cant play my .mkv file

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hey guys... my .mkv file wont play ... it keeps on saying cant locate source filter...

i think it has something to do with my .sfv file...
my .sfv file icon turned into a notepad icon... help pls... reply

You need one of the packs from

if your preferred player is DirectShow based, like

Windows Mediaplayer
Media Player Classic (MPC)
The Core Media Player (TCMP)

Alternatively, you can use


matroska project admin reply

i need help my pc crashes when i play mkv files reply


Would you mind giving us a little bit more information ? or do we have to guess your setup, OS, player, kind of MKV file, etc. ? reply

Well i have about the same problem as Ewewwe has, and i have CCCP codec. So every time when i open MKV or somehting else then AVI my screen get frozen and i cant do anything :( So i just hit restart button on my PC. I do have new video drivers 94.24 and my video is 7800 GT. I guess i will try to get different codec. reply


i have downloaded 4 mkv files. i can copy and paste and cut them but thats it, i cant play them or rename them or anything when i try load 1 into vlc it says “the above filename is invalid” i tried doing somthing else (cant remember what and it came up with this “File reading failed:
VLC could not open the file “C:\Documents and Settings\H@K3R\Desktop\Media\Video\Movies\Resident Evil Quadrilogy(2002-2010) BRRip 720p Dual Audio(Hindi-Eng)(\Resident Evil(2002) BRRip 720p Dual Audio(Hindi-Eng)(\Resident Evil(2002) BRRip 720p Dual Audio(Hindi-Eng)(”.
Your input can’t be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/H%40K3R/Desktop/Media/Video/Movies/'. Check the log for details."

really need help thanks


hello guyz!!
i am facing the same problem “the above file name is invalid” and the file extention is.mkv can anybody plz help me reply


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