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Windows 7: How can I play .mkv files in WMP 12?

21 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
How can I play .mkv files in WMP 12?

I want to run .mkv files in my WMP 12... is there any way to play mkv files without installing codec softwares?

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22 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

1. Install the latest stable version of ffdshow tryout. ffdshow tryouts | Download (Turn on subtitles in the video decoder setup and set preferred language to english in the vobsub section)

2. Install Haali Matroska Splitter. ( In the Settings>Options>Languages fill up the priority in the Value field. Look into the baloon tips for guidance.)

Open an mkv file in Windows Media Player ( File>Open). WMP may not see the mkv file. Choose any file *.* setting on the left to show the mkv file.

When the dialog box pops up "Do you want the player to try to play this content", check " Don't ask me again for this extension" and then select "yes"

You have now associated the mkv files with WMP.

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23 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I've installed VLC to play video files.
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23 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

You may also try Media Player Classic Home Cinema. It can play mkvs. One more advantage with MPC-Home Cinema. It can play Bluray movies too.
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