[Matroska-users] Re: .mkv files in Media Player Classic?
Christian HJ Wiesner
chris at matroska.org
Fri Sep 9 21:20:25 CEST 2005
matroska is not a format, but a container and MKV files can contain many
different audio, video and subtitles tracks, and those can be using many
different audio and video compression formats.
For any DirectShow based player, once you have the parsing filters for
the container, you also need the right decoder filters for the video
compression format. MPC is coming with such a parser of its own, but
then it still requires the right decoder filters for playing the MKV file.
To be able to help you, we need to know what video codec was used in
this MKV file. To do so, we distribute a tool called matroskadiag.exe in
the matroska full pack, it will analyze your file and find out what
video codec was used. If it knows the codec, it will even point you to a
place where you can download it.
As for VLC, its not DirectShow based and can normally play most MKV
files out of the box, because it will have decoders for the most used
video codecs coming with the player. However, some video codecs that are
used a lot in MKV files, such as Realvideo and ON2VP6/7, dont have free,
usable decoder libraries for integrartion into VLC, and thus are not
supported. I expect your file contains Realvideo, RV9/RV10, as we get
most of the complaints of not working MKV files for this video codec.
matroska project admin
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team members also
> Dear Chris,
> I'm currently using media player classic as my primary
> video player. Using the latest version (8.4) i can only get audio when
> playing a .mkv file. MPC is listed on your site with several other
> players (VLC plays .mkv files fine for me) that are compatible with
> this format. I was wondering what it is i need to do to get this to work?
> Joe Johnston
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