[Matroska-users] Fwd: MKV-Files

Hanspeter Spalinger hanfi68 at gmx.net
Sun Nov 20 12:11:39 CET 2005

Am 19.11.2005 um 12:52 schrieb Christian HJ Wiesner:

> Hi Jens,
> no, MKVtoolnix is for editing and creation of MKV files, not for  
> playback. You do have several options :
> 1. VLC (http://videolan.org) : Support for 98% of all existing MKV  
> files, only those using ON2VP6/7 (unlikely) or Realvideo (French  
> release scene, like [XTC] team) are not supported. Requires no  
> additional decoder filters, as its self contained, so there is no  
> possible interference with playback for any other mediatypes in  
> Windows Mediaplayer.
> 2. matroska DirectShow playback pack (http://packs.matroska.org) :  
> First install the lite pack, and make a first test. If it doesn't  
> play then, you don't have the right decoder filters for the video  
> and audio streams on your computer, and you have to use the full  
> pack instead.  After installation of the full pack, the MKV files  
> should play fine in Windows Mediaplayer or any other DirectShow  
> based player, like TCMP, Zoomplayer or MPC. If they still don't  
> play, your MKV file is using some exotic audio or video codec. For  
> these cases we include a tool into the full pack, called  
> 'matroskadiag.exe' . It will analyze your file and find out what  
> audio or video compression method was used, and if it knows it,  
> will point you to a place where you can obtain the necessary  
> decoder filters.
> 3. Xine or mplayer will also play most MKV files, on Linux  
> Gstreamer is another possible option
4. get CCCP. It will install everything needed for watching mostly  
all available movie formats (no real-player and newest MS-format  
cause their proprietary). Its a anime-community-project, but usable  
for most off all movies too. Their goal was to create a package, so  
when playback issues arrive, they just say: "install cccp and  
everything works". It includes players and codecs, filters,...
look at http://www.kickassanime.org/wiki/index.php?title=CCCP to get  
more infos.
> Regards
> Christian
> matroska project admin
> http://www.matroska.org
> P.S. Als Doktor solltest Du ja wohl etwas Englisch können, und  
> diese Liste (matroska-users) ist englischsprachig ;-) ....

greetings HP
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