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Windows 7: Windows Media Player & Center, problems with .mkv files & .srt files


04 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 Public Beta x64 Build 7000
 
 
Windows Media Player & Center, problems with .mkv files & .srt files

Hi All, I found this forum on the internet and I'm so proud to be registred on it . Hope I could find answers to all my questions here and we could solved them together I will really appreciate!

So, I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Beta Build 7000 running on my computer (very proud of it, 90% of my 32-bit programs work just great) and I was wondering if Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center could play MKV files and for some videos with subtitiles (in .srt)... These are the bestest programs for me and I would like from now on to use them at 100%.

This is the codec pack that I've istalled : Combined Community Codec Pack 2008-09-21. Indeed, in WMP & WMC I can watch videos in .avi format, no problem for that. Problem comes with .mkv format... Again, in WMP I can visualise the video with sound, but in WMC there's an error that says that the format isn't compatible (PS : I can visualise the file in "Movie Library"). The question is how can I solve this problem?

The other think is that with an .avi video I can't see the subtiltes even if it's played in WMP & WMC... Of course the .srt files is named as the .avi. Can't figure out from where the problem comes...

If You could PLEASE help me people I will THANK YOU for EVER!!!

PS : Sorry if english's bad. Hope it's clear for You


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04 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Public Beta x64 Build 7000
 
 

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05 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 build 7068
 
 

Try the K-Lite codec pack, just Google it. I have run mkv's in the past but really do not use them at all now. I may have run a converter, it has been awhile.

As far as getting media to work with Media Center, I too find it odd that WMP will work and not WMC. Seems that the Center would use the same structure as the Player, but no.

I use WMP for stored m2ts, and WMC for vob, avi etc.. Both work well for the uses I need.

Good Luck!
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05 Mar 2009   #4

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

i found the best way to play mkv files in wmc is to install these's 2 files

x64Components_v166.exe

MatroskaSplitter.exe

after installing them i had no trouble with mkv files.
sorry i don't have the websites where i downloaded them from but i'm sure if
you do a search you'll find them.

scrooge
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05 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 build 7068
 
 

Good info, you know I think I will give MC another go on playing 1080p material. Be nice if I can get everything working with MC. I like the remote, library, TV, on MC.

Thanks!
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05 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Public Beta x64 Build 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ibocpro View Post
I like the remote, library, TV, on MC.
Yeah me too that's why .
I will try x64 Components and say if it's OK .
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05 Mar 2009   #7

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

in build 7048 wmc (play all) takes about 5mins to load
and sometimes don't load at all. it just hang's on me and
i have to end task. 7000/7022 both load right up no trouble at all.
but on the other hand the video's seem to look alot more clear.
scrooge
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05 Mar 2009   #8

Windows 7 Public Beta x64 Build 7000
 
 

It worked for me. I can play .mkv files in WMC too .

Here's the x64 Components released for Windows 7 x64 : Shark007.net - x64 Components addon




|MG| Win7x64 Components 1.0.4 Final

Thanks to scrooge .

PS : Subs still don't work xD
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05 Mar 2009   #9

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

goto your start menu then all programs then to vistacode
then 64bit tools click ( ffdshow video decoder config ) and on
the left side go down to subtitles and there's some settings
in there that may help you.
scrooge
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05 Mar 2009   #10

Windows 7 Public Beta x64 Build 7000
 
 

Hmmm still doesn't work . I think because it's a Beta version I have problems like that... Can live with it till Windows 7 x64 officially comes .

But still want to know, how do You people can view your subtitles in WMP & WMC?
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