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Old Feb 13, 2007, 09:19 AM   #1
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Playing .mkv files on Macbook Pro

Hello,
I have a few 720p .mkv files that I want to play.
I tried to throw them in VLC but I got a 5 second delay error message.
Is there another way I can do this?
Thanks!
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Old Feb 13, 2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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I don't know off hand of anyway to play them(yet) as I don't think the codec is avalable on the Mac yet, but Visualhub will transcode them to any number of video files your mac can play.
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Old Feb 13, 2007, 06:27 PM   #3
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VLC should work - that's what I use... You have tried dismissing the errors right?
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Old Feb 14, 2007, 09:28 PM   #4
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See if there is a newer version of VLC out for your computer.
Next I would recommend repairing your disk permissions.
Followed by clearing out your cache folders.
Still having an issue, delete your VLC preferences
See if that fixes it.
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Old Feb 14, 2007, 11:14 PM   #5
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Converting

VLC works great for me. I was wondering how I could convert these files to something like h.264 or MP4. Any software help would be awesome.
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Old Feb 14, 2007, 11:16 PM   #6
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iSquint should do it
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Old Feb 14, 2007, 11:18 PM   #7
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Hello,
I have a few 720p .mkv files that I want to play.
I tried to throw them in VLC but I got a 5 second delay error message.
Is there another way I can do this?
Thanks!
What computer are you using? my mac would just slap me in the forehead if I threw a 720p movie at it. It just isn't fast enough

I have used VLC to run mkv files on my PPC mac, but smaller files. Works like a charm.
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What computer are you using? my mac would just slap me in the forehead if I threw a 720p movie at it. It just isn't fast enough

I have used VLC to run mkv files on my PPC mac, but smaller files. Works like a charm.
My Albook G4 played 720p MKV acceptably, my CD Mini 1.83 plays 1080p evobs just fine.

Get the Matroska QT component, A52codec, Perian and Flip4Mac and your quicktime will play almost everything. (note, the HDDVD playing is only working in Windows at the moment)
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 10:45 AM   #9
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The best solution is Mplayer.
You must use a cache of 8 Mo. (see Preferences)
And choose Drop frames on slower machines or something like in Video/audio that :

After beginning movie, do "space" and go to the terminal and :
Code:
$ top
And you have somthing like :
Code:
Processes:  53 total, 3 running, 50 sleeping... 136 threads            13:46:40 
Load Avg:  2.84, 2.17, 1.86     CPU usage:  75.0% user, 22.8% sys, 2.2% idle 
SharedLibs: num =    7, resident = 2.20M code, 136K data, 576K LinkEdit 
MemRegions: num = 4746, resident = 89.5M + 10.8M private, 89.6M shared 
PhysMem:  50.3M wired,  123M active,  205M inactive,  379M used, 5.33M free 
VM: 2.02G + 3.62M   9609(0) pageins, 304(0) pageouts  

  PID COMMAND      %CPU   TIME   #TH #PRTS #MREGS RPRVT  RSHRD  RSIZE  VSIZE 
  444 top          5.1%  0:04.67   1    14    18   260K   336K   556K  13.6M 
  443 tcsh         0.0%  0:00.02   1    10    15   344K   600K   788K  5.73M 
  442 login        0.0%  0:00.51   1    12    33   248K   388K   576K  13.7M 
  441 Terminal    13.9%  0:03.75   4    63   135  1.30M+ 6.73M  5.11M+ 66.9M+ 
  440 mplayer     39.6%  0:38.72   4   124   184  7.45M  9.98M  12.6M  95.3M 
  439 MPlayer OS   1.4%  0:04.98   4    62   110  2.04M+ 5.81M  5.01M+ 67.1M 
  435 AppleSpell   0.0%  0:00.06   1    16    19   196K   788K   796K  14.4M 
  427 SecurityAg   0.0%  0:03.92   3    79   118  1.36M  6.74M  3.77M  66.5M 
  419 Safari      24.2%  9:29.90   8   329   720  39.2M  21.3M  49.9M   161M 
  418 Microsoft    0.0%  0:02.91   3    76   125  1.99M  9.33M  4.69M  68.5M 
  400 lookupd      0.0%  0:00.73   2    33    46   412K   520K   896K  14.9M 
  388 Microsoft    0.0%  1:37.51   8   139   401  12.7M  31.3M  31.7M   120M 
  386 pppd         0.0%  0:00.09   1    10    30   116K   844K   344K  14.1M 
  381 iChatAgent   0.0%  0:00.14   2    48    22   332K  1.25M  1.15M  15.5M 
  380 Internet R   0.0%  0:00.57   2    55    90   740K  5.10M  2.07M  64.2M
So you do for example :
Code:
$ sudo renice -15 mplayer
You increase the priority process of Mplayer.
I create a part about this on my website but it's not already translate
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