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Windows 7: help with MKV

20 Jun 2010   #1
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
help with MKV

ok so i have installed and uninstalled about 8 codec packs that CLAIM they let media player play MKV

does anyone know codec packs that will play both sound and VIDEO on media player 12


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21 Jun 2010   #2
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FCVPI99 View Post
ok so i have installed and uninstalled about 8 codec packs that CLAIM they let media player play MKV

does anyone know codec packs that will play both sound and VIDEO on media player 12
Uninstall all codec packs completely. They are counterproductive on Windows 7. None were written for it. For the only native MKV support get free DivX Plus Codec Pack – DivX codecs for Windows media player | DivX.com and AC3Filter http://ac3filter.googlecode.com/file...lter_1_63b.exe
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21 Jun 2010   #3
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Unistall the other packs and let me recommend one that works, Shark007's windows7 codec pack. This has been put together for WIndows 7 and MKV's work for me.

NOTE: If you have the 64bit version of windows and have changed the defaults to also use the 64bit Windows Media Player. You will need to install the 64bit version of the codec pack. If you have 64bit or 32bit versions of windows 7, then windows 7 will use the 32bit windows media player by default and the 32bit pack should suffice. Personally I like to install both 32 and 64 bit codec packs and change my default to the 64bit version of windows player.

I can also recommend GOM Player, I've used in for the past 6 years and it's playback is flawless (even with MKV), it will also download the codec as needed (automatically), the latest version works a treat in windows 7.
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21 Jun 2010   #4
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

tried both of Those DivX Suck big time crashes explore and the shark one i get sound but no picture and i want to use media player (OCD coming out)

i don't know what version im using i don't remember changing 32/64 of media player but doesn't mean anything


what if any are the benefits of 64 bit player over 32>
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21 Jun 2010   #5
usta

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I personally don't like WMP and avoid any codec packs (bad experiences in the past).
If you want an easy approach to play your video files, just get another player (GOMplayer, KMplayer, VLC player, MPC-HC, etc...).
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21 Jun 2010   #6
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FCVPI99 View Post
tried both of Those DivX Suck big time crashes explore and the shark one i get sound but no picture
Hey, I think you missed a comma or something , but does this mean that you tried Sharks codec pack or not?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FCVPI99 View Post
and i want to use media player (OCD coming out)
Your rig, your choice, I use it sometimes especially for arranging my music; not so much for movies because it just uses too much resources, but still sometimes anyway.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FCVPI99 View Post
i don't know what version im using i don't remember changing 32/64 of media player but doesn't mean anything
what if any are the benefits of 64 bit player over 32>
You can check the version on the help menu. As to the differences, the 64 bit is supposed to be faster, so it shouldn't hold up resources for as long. In my experience I honestly can't spot the difference. If you have installed windows 64bit then take a look at both of them on your rig and see for yourself (remember to install sharks 32bit codec pack as well as his 64bit codec pack, each needs their own codecs).

You can find WMP here:
32bit is here = %systemdrive%\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player
64bit is here = %systemdrive%\Program Files\Windows Media Player\Program Files\Windows Media Player
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21 Jun 2010   #7
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

yes i tried shark didnt work i tryed Windows 7 - Codec Pack also and that kinda of works i have some KVMs that will play but my stargate atlatis KVM wont i get sound but no video the video i do get is like playing music i dont know enough about KVM to find out whats wrong final media player plays it but i dont want a bunch of the same programs i just want to use one i want to use media player for the soul fact all my music is in it and all my live feeds are in it im a weather and radio scanner buff i have live meeds from NOAA weather and a bunch of towns around me for police fire scanning plus my NASA feeds so i really dont want to change
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21 Jun 2010   #8
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

using media info i found it the video codec is AVC anyone know where to get that codec to work with media player? prefer just that codec since i already have the windows 7 codec pack installed

now im really messed up the MKV files that play are also AVC i dont know whats wrong
stargate Atlantis file is in HD

im guessing i need a V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
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21 Jun 2010   #9
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

All i use to play MKV in media player is AC3 Filter for the sound and Haali media splitter for the video.

WMP plays everything i have tried with those installed, works perfect.
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21 Jun 2010   #10
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FCVPI99 View Post
yes i tried shark didnt work i tryed Windows 7 - Codec Pack also and that kinda of works i have some KVMs that will play but my stargate atlatis KVM wont i get sound but no video the video i do get is like playing music i dont know enough about KVM to find out whats wrong final media player plays it but i dont want a bunch of the same programs i just want to use one i want to use media player for the soul fact all my music is in it and all my live feeds are in it im a weather and radio scanner buff i have live meeds from NOAA weather and a bunch of towns around me for police fire scanning plus my NASA feeds so i really dont want to change
First we need to know if your using a 32bit of 64bit version of WMP, so that we can recommend a new codec for you.

Another option might be to set your KVM and MKV's to play with GOM player and everything else to play with media player. In fact if you're using the 32bit WMP and GOMplayer works for your files, it's likely that GOMplayer Media player will work too (i.e. install GOMPLAYER to download the correct codecs for you).

You may also want to use Gspot codec identifier and post up a screen print of the movie file, then I can check for those exact codecs (we need to ensure that we have both video and audio codecs for the file in which ever bit version you need).

PS: The real important thing here is to get Stargate working (Atlantis is my favorite).
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