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Law Enforcer
Still Undecided
Posted - 2007.12.21 20:07:00 - [1]
 

what kind of format is this? I tried like ten different codecs so far and nothing will play back any of the videos that people post using the mkv format.

I want a codec that works with windows media player although I don't want to use that bloatware CCCP thing.

Master Technique
Club Bear
The Seventh Day
Posted - 2007.12.21 20:14:00 - [2]
 

Can't play MKV's in WMP as far as I know. You need to download either VLC Media Player or MPlayer. Links to both of the sites for those are in a lot of the MKV formated video threads. And download the CCCP. I'm not entirely familiar with the term bloatware, but I promise your computer will not gain water weight from getting the CCCP.

Prometheus Exenthal
Genos Occidere
Posted - 2007.12.22 00:21:00 - [3]
 

If you grab the mega codec pack from the free-codec site, you can play mkv's in WMP.

In fact, I find that WMP plays mkv's better than any other player. VLC and MPC both stutter with large files where WMP plays movies smooth as butter.

Shadowfax2121
Gallente
Black Lance
Posted - 2007.12.22 04:49:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Shadowfax2121 on 22/12/2007 04:51:17
Damnit, okay, here's the short and sweet because I don't want to spend all day explaining.

MKV is a container. It holds audio and video, along with subtitles should you choose (you can also pack in fonts if you use custom fonts for the subs). It was developed because Ogg media container was no longer being developed, and the features and benefits of Matroska outweighed others.

Also, seriously, CCCP codec pack is NOT bloatware. It has what you need, save for real and quicktime codecs. I should know, I was on the R&D side in the early stages. If you want bloatware, get the all-knowing waste of resources called k-lite codec pack, so much crap that the only real way to uninstall it is to search the registry and MANUALLY remove the entries it puts there. Rolling Eyes

If you don't want the players, don't select to install them. But honestly, windows media player is quite ... how should I say, frustrating for some things. Media Player Classic is superior on a number of levels, but everyone has their own likes.

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.12.22 06:00:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Dark Shikari on 22/12/2007 06:01:35
Originally by: Prometheus Exenthal
If you grab the mega codec pack from the free-codec site, you can play mkv's in WMP.
Don't do this. Install the CCCP--it is (nearly) the smallest possible playback pack available. Most "mega codec packs" are complete crap.

It should play just fine in WMP, though I much prefer MPC Razz

As said above, MKV is a container--it can hold multiple audio and video formats. The most common video format used in MKV is H.264, and the most common audio formats are AAC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital), MP3, and Vorbis.

firewalker220
Posted - 2007.12.22 11:15:00 - [6]
 

when i use the MPC with CCCP i get the error about not being able to render the pins in the graph? any idea what this is about?

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.12.22 13:38:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Dark Shikari
Edited by: Dark Shikari on 22/12/2007 06:01:35
Originally by: Prometheus Exenthal
If you grab the mega codec pack from the free-codec site, you can play mkv's in WMP.
Don't do this. Install the CCCP--it is (nearly) the smallest possible playback pack available. Most "mega codec packs" are complete crap.

It should play just fine in WMP, though I much prefer MPC Razz

As said above, MKV is a container--it can hold multiple audio and video formats. The most common video format used in MKV is H.264, and the most common audio formats are AAC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital), MP3, and Vorbis.


Strange, I installed the CCCP pack on Windows XP Pro SP2.

Couldn't get anything to play back, it would lock my system up, cause issues if I tried to even look at .MKV files the wrong way.

Installed the pack reccomended by this guy, the K-Lite Mega Pack and it works perfectly, stutter free, no problems and a clear sharp picture.

Just goes to show... don't believe everything you read in the internets.


Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.12.22 18:39:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Dark Shikari on 22/12/2007 18:40:21
Originally by: Verone
Strange, I installed the CCCP pack on Windows XP Pro SP2.

Couldn't get anything to play back, it would lock my system up, cause issues if I tried to even look at .MKV files the wrong way.

Installed the pack reccomended by this guy, the K-Lite Mega Pack and it works perfectly, stutter free, no problems and a clear sharp picture.

Just goes to show... don't believe everything you read in the internets.
In other words:

1. You didn't follow the instructions (remove prior codec packs).

2. You messed with the settings (and enabled the often-broken support for showing thumbnails for MKV files).

3. Ended up installing a completely broken pack that will come back to bite you in the butt when you find out that the Morgan Stream Switcher is the most hellish codec ever invented Laughing

Seriously, if you install a K-Lite pack, at least install the least broken one, the latest, non-Mega one.

If you actually want to get it working with the CCCP, grab the Insurgent and post a log on a file that doesn't work, and I'll tell you what's broken.

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.12.22 21:27:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Dark Shikari
1. You didn't follow the instructions (remove prior codec packs).


Yep, did this.

Originally by: Dark Shikari
2. You messed with the settings (and enabled the often-broken support for showing thumbnails for MKV files).


Nope, Everything was left as it was installed. It failed to work.

Originally by: Dark Shikari
3. Ended up installing a completely broken pack that will come back to bite you in the butt when you find out that the Morgan Stream Switcher is the most hellish codec ever invented Laughing


I downloaded and installed the one you linked in your original post about it.


Originally by: Dark Shikari
Seriously, if you install a K-Lite pack, at least install the least broken one, the latest, non-Mega one.


The one I have is the one he reccomended, it works fine. My machine plays .mkv very stable, no stuttering, no issues. When using CCCP it was a nightmare, would lock up constantly or stutter.

Strange, since I got rid of CCCP and installed K-Lite it works perfectly.


Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.12.22 21:30:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Verone
The one I have is the one he reccomended, it works fine. My machine plays .mkv very stable, no stuttering, no issues. When using CCCP it was a nightmare, would lock up constantly or stutter.

Strange, since I got rid of CCCP and installed K-Lite it works perfectly.
What I meant is that while it might work fine for MKVs, it might break randomely on other things. This depends on which version you installed; there are loads of versions of K-Lite going around, ranging from hardly that bad to absolutely atrocious.

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.12.22 23:19:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Dark Shikari
Originally by: Verone
The one I have is the one he reccomended, it works fine. My machine plays .mkv very stable, no stuttering, no issues. When using CCCP it was a nightmare, would lock up constantly or stutter.

Strange, since I got rid of CCCP and installed K-Lite it works perfectly.
What I meant is that while it might work fine for MKVs, it might break randomely on other things. This depends on which version you installed; there are loads of versions of K-Lite going around, ranging from hardly that bad to absolutely atrocious.


Everything works fine!

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Jinx Denton
Minmatar
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.12.23 02:05:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Verone
Originally by: Dark Shikari
Originally by: Verone
The one I have is the one he reccomended, it works fine. My machine plays .mkv very stable, no stuttering, no issues. When using CCCP it was a nightmare, would lock up constantly or stutter.

Strange, since I got rid of CCCP and installed K-Lite it works perfectly.
What I meant is that while it might work fine for MKVs, it might break randomely on other things. This depends on which version you installed; there are loads of versions of K-Lite going around, ranging from hardly that bad to absolutely atrocious.


Everything works fine!

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Ridickulo
Minmatar
Tiger-Shrimp
Sons of EvE Alliance
Posted - 2007.12.23 02:34:00 - [13]
 

Just one word: VLC!

VLC is a player with no need for codecs or downloads. Last codec you'll ever need for you computer!
In fact, the only way to mess it up is by installing codecs. :)


Ultroth
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.12.23 19:53:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Jinx Denton
Originally by: Verone
Originally by: Dark Shikari
Originally by: Verone
The one I have is the one he reccomended, it works fine. My machine plays .mkv very stable, no stuttering, no issues. When using CCCP it was a nightmare, would lock up constantly or stutter.

Strange, since I got rid of CCCP and installed K-Lite it works perfectly.
What I meant is that while it might work fine for MKVs, it might break randomely on other things. This depends on which version you installed; there are loads of versions of K-Lite going around, ranging from hardly that bad to absolutely atrocious.


Everything works fine!

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