Kuro-Neko's low quality mkv file
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Posted 10/26/06
Approximately a month ago, I've downloaded a torrent file from Kuro-Neko fansub, yes it's my favorite one, "Zero No Tsukaima". But in that time, I did't notice that it's a mkv file, not avi file and that time I've never faced the mkv file before. Yes!! I try so many stuffs like ACE mega Codec, K-lite, matroska splitter and also VLC media player but they didn't work on my damn mkv file (Fortunately that I've downloaded only 2 episodes). I gave up at last and told myself that avi file is the best. After many days, I got many mkv anime (again!!) from my friend and all of them can be opened with no problem and so other mkv animes that I downloaded from other fansub groups too!! How foolish am I!!! Not mkv's faulse but it's a faulse of fansub who released the low quality file. (But I cannot blame them anymore because they did it for free).

Just wanna spread my experience, nothing more!! sorry to waste your time.
PS: "VLC media player" is the best
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Posted 10/26/06
yepyep, VLC MP is the best.

been using it for almost a year and haven't experienced any problems
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Posted 10/26/06
I use to think of that too, that VLC is the absoulte god in playing media files, but after facing a mkv file it's regin of "pwnage" ended. I got the Media player classic from the CCCP pack and mkv files worked, to make thing even more awsome, the codec that came with the CCCP worked with the Window media player, I can watch my avi files on it now.

Media player classic + CCCP > VLC
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Posted 10/26/06
I hate WMP so I use BSplayer for avi's, real meadia files, and windows media files
Media Player Classic for ogm's and mkv's (and anything BSplayer won't play)
VLC as the fail-safe backup

and, of course, CCCP is awesome
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Posted 10/26/06
just dont try to play a dvd on vlc.
ive had some problems with that.
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Posted 10/26/06
Well, it's been said that .mkv retains a better quality than the grainy and compressed avi versions. I downloaded Spirited Away once because my DVD refused to rip itself. Still remembered I had to download a codec (CCCP) before I was able to view it on Windows Media.

Is there any good and free DVD players? I really hate the default DVD player that was installed in my laptop. Almost everything about it sucks, and there is no flexibility. >_>
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It all depends on what you define as good. Almost all multimedia players can play DVDs (with a dvd codec installed) but imo media player classic does the best out of the ones I have. I tend to use WinDVD 7 though for my DVD viewing (it's not freeware but it came bundled with my drive)
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i still support vlc, but it doesn't seem to play .flv or .sef files properly as it sometimes crashes. I've found myself using MPlayer alot now, the GUI isn't bad and it support a ton of filetypes.
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Posted 10/26/06

mushroomjay wrote:

VLC is the best video player, period. Not to mention .MKV/A files are the best media based format in existence. Sad as it is, the format is incompatible with a lot of media players.. But that's why VLC is there, I believe it works with most every video format, but one or two.

So let's give a big thanks to Russian person for making .MK formats and some other person for making VLC media player.


VLC isn't the best since it doest play everything that CCCP can and is sometimes a hassle to work with. Case in point, VLC doesnt seem to work for prometheus.

What you have to do is uninstall all of your other video/audio codecs and then install CCCP.
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Posted 10/26/06
up to what kind of files u guy wanna run them.

(I'm just only run avi and mkv)

yep, I beleive that there're so many cool codecs (and media players) but I just want what's most easy so I choose VLC.
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Posted 10/26/06
yeah. . .VLC is what I use. . .it's the easiest. . .by the way where can i get a cccp? I have windows media player but i don't know what it is. . .
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Posted 10/26/06
http://cccp-project.net/
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27 / M / Totse
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Posted 10/26/06
There are too many codecs.

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Dead thread.

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