[Matroska-users] Beggining with matroska.
ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 07:19:19 CEST 2007
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On Jul 1, 2007, at 11.48, dfdfdf rererererer wrote:
> Hi, i'm new in this matroska format, i'm still trying to download
> some mkv files just to know how good it is, and it seems very good
> because of the different audios and the subtitles.
Well, except for files that take advantage of codecs, codec
combinations unsupported by other containers (AVI, OGM, MOV, etc.)
and other embedded elements (attached files, subtitles, multiple
audio and video tracks, chapters, etc.), you're not going to notice a
difference between an AVI file and its MKV version. Matroska is just
a container. The best way to think of it is that containers are like
boxes, and that your codecs are different ways of compressing
(folding, squeezing, etc.). In this case, Matroska is a REALLY REALLY
nice box, with lots of convenient ways of compartmentalizing things
so you can easily keep them separate. It really doesn't change what's
in the box though, so a Matroska file can still serve up content that
would look and sound horrible, just really well organized.
> I've been trying tpo download the core media player that appears on
> your website, but i can't get it.
I recommend, actually, VLC (http://www.videolan.org). It has native
support for Matroska and about a dozen other containers, plus dozens
of internally linked codecs that should never require the
installation of another codec. It's cross platform, which means you
can use it on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X (in addition to some other
operating systems). If you really desperately need a copy to go
everywhere with you, you can get Portable VLC (a Google search should
help find it) for almost all supported operating systems. The really
nice thing about it is that it's an open source project, so it's
constantly being developed, and there's a good support community if
you need help. Even better: because it's open source it's 100% free.
And there's probably a localization for your area, and if there
isn't, I'm sure there's one that's pretty close.
> I hope you would be able to fix this. Lots of greetings from Perú,
> Southamerica. Keep up the good work and God bless you, matroska
> guys :-)
Well, the problem you're experiencing is actually a problem with the
Core Media Player, which is not maintained by the Matroska team, but
is in fact an entirely separate project, so there's not much we can
do. If it's a simple broken link, we can change that, but if it's
something like they no longer allow to be linked to, or their hosting
services have gone per-spoink, we can't do much. But thanks for the
heads up, we'll take a peek into trying to get the link fixed.
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