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       MKV questions
    Phototaker
    post Mar 5 2012, 10:59 PM
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    I was wondering just what MKV files the machine can handle without problems? The reason being that it's possible to convert a BLU-Ray into an MKV file with no quality loss. To do this would not only require the full 1920x1080 frame size with a very high bit rate.

    This file can in theory have as many audio tracks & subtitles as you like. Will chapters inbuilt into the MKV file also work?

    What about subtitles will they work & how are then done?
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    The manual's a bit sketchy about exact specs, but as long as you don't end up with too many re-frames and (for this older model, are you sure you own this one?) header compression, you should be fine. The latter of course is easily fixed (see Tutorials section for more), but for the former you'll need to re-encode the entire file.

    Chapters, multiple internal or external subs etc. ought to work fine as well. I've converted Bluray discs into lossless MKVs using MakeMKV, and the player had no problem playing them from a USB drive. For streaming over the network though, NFS will be a whole lot better than (Windows) CIFS.
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