[Matroska-users] What do I need??

Christian HJ Wiesner chris at matroska.org
Wed Oct 22 23:09:05 CEST 2003

Jose Ortega wrote:

> Hi  I've just downloaded a film in mkv format. It's something new for 
> me. I've download a few programs to try to reproduce de film, but no 
> success.

Its hard to tell us what you need without any details about what video 
codecs the movie is using. Anyhow, download first the latest playback pack


and install it. If it still doesnt play, i am assuming your video is 
using RealVideo 9 ( RV9 ) as video codec. In this case get Gabest's 
RealSplitter filter from http://sf.net/projects/guliverkli , or better 
( direct link )  . Then all you need is either one of the RealPlayer 
players installed,  preferably RealONE, or you get one of the 
alternative real codec packs from the internet.

If both measures dont help to play your movie( this is very unlikely 
:-)  ), download jcsston's shell extension ver 2.2 from 
http://downloads.matroska.org/downloads/cdl , install it, open the 
Windows explorer and right click on the file, goto 'properties' and tell 
us what codec IDs were used on your file. These will usually start with 
'A_xxxx' for audio and 'V_xxx' for video ... if we know those, we know 
what audio/video codecs were used in your file, and then we can give you 
a more directed tip.

matroska project admin

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