.MKV Video file on MAC OS X Panther

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I’ve got a .MKV Video on my Macintosh, that works with MPlayer 2, but only without sound, neither WMP nor QT will play it, only Mplayer 2, but, as i wrote, without sound.

Can anyone help me? reply



VLC Player will play it reply

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I’ve been having the same problem and I tried the vlc player, but it does the same as myplayer: sound with no video. reply

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DL Matroska codec pack. Here’s the link...........www.matroska.org/ reply

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I have the same problem as you do on Panther. And Matroska only has Winblows versions. reply

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I’ve been having those problems for a long time with .mkv files. You either listen only sound or the video is choppy at best.
If both VLC Player and MPlayer can’t play it I think you’re out of luck. They’re improving mkv playback on both players, so maybe in the future, but for Mac OS X there’s no other solution at the moment that I’m aware of. reply

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I just downloaded Mplayer OSX 2.0b9r5 which plays mkvs with audio AND video. It is a “For Tiger” release, so something must have changed in Tiger to cause the issue. And now it is fixed. reply

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Now that I’ve got Tiger too (and the MPlayer for Tiger) *.mkv works both, sound and video, but not Subtitles (at least I didn’t found out how to)
But VLC 0.8.2 Supports .mkv with Subtitle and Audiotracks, and it can handly HDTV Videofiles (Mplayer dont really like those) reply

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If you can’t read the video from the Matroska container but the sound is okay, the problem is often that it has been encoded with a RealVideo codec (currently RV40, also called RealVideo 9/10).
Only mplayer offers a codec pack for RealVideo on Mac OS X, but it doesn’t work on Tiger. reply

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By the way, here is the link to the codec packs for mplayer: http://www2.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/codecs.html reply

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works fine with latest VLC!!! takes a couple of seconds before video starts but it works fine 4 me reply

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Does anyone knows wich program I can use to convert mkv files to avi files? reply

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Try ffmpegX at http://www.pure-mac.com/downloads/ffmpegxdl.html reply

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visual hub does a good job of converting the files reply

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I have an MVK but at the end of the file it has .mvk.bc! and I don’t really know what that means but it won’t play on VLC. Do I need to convert it or should another play it just fine? reply

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You can go on this site to have lot of answer about MKV files on Mac :
MKV4MAC FAQ reply

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Mac has these problems for one simple reason. It sucks ballz. If you don’t want these problems get a PC lol. reply

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Perian Quicktime component works fine with QT 7 under Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger). I don’t have Leopard or Snow Leopard to test but should be fine too.

And Poncius, how can a Mac suck balls? The new ones have i5-i7, Core Duo, or Quad-Core Intel chips like some PCs! So we’re catching up! reply

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i have mac os x 10.4 power pc. i wont play HD mkv file. have a any player paly it reply

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