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dcubox1

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.MKV video files
« on: March 18, 2010, 10:50:39 am »
Does anybody know if the systems can play .mkv videos? I recently tried copying a file across into the videos directory
and while the movie was listed in LinuxMCE i got an error when I tried to play it... Any ideas??

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Re: .MKV video files
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 12:15:17 pm »
Yes, it plays, either wih xine or mplayer. Which error did you get?

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Re: .MKV video files
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 07:02:36 pm »
ok so the error I am getting is:

The DVD cannot be read or the DVDCSS library is not installed???

Any ideas!

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Re: .MKV video files
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 07:11:32 pm »
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 w32codecs

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Re: .MKV video files
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 08:51:23 pm »
ran the above code, it downloaded the package, reloaded the router.
Got same error :(

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Re: .MKV video files
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010, 09:15:55 pm »
Many mkv files do not play in the version of Xine that we use because it do not support latest Matroska Container format.
 
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Re: .MKV video files
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 09:28:02 pm »
so what is the best supported type to convert the files to?

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Re: .MKV video files
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 09:57:54 pm »
.avi and .mpeg
.mkv files can be well played when the file type is changed to .m2ts. in this case it will not be played by xine but by mplayer.

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Re: .MKV video files
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2010, 10:08:36 pm »
is that just done by simply renaming the file extension?
Also what difference does setting the file type and file format in the admin page do?

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Re: .MKV video files
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2010, 01:08:59 pm »
yes, simply renaming. you can do it using the shell console, dolphin or any file manager available for linux, or even under windows, if it "sees" the directory where the files to be renamed are (via samba).
please explain about setting the file type and file format in the webadmin page.
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Re: .MKV video files
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2010, 03:13:33 pm »
Thanks ill give it a go.

In the admin page you can set the file type as "LinuxMCE Video File" or "BlueRay" for example.
And similarly the file format can be set to "HD 720" or "mp3" fo examples.

I was just wondering if these settings have a bearing on how LMCE handles the files!?

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Re: .MKV video files
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2010, 03:17:12 pm »
As far as I know it do not change which player get used for a media file.
.evo and .m2ts is routed to mplayer the rest is handled by xineplayer.

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Re: .MKV video files
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2010, 06:51:04 pm »
Renaming to .m2ts worked a charm thanks again for all the help