified error (0x80004005)

do i need to download these things or update them? reply

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I’ve tried everything mentioned in this thread, all the players and all the different codecs.

I can get the file to play with subtitles and all, but after about 2 mins the video starts to slow down while the sound still runs in time.

Can I get some help, please? reply

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@ applepie :

Check first if by chance you are having a very old tool called 'vobsub' installed on your PC, its an app to convert vobsub subtitles (DVD style) to SRT text subtitles, using an OCR engine. If so, deinstall it, its coming with a very old, incompatible version of vsfilter (DirectVobSub) thats known to cause conflicts all the time.

The get either the matroska lite pack from http://packs.matroska.org (its coming with latest vsfilter) and install it, or better even get vsfilter directly from http://sf.net/projects/guliverkli and install it

@ Hakujou , @ bluemarble

Your CPU is most likely to weak to play this MKV in ream time, i assume you have got one of the rare HDTV h.264 MKV files in extremely high picture resolution, you normally need a AMD64 or strong Pentium IV to play them. For VLC, update the very latest 0.8.4 (i heard there is even 0.8.4a out now), to have the latest h.254 (AVC) decoder.

An alternative, if your CPU is not strong enough, is to try to
- get the brand new 'CoreAVC' DirectShow filter from the net (try Google first), its currently the fastest decoder filter for AVC for all DirectShow based players, such as BSplayer, Zoomplayer, MPC, TCMP or Windows Mediaplayer.

- load the Windows desktop version of the Core Pocket mediaplayer, TCPMP, from http://picard.exceed.hu/tcpmp/test/ . This player is the fastest player out there, as it was made for Pocket PCs and Palms. For optimal AVC decoding there is a plugin you need called 'avc.plg' (its sharing the same decoder library with CoreAVC), for AAC audio you need 'aac.plg' . I heard both are found on either ED2K (emule) or also Google

Christian
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I’m also looking for a player that can play .mkv files and through browsing all the Q&A from your page, I was surprised that all the players you mentioned I’ve got it.

Just that there’s no sound coming from my player while the image still runs.

It still works the same for the rest of my players except MP Classic v6.4.7.7. I guess it was incompatible due to different versions? I’m not sure how to tackle the problem.

My favorite player is WMP v10.00.00.3646. But I couldn’t get it to play .mkv files after downloading the “Matroska Pack Full v1.1.2”. Is it because I didn’t activate “The matroska shell extension (MatroskaProp 2.8)"?? Or is it that this version player couldn’t support .mkv files?

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Hi ChristianHJW!

I just read a post above mine which I’ve posted that I’m having this “very old, incompatible version of vsfilter (DirectVobSub)". After uninstalling this, I can get my WMP to work just fine!!! ^_________^ reply

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Hello, I just need to know a good converter of .mkv files to .avi on Mac OS X, because everything here that I’ve seen have no relevence to the Mac OS X system. reply

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@ DC :

matroska container was invented to overcome AVI’s limitations, so it can contain the most modern audio and video compression standards like Vorbis, AAC and h.254 (AVC), in combination with selectable subtitles streams.

Depending on what kind of streams your MKV may contain, it will most likely be impossible to convert your MKV into an AVI in an lossless remuxing (repacking) process, but maybe require complete reencoding of the file.

There is such a reencoder on sourceforge called all-to-avi (http://sf.net/projects/all-to-avi) based on Linux' mencoder (FFMPEG), but i doubt there is a MacOSX compile of it. I tested it on a modern h.264 MKV files, file size was more than double and the picture quality sucked bad time.

I guess your only chance to make your MKV file compatible with your DVD/AVI standalone player is to borrow a friends Windows machine, run the DVD Santa DVD conversion Guide from our homepage http://www.matroska.org (Guide section) on his machine and burn a DVD from it.

Christian
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@ Christian:

I’m not looking to burn anything to DVD, and file sizes are no problem for me, just as long as video quality is decent enough to use for AMV purposes.

Thanks anyway... reply

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Did you ever find a way to extract/convert the audio bit of a movie flie?

Thanks,
takeTwo

drsculder wrote:
its my first xperience with mkv files and i must say VLC plays it very well (on Mac OS X.3 at the moment).

I usually use ffmpeg o convert/re encode video to a desired format (e.g. to DVD).
In this particular case, ffmpeg accepted the .mkv format and converted it but ffmpeg did not recognise the audio nor did it include it in the converted resulting movie.

So the conversion for the video part is easy but now i just need find a way to extract/export the audio also. Preferably OS X :)

with kind regards

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Hey Christian,

I have installed Bs player for displaying .srt subs and it works in bs player, but bs player suck big time. I prefer MPC, but before I can use subtitles I have to set the rendering to VMR7 or VMR9:S
When i do that the quality of the movies is ugly.

What can I do to show subtitles ( srt ) in MPC? reply

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Hi Christian

ive checked my pc and i dont think i have vobsub ... i did have it at one stage but i removed it when i was trying to get the subtitles to work with mkv files.. reply

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kay wrote:
Hi. I can’t play mkv files by any means!.i’ve got k-lite codec pack installed,got the latest bsplayer and media player classic.first I installed lazymans mkv.but there was no immage in MP classic.BS player won’t even open (unknown format, though it’s the last version).next I unninstalled lazyman’s mkv and installed the matroska pack lite...now either player won’t even open the files.If anyone can help me I would be most gratefull.(The files I’m trying to play are the episodes from Dark Angel)

i have some (read 1, for now) dark angel and watch it with bsplayer build 803 i instaled coda_v28 (with DirectVobSub) and lazymans MKV 0.9.8 alfa4 and it works great. hope it helps, if not mail me and we’ll work something out no1 should be deprived of jessica alba =] reply

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I have problem viewing .mkv file also.
nothing helps.. :(

I downloaded a movie in HD.

x264 in 720p.

my comp is 3000+xp athlon, 1gb ram, ati 9600.
I have no problems viewing 1080i or 1080p hs format movies.

this file isnt in real codec.

all player hang and exits on this file.

vls plays it but when I fastforward it loses video and then after a while it hangs.

I downloaded latest codec pack from matroska site.

what should I do now? reply

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I’m getting an error message i’ve not seen posted in the forums yet. “First Element in file is not EBML”. Is this one of those corrupted or “fake” file situations? Should I try the “uninstall all codecs then use mpc” solution? I have just installed the Matroska Pack v1.1.2 and mpc. I’ve tried a number of other solutions before posting this so I may have just “overcrowded” my pc and the only choice if have is the wiping out of the codecs. I thank you all in advance. reply

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