Questions tagged [mkv]

The Matroska Multimedia container is a free and open media file format. It is also a container format which means it can contain all sorts of audio, video, textual and graphical file information inside of it. You can have multiple number of audio, video, textual and graphical streams co-existing in the same file without an issue. It uses something called an Extensible Binary Meta Language which is supposed to be equivalent to XML.

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Why aren't chapters being added to my m2ts using tsmuxer?

Question - Why aren't chapters being added to my m2ts using tsmuxer? Background I have a mkv file with 61 chapters. I confirmed the presence of those chapters by using mkvtoolnix. I want to convert ...
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ffmpeg mov_text subtitle too small when converting mkv to mp4

I want to remux a mkv file into mp4. I used the following command. ffmpeg -i "input.mkv" -c:v copy -c:a copy -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -map 0:2 -map 0:3 -c:s mov_text "output.mp4" Problem:...
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Widely compatible video format with lossless audio

I'm a software developer. My software produces animated video files with music. The video files should be compatible with a wide range of software, and they should have excellent audio quality. The ...
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Is it possible to remove a border from a Webm video losslessly?

I know that Matroska does have a way to remove the border by editing its metadata, and i also know that Webm is a cheaper version of Matroska. I have tried using MKVtools to edit Webm and it appears ...
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Removing streams in HEVC H.265 MKV file?

I have multiple MKV files with video encoded a la HEVC/H.265. I want to, using the Windows command line, make a new MKV file, stripping out all but specific subtitle tracks and audio tracks, on a ...
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How to H.265 to H.264 without losing quality

I have a MPEG-H Part2/HVEC (H.265) .mkv file (Planar 4:2:0 YUV 10-bit LE). Since my LG PF 1500 beamer does not read H.265 but H.264 I would like to convert it (HVEC -> H.264). I think handbrake is a ...
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How can I merge five mkv files I've created in OBS Studio?

I used OBS Studio to create five recordings. Now I need to submit them as just one file on YouTube, so my five .mkv files has to be merged into just one file. Can it be done in OBS Studio, if so ...
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Play two soundtracks, from an “mkv” movie, on two different devices [closed]

I have "mkv" movies with two soundtracks, one English and one French. I'd like to play the video and the French soundtrack on my TV and the English soundtrack on my bluetooth earphones. Is there a ...
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How do I view the contents of a subtitle track as well as change its language meta data in a MKV?

I have a bunch of MKVs with several subtitle tracks in each. Most of these subtitles tracks either have no language designation at all or the wrong, random, language settings, making everything very ...
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No sound on Windows Media Player after removing unneeded audio streams with ffmpeg

In some .mkv files with multiple different audio streams I removed all the ones I don't need with ffmpeg and only kept the desired audio stream along with the video and possibly subtitles. The result ...
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How do i view the size of a stream (audio or video) in a mkv file?

I've been playing around with transcoding my movies to x265 lately, but i haven't found a way to view which size the video stream has compared to the audio stream. I want to make some tests how ...
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checking errors in video files with FFMPEG

I have a collection of movies in mkv format which i keep in an external harddisk.Sometimes I loan the harddisk to my friends.One day my friend told me,he couldn't play an entire movie,it was crashing ...
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ffmpeg setting not working for x264 compatibility in television

I'm having some files in MKV format (x264). Some files work flawlessly in my non-smart TV, but others are not even opened at all or crashing. I tried the following command in FFmpeg to convert it to ...
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help trying to sync audio to a video

am trying to add the audio file that was extracted with Pazera Free Audio Extractor from the mkv files of source #1 to a video source #2 but i cant get it to sync. does anybody here know how to fix ...
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Discarding potentially broken or useless index. How to fix it?

I have a video/media file which while under mpv or vlc gives the above error. It plays the video but very slowly. Is there a way to correct the error. This is what mediainfo says about the file - ...
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FFmpeg does not preserve colors after resizing

I would like to resize a 4K mkv video to 1920×1080 with ffmpeg version 3.4.6-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 on Ubuntu 18.04. The original file has the following features: Input #0, matroska,webm encoder : ...
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Editing/Changing Cluster Timecode Element in mkv files (Amazon Kinesis Video)

I've tried researching this very thoroughly, but have not come across a similar issue. To sum up my problem first, I'm sending 3 second .mkv clips into Amazon Kinesis Video. Then I pull back random ...
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How to convert part of mkv file to mp4 for premiere pro?

I tried changing the extension name of a mkv file to avi before importing but it doesn't work. I can use VLC to convert the entire video to mp4 but it would take 3-4 hours (it's 7GB). Is it possible ...
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Trim audio stream to video stream length

I have an mp4 file (converted from an mkv file) that has a longer audio than video stream. This file doesn't play back nicely in my media streaming app (or MPC-HC) when I reach the end of the file. ...
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Mjpeg in video containers use case

From time to time i'm converting mkv to mp4 using ffmpeg in order to save disk space. Currently i noticed that in some files multiple mjpeg streams where also included. Some of them were named cover....
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Identify H.265 from the OSX Command Line?

Can anyone suggest a way to tell the difference, from the OSX command line, between .mkv files encoded with H.265 from those encoded with H.264? Plex H.265 streams viewed from some devices (e.g. LG ...
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Reencode MKV (from DVD - Mpeg2) to h264

I have some old DVD that I already converted using MakeMKV, they seems to have the original mpeg stream, so I want to do this: Reencode the video stream to the more recommended settings for old-DVD ...
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What's wrong with VLC seeking and/or MKV created by ffmpeg?

I have creeated a video using FFmpeg. It is a result of putting 4 videos together, tiled, using -filter_complex with overlays. Following the how-to here, I have it created as MKV. When playing this ...
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How to make ffmpeg to generate NUMBER_OF_BYTES tag for every stream in file output?

Can ffmpeg count size of stream in bytes? I want to write NUMBER_OF_BYTES tag for every stream in file output on the fly. Like MKVToolNix does. Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'm:\S01E18.mkv': ...
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I have a .mkv video file I need to use but it is apparently infinite

So I'm trying to make a YouTube video and I have recorded some gameplay and some facecam footage. When I went over to edit in Kdenlive (my video editor of choice) I tried to import my facecam footage (...
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FFmpeg can't convert eia_608 subtitles: “Data Ignored since exceeding screen width”

I'm trying to convert iTunes movies that were previously decrypted to an mkv file with FFmpeg for use with Kodi. I want to keep stereo audio and h264 video the same, which I can do. Subtitles I want ...
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Extract file thumbnail from mp4 file

I'm currently converting a few mp4 file to mkv. In the process they lose their file thumbnails and I wanted to keep them. So I'm searching for a way to extract the custom thumbnails from the mp4 files ...
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MKVToolNix Splitting and Joining Stutter

I've been trying to split a tv show episode into two seperate parts, but whenever I try to rejoin the split files, I get a pixelation look on the merge locations. I've been using MKVToolNix to try ...
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ffmpeg: how to add several subtitle streams

I tried to add 2 .srt subtitles to a video, but the resulting file has only the first subtitle. This is the command I used: ffmpeg -i $movie.mov -i $sub_en.srt -i $sub_de.srt \ -c:v copy -c:a copy \ -...
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Is there any way to efficently compress multiangle recordings?

I have a DVD (a concert recording) which uses the multi angle feature for 3 different angles. I just encoded it with Handbrake on 3 separate but identical machines (all of the same model and maker, ...
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Is it possible to encode MP4 video with VP9 codec?

Does MP4 support VP9 codec or is it exclusive to WebM?
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MKVToolNix equivalent for .MP4's

Good day! I'm looking for MKVToolNix equivalent software for .MP4's. I will use it in a video file without subtitles, I'll find it's subtitle and merge it with the video file just like what I did in ...
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How to stop ffmpeg from interlacing when converting from m2ts to mkv

I have a m2ts video file that contains a h264 video stream and an ac3 audio stream. The quality is not the best, but it is okay, but converting it with ffmpeg without any additional options makes the ...
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Join multiple M4V to one file (maybe MKV?)

So I've recorded all my old Mini DV tapes to .AVI with dvgrab, then Deinterlaced them with Handbrake (Bob Method) on the High Profile but I'm left with a bunch of M4V files now (due to the 2 audio ...
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Is it feasible to create a true multi-language video file with visual localization?

I'm of Russian descent, but I've been living in Germany for the better part of my life now, which means that I deal with both German and Russian media on a regular basis. Most video stuff I have will ...
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How to calculate the length of the video file that was encoded so far?

I am using ffmpeg to convert a video file to H.264 format. If I call ffprobe while ffmpeg is still running the duration of the video is not known. Only when ffmpeg finishes the ffprobe will display ...
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Convert mkv to mp4 (or webM) with the output file viewable in the process

I'm trying to find a way to convert a MKV file into MP4 and actually already start to view it, while it's still converting. The output file would be viewed via Chrome or Firefox and I would like to ...
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What are display and pixel width reported by mkvinfo?

For one movie, mkvinfo says: | + Pixel width: 704 | + Pixel height: 480 | + Display width: 853 | + Display height: 480 What are these values exactly? Why the difference?
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Why does AAC have two Sampling rates?

I am working on a project that reads the meta data of video files with MediaInfo and processes the results. While testing my code with some sample files I noticed that the audio track of a .mkv file ...
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How to convert an mkv file with hevc encoding to mkv with avc

I have some mkv files with a hevc encoding which is not allowing me to burn to disc in covertxtodvd as it shows no video track as the encoding isn't supported, i was wondering if it was possible to ...
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How to display subtitles as default in an MKV file

I have an MKV file with multiple subtitles. I would like to mark one set of those subtitles as default, so that it is turned on by default when the video starts playing. NOTE: I do not want to "burn"...
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Burn MKV with subtitles on a DVD

I have a movie on an mkv file, the movie has video, audio and the subtitles all in the mkv file but I cannot find a way to burn it to dvd including the subtitles. I need to get VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS ...
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How to split a large mkv file into parts with the *.srt subtitle file separated accordingly?

At UNIX command line, I use the mkvmerge command in MkvToolNix to split the large multi-GB *.mkv file into several parts: mkvmerge -o out.mkv --split 1990M large.mkv It generated out-001.mkv, out-...
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How to DISABLE--NOT REMOVE subtitle tracks from an MKV file from the command line?

ATTENTION: THIS QUESTION IS ABOUT DISABLING--NOT REMOVING SUBTITLE TRACKS FROM MKV FILES FROM THE COMMAND LINE. PERIOD. It IS NOT about REMOVING subtitles by REMUXING with mkvmerge or any ...
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Burn ASS subtitle onto MKV without any quality loss

I want to burn embedded ASS subtitle onto MKV, but I'm completely clueless when it comes to video converting. I want to keep the same quality, file size and everything else but the subtitle hardcoded. ...
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Burn .mkv to a .dvd for playback on DVD player while retaining multiple tracks?

If I use a program like ASVtoDVD or ConvertXToDVD to convert a .mkv to a .dvd, and the .mkv has multiple audio tracks/subtitle, will the produced .dvd only have one of those, or will it retain more or ...
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How to create exact copy of protected DVD? [closed]

First the explanation: I just bought some workout DVDs. My wife and I have a room in our house where we exercise, but my wife also works out with friends she dances with at her studio. I'd like to ...
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How do I author a playable DVD from an MKV file containing MPEG2 video, audio, subtitle and chapter streams?

I'm using MakeMKV to back up my DVD library to MKV files without re-encoding the video or audio streams (since space is cheap, and quality is top priority.) I'd like to know if there's a tool ...
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What is the technique behind mkv. video format?

Can someone please explain in detail the technique of encoding and decoding used in mkv video format and what is the major difference between mkv. and other video formats. It will be good if someone ...
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How to merge video stream and two Stereo audio streams in 5.1 with a terminal command?

What I want as result: a video with the English stream on the front lineout of my soundcard and a German audio stream on the rear lineout of my soundcard. So far, I extracted the streams with: ...