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Windows 7: MKV files causing crashes on VLC and Media player

21 Jun 2010   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
MKV files causing crashes on VLC and Media player

Every time I play a MKV file it crashes my computer. It seems it does not matter what media player it is playing on.

I have tried it on VLC v 1.1 mediaplayer and windows mediaplayer with a codec pack.

I have looked online and it seems many people are having the same issue, but noone has good insight on how or why it keeps happening.

It is a very frustrating issue.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

Corrupted files perhaps?

Try The KMPlayer, WinAmp, or Splayer?

If none of those work with reasonable Codec pack installs, then the files are hosed.

The KMPlayer uses it's own codecs I believe and you can manipulate it within its options big time, so it's possible to troubleshoot odd issues, I changed the renderer for example and some videos that said they couldn't work, suddenly did, and it's my favorite player for videos, and fully capable for audio too, I just prefer another one for audio.

I hope that is useful.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

I have 20 or so mkvs from diffrent souces and loaded to pc by diffrent methods. I can't believe they are all bad. Does not add up. Thanks for insight. It is greatly appreCiated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Un-install all the codecs and install Zoom Player and at then end of the install there will be an Install Center Popup, install the apps and codecs there and then try VLC and Media Player. - Zoom Player Download

I personally use Zoom Player since it is the most versatile player I have used, and has a good interface.

Most of the videos I watch are MKV based.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2010   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

I will give that a try and let you know how it works. Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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