[Matroska-users] the often repeated request for a MKV --> DVD conversion tool
ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 00:38:03 CEST 2008
On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Ninja Smurf <i_am_ninjasmurf at yahoo.com> wrote:
> greetings. the vibe that i get from reading the forums is that you are trying to point out that no one would want to convert a .mkv to a DVD because a .mkv has better quality. i agree. i have no interest in "changing" a .mkv into a dvd. i'd like to be able to exchange my .mkv file without other people not all of whom are computer savy. what i would like to do however is be able to put my .mkv file onto a disc and have it play in a dvd play. is this possible? thank you for your time and invention.
Three words: "It Ain't Happening." Unless you're going to transcode
(convert) the MKV file to a DVD, there's no easy foolproof way of
doing this. Most DVD players do not have native support for Matroska.
A few have support for DivX in an AVI file, but they're often very
picky about them, and you'd lose some information (additional
subtitles or audio tracks for example). But this would depend on the
Matroska containing MPEG-4 video and MP3 audio, but it's completely
possible it could have H.264 with AC3 or Theora and Vorbis, might have
AAC, VC-1, or any number of different codecs.
A safe-ish way of handling is making sure your friends have relatively
beefy systems (if you're giving them anything high definition) and
burn the MKV file to a data DVD along with a copy of VLC Portable and
tell them just to run VLC portable and load the file with that.
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