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Windows 7: How to open *.mkv files in windows media centre

25 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
How to open *.mkv files in windows media centre

i upgraded to win7 x64 few days ago
now in windows media center when i try to open *.mkv files it gives following error see in the screen shot
but when i have win7 x86 the *.mkv files are working well in windows media center
any idea or should i require additional plugins
and other videos present in that same folder are playing except *.mkv files

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25 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

What codecs are inside the MKV?

If it contains formats supported by Win7 natively, For example H264, AC3, etc, you only need Haali Media Splitter.

Are you using any codecs packages at all?

Also, that message seems to indicate you are accessing a library that no longer exists.
Make sure the Win7 librarys are setup correctly.
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26 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Have a look at this article here. . Should be useful to decide which way you wan't to go.

And if you are not very particular to use only WMP/WMC, you may install Media Player Classic - Home Cinema and try it with your mkvs.
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