MKV is the file extension (and an abbreviation) for a video file that is contained within the open Matroska Multimedia container format, possibly also with audio and subtitle information.

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How to play a .MKV 3D Video on my 3DTV?

I have a 3D movie on my computer hard drive. I've tried to stream it to my TV but that does'nt work because of the .MKV extension, so how do I play it on my TV? Can I burn it to DVD? Do I have to ...
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Suggest format for video compression [closed]

I've a high-quality movie of 720*304 dimension with a size of 1.45 GB, and duration of 2:20 Hrs. I need to compress it to near about 700-750 MB with about 90% Picture quality and 70% sound quality. ...
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streaming MKV files from windows home server

I recently installed WHS 2011 and setup streaming and successfully have streamed movies and music but i noticed that i cannot find any of my MKV files. I realize that microsoft stated that MKV is not ...
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Can't play 720p mkv video file

I'm having trouble playing a 720p mkv file on my computer. It won't open in Media Player Classic (with K-lite codec pack), or in GOMPlayer, but it does open in VLC. However, in VLC, it seems like it ...
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How to extract subtitles from MP4 and MKV movies

I'm trying to extract subtitles from MP4 and MKV movies. I'm using mp4box (on OS X) but cannot figure out how it works. Any hints?
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How can I watch a side-by-side 3D video in 2D?

I have a 3D movie (.MKV), with side-by-side 3D, and it works just fine at home. Now I want to see it at my friend's house, and they don't have a 3D system. Is there any way to crop one of the sides ...
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VLC not playing .mkv file containing Dirac video

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 ...
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How can I remove soft coded subtitles from mkv file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove embedded subtitles from an .mkv file? How can I remove soft coded subtitles from a .mkv file?
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How to burn an MKV file with subtitles to DVD?

I have a DVD disc with an mkv file and the corresponding subtitles (.srt) If I insert the DVD in a PC, all works ok. But if I insert the DVD in a regular DVD player, I see invalid disk. How should ...
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Error using ffmpeg to convert mkv to avi on Windows 7

I am using ffmpeg on a Windows 7 machine. I am trying to convert mkv files to either mp4 or avi. Here is the command I used: ffmpeg -i "C:\Path\To\Input.mkv" "C:\Path\To\Output.avi" Here is the ...
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Windows Media Player can not play anything in Windows 7 (MKV, AVI files)

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x86. I Installed KMPlayer and ZoomPlayer, ffdshow + coreAVC + Haali media splitter. Everything about KMPLayer and Zoom player is ok, but Windows Media Player doesn't ...
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How can I create a standard Blu-Ray video (not data) disc from multiple MKVs?

I have multiple video files in the MKV format. I want to turn these into a Blu-Ray disc that would play on a PS3 or PC with PowerDVD. The easier the better; I don't want to mess with bitrate and ...
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ffmpeg kills my audio stream

i am converting a bunch of avi videos to mkv, using simply ffmpeg -i "foo.avi" "foo.mkv". Now i have the problem, that in my output-mkv-file exists one video stream (fine) but only the first audio ...
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Play MKV file using Western Digital Media Box

I have a WD media box (which is 4 years old), which can play new MKV files, but I don't get any sound. Usually, it shows a message "Audio Channel 1 (Digital)" and there is no sound at all. Can I ...
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How to adjust .mkv files audio volume level?

I have a bunch of .mkv video files which audio is REALLY low volume. How can i adjust the volume higher permanently in the .mkv file? preferrably with lossless methods (if even possible?). Yes, i ...
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Best Handbrake settings for encoding TV shows

Been using Handbrake since it's the fastest and easiest program for me to understand as I'm not a real A/V guy and I'm getting some under par results from it when it comes to TV shows. I see episodes ...
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How to merge AAC audio stream and H.264 video, with increasing delay on audio?

I have an H.264 video stream and an AAC audio stream that are to be multiplexed into an MKV file. I've got this going mostly fine using mkvmerge on Linux, however for each set of streams I find that ...
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How to get GIF from MKV interval?

I'm looking for a piece of software (free or not) that will allow me to load a .mkv video (and other video types, not just .avi), and tell it to extract frames as images from within a certain ...
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Audio and video out of sync when using mkvmerge

I extracted audio and video from an mkv using mkvextract. Then I used mkvmerge to merge them back into an mkv. When I played the mkv the audio and video were out of sync. How can I combine them so ...
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How to extract a video file with sound using mkvextract

I'm trying to extract video from an mkv file using mkvextract. Is there a way to extract the audio along with it so that the resulting video file already has audio, or does audio and video have to be ...
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Why Handbrake compressing a video from a DVD can become 300MB, 1GB, or 2GB when the original should be only 600MB?

Handbrake can convert a DVD clip which is about 30 minutes to a 300MB .mkv file. For experiment, I tried also 1GB file size and 2GB, and they both came out as 1GB or 2GB. But I estimate that the ...
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How do I tell ffmpeg to transcode to a video codec supported by Windows Media player?

The command below executed without error. ffmpeg -i thevideo.mkv outvideo.avi Subsequent attempts to play outvideo.avi in Windows Media player threw this error You may need an additional video ...
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What software do you use to encode movies below 700mb in the MKV format?

What software do you use for encoding video files. Probably with the following specifications: Format : Matroska File size : around 300 to 600 mb Duration : 1h 30m~ Video ...
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Hardsubbing MKV files that use .ass subtitles and embedded fonts

This question pertains only to Linux and FreeBSD. I have several soft subbed anime mkv files that I need to hardsub. they are all using .ass subtitles with embedded fonts. for example mkvinfo on one ...
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Program for extracting subtitle text from MKV files

Is there a free program that can extract the text from embedded subtitles in MKV files? I don't want to remove the subtitles. I just want to get the plain-text from them. I want to save my favorite ...
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VLC Crash when playing MKV files in Windows 7

I'm not sure if the mkv file is corrupted, but when it is opened with VLC player, VLC loads up and displays nothing. Can't even close VLC after that. And also, VLC is running with 50% of the CPU. I ...
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Does Windows 7 natively support MKV?

After reading that it does and doesn't on various websites, I tried it myself. The only thing that played was the audio - no video. However, I had already installed and uninstalled CCCP and k-lite in ...
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Windows hangs on Rename, Delete and Move for specific MKV files

I have been googling this issue for a long time, and no full solutions seem to be out there. For certain mkv files, windows hangs when moving, copying, or deleting. These files play fine in a player ...
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Windows hangs on clicking/copying large MKV file

I have a 2.9GB MKV file, unzipped from a .RAR archive, that causes explorer.exe to take up 100% CPU when I select it by single clicking. Also, when I attempt to copy and paste it, the copy dialog ...
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Add another subtitles to matroska file, on Linux

I have Matroska file with some subtitles already built in. How can I add another subtitles, with proper language setting and encoding? Tried: mkvmerge -o output.mkv -S source.mkv new-subtitles.srt ...
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How to play MKV with Bluray Subtitles (PGS) on a PC?

How to play MKV with Bluray Subtitles (PGS) on a PC?
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How can I make Windows 7 show thumbnails for MKV files?

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit and have installed the latest Haali Media Splitter. How can I make Windows Explorer show thumbnails for MKV files?
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MKV video suddenly stops playing after random time - what could this be?

I have this HP USB drive (16GB, NTFS formatted) that has, a MKV video. The USB is always detectable, so is the MKV, but when I connect that USB drive with that MKV video on my HT-C5530 home cinema ...
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Does an MKV tag/metadata editor for Mac OSX exist? [closed]

I'm looking for an MKV meta tag editor. I'm using PLEX Media Server and PLEX Media Center on my iMac to see movies. PLEX is great because it automatically finds and names my entire movie library with ...
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How do I remove closed captions from srt/sub/avi/mkv files?

I've got a bunch of movies avi/mkv etc. with both separate subtitles (mostly srt and idx/sub) but also, in the case of the mkv files, embedded in the video file. I like to watch these movies with ...
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Cutting MKV files without recompression

I'd like to cut out clips from an .mkv video. How can I do that, without recompressing the file?
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How to convert an MKV to AVI with minimal loss

To convert an MKV to AVI, I do two things. The first thing I do is this: ffmpeg -i filename.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec copy output.avi or this: ffmpeg -i filename.mkv -sameq -acodec copy output.avi ...
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How to convert an MKV file without crackling

I'm trying to convert an MKV file to AVI format. I've tried different settings and there is always a slight crackling in the background. Why does this happen? How can I convert an MKV file to a ...
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Handbrake --stop-at parameter not working as intended

I run the following from command line: handbrakeCLI.exe -i SourceFile.mkv -o OutputFile.mkv --stop-at 120 According to the CLIGuide you can supply the --stop-at value as seconds (which is what I ...
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Can I use Freemake Video Converter within Windows Media Player, to view MKV files?

I have Freemake Video Converter installed and I'm watching an MKV file through it. But I can't do it with Windows Media Player since I don't have the codec installed. I don't want to install the ...
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Best HTPC solution that supports MKV [closed]

So it seems like there are many solutions (Boxee, GoogleTV, AppleTV, XMBC, etc) out there for HTPC setups but I can't seem to find a good solution for playing MKV files and I would say the bulk of my ...
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How to play an MKV 3D side-by-side video?

I have a video in Matroska format (MKV, file extension .mkv), 3D half-SBS, where the 1280x720 frame shows the left-eye frame on the left and the right-eye frame on the right. I don't have a 3DTV, but ...
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DVD to MKV with multiple audio tracks and subtitles

I wish to back up DVDs to MKV files, keeping the video in its original MPEG-2 format so as not to lose any quality, often with multiple audio tracks (the original and any commentaries) and all ...
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How to convert an MKV to MP4 with Subtitles

I have an MKV with subtitles. I want to convert it to MP4, but HandBrake does support encoding subtitles from anything other than a DVD. Is there a way to do what I want? I'll take anything on ...
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What's a good linux tool for converting MKV files to AVI?

Preferably something that works on Fedora.
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playing Matroska (.mkv) files via Windows Media Center - no audio

I'm looking to play my .mkv files via Windows Media Center - I've got it almost working. They show up on the menu, they play video fine, but the audio is mute. Strangely, if I play the .mkv file via ...
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MKV to M2TS muxer for Snow Leopard

I currently use the tsMuxeR for Windows within a VM on my Mac to mux MKV to M2TS to play on my PS3. tsMuxeR currently doesn't have a version that works with Snow Leopard, and I have not had any luck ...
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Will installing the CCCP make any difference in MKV handling in Win7/WMP12?

I've found out that MKV files play just fine on WMP12 (Win 7 64-bit). However, in Windows Explorer, no thumbnails for such files are there and in the information panel at the bottom, no information ...
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VLC playing mkv file without sound

When I play mkv file in VLC, it produces this error No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "undf". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this. ...
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What software/method can I use to make Matroska dump of DVD under Linux?

I have set of DVD disks. I'd like to rip them to .mkv files, but with all information - i.e. all subtitles, and all audio tracks. Is there any tool on Linux that I could use to do it? I found some ...