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Uploading .MKV, .OGM files onto crunchyroll
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Posted 6/24/07
The reason I'm wondering is because .mkv's and .ogm's are pretty complicated files. In order to watch them you need a special codec or player ( i use VLC media player, not great but it works just fine).

do you just upload them normally or do you have to convert them into an avi, mpg, or some other CR friendly file? If the latter is correct then where can I find this program?

*just for people who don't know* an MKV/OGM file is a video file containing separate audio and subtitle features which, if available, allow you to change an Japanese dub to an English, and vice versa. It also allows you to put subtitles if you want the original feeling :P, this feature also needs to be available for selection.

P.S. if you want to know more Google it.
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Posted 6/24/07
With my poor knowledge in this subject all i can post is that the Uploaders Information says that most files are accepted, including:
''AVI, MPG, MOV, OGM, MKV, FLV''
I presume that means you can just upload them as they are ^-^
(I hope that means something to you!)

There's alot of information on uploading in this thread:
Attention Uploaders
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=800
You can also ask questions there ^-^
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Posted 6/24/07
Some MKV & OGM files might get *corrupted* when you upload them onto Crunchyroll
That is why People convert them to AVI before uploading ;)
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Posted 6/24/07
The best person to ask regarding these things is a media mod. PM them and they will help you out. Here's a list of them:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/staff

Regarding these formats, you're right ~ a specific codec is necessary for these types of files. The safest way to go is, as like gundamfreak pointed out, to convert them before uploading.
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Posted 6/24/07
Accepted doesn't mean it's encoded properly. Some vids end up like YouTube and its famous 'Voices don't match subs'. For the best results (you don't want to waste your time reupping many files, do you?) take their advice and convert them first. The universally recognised video file ext AVI should work just fine.
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Posted 6/24/07
i've been trying out winavi and so far no problems...
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Posted 6/24/07

Cross_wired wrote:

do you just upload them normally or do you have to convert them into an avi, mpg, or some other CR friendly file? If the latter is correct then where can I find this program?



You can normally just upload the file. Sometimes, it may not encode or will get disapproved because the video came out weird. Most of them DO encode and work though. In case they don't, you should convert the file to .avi. I use WinAvi and it works fine...
http://www.download.com/3000-2194_4-10691374.html
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Posted 6/24/07
Biggest problem with .mkv and .ogm files are that they sometimes have multiple audio streams or incompatible video codecs. If it has multiple language tracks, you should extract one track out and re encode the file. Also, many .mkv files are encoded with H264 which isn't a CR friendly codec. It works sometimes, but not all the time so be careful with it. In the end, you should always upload your file first since they tend to be of higher quality. If it works great. If it doesn't encode properly, then look into any possible problems.
Posted 6/3/08
Like what the other mods said .
Reported ~
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Posted 6/3/08
Personal thread, answered.

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