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Windows 7: Easy MKV file viewing in WMC

12 Jan 2010   #1
mgftp

 
 
Easy MKV file viewing in WMC

First, I have done a search and found some stuff but everything I find is so different with now answers the same and a little confusing to me. (Not a computer expert here) What is currently the easiest way to play MKV files with WMC? I'd like as little add-on downloads as possible and a process where the videos can simply be played with WMC without extra steps to watch them.

Also, if it makes a difference, I not only want to view them with WMC on the computer but through my xbox360 as well which is an extender.

Thank You


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12 Jan 2010   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

the bare essentials Haali Spliter


If you do not wish to configure anything, Shark007 codec pack will have everything in it needed for MKV with little to no effort at all, complete with AC3 filter.

youll need to install the Win7 pack first, then the 64bit addon if you have Win7 x64 for it to work in WMC
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12 Jan 2010   #3
mgftp

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
the bare essentials Haali Spliter


If you do not wish to configure anything, Shark007 codec pack will have everything in it needed for MKV with little to no effort at all, complete with AC3 filter.

youll need to install the Win7 pack first, then the 64bit addon if you have Win7 x64 for it to work in WMC
Thanks.

What is the Win7 pack? 64bit addon?

I Have the 32 version so I take it I don't need that addon? Will it work with the 32?
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12 Jan 2010   #4
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Will watch this thread for more confidence in the package ..before I download..not sure I like the idea of the package stripping out previous codecs
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12 Jan 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgftp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
the bare essentials Haali Spliter


If you do not wish to configure anything, Shark007 codec pack will have everything in it needed for MKV with little to no effort at all, complete with AC3 filter.

youll need to install the Win7 pack first, then the 64bit addon if you have Win7 x64 for it to work in WMC
Thanks.

What is the Win7 pack? 64bit addon?

I Have the 32 version so I take it I don't need that addon? Will it work with the 32?
You only need the 64bit addon if you have a 64bit OS.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html
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12 Jan 2010   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Do you have Shark007 codec package installed?

As mentioned, you only need the 64bit addon package if your OS is 64bit. With Win7 32bit you need only Shark007 Win7 codecs.
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