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Author Topic: .mkv and Kaffeine - Sound but no Video  (Read 7615 times)


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.mkv and Kaffeine - Sound but no Video
« on: August 03, 2007, 01:41:59 pm »

Tried to play a mkv file for the first time. Kaffeine Problem - no picture; sound comes through OK though. The vid will play in VLC, but I would very much like to get it working in Kaffeine.

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Running a basically stock VL 5.1.1 SOHO.



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Re: .mkv and Kaffeine - Sound but no Video
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007, 04:29:28 am »

After some searching I found a .mkv file, it seems I can matroska files on the kaffeine package I built for VL 5.8 . However, there are a lot of different possible codecs that can be used in matroska files, and I didn't find one that has an avc1 video stream. If other matroska files play fine ( ), it's probably some missing codec thing.

Kaffeine uses the xine engine, try playing it in xine and see if that works. If the results are the same, the xine-lib package might be what's causing trouble. Perhaps a newer xine-lib will do the trick in that case.
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