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I am using the VideoLAN player (portable) on a Windows XP computer on which I have regular user privileges. I can't install software of any sort, so the answer to my problem can't be about changing software or installing anything. The reasons for which I'm using VLC can be found in this other question. It's doing great playing most video files, but I can't get it to play an .mkv file which serves as a container for a film encoded with Dirac. The wiki at VideoLAN tells me I shouldn't be having these problems, as VideoLAN comes with a Dirac decoder and a Matroska demuxer. In spite of this, I'm having problems playing this format, although the audio sounds just perfect. I'm thinking perhaps there's a way of obtaining the .dll codec file for Dirac that works with VLC so it could be added to VLC's folder, since it reads codecs from its own folder not from the system. Remember, I do not have root privileges on this computer.

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I added a response to your other question, mentioning SMPlayer. You might give that a try instead. –  jjlin Feb 13 '12 at 6:42

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Your question will be better answered/diagnosed on VLC mailing list or on their IRC chat room on freenode.

You can use the IRC web client if you don't have one installed, and join #videolan room.

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People come here to get answers. Please, if you don't have the answer that I am in the need of, don't just redirect me to a different site; ignore this question. Remember that link-only questions aren't encouraged by the rules of SU. –  the.midget Feb 16 '12 at 19:45
    
People come here for help. Looking at the tons of useful answers you received, I'm really sorry that mine is actually not helping you as much as the others. –  Sunny Feb 16 '12 at 19:57
    
Sarcasm doesn't take either of us anywhere. Voting my question down has helped neither of us, you see. I'm simply waiting for the right person. In the end, I might get it or I might not; in any case, I feel you have not taken me nearer that situation. I'm sorry to have been rude. Bye. –  the.midget Feb 16 '12 at 20:48

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