[Matroska-users] MKV Under Linux + Kaffeine

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Sat Aug 13 03:10:38 CEST 2005

Thanks for the good tip. I guess it's based on Xine and Xine could 
benefit the same tip...


David Vortex wrote:
> Hi, I had problems decoding MKV files under linux...
> I also found that a lot of people have the same problems under different video 
> players.
> I had different error messages with some players like "unknow codec 
> id=`V_REAL/RV40'" and 
> I managed to play MKV files with Kaffeine under Kubuntu 5.4 that seem to be 
> encoded with some Matroska codec related to RealPlayer (?)...
> The trick :
> Download and extract the realplayer codecs "rp9codecs-20050115.tar" from 
> MPlayer's codec directory 
> (http://www2.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/).
> Thers a line called "decoder.external.real_codecs_path:"  in 
> ~/.kde/share/apps/kaffeine/xine-config.
> Just uncomment it and put the path where you installed the realplayer codecs.
> Voilà, it works for me !
> -David
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