[Matroska-users] Re: Mkv to dvd on a mac

Ivan Kowalenko ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 15:50:04 CET 2007

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On Feb 4, 2007, at 09.37, Christian HJ Wiesner wrote:

> Forwarding your question to matroska-users, as i dont have a MAC  
> myself and cant answer this question.

A wise move ;)

> Christian
> Bernhard Lechleitner <lech at gmx.org> schrieb:
>> Hey chris,
>> I´m looking for a tool or a discription how to make a dvd out of a  
>> mkv-file on a mac.

Welcome to a world of pain. MKV doesn't get a lot of love on OS X,  
mostly due to a lack of developers. As far as I'm aware, there's  
NOTHING that goes directly from MKV to DVD in OS X. It might be  
possible to install the QuickTime plug-in for Matroska and be able to  
use something like Toast to burn a DVD from the MKV, but because of  
the limitations of the Matroska plug-in, you won't get multiple audio  
tracks, subtitles, chapters, or anything else that Matroska offers  
over other video files.

Your only other alternative is to change the package. MPlayer/ 
MEncoder can convert ANYTHING to AVI, as well as VLC. Both have  
internal decoding cores, and support for Matroska (plus several  
others). Since we're just changing the container (NOT transcoding)  
the process will be lossless, and relatively quick.

>> Was searching long time in the web, but I found nothing which  
>> worked realy.

See above. Lack of developers for OS X.

>> May you can help me?
>> Best regards,
>> Lech
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