[Matroska-general] playing mkv files

Steve Lhomme slhomme at matroska.org
Wed Apr 2 16:32:47 CEST 2008

Ian Brownlie wrote:
> Dear Chris,
> My name is Ian Brownlie and I will state at the outset that I am no programmer, I am merely a user. I use ubuntu 7.1 because of it's versatility and reliability. However, I have recently run into what I believe to be an insurmountable problem. That being making a dvd out of mkv files, I have spent the last week trying to find a way, all to no avail. Even all the experts at ubuntu launchpad don't know how.
> My main point is, what is the point of a system that can't be used by the everyday user such as myself. I have wasted countless hours trying to find out. I now have a computer full of files I can't use, these files will be erased as soon as I have finished this email, and my only recourse is to studiously avoid anything that has 'mkv' attached to it. The final straw came when I was reading a forum this evening and found a quote from you and your organisation 'admitting' that the format is useless, i.e. I have to crowd my wife and children around my computer monitor to watch a film. I have also emailed Azureus and informed them that I will no longer be downloading anything from them, there is no point.
> That being said, I wish you well in your endevours to get the dvd manufacturers to adopt the system. Don't hold your breath, unless they get a slice of the action they won't want to know about it.
> Yous sincerely,
> Ian Brownlie.

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