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Windows 7: MKV file playback?

28 Jun 2011   #1
mgftp

 
 
MKV file playback?

Hey guys, first, I did a search but the thousands of threads that popped up were overwhelming, and most were from 2009 so I figured the info could be outdated. With that said, I am asking something I am sure has been asked before. How can I play MKV files with Media Center? Streaming to an xbox360 would be nice as well. Thanks.


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28 Jun 2011   #2
tomcott

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I found that the DivX Codec pack did it, after days of trying lol
Cheers,
Tom
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28 Jun 2011   #3
mgftp

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomcott View Post
I found that the DivX Codec pack did it, after days of trying lol
Cheers,
Tom
Thanks. Videos are now recognized and playable by WMC but no audio though.
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29 Jun 2011   #4
tomcott

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Also try the K-Lite Codec pack, it has something called the Haali Media Splitter which should do it. I'm surprised it doesn't work with DivX though, it ties into the DirectShow built into the OS (Windows has the capability built in for MKV files, just doesn't have a codec for it, this is where DivX comes in. Some googling should turn up a Microsoft answers thread, which should inspire you some more.
By the way, can you play them okay in WMP? It may come down to registry editing to fix this, just give me a shout (on this thread) if you need more help.
Ta,
Tom
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29 Jun 2011   #5
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

A default installation of the Shark007 Win7codecs will allow Media Center to play MKV's and it will also allow the xbox360 to play MKV's. On the Help TAB of the Settings Application, press the button to associate filetypes to the Windows players.
Do not install the DivX software along with Shark007. If you have it installed, remove it 1st.
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29 Jun 2011   #6
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

klite will not enable the xbox360 to play mkv files like the Shark007 codecs do.

Also be sure to use current releases from MajorGeeks.com.
Some older releases installed the Ask toolbar without asking the user to do so.
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29 Jun 2011   #7
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

thanks, from the original post . . .

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgftp View Post
How can I play MKV files with Media Center? Streaming to an xbox360 would be nice as well. Thanks.
Since he was looking for mkv playback on the xbox360, i suggested he use my codecs instead.
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30 Jun 2011   #8
mgftp

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
A default installation of the Shark007 Win7codecs will allow Media Center to play MKV's and it will also allow the xbox360 to play MKV's. On the Help TAB of the Settings Application, press the button to associate filetypes to the Windows players.
Do not install the DivX software along with Shark007. If you have it installed, remove it 1st.
Hey Shark, thanks for the responses. But I am having some issues.

With you codec pack installed WMC is now recognizing MKV files, however it will not play them. It gives me a message that says "Windows Media Center cannot find the specific files. Be sure the path is typed correctly. If it is, the file does not exist at the specified location, or the computer where the file is stored is offline."

Thanks
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30 Jun 2011   #9
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Sounds like a corrupted Library issue.
On the Misc TAB is a button to 'Rebuild WMP Library' - (Media Center uses the same library)
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30 Jun 2011   #10
nusse

Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgftp View Post
Hey guys, first, I did a search but the thousands of threads that popped up were overwhelming, and most were from 2009 so I figured the info could be outdated. With that said, I am asking something I am sure has been asked before. How can I play MKV files with Media Center? Streaming to an xbox360 would be nice as well. Thanks.
I ended up using ffdshow and transcode360 with great success and no bloat from other installers or products.
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