Questions relating to the Matroska (mkv) audio/video multimedia file format

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Cannot play .mkv files after installing Codecs

After installing codecs to watch files in x265, the Totem player now doesn't play .mkv files any more. It says it is invalid and shows this: --transient-for=69206027 gstreamer|1.0|totem|Matroska ...
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ps3mediaserver cant play .mkv on Ubuntu 14.10

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and got the ps3mediaserver 1.90.1 I'm able to play .mp4 vidoes on my PS3 but .mkv vidoes doesn't work. Can't figure out why it can't play .mkv :/ Log when i launch ps3mediaserver ...
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MKV Video files are not paying properly. [duplicate]

MKV Video files are not paying properly. SM player only plays the audio, not the video. Please hep.
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Convert mkv to ogv

How to convert mkv file (with multiple audio track) to ogv format by presrving all the audio track? Is it possible to create a ogg file (audio) with multiple track?
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How to convert Softsub Video file to Hardsub Video file?

How to convert Soft-sub Video file to Hard-sub Video file ? I have many mkv video files but I can't watch this videos because the subtitles don’t appear so I want to convert this files to Hard-sub ...
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No sound in .mkv after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

I was using Ubuntu 13.10 previously, and everything was working fine. Prior to upgrading to 14.04, I deleted some of the old kernels. Then, once I upgraded, the sound for .MKV was gone. I use VLC, but ...
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Cannot play mkv 1080p video in VLC, video is distorted

I am trying to play a 1080p mkv video with VLC and I am getting distorted video image. That is, like it's drawing a 30% of the image (from the top) and the remaining segment is distorted. When ...
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Computer noob needs help with video format conversion [duplicate]

I need to convert 2 movies from the .MKS format to a .MP4 or .AVI file. How would I do that? I would prefer doing this in a GUI as I am not comfortable with the Command Line Interface.
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Extract subtitle from mkv files

The problem is that videoplayers in Ubuntu have a problem with integrated central european subtitles.The solution is to extract them. Does anyone knows if there is a command in the terminal or program ...
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XBMC not picking up MKV movie

I just ripped my first blu ray. It plays fine in VLC but when I add it to the library in xbmc it doesn't show up. I realize I can convert it to mp4 but I read that xbmc should play mkv files. Any ...
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Arista Transcoder not keeping the subtitles after convertion from MKV to MP4

I'm trying to convert a TV show episode from MKV to MP4 to run on my PSP and the MKV file has subtitles embedded, but when I use Arista Transcoder to convert, the result is a video without the ...
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How to check the integrity of downloaded big mkv files

Just downloaded a big mkv file which is more than 20GB. It took me several days to finish the downloading. But, how to check whether the download has been completed, or it was just aborted halfway? I ...
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ffmpeg - Create a mp3 file with album art from an mkv file

I want to create an mp3 file from a given mkv file using ffmpeg the output of ffmpeg -i is as follows Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 59.94 (2000000/33367) -> ...
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How to find program commands & Hardsubs on “Hand Brake” [duplicate]

I'm a newbie on ubuntu bare with me plz. Been using ubuntu for a few weeks now everything is working fine and im getting better and more familliar as I go but in the past I have been able to guess ...
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Inlcuding subtitle when converting MTS to MKV

I want to convert my .MTS videos from my Sony HD Cam into a .MKV. I am using ffmpeg and it works fine. But I have problems with the subtitles (in this case the subtitles are date and time) because ...
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Using avconv, when remuxing to MKV, is there a way to fix packed AVI input files?

Due to compatibility bugs between Plex server and Panasonic TVs, the only way to get it to work well is remux everything to MKV, straight copy all streams (video, audio, subtitle) Seems simple ...
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Properly play mkv file with external mka audio

I have some mkv files with ordered chapters + segment linking and my own external subs and audio. When I load external subs mplayer2 async subs with video, with external audio it skip segment linking ...
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Trying to convert MKV to MP4 with avconv, failing

I am trying to convert an MKV file to MP4 to be compatible with my PS3. I am using: avconv -i file.mkv -c copy file.mp4 It fails and I get the following error: [mp4 @ 0x8a17c00] pts < dts in ...
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Suddenly got weird colors in mkv movies

Suddenly I got weird colors in mkv movies in both VLC and Totem on Ubuntu 11.10. The sound is ok. Anybody know what is the problem and how to fix it.
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Zotac ZBOX NANO

Does anybody use Ubuntu on Zotac ZBOX NANO? Is it possible, what is working and what is not? How about playing H.264 1080p video packaged in MKV? Is remote control working?
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Why can I hear only a few audio channels when playing video files?

When I play specific MKV files there is not all the sound. There is actually only the background sound, like a song on the background, but I hear no talking. The strangest thing is that it is not for ...
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Convert mkv to mp4 with ffmpeg

When I try converting mkv to mp4 using ffmpeg, the following error occurs: version 0.8.3-4:0.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the Libav developers built on Jun 12 2012 16:52:09 with ...
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Ripping DVD movie to near lossless video and audio quality

In the past I've been backing up my DVDs films as an .iso image to ensure that I have the best possible quality and that I could at a later date encode a movie/show to any format I want. However, as ...
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split video from mkv, avi, mp4

I've a mkv video file and want to split some important scenes. Is there any tool in ubuntu to split them. I'm looking for GUI tool. any help is appreciated.
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Joining Two MKV files in Ubuntu?

I have an opera that I'm ripping to my computer in MKV format with Handbrake. This opera is on two discs. Is there a way to join the resulting MKV's together? They will have the same bitrate, ...
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How can I shrink .MKV files?

I am using Handbrake to rip a DVD to a MKV. The filesize for a ~5GB .VOB rip is a nearly 2GB .MKV. Is there a program in Ubuntu that shrinks MKV's? I looked around and found a lot of Windows ...
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Why doesn't .mkv files play properly with ubuntu-restricted-extra?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 with ubuntu-resticted-extra installed. When I play .mkv with the default player, totem it causes the player to stop suddenly without any warning after a random amount of ...
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Can't play .MKV files

Im using a an Acer Aspire Revo R1600 and for some odd reason with this new version of Ubuntu i can't play .MKV files anywhere. I have always had flawless playback but now im getting a weird message ...
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Burning MKV to VCD

I am trying to use Brasero, to burn a mkv file of 300mb size to a blank CD and it nags that cd has not enough disk, I used mkvmerge to break it to 4 100 mb files it still nags that it cant burn it ...
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How to convert .mkv file into .mp4 file losslessly?

I need to convert a video file from Matroska container into mp4 container. Matroska file contains one h.264 video track and one AC3 sound track. It should be possible to do this losslessly, but how to ...
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How to properly play .mkv files?

I am having a problem while playing .mkv files. Every time I play a .mkv file, the audio can be heard but video cannot be seen. The only way to see the video if I actually right click on it or put a ...
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Meteorite GUI not working?

I have installed this application here: http://gtk-apps.org/content/show.php?content=116618 We drop a MKV file into it, and a progress bar should appear. Seems simple. However, when I do that, I get ...
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Add an audio file to and mkv video

I'm quite new to multimedia things, I'm trying to find a way to make nice screencasts, I've already been able to capture my desktop with ffmpeg: $ ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i hw:0,0 -f x11grab -r 30 -s ...