Unable to play .MKV video files

  Esc4p3 12:46 10 Oct 2007

I have a movie in the Matroska format. I have Win Vista and Windows Media Player will not play it.

I downloaded a program called 'Media Player Classic' and I can now hear the sound, but the picture is just a black screen.

I assume that I need some kind of codec, can anyone please suggest what I need. I am on dial-up, so ideally no huge downloads please. Thanks in advance for your help

  anchor 13:45 10 Oct 2007

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  wolfie3000 01:59 11 Oct 2007

Im assuming you have the K-lite codec pack installed if you have media player classic,

If you do then go to K-lite codec Tweak tool and select and tick the Matroska splitter (Haali) and then follow the rest of the instructions ect....

The Matroska codec isnt active by default but can be activated this way.

click here

  Esc4p3 08:43 11 Oct 2007

No, I havent installed K-Lite, I just downloaded mpc on its own - oops.

Thanks for the advice, looks like I shall have to do some more downloading/installing/tweaking :-)

  Esc4p3 21:45 11 Oct 2007

OK, installed K-Lite, but I do not get the options shown in the linked image. My list is very different to that shown....

  Esc4p3 16:00 12 Oct 2007

Oops again, I downloaded the K-Lite basic pack, but it looks like I need K-Lite Full, so will download that and try again.

  Esc4p3 14:41 15 Oct 2007

Sorted now, downloaded the full codec pack, enabled the filters as shown in the post above. Thanks for the help, ticked resolved now.

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