[Matroska-users] Re: Decoder ID

Christian HJ Wiesner chris at matroska.org
Sat Mar 11 08:17:55 CET 2006

Hi Gurdeep,

we have no idea of how 'River Past Video Cleaner' is working, we beleive 
its a DirectShow based converting tool. You have to understand, that 
matroska has been invented primarily to overcome many of the existing 
limitations of AVI. For this reason, MKV files can contain a number of 
different audio, video or subtitles streams which are absolutely 

The most advanced AVI muxing tool is avi-mux GUI from 
http://alexnoe.matroska.org, it can convert most MKV files into AVI, but 
not all. However, depending on what you are trying to do, the resulting 
AVI file may not be usable for you, e.g. very likely these files will 
not play on standalone DivX players with AVI support.

If this is your goal, you should try a tool like 
http://mediacoder.sf.net or http://alltoavi.sf.net , requiring 
reeconding of the video and audio streams, so that the result is an AVI 
which is compatible with your standlone player. For MKV to DVD 
conversion, its better to skip the AVI conversion step, and do a direct 
conversion. Check our Guide section for that : 

matroska project admin

Gurdeep Harika schrieb:

> Hi,
> I was trying to convert a Matroska file to AVI using "River Past Video 
> Cleaner Pro 6.6" after installing the Matroska Pack. But the 
> VideoCleaner did not detect the codecs and I could not make it work 
> using the ID in the registry for the Matroska files.
> Could you please tell me how to get it working.
> Thanks,
> Gurdeep

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