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Windows 7: help with MKV

24 Jun 2010   #41
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

MKVs do have thumbnails using Sharks package.

just make sure that DivX MKV Splitter is enabled in the MKV tab.

If you have Win7 x64, you need to have the 64bit addon and have it enabled there.

I think MeGUI or Handbrake are the best 2 choices for encoding, and are free.


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24 Jun 2010   #42
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
MKVs do have thumbnails using Sharks package.

just make sure that DivX MKV Splitter is enabled in the MKV tab.

If you have Win7 x64, you need to have the 64bit addon and have it enabled there.

I think MeGUI or Handbrake are the best 2 choices for encoding, and are free.
Like I was saying before, since Shark's pack depends on DivX to do all it's cool MKV stuff and Windows 7 has native Media Foundation drivers to do everything but AC3 (actually it does AC3 too but licensing prevents it from being used with MKV) why install a ton of other junk when all you want is a native Media Foundation splitter (64-bit too!) and an AC3 filter with native ACM wrapper?
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25 Jun 2010   #43
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
MKVs do have thumbnails using Sharks package.

just make sure that DivX MKV Splitter is enabled in the MKV tab.

If you have Win7 x64, you need to have the 64bit addon and have it enabled there.

I think MeGUI or Handbrake are the best 2 choices for encoding, and are free.
Like I was saying before, since Shark's pack depends on DivX to do all it's cool MKV stuff and Windows 7 has native Media Foundation drivers to do everything but AC3 (actually it does AC3 too but licensing prevents it from being used with MKV) why install a ton of other junk when all you want is a native Media Foundation splitter (64-bit too!) and an AC3 filter with native ACM wrapper?
Good Questions and good points.

I obviously can not speak for everyone, but I can share my thoughts.

I do alot of video encoding. So in my case, FFD Show decoders is a must at times. The fact i can enable them or disable them is nice as well.
However, I find FFDShow to have superior picture quality, so i use it as my default decoder. Just my opinion there.

As far as DIVX goes, it does do well. I can't really say much bad about it, but it does have its flaws.
1. You need DIVX Plus codecs in order to play in external players. (IE WMP or WMC) This is a trial thing that you must purchase later.
You will also need AC3 filter to get AC3 playback in 3rd party players.
2. If you have HD videos in a MP4 container that contain AC3 audio, they will play video only. Even in WMP.
The DIVX Splitter doesnt seem to like them.
3. DIVX itself can sometimes have issues playing back certain AC3 files. Not sure why.

I do agree, that all that is in Sharks pack is not needed (at least for me). You will get no argument from there. But I only install what I need.
FFDShow, Haali, Gabest, AC3, DIVX foundation.

This way MKV thumbs work, and most any video plays in WMP and WMC without issue. And, theres no need to purchase anything extra later down the line.

And, I can still encode videos using FFDShow

Thats my reasoning at least. And of course, it will not apply to everyone.
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25 Jun 2010   #44
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
MKVs do have thumbnails using Sharks package.

just make sure that DivX MKV Splitter is enabled in the MKV tab.

If you have Win7 x64, you need to have the 64bit addon and have it enabled there.

I think MeGUI or Handbrake are the best 2 choices for encoding, and are free.
Like I was saying before, since Shark's pack depends on DivX to do all it's cool MKV stuff and Windows 7 has native Media Foundation drivers to do everything but AC3 (actually it does AC3 too but licensing prevents it from being used with MKV) why install a ton of other junk when all you want is a native Media Foundation splitter (64-bit too!) and an AC3 filter with native ACM wrapper?
Good Questions and good points.

I obviously can not speak for everyone, but I can share my thoughts.

I do alot of video encoding. So in my case, FFD Show decoders is a must at times. The fact i can enable them or disable them is nice as well.
However, I find FFDShow to have superior picture quality, so i use it as my default decoder. Just my opinion there.

As far as DIVX goes, it does do well. I can't really say much bad about it, but it does have its flaws.
1. You need DIVX Plus codecs in order to play in external players. (IE WMP or WMC) This is a trial thing that you must purchase later.
You will also need AC3 filter to get AC3 playback in 3rd party players.
2. If you have HD videos in a MP4 container that contain AC3 audio, they will play video only. Even in WMP.
The DIVX Splitter doesnt seem to like them.
3. DIVX itself can sometimes have issues playing back certain AC3 files. Not sure why.

I do agree, that all that is in Sharks pack is not needed (at least for me). You will get no argument from there. But I only install what I need.
FFDShow, Haali, Gabest, AC3, DIVX foundation.

This way MKV thumbs work, and most any video plays in WMP and WMC without issue. And, theres no need to purchase anything extra later down the line.

And, I can still encode videos using FFDShow

Thats my reasoning at least. And of course, it will not apply to everyone.
+1
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25 Jun 2010   #45
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
MKVs do have thumbnails using Sharks package.

just make sure that DivX MKV Splitter is enabled in the MKV tab.

If you have Win7 x64, you need to have the 64bit addon and have it enabled there.

I think MeGUI or Handbrake are the best 2 choices for encoding, and are free.
Like I was saying before, since Shark's pack depends on DivX to do all it's cool MKV stuff and Windows 7 has native Media Foundation drivers to do everything but AC3 (actually it does AC3 too but licensing prevents it from being used with MKV) why install a ton of other junk when all you want is a native Media Foundation splitter (64-bit too!) and an AC3 filter with native ACM wrapper?
Good Questions and good points.

I obviously can not speak for everyone, but I can share my thoughts.

I do alot of video encoding. So in my case, FFD Show decoders is a must at times. The fact i can enable them or disable them is nice as well.
However, I find FFDShow to have superior picture quality, so i use it as my default decoder. Just my opinion there.

As far as DIVX goes, it does do well. I can't really say much bad about it, but it does have its flaws.
1. You need DIVX Plus codecs in order to play in external players. (IE WMP or WMC) This is a trial thing that you must purchase later.
You will also need AC3 filter to get AC3 playback in 3rd party players.
2. If you have HD videos in a MP4 container that contain AC3 audio, they will play video only. Even in WMP.
The DIVX Splitter doesnt seem to like them.
3. DIVX itself can sometimes have issues playing back certain AC3 files. Not sure why.

I do agree, that all that is in Sharks pack is not needed (at least for me). You will get no argument from there. But I only install what I need.
FFDShow, Haali, Gabest, AC3, DIVX foundation.

This way MKV thumbs work, and most any video plays in WMP and WMC without issue. And, theres no need to purchase anything extra later down the line.

And, I can still encode videos using FFDShow

Thats my reasoning at least. And of course, it will not apply to everyone.
DivX Plus decoders are free. AC3Filter is free. Standards compliant MP4 containers do not allow AC3. Use multichannel AAC instead at half the bitrate for the same sound.

When I want to encode I use avidemux which includes all the codecs sharks pack does and more -- and doesn't clutter my system with dodgy codecs and splitters.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2010   #46
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Thanks for providing the file. It's hideously busted according the the specification author's own tool mkvalidator available for Windows here Downloads for Windows | Matroska

Here's the output:
..
ERR120: Extra TrackInfo found at 1211736069 (size 407)
ERR065: The SeekPoint at 94 references a TrackInfo at wrong position 1211736069 (real 564) .
ERR0B1: Block at 64873 track #2 is not a keyframe

... repeating thousands of times -- file is skewed

ERR0B1: Block at 1211619484 track #2 is not a keyframe .................................................................................................... ...............
file created with matroska muxer by Alexander Noe, build date Aug 30 2008 / AVI-Mux GUI 1.17.8, Aug 30 2008 12:36:58

Whatever was able to play that file was doing it out of pure, dumb luck. I tried to fix the file with mkclean.exe and it too promptly crashed. I'd bee looking for another copy of that episode...
thats the thing i cant find any other HD version every other version of season 1 is 480 p tv rips - season 2 seems fine so far
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26 Jun 2010   #47
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post

Like I was saying before, since Shark's pack depends on DivX to do all it's cool MKV stuff and Windows 7 has native Media Foundation drivers to do everything but AC3 (actually it does AC3 too but licensing prevents it from being used with MKV) why install a ton of other junk when all you want is a native Media Foundation splitter (64-bit too!) and an AC3 filter with native ACM wrapper?
Good Questions and good points.

I obviously can not speak for everyone, but I can share my thoughts.

I do alot of video encoding. So in my case, FFD Show decoders is a must at times. The fact i can enable them or disable them is nice as well.
However, I find FFDShow to have superior picture quality, so i use it as my default decoder. Just my opinion there.

As far as DIVX goes, it does do well. I can't really say much bad about it, but it does have its flaws.
1. You need DIVX Plus codecs in order to play in external players. (IE WMP or WMC) This is a trial thing that you must purchase later.
You will also need AC3 filter to get AC3 playback in 3rd party players.
2. If you have HD videos in a MP4 container that contain AC3 audio, they will play video only. Even in WMP.
The DIVX Splitter doesnt seem to like them.
3. DIVX itself can sometimes have issues playing back certain AC3 files. Not sure why.

I do agree, that all that is in Sharks pack is not needed (at least for me). You will get no argument from there. But I only install what I need.
FFDShow, Haali, Gabest, AC3, DIVX foundation.

This way MKV thumbs work, and most any video plays in WMP and WMC without issue. And, theres no need to purchase anything extra later down the line.

And, I can still encode videos using FFDShow

Thats my reasoning at least. And of course, it will not apply to everyone.
DivX Plus decoders are free. AC3Filter is free. Standards compliant MP4 containers do not allow AC3. Use multichannel AAC instead at half the bitrate for the same sound.

When I want to encode I use avidemux which includes all the codecs sharks pack does and more -- and doesn't clutter my system with dodgy codecs and splitters.

i would go with divX but pass experience says dont do it anymore
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26 Jun 2010   #48
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FCVPI99 View Post
i would go with divX but pass experience says dont do it anymore
Sharks codec pack is using it now and are several others just for the feature you don't like -- the thumbnail renderer that crashed on you.
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26 Jun 2010   #49
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FCVPI99 View Post
i would go with divX but pass experience says dont do it anymore
Sharks codec pack is using it now and are several others just for the feature you don't like -- the thumbnail renderer that crashed on you.
thats why i dont like divx
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