Matroska video format

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon May 23 15:37:31 UTC 2016

On Mon, 23 May 2016 10:22:32 -0500, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
> Matroska is a truly free and open container format that's been around
> for over a decade now, and I've played *.MKV files in MPV, Parole (the
> Xfce media player), and Kodi/Plex Home Theater without having to take
> any extra steps. I haven't used VLC in a long time, but it's claim to
> fame is that it supports almost every format under the sun out of the
> box. So I would bet it's just a poorly encoded video, not a problem with
> VLC.

Using "mplayer -identify <filename>" is a good tool to check 
what actually is inside the MKV container. The -dumpvideo and
-dumpaudio options can be used for further examination. In
case the file in question is just improperly encoded, this
is a good way to find out.

I'd like to repeat the suggestion to use different files and
different players. Just make sure the required libraries and
codecs have been installed.

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