[Matroska-users] Re: Request - MKV (matroska) writer plugin for ProgDVB?

Ryan Dunbar ryan.dunbar at dunncox.com
Wed Apr 11 19:49:47 CEST 2007

Has anyone try this yet, writing a MKV writer plugin for ProgDVB?

Can this be done?

Does anyone have any doc or sample of how this can be done?

Thank you.
Ryan Dunbar


is there any chance to implement a MKV writer module into ProgDVB ? MPEG-TS sucks badly for anything else than watching, and even then many players will go out of sync (like MPC) during playback, in some cases. 

MKV has the ability to store all streams possible in DVB-S streams, it has a much superior timing feature with fixed time stamps on each video and audio block, and it could also store subtitles in the same file (text or image). VdubMod from 1.5.10 could open the MKV files directly, and allow direct encoding into MPEG4 AVIs or MKVs. 

As it is an open standard, no license fees would apply and there is plenty of free muxing code available (like Haali's muxer lib, libmatroska, VLC) and even two free DirectShow muxing filters (from Gabest and Haali). 

If you are interested, please contact me or the team at 

matroska-devel AT lists DOT matroska DOT org 

matroska project admin 

Hello Christian 

To achieve all details required, on the modules interface, contact prog(at)progdvb.com 
Let it be in simple english, if you don't speak russian. 

Also possible, to use the well known MD_API interface, for a DLL style plugin. 
VLinders made it public, the author of y_a_n_k_s_e plugin and other fine tools. 
Perhaps look at DVBN, as they aren't that much limited to "official" use... 
That interface in itself ain't good or bad, depends on what you do with it  



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