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    how do i play mkv

    can anyone help tell me what i need to play mkv files on wii

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    Well WiiMC will play them if the resolution and codec is supported. Most files with the mkv container are HD and 720p - 1080p which will not play on the wii. 480p is the maximum.
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    so as long as its 480p it can play them. what about geexbox

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    Never used geexbox.

    so as long as its 480p it can play them
    Also depends on the codec (doesn't like x264).
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    ahh thnx any tips on how to change formats from mkv to something else

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    You can re-encode with something like "Super" (there are many programs to do it). You will lose quality re-encoding though.

    Again though, MKV is just a container. It still won't play anything above 480p, doesn't matter what codec or container.
    Last edited by Krank; 10-03-2010 at 12:38 AM.
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    k thanks alot i will try it out

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    google is your friend .

    Try this guide How to convert MKV video files to AVI - my-guides.net


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    I recommend Super for re-encoding, if you go that route. It is free and supports many many codecs. Remember, AVI and MKV files are just a container, just because you convert to AVI does not mean it will play. So pay attention to the resolution and codec of the video (you can change these with Super as well).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    I recommend Super for re-encoding, if you go that route. It is free and supports many many codecs. Remember, AVI and MKV files are just a container, just because you convert to AVI does not mean it will play. So pay attention to the resolution and codec of the video (you can change these with Super as well).
    I will try that

    The guide I supplied a link to has a free converter as well but im going to try this one to see which one comes out on top.....


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