[Matroska-users] Cannot Extract Tracks (Garbled Output)

Ivan Kowalenko ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Sat Jun 10 06:53:38 CEST 2006


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On Jun 9, 2006, at 02.49, Moritz Bunkus wrote:

> Hey,
>
> On Thursday 08 June 2006 23:58, Mark Kane wrote:
>
>> Track ID 1: video (V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC)
>
>> mkvextract tracks file.mkv 1:test.avi 2:test.ac3
>
> mkvextract writes AVC to raw AVC elementary streams, not to AVIs (it
> cannot and will never be able to do that). You should use mp4box which
> can import AVC ES into MP4 files. Those can be played by mplayer.

MPlayer should be able to play raw H.264 streams. It can output them.  
The catch is that since a raw stream doesn't have a header, MPlayer  
doesn't know what it is playing, so the user must invoke the -vc  
option to tell MPlayer what to use.
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