Different codecs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JzzTrump22, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    Hey everyone, i just finished downloading a movie which is a .mkv file. I opened up VLC media player to play it and all i get is audio, no video. I have to find the right codec for it to work. Anyone have a clue. If it won't work on mac, i could always use my pc.
     
  2. chv400 macrumors 6502

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    Is quicktime able to tell you what the codec is called like the full name in show movie info. Also i have never heard of .mkv
    If you can find what the codecs name is you should be able to find a plugin for it.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    .mkv would appear to be matroska video.

    Edit: Official downloads page for players is here with VLC 0.7.0 listed.
     
  4. JzzTrump22 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have a newer version of VLC. 0.7.2

    I'm trying to avoid installing codec because i'd rather run it on my mac. Plus all these different codecs are annoying and i have no idea what i'm doing. Is there any way just to simply open the file in osx?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I think you can get a Mac CODEC for VLC from here as it lists OSX at the top...
     
  6. JzzTrump22 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just tried openeing the file in quick time. It won't even allow me to click the file and attemp to open it.
     
  7. JzzTrump22 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I already have VLC on my mac. From what i've been reading. VLC doesn't require codec to open files. I don't know why this isn't working. All i get is audio, no video.
     
  8. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Install the codec. Stop being so stubborn. It's not gonna destory your machine. Sheesh.
     
  9. JzzTrump22 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Which codecs am i supposed to install??? I have VLC on my mac. Thats all installed so far. It runs most movies. What else so i need. Sorry i sound like a retard but i'm lost.
     

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