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Windows 7: native mkv support

09 Nov 2009   #1

win 7 pro x64
native mkv support

i read that windows 7 has native support for mkv files. yet when i try to open an mkv file in media center it doesnt work. am i missing something? im running win7 pro

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10 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM 7127
Here is the Link to Solve that problem

Downloading the tech preview
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Submitted by porfitron on Thu, 04/30/2009 - 18:41.

Please discuss this release here:
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10 Nov 2009   #3
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6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)

MKV is NOT natively supported. You'll need a splitter. Currently the DivX Preview mentioned above is the only Media Foundation package available though there are other DirectShow based options available.

If you are interested below is a table of the new natively supported formats.

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