[Matroska-users] Re: MKV files....

Ivan Kowalenko ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Sat Jul 29 00:17:41 CEST 2006

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On Jul 28, 2006, at 11.16, Christian HJ Wiesner wrote:

> Devin Trotter schrieb:
>> I think the idea for MKV is wonderful, but I have a small  
>> problem... I am a
>> Mac user. I can run VirtualPC to run Windows to use DVDSanta and  
>> other tools
>> that you site mentions but as you can imagine emulating an OS and  
>> then
>> running a heavy process is not walk in the park... I have  
>> installed the
>> MKVToolNIX 0.6.5 but have been unable to find a way to convert the  
>> MKV files
>> to a DVD Compatible MPEG format. What are your suggestions?


My only advice is to try to get your hands on Transcode (it can be  
kind of finicky when compiling for OS X). It should be able to read  
MKV files, and I know for a fact that it will output DVD compliant  
files. Another shot is ffmpegX, which is a graphical front-end for  
FFMPEG, MEncoder, and mpeg2enc. I've found it gives me trouble with  
some MKV files I've muxed (then again, I haven't been able to pull  
*any* data from any of the Matroska files I've muxed, except when  
playing), but for the most part, it's damn reliable. ffmpegX will  
even spew out a VIDEO_TS directory.

Catch is, you'll lose all your chapter points. However, if you use  
transcode (the project) or ffmpegX to transcode (the verb) your MKV  
file to a DVD-spec MPG file, Toast 7 Titanium can take that file,  
remux it as a DVD video file, and should insert chapter points every  
five minutes or so. That's the best I can do for you. We OS X users  
(and Linux users, sort of) kinda get the bad end of the stick.

> Sorry, only robux4 in our team, the main format developer, has  
> experience with MacOSX, and i dont think he ever considered  
> converting a MKV file into a DVD yet ;) ....

I didn't think that you guys handled that. I thought all MKV -> DVD  
stuff was developed externally to the project.
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