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Part 1: Why windows media player cannot play MKV?

MKV or the Matroska is one of the most popular formats that are available for the users to play the video as well as audio formats across multiple platforms. It is also to be noted that the players in this regard that have been developed make sure that the MKV format is supported in full. As far as the subjected question is concerned then the only answer to this is that the windows media player configuration are either not in order or the necessary playback codec packs are not installed in this regard.

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It is also one of the best and the state of the art tutorial that has been written to make sure that the user gets the best results and the related issues are also resolved without any issue. Three of the most common resolutions that would be discussed in this regard are as follows:

  • Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate
  • Installing third party codecs from www.Shark007.net
  • Installing FFDShow DirectShow Filters & AC3 Filter

Following are the versions of WMP that does not support the MKV files:

  • Windows Media Player 10.0 / 14 Feb 2008
  • Windows Media Player 9.0  / 18 Jul 2008
  • Windows Media Player 8.0  / 14 Feb 2008
  • Windows Media Player 7.0  / 14 Feb 2008

These methods are now explained one by one

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Part 2: Convert MKV videos using Wondershare

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URL: http://www.wondershare.com/pro/video-converter-ultimate.html

Introduction

With over 550+ formats and the related tools that have been embedded the Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate is the best conversion tool that is available to make sure that the user gets the best and the state of the art conversion mechanism without any issue and problem. Again by developing this tool Wondershare has made sure that the taking technology to next level is no match for them and they can get the best user base in this regard as well. In order to make sure that the best is taken out of the tool following is the process that should be followed so that the outcome is in line with the requirements of the user and the outcome is also great. Before this the main three key features are as follows:

1.The user should make sure that the URL http://www.wondershare.com/pro/video-converter-ultimate.html is used to download the execute the program once it has been fully installed:

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2.The add files button is then to be pressed to make sure that the files are added to the program:

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3.The desired output format is then to be selected to make sure that the format as per desire and the supporting of Windows media player is chosen for instance mp4:

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4.The convert button is then to be pressed a the bottom to make sure that the file is converted in full and the process of conversion ends:

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5.The user will then be able to play the file on windows media player of any version and kind

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Part 3: Install third-party MKV codecs from shark007.net

It is also one of the best ways to make sure that the user gets the best results and the related codecs are not only installed but are also played to make sure that the MKV files are not giving any sort of error. The process that is to be followed is as below:

1.The MKV file that is encountering error is to be played using the WMP:

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2.The user should then open the tab of web help to proceed:

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3.WMPlugins.com is then to be opened to proceed further in this regard:

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4.Within the search bar the relevant link is to be pasted in this regard and in this case the link is http://shark007.net/forum/Thread-Setup-and-usage or http://shark007.net/ whichever the user likes:

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5.Once the instructions are followed and the codec pack is downloaded the user should make sure that the player is quit and started to play the file seamlessly and it also ends the process in full:

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Part 4: Install FFDShow DirectShow Filters & AC3 Filter

One of the most renowned methods that would make sure that the user gets the MKV files played without any problem and issue is the subjected one i.e. Install FFDShow DirectShow Filters & AC3 Filter. The process that is to be followed has been explained as under. However before proceeding further in this regard it is also to be noted that a user should make sure that the best practices have been developed and the user gets the best and the state of the art result in this regard by following the article that resides at the URL http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_play_mkv_page_2.cfm to make sure that the process not only becomes easy but also straightforward as it is the simplest process of playing MKV files that is available online and consists of three steps.

1.The Haali Media Splitter is to be downloaded to make sure that the multiple streams are played within the media player. The download link is http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_video/codecs/haalimediasplitter.cfm and the pack is to be launched once it has been installed:

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2.The FFDShow is then to be installed to make sure that the user gets the second part done without any issue. The link for 32 bit FFDShow is http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_video/codecs/ffdshow.cfm and for 64 bit FFDShow the user needs to make sure that the URL http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_video/codecs/ffdshow64.cfm is followed to make sure that the process has been completed and followed in full:

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3.The AC3 filter is then to be downloaded from the link http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_video/codecs/ac3filter.cfm and this is also the final step of the process. The filter is then to be launched again after it has been installed:

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Part 5: Comparison Table

Name and Metrics
Easy of use
Supported format
Does it work
Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate Very easy All formats Yes
Microsoft codec installation Hard MKV only Sometimes
Third-party MKV codecs from shark007.net Hard All formats Sometimes

Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate is the most suitable program to make sure that the issue for the user is resolved. The details of the metrics are as under:

Ease of use
The interface of the program is the best to make sure that the user never gets into issue while using this program and for the same reason as compared to other methods Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate is the one that has been the best of all times when it comes to usage.

Supported formats
Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate supports over 150 formats and therefore each and every new format that has been developed is also integrated to make sure that the user gets the best results and therefore to play MKV over media player this software is a must install.

Does it work?
Yes it does and for the same reason it is the best program which makes sure that the user gets the best and state of the art result when it comes to conversion.  It is highly recommended to all those users who are tired of finding the best convertor to get the job done.

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