[Matroska-devel] .mka with real player, total video converter and resulting converted size question

Steve Lhomme slhomme at matroska.org
Sun Mar 23 16:56:35 CET 2008

Chaz Antonelli wrote:
> I downloaded and installed the CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack), which
> contains the Codecs to play matroska video and matroska audio files.
> I am now able to watch .mka files on (*bah*) Windows Media player, but can
> not video them on my preferred player, Real Player.
> Furthermore, I went to convert the .mka files to .avi (VidX and DivX
> respectively) using "Total Video Converter" -- the files converted to .avi
> files, but the video portion wouldn't advance (freeze frame while audio kept
> playing) -- if I queued up to another point of the file, the video frame
> would refresh to the proper point; however, it would freeze at that point in
> time.

 From what you write it just seems that Total Video Converter just 
didn't do its job and convert the video correctly...

> And lastly, why would an .mka file that's 133k compress into an .avi file of
> 9.7k if .mka format is so much better compression?  I'm very confused.

Compressing a file again can be smaller if you reduce the bitrate or 
quality. Only remuxing doesn't change the data, and therefore can be 
used to compare containers...


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