[Matroska-users] matroska

Ivan Kowalenko ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 16:05:19 CET 2007


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On Mar 5, 2007, at 18.35, marcella_tailor wrote:

> your project only makes trouble.
> how could this be a standard if you are not able to handle all OS ?

Huh. Funny. I managed to get MKV to easily play in Windows XP, Mac OS  
X and Debian (yes, I did have all three operating systems running in  
my house at once). None of them gave me any problems.

> i wasted 5 hours on the web to find out how to demux or convert a  
> mkv file.
> no solution.

Well, most of what you need is in the Matroska web site. It's highly  
probable that the video you were playing probably was using a codec  
(which is different from a container, which is what MKV is) that you  
didn't have installed. I personally recommend VLC, which has a large  
selection of common codecs built in, thus you shouldn't have to  
download a thing after you install it.

> please stop developing this stupid incompatible format.

My, aren't we pleasant. Well, when you can suggest a container that  
can handle multiple video streams, multiple audio streams, subtitles,  
attachments, extensive metadata, is compatible with almost all  
codecs, and is operating system agnostic, please let me know.

> good night and good luck.
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