[Matroska-users] problems with playback

Christian HJ Wiesner chris at matroska.org
Wed Feb 21 10:19:50 CET 2007

Robert Kiwanuka schrieb:
> Hi
> I'm an MKV user but a lot of my files don't play back for some reason. 
> An error comes up saying there is an 'invalid first byte of EBML ID: 
> 00' or 'the file does not seem to contain a video track' which is 
> false. One of the files worked for a bit but when i tried to play it 
> again it came up with the above errors. I have all the required 
> programs (haali media splitter, core media player, combined community 
> pack etc) but only some of my files work. Can you tell me what the 
> errors are in full and can you give me some soultions?
> Thanks
> Rob 
Very likely these files are coming from a questionable source, like from 
a P2P download or the like, and have either been corrupted during 
download or are so-called 'fake' files released by people who are trying 
to put an extra load onto the P2P network, distributing faulty files.

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