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Old 6th January 2011, 09:55   #41  |  Link
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How to encrypt MKV files? Does it has any mechanic for doing that?
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Old 29th March 2012, 12:48   #42  |  Link
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I think its a good container but like a lot of newer things the hard ware is taking ages to catch up. I have a new Sony Tv that I can plug a usb stick into it and play back mpegs - avi and even .wmv but it won't play .mkv
So in short mkv is not of much use to me if I cant use it in a practical way - I have to convert it to something else.

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Old 29th March 2012, 13:27   #43  |  Link
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Recently the German computer magazine c't stated that a couple of hardware manufacturers refuse to support MKV because they see it as a "hacker" container. But they mostly do support the same movie in a MP4 container.

You should try to just repack your movie into an MP4 container (no reencoding, maybe convert the audio to AAC) and check if your TV plays it...


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What is the proper format of Matroska Metadata, and which tags are acceptable/what is the layout of the XML file for it to be compliant?

I *think* I found a list of tags, but I have NO idea about the XML layout.

http://www.matroska.org/technical/sp...paretable.html

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Hi,
is there a way to keep just one extract of a MKV with MKVMerge GUI ?
I found several topics explaining how to split files in x parts but I'd like to keep just one part (to avoid to cut in x parts and throw away all unneeded parts).
I found the command line there ;
https://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mk...cription.split
example to keep 2 extracts separately ;
Code:
--split parts:00:01:20-00:02:45,00:05:50-00:10:30
or with a + to gather them in one file ;
Code:
--split parts:00:01:20-00:02:45,+00:05:50-00:10:30
As I'm not a huge command line fan, I'd like to make it with GUI if possible.
Does the "after timecodes" (or "by parts") box allow this ? If yes, what is the exact syntax (comma, dash ...) to specify debut and end timings ?
Thanks.

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Old 19th January 2013, 13:49   #46  |  Link
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I answer to myself, it works with "by parts" ; simply put the time-codes like in command line (with the + if needed) ;
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00:01:20-00:02:45,+00:05:50-00:10:30
It works with srt subtitles (when present in MKV) which stay synchronized with video.

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Recently the German computer magazine c't stated that a couple of hardware manufacturers refuse to support MKV because they see it as a "hacker" container. But they mostly do support the same movie in a MP4 container.

You should try to just repack your movie into an MP4 container (no reencoding, maybe convert the audio to AAC) and check if your TV plays it...
I've got a 1-year-old Akai TV that plays files on USB.
It supports both MKV and MP4, but I have better luck with MKV.
Sometimes it says "unsupported file", but often just running the file through MKVmergeGUI, no reencoding, makes it playable.

I often do that anyway, only takes a few seconds.
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I've got a 1-year-old Akai TV that plays files on USB.
It supports both MKV and MP4, but I have better luck with MKV.
Sometimes it says "unsupported file", but often just running the file through MKVmergeGUI, no reencoding, makes it playable.
That's probably due to header compression in the original MKV. Standalone players are rarely (if not never) compatible with header compression.
And when you run it through MKVmerge, this compression is removed (unless you specify to put it).
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"advantages and disadvantages of Matroska over MP4"
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"advantages and disadvantages of Matroska over MP4"
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Wow... a three and half year old topic
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