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Trying to play back a *.mkv file

JoolanderJoolander Registered User regular
edited March 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm pretty sure i have all the codecs, i think 2gb of RAM is enough.

when i play in VLC media player, the video and audio move at nrmal speed, but the screen will like freeze for a second and then it does that thing where you can see like the impressions of the shapes on the screen moving behind a sheet made of the previously frozen screen, then it jumps ahead and does the same thing

in Media Player classic, there are no distortions or artifacts, but the video plays slower than the audio, so after a while its minutes behind

I'm also fairly certain that my nVidia geforce 9800 GTX can handle it, so im at my wits end

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    .kbf?.kbf? Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Maybe the file is corrupted?

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    Chef_BoomChef_Boom Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I too believe parts of the file are corrupted, seems to happen alot with movies nowadays

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    JoolanderJoolander Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    that would suuck


    its a ~13gb file D:, so id like to hold out hope for any suggestions that might work besides "give up"

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    Spectral SwallowSpectral Swallow Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Stupid question, but are you using the latest version of VLC?

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    JoolanderJoolander Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    i thought i was

    after checking again after you asked, i upgraded form 1.0.4 to 1.0.5


    the problem is still there, but not quite as bad

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    GoetterdaemmerungGoetterdaemmerung Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I have seen different players/codecs suffer from differing degrees of this problem (with a perfect file). Try media player classic with CCCP (which includes ffdshow, the codec which will render the mkv file).

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    Sir Headless VIISir Headless VII Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Use a different player. VLC plays mkv files badly, especially the really big ones.

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    SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Use a different player. VLC plays mkv files badly, especially the really big ones.

    Yeah, it is just incredibly awful. Seconding the whole "using media player classic with CCCP" suggestion.

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    JoolanderJoolander Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    i have media player classic 1.3.1249.0 (latest version) with CCCP installed, and the video runs slightly slower than the audio, so that after about 2 minutes, the video is ~10 seconds behind the audio

    picture quality is good, however

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    SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'd look into CoreAVC, I know nothing about your computer's processor but mine is fairly old and CoreAVC has helped in playing mkvs up to 720p without a problem.

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    JoolanderJoolander Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    this one happens to be 1080p. before i go spending $10, you you think thats a problem?

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    MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Are you playing the file on a 1080p screen? I've found that scaling largish video files to fit a screen in real time can eat a lot of system resources.

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    JoolanderJoolander Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Are you playing the file on a 1080p screen? I've found that scaling largish video files to fit a screen in real time can eat a lot of system resources.


    on your suggestion i tried resizing the screen to 1920x1080


    it helps a bit: certain parts run smoothly and in sync, but others run choppily, desynched as described above

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    FubearFubear Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Joolander wrote: »
    that would suuck


    its a ~13gb file D:, so id like to hold out hope for any suggestions that might work besides "give up"

    Can you run a hash check?

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Joolander wrote: »
    this one happens to be 1080p. before i go spending $10, you you think thats a problem?

    Almost certainly the free codecs you get with VLC/Codec packs just aren't up to snuff to play back full quality rips of HD video. You can try the Power DVD trial version and see if that helps before you spend your monies.

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    arsonisfunarsonisfun Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    what sort of CPU do you have?

    1080p MKVs ran like ass before I did my most recent mobo/cpu/ram refresh (was running a OCed X2 3800+, 2gb of ram previously)

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