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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2008-05-14, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a way to play MKV's in VMC

I was wondering how one can play makv containers in Vista Media Centre???

Is this possible? I currently play them via media player classic and coreavc codec, but I was looking for a way to play them directly from VMC.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2008-05-16, 03:02 PM
 
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If you have the latest CoreAVC, it must have come with Haali splitter.
If not, get it (it's free) and install it.

Then change the registry so that VMC recognizes MKV files as video files
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mkv]
@="CoreMedia.MKV"
"PerceivedType"="video"
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Save as a REG file and apply (i.e. execute). MKVs will now work in VMC.
From what I read (can't try) this doesn't work with 64-bit Vista.

Some claim simple renaming MKV into AVI will do the trick (Haali must handle AVI as well).
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2008-05-20, 07:37 PM
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I have Windows Vista 64 bit edition. I just use VLC Player to play mkv files.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 2008-05-20, 08:02 PM
 
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It is not a question of being able to play, but making Vista Media Center recognize MKV as a valid video format and use the proper codecs.
VLC has its own codecs, uses nothing but them and doesn't share them...
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More info on how to play MKV files here.
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