[Matroska-users] Re: Decoder ID

Gurdeep Harika gharika at gmail.com
Sat Mar 11 08:29:23 CET 2006

A million thanks for the help.


On 3/10/06, Christian HJ Wiesner <chris at matroska.org> wrote:
> 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 :
> http://www.matroska.org/technical/guides/dvd/index.html
> Christian
> 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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