[Matroska-users] Re: UPDATE: request for assistance playing mkv file

Christian HJ Wiesner chris at matroska.org
Sat May 5 01:03:24 CEST 2007

When using MPC on the first file, make sure you have

- the CCCP pack installed (see http://packs.matroska.org)
- the latest ffdshow installed (Google is your friend), a compile newer 
than from September 2006

For the matrix trailer using RV9 video, google for 'Real Alternative' 
and install it with minimal components (i.e. without MPC, etc, only Real 
splitter and decoder).

matroska project admin

BTW : the right place to turn is the mailing list matroska-users (see CC)

daniel g schrieb:
> shoot, i forgot to include this bit of info: i downloaded the two matrix trailer samples. Matrix.Reloaded.Trailer-640x346-XviD-1.0beta2-HE_AAC_subtitled played fine, but Matrix.Reloaded.Trailer-RV9-Karl640x432_HE_AAC_subtitled_chapters froze.
> ----- Original message -----
> From: "daniel g" <tek.matroska at twinkler1313.fastmail.fm>
> To: chris at matroska.org
> Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 14:42:56 -0700
> Subject: request for assistance playing mkv file
> hi chris,
> first, thanks for your contributions to open-source media containers. over the years i've encountered many references to matroska, but i've never actually encountered a matroska file until today.
> i'm writing because i've spent a couple hours trying unsuccessfully to get it to play--mpc freezes up as soon as it opens the file. i realize that writing directly to you is probably not the appropriate way to get help with this,  but i couldn't figure out where to go. could you either direct me to an appropriate forum, or, if you're willing, take a quick look at the below output from matroskadiag and let me know if anything jumps out at you? i'm using recent versions of mpc, ffdshow, and haali.
> many thanks in advance for whatever guidance you can provide,
> daniel
> Matroska file info : D:\video\full-length\three days of the condor.mkv
> File size : 1.03 GB
> File complete : yes
> Duration : 01:57:12.896
> Title : Three Days of the Condor
> Writing application : mkvmerge v1.7.0 ('What Do You Take Me For') built on Jun  6 2006 21:04:39
> Muxing application : libebml v0.7.7 + libmatroska v0.8.0
> Date : 2005-07-14 20:21:45.000
> Tracks : 3
> Track 1 : Video
>    - Codec : (V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC)

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