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Windows 7: Suggest me a best way to run matroska (.mkv) and .srt files on WMP 12

19 Sep 2011   #1
CyberCriminal

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Suggest me a best way to run matroska (.mkv) and .srt files on WMP 12

Hi,

I use VLC player just to play .mkv and .srt files in my PC and WMP for everything else. I really liked WMP and I don't want to use any other players.

I can install a codec pack and run mkv files, but this guy suggests NOT to install codec packs on PC.
Why Codec Packs Are Bad - How-To Geek Wiki

Can anyone suggest me a good method to run mkv and srt files on WMP? or I will use the same VLC player again.


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19 Sep 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Don't install klite, it's full of stuff that's no longer compatible with win 7.
The cccp pack seems safe and it's what I've been using for several years now.
CCCP - Combined Community Codec Pack

If you have absolutely settled against a codec pack based on what you read there.
You can get just the mkv (matroska) support by downloading the matroska codec specficially.

This will however not give you srt support, though the mkv subs will show.

Even the makers of mastroska themselves suggest using the cccp pack though.
One step if you do install that pack at the end of the installation there will be a settings window.
Go to the second page of it, and check the box to enable sub support for wmp.
That should set you up.
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19 Sep 2011   #3
CyberCriminal

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Don't install klite, it's full of stuff that's no longer compatible with win 7.
The cccp pack seems safe and it's what I've been using for several years now.
CCCP - Combined Community Codec Pack

If you have absolutely settled against a codec pack based on what you read there.
You can get just the mkv (matroska) support by downloading the matroska codec specficially.

This will however not give you srt support, though the mkv subs will show.

Even the makers of mastroska themselves suggest using the cccp pack though.
One step if you do install that pack at the end of the installation there will be a settings window.
Go to the second page of it, and check the box to enable sub support for wmp.
That should set you up.
Thanks for the quick reply.
Where can I get matroska codec? Any links would be helpful.
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19 Sep 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Downloads for Windows | Matroska
under filters. I suggest getting the haali too, as it's used a lot in animes and subbed stuff online.
And it will also add native mp4 support.
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19 Sep 2011   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can use Shark's codecs pack.

Shark007's FREE Codec solutions - Windows 7 codecs
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19 Sep 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Yeah, he's apparently dead set against codec packs for reasons beyond me.
You have to be careful picking them I agree, but to say using them at all is a danger or a failure of some sort. ...I don't agree with that.
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19 Sep 2011   #7
CyberCriminal

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Downloads for Windows | Matroska
under filters. I suggest getting the haali too, as it's used a lot in animes and subbed stuff online.
And it will also add native mp4 support.
I didn't install CCCP. Haali Media Splitter works for me! Thanks. Repped you!
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19 Sep 2011   #8
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Glad you are settled, just post back if you run into anything else codec related.
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02 Nov 2011   #9
Yvinho

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I My problem is that the videos are waging. I had installed the Klit, but I already removed the computer.
The Haali MKV will accept and load the subtitles?
Thanks
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