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    MKV files won't play

    Is this a supported format? I have both WiiMC and MplayerCE, and it doesn't work on either of them..

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    MKV is not supported on the system. The work around is to set up a smb share. However, the lag can be hard to adjust.


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    The Wiibrew WiiMC media playback link says some MKV files can be played if they meet certain criteria.

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    I don't know which criteria is that, neither if my MKVs meet it, but I can play MKVs with both WiiMC and MplayerCE. Do you have the latest version?

    -> MplayerCE v0.77-R590 (very good and stable revision IMO)
    -> WiiMC 1.0.6

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    According to the link (apparently you didn't bother to read) it has to do with image resolution limitations (720x480p).

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    Yes as nightstah said it's a resolution issue not file format (also the codec used). MKV is just a container.
    Last edited by Krank; 08-10-2010 at 07:59 PM.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    And as a container, it has the video and audio data in it as separate streams (hence the need for said container if my understanding is correct).

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    Guess that must be it then, the size these files are is 1280 X 720, guess that's too much for the wii to process...

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    You'd certainly not be able to display those natively on the Wii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    According to the link (apparently you didn't bother to read) it has to do with image resolution limitations (720x480p).
    Yes I read the WiiMC WiiBriew page.
    Not now, but when I installed WiiMC, and I was aware of the limitations.

    I was answering to GW100609 question:

    MKV files won't play
    Is this a supported format? I have both WiiMC and MplayerCE, and it doesn't work on either of them..
    Yes, MKV is a supported format. According to the link (apparently you didn't bother to read) the resolution is not a MKV particular problem, but a Wii problem that can't support HD resolutions. You will find problems even if you try to play a MPEG2 or AVI HD file.

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