Playing mkv files

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  1. Nick Odgers

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    I have a Cambridge bluray player CXU, it is a great player with excellent sound and vision. But will often not play mvk files. I have to run signal from PC to tv and use VLC player to watch. Are there any players that will play anything, more or less. Shame VLC is not built into players.
     
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    MKV is a container.
    It can have any of a long list of video and audio types inside.

    No one sells content in an MKV container.
    All MKV content is home made by somebody somewhere.
    What this means is that while a lot of players do a good job of playing most MKV content, no manufacturer can claim to play them all as you simply cannot cover all the combinations the individual creators have at their disposal.

    MKV is like vegetable soup, only the original content ripper or creator knows how it was made.

    If you have some MKVs that play on your player and some that dont , then use this to try to find out why, then avoid MKVs from that source.

    MediaInfo
     
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    Thanks for reply. I will have to convert them using Wondershare.
     
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    According to the makers website your BD player supports DLNA, a means of streaming media over a network.

    If you install a DLNA media server it will automatically convert the media in real time making it playable on the BD player.

    Serviio is one of the most common, Plex is another and if neither of those delivers acceptable results try Mezzmo.
     
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    Mezzmo is my choice because it has a fairly large set of profiles that covers most devices and is easily editable to add extra capabilities when necessary.
     

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