MKV file will not play


#1

when I try to play this MKV file, I get an error from the wdtv live.  Other MKV files play fine.  Is there a limitation to the contents of the mkv file that I should be aware of? 

Here are the details of the MKV file:

General
Complete name                    :King Arthur.mkv
Format                           : AVI
Format/Info                      : Audio Video Interleave
Format profile                   : OpenDML
File size                        : 4.76 GiB
Duration                         : 2h 5mn
Overall bit rate                 : 5 439 Kbps
Director                         : Grek
Writing application              : VirtualDubModRus 1.5.10.2 (build 2542/release)
Writing library                  : VirtualDubMod build 2542/release
Copyright                        : HDTV Russian Team

Video
ID                               : 0
Format                           : MPEG-4 Visual
Format settings, BVOP            : Yes
Format settings, QPel            : No
Format settings, GMC             : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix          : Default (MPEG)
Muxing mode                      : Packed bitstream
Codec ID                         : DX50
Codec ID/Hint                    : DivX 5
Duration                         : 2h 5mn
Bit rate                         : 4 532 Kbps
Width                            : 1 280 pixels
Height                           : 544 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 2.35:1
Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps
Resolution                       : 8 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.271
Stream size                      : 3.96 GiB (83%)
Writing library                  : DivX 6.4.0 (UTC 2006-10-03)

Audio #1
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Codec ID                         : 2000
Duration                         : 2h 5mn
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 448 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Video delay                      : 8ms
Stream size                      : 401 MiB (8%)
Alignment                        : Split accross interleaves
Interleave, duration             : 42 ms (1.00 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration     : 500 ms

Audio #2
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Codec ID                         : 2000
Duration                         : 2h 5mn
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 448 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Stream size                      : 401 MiB (8%)
Alignment                        : Split accross interleaves
Interleave, duration             : 64 ms (1.53 video frames)
Interleave, preload duration     : 64 ms


#2

I just got the unit today and have similar problems with mkv files.

how did you get all that information about the file?  if there are limitations id also be interested!

thanks,


#3

Format                           : AVI
Format/Info                      : Audio Video Interleave

That should be enough of a clue to realize that it is incorrectly named as a .mkv file, when indeed it looks like a standard AVI file with divx/AC3. Rename to .avi and it will probably work.

Btw next time you might wanna delete that line that makes the source of the file so obvious :>