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Opening .mkv files?

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
Jul 26, 2006
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1,961
Colorado
I have acquired some .mkv file videos and am having trouble opening them. I cannot get DIVX to work, and when I use the simple MKV player from the http://matroska.org/ it just freezes and dies. Any ideas?
 

binary visions

The voice of reason
Jun 13, 2002
21,701
506
NC
MKV is just a container format. The actual encoding could be MPEG, or DIVX, or whatever.

Just use VLC, it'll play everything and you don't have to worry about how its encoded.