How to open mkv file on a mbp?

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  1. iamvincent macrumors member

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    I can open the file with VLC, but no sound.... And a window pops out saying no sound but no solution found.... Can anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance
     
  2. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    i think vlc automatically fixes files with errors in them. are u sure the file is playable? try downloading perian and then play mkv files using quicktime.
     
  3. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    VLC is not the problem but the audio codec encapsulated within the MKV might not be supported - MKV like MOV, AVI, etc are just containers. You can use VLC or the QT Perian plugin to play most MKV containers. However, if it contains a codec neither of them can read, you are out of luck. Other options you can try, but I don't know the extend of MKV support, are FFMpeg and MPlayer. They might have the right codec with them.

    Another option is to extract the Audio to a file and try to convert it with a suitable converter in a Windows environment perhaps, if there is nothing available from above mentioned applications. Then re-insert the product into the container.

    Seriously, it sucks if people use "fancy" codecs instead of your standard variety.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    use handbrake to re-encode it lol.. or find the correct codec to open it with.
     
  5. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    Right, forgot about HB ;)
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    its the only tool you ever need :p

    too bad it doesnt have a pass-thru video option (or a lossless conversion for video option).
     

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