I have Sharks codecs for both 32 and 64 bit on my other win 7 box and i always use GOMplayer. On my other Windows 7 machine I use the Windows 7 Codec Pack
(The difference is on purpose so I can try out alternatives and I find Sharks GUI not so user friendly).
Sometimes after a fresh install I too would notice difficulty with MKV's but usually the GOMplayer ones work perfectly for me. You could try setting GOM to run as a HIGH process priority, this should rule out system resources as you are low on RAM (I'd recommend at least 2TB for Windows 7). Also try to close down as many programs as possible before running GOM player.
Other things that might help:
- Take a look at the Matroska Diagnostic utility
. This will tell you the correct sound codec for the file that you are playing and we can find it.
- Get the Matroska splitter
direct from the manufacturer (or here
in case they add a new version).
- Real player - I need to install the Real Alternative codec to get this working. I choose a custom install and never install the classic Player that comes with the package, just the codecs.
- Quicktime - I only need this for *.mov files and it's the same as above but I use the QuickTime alternative and play it in GOM Player (I just found out that for *.mov's at the moment there is no picture on my Windows 7 codec box under GOM but WMP works fine for *.mov.... off to trouble shoot that now *grin* )
- I've attached a reg file to fix your thumbnail problem. Double click to install it.