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Help needed with playing an MKV file on laptop

cocoiffy Avatar
6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Hi. i am trying to play an MKV file on my laptop which is using windows 7 and have installed windows media classic but the picture is as if it is in slow motion and it stutters alot... can some 1 please help with this?

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Use the windows 7 codecs pack from here http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

all you'll have to do after installing is rightr click the file and tell it to open with media player if it won't play it by double clicking the video file
#2
dcx_badass
Try VLC Player, but if it is a HD file, your PC just might not be powerful enough.


have tried VLC player. its worse on vlc player than it is on media classic player. i dont think its the laptop as its fairly new. if it makes any difference i have a toshiba L450D?
#3
rubbish copy of the film ?
#4
does anyone know of a quick mkv to avi converter? Quick as in a few minutes...
#5
the dandy p
does anyone know of a quick mkv to avi converter? Quick as in a few minutes...


i dont think there is unless youve got a super fast computer, converting takes a lot of processing power
#6
Here's the simple answer. GOMPlayer plays any file :). It'll ask for you to download the codec once you've done that it'll be fine!
#7
karenhornby
Use the windows 7 codecs pack from here http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

all you'll have to do after installing is rightr click the file and tell it to open with media player if it won't play it by double clicking the video file


tried but still no difference
#8
cocoiffy
tried but still no difference


Is it the Sempron laptop ?.
#9
tonyg1962
Is it the Sempron laptop ?.


what do you mean by sempron?
#10
cocoiffy
what do you mean by sempron?


The toshiba L450D has different specs and processors ,Depending on which spec it is might be the reason it is stuggling,
#11
Met-Cast
Here's the simple answer. GOMPlayer plays any file :). It'll ask for you to download the codec once you've done that it'll be fine!


This is still playing in what looks like slow motion and stutters alot... i was reading up summat about the FPs thing but dont know how to change that on the laptop... any ideas??
#12
+1 for VLC

What spec is the pc?
banned#13
the dandy p;7554554
does anyone know of a quick mkv to avi converter? Quick as in a few minutes...


leemole101;7554571
i dont think there is unless youve got a super fast computer, converting takes a lot of processing power

wrong

mkv2vob converts a large matroska (say 5GB) to mp4 in about a minute on my PC.
#14
csiman
wrong

mkv2vob converts a large matroska (say 5GB) to mp4 in about a minute on my PC.


Pretty sure all thats doing is basically changing the file extention seeing as they basically have the same x264 codec.
#15
karenhornby
Use the windows 7 codecs pack from here http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

all you'll have to do after installing is rightr click the file and tell it to open with media player if it won't play it by double clicking the video file


WKD!!!! thank you!! thats worked a treat! iv been trying to sort this out for ages!!! thank you again! is there a similar codec for windows XP?
banned#16
deathtrap3000;7558981
Pretty sure all thats doing is basically changing the file extention seeing as they basically have the same x264 codec.

no - it certainly does a re-encode of some kind as you can see it progressing.

tried renaming the mkv to mp4 & avi but the ps3 wont play it. Put it through mkv2vob and the mp4 plays perfectly on the ps3.
#17
csiman
no - it certainly does a re-encode of some kind as you can see it progressing.

tried renaming the mkv to mp4 & avi but the ps3 wont play it. Put it through mkv2vob and the mp4 plays perfectly on the ps3.


if i have a dvd player that plays divx files, will mp4 work on there aswel?
banned#18
cocoiffy;7559810
if i have a dvd player that plays divx files, will mp4 work on there aswel?

not HD ones
#19
csiman
not HD ones


sorry pal im a bit dumb when it comes to things like this. so i have a hd movie which is an mkv file i think which doesnt work on my dvd player as it doesnt support HD. if i use your converting tool does that not change the type of file so i can then play on my dvd or is it still classed as being a hd movie? my dvd player supports xvid, avi and mp4 I THINK so would this not work?
banned#20
cocoiffy;7560442
sorry pal im a bit dumb when it comes to things like this. so i have a hd movie which is an mkv file i think which doesnt work on my dvd player as it doesnt support HD. if i use your converting tool does that not change the type of file so i can then play on my dvd or is it still classed as being a hd movie? my dvd player supports xvid, avi and mp4 I THINK so would this not work?

it will never play HD whatever the filetype is. you could try though
#21
csiman
no - it certainly does a re-encode of some kind as you can see it progressing.

tried renaming the mkv to mp4 & avi but the ps3 wont play it. Put it through mkv2vob and the mp4 plays perfectly on the ps3.

I tried to simplify it by saying it basically renames the file. Thats not just what its doing. But its defo not converting the file. Even with the fastest of home computers this takes ages and requires a few passes.
#22
cocoiffy
This is still playing in what looks like slow motion and stutters alot... i was reading up summat about the FPs thing but dont know how to change that on the laptop... any ideas??


Works fine on mine windows xp?
#23
Met-Cast
Works fine on mine windows xp?


What codec are you using for xp?
#24
mkv2vob and you end up with an mp4 file . Strange it's not *.vob

It transcodes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcode

In true transcoding, the bitstream format of one file is changed from one to another without its undergoing another complete decoding and encoding process. This usually is possible if the source and target codecs are sufficiently similar. However, support for this process very much depends on the case.

The most popular method of transcoding is to decode the original data to an intermediate format (i.e. PCM for audio or YUV for video), in a way that still contains the content of the original, and then encoding the resulting file into the target format.

Transcoding may also refer to the process of directly changing assembled software code to work on a different platform or operating system. While it is usually preferable to use source code and recompile the application, there are times when doing so is either impractical or impossible. This usually occurs when the source code is unavailable. One example, such as in the case of Wine, is taking Direct3D function calls and turning them into OpenGL calls.


http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/mkv2vob.cfm

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