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 can I burn an mkv file to DVD and change the default audio track?

I have an mkv video file which has 3 audio tracks (English, Japanese and French). I'd like to burn it to DVD and still have all three audio tracks available, but I'd like to make the French audio the ...
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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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How to write an automated script to convert MKV to MP4 on Mac OS X?

I'm in need of a way to re-encoding MKV unproccessed (via Pass Through)... I pretty much found the solution (see source at the bottom) but I need a little bit of help. As what kind of script do I ...
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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 play AVI and MKV files in Windows Vista Media Center?

I've installed the DivX codec on my computer. I can play those files just fine in Windows Media Player. But when I tried it on Windows Media Center it crashes out. How can this problem be fixed? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How can I get WMC to play MKV files?

I'm trying to play a .mkv file (created with handbrake) in Windows Media Center. I'm running Win 7 x64 I've installed haali media splitter (file: MatroskaSplitter110109) I've installed ffdshow ...
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How do I get VDPAU working with Ubuntu 9.10?

What do I need to do to get MKV HD videos playing with VDPAU and also Blu-ray discs? Lots of people say you need to compile the latest MPlayer (which I haven't had luck doing) for VDPAU. I found an ...
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Windows 7 Media Center PC not displaying MKV files properly

Does anyone know why Windows Media Center wouldn't correctly display a 16x9 video? I just upgraded my home-built HTPC from Vista Ultimate (hey, it was a giveaway) to Windows 7 Ultimate - clean ...
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How to convert a MKV video to a less CPU intensive video format?

I have a couple of videos at 1920x800 that use the MKV format (4.7 GB). A friend of mine has an old PC that has some problems playing them; the CPU is working at nearly 100%. Is it possible to ...
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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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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 ...
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smplayer doesn't play video when mplayer does

I just installed mplayer with this ppa and smplayer with this one. I put the following in my ~.mplayer/config: vo=vdpau vc=ffh264vdpau,ffmpeg12vdpau, Now, mplayer works like a charm and vdpau is ...
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Any way to play an .mkv file in the browser?

Im building an admin interface for a site, and it would be a great benefit if I could play mkv files in the browser, instead of downloading and then playing them. This doesn't have to be a mainstream ...