[Matroska-general] Nothing works to playback Matroska files.

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Sun Jan 2 00:35:04 CET 2005


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Abrasha a écrit :
> So I downloaded a movie in a format that I was not familiar with.  Soon 
> found out, that .mkv stands for Matroska, so I went to the matroska site.
> 
> I downloaded all the codecs. I downloaded The Core Media Player, I 
> downloaded the Classic Media Player.
> 
> The movie files would not open in any of my media players.
> 
> I downloaded VirtualdubMOD to try and convert the .mkv files to .AVI 
> files that I could then possibly play with my DivX player.  This is 
> supposedly possible according to videohelp.com 
> (http://www.videohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=241422)
> 
> I could not open the movie .mkv files in VirtualdubMOD.  I got a cryptic 
> error message, that says:
> 
> only handle (S_TEXT(subs for the moment
> 
> Very useful indeed.
> 
> I am not a novice user.  I am quite familiar with installing and using 
> various video and audio codecs.  As well as with installing and using 
> various media players.
> 
> It is painfully clear, that these Matroska codecs and their playback are 
> a long way off from prime time.  If I can't figure out, how to play a 
> few movie files, I don't think this format is ever going to be worth 
> anything.
> 
> In fact, in my humble opinion, in it's current state
> 
> MATROSKA BLOWS!
> 
> Abrasha
> http://www.abrasha.com
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