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 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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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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Windows 8 DLNA streaming of MKV files

I have a Samsung TV that is capable of playing MKV files. The Windows DLNA Play To menu that appears when you right-click a media file does not support MKV files, but a simple trick has been to change ...
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Handbrake settings to convert MKV to MP4 while retaining the original quality

I have a ton of MKV files I need to convert to MP4 and my chosen software is Handbrake. I'm stuck on which settings would be best for the conversion. I want to retain full quality. Do I just convert ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 can I automate Handbrake to monitor and encode new files within a folder?

Here is what I'd like to do in Windows 7: Monitor a folder for new ISO files (Blu-ray ISOs). When there is a new file detected, launch Handbrake in the background and encode the ISO to MKV based on ...
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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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How to soft code an MKV with subtitles?

I have an avi and corresponding .srt file for subtitles. I hate having two files for this movie, so what I want to do is convert this file to mkv as I heard it can hold subtitles. I have handbrake ...
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How to play mkv files on ChromeOS?

How can I play MKV files on ChromeOS? I have a lot of videos in MKV format on my local network available over NFS/SMB? How can I get them to play, without transcoding, on a ChromeOS machine?
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Remove embedded subtitles from an .mkv file?

Is there a way I can remove subtitle data from an .mkv?
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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 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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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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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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Batch Convert .mkv to .mp4

I want to batch convert all .mkv files in a folder into .mp4 with VLC. It should use the original video-/audio stream and if possible the .ass subtitle of the .mkv. It's not really a conversion, it's ...
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How to Add/Remove subtitles in an MKV file?

I have a good quality MKV file that has several subtitle options. I want to add an additional subtitle file to the list. Some search online led me to use video converters, and basically re-encode the ...
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Convert MKV with DTS sound to MP4 video with AAC or AC3 audio

I've got a 4.3 GB 720p movie and want to convert this MKV with DTS sound to MP4 video with AAC or AC3 audio. I sometimes got "ffmpeg: unrecognized option '-c:v'" and "aac unrecognized" and other ...
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Find all MKV files and remove all subtitles

I'm currently looking at a Windows program called mkvmerge. I would like to create a batch file to find all MKV files recursively from a specified path, and remove all subtitles from the MKV files ...
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FFmpeg MKV to MP4 remux whilst converting all audio tracks to AAC

I had a ffmpeg command that would successfully remux an mkv to a iTunes compatible mp4. However it only took the first audio stream regardless of language. I want to remux all audio streams, or at ...
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How to embed an audio and a subtitle file into a MKV file

I have a MKV file in which I want to embed an AC3 audio file. I also want to embed a SRT subtitle file into it. How can I achieve that? Note: AC3 file is the same length of the original video.
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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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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 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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What's a good linux tool for converting MKV files to AVI?

Preferably something that works on Fedora.
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How can I change a video container without re-encoding or compressing the file?

When I ripped my Kill Bill DVD I used handbrake and put it into a single avi. I realize that I didn't get the subtitles, so what I want to do is convert the AVI to MKV and put the subtitles in the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Using ffmpeg to cut up mkv video

I'm completely lost with ffmpeg I got an mkv of 4:33 duration and I'd like to cut out the end from 4:20 I tried different ways: 1) Does not cut at all ~ > ffmpeg -t 00:04:20 -acodec copy -vcodec ...
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mkvextract and batch extraction

Is there a way to extract all attachments in a mkv file via mkvextract with batch? Otherwise I need to give the name of all attachments one by one.
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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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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 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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Video playback shows fault lines where it looks like parts of two frames are being spliced together (edit: called “tearing”)

I'm using Gentoo Linux with 3.8.13 x86 kernel at home and 3.10.4 x86_64 kernel at work. When I'm watching 720p or 1080p HD .mkv containing a H264 MPEG-4 video in full screen mode (VLC, mplayer) I'm ...
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How can I remux FLV movies from YouTube (e.g. into MKV)?

For some obscure reason, I have some video files I downloaded from YouTube as FLV rather than in another format. I would like to re-mux them into, say, MKV (Matroska). When trying to use ffmpeg, I get ...
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mkvmerge error “formats do not match” when appending oga files

we're using mkvmerge to concat user uploaded audio into a single file (this is all done from code in a django website). The command line looks like mkvmerge -o /path/to/output.webm -w ...
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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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Extreme Kernel Paged Pool Memory Use (Win 7 64-bit)

I'm currently running Win 7 Pro 64-bit on a file server system with 12 hard drives. The drives are connected through 2x IBM M1015 controller cards (flashed to LSI 9211-8i IT mode firmware). I'm ...
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Extract S_VOBSUB encoded Subtitles from .MKV container as .SRT

I am working in Linux (Ubuntu) I tried to do it with ffmpeg and mkvtoolnix (mkvextract track) Problems: ffmpeg does not work with S_VOBSUB encoded subtitles mkvtoolnix converts S_VOBSUB to .idx/.sub ...
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How do I swap the first and second audio streams in an MKV in a Linux based system?

I'm using plex. Plex seems to ignore the default audio stream (on Roku) and instead just use the first audio stream. This is per my testing using mkvpropedit. Since Plex does not currently support ...
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WTV playback speed in Windows Media Center

Windows 7 saves TV recording in .wtv files. These files can be played in fast forward mode (1.5x or so speedup) in Windows Media Center. Is this mode allowed only for WTV files or is due to codec ...