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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 Windows 7 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 Windows 7 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 Windows 7 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 Windows 7 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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