mkv file


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any of you guys know where i can download a legitimate mkv file to try out my htpc for seemless 1080i and 1080p playback please as i haven't managed to source a blu-ray drive to try out the system.

many thanks

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does it have to be mkv? you can get sample HD WMV's from the microsoft site... or how about trailers from


Distinguished Member
many mkvs are not flagged correctly, so don't result in hardware acceleration from your graphics card being used, which means they may not be the best test


Well-known Member
i'm in the mddle of trying to sell the machine on these very forums and the guy that is showing an interest wants confirmation it plays mkv files ok.....

problem is,i dont have any to try......

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