I can't play .mkv on VLC

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I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby indaymadel on Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:41 pm

What should I install to be able to play .mkv files on VLC?

I got this discouraging error:

No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "h264". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

Is there actually no way to fix this?
I can hear the audio but no video.
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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby JasonLG on Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:00 am

indaymadel wrote:What should I install to be able to play .mkv files on VLC?

I got this discouraging error:

No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "h264". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

Is there actually no way to fix this?
I can hear the audio but no video.


According to the VideoLAN site(and my own personal experience) VLC plays .mkv's. The file you're trying to play may be broken or corrupted.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.php?cat=input
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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby sumski on Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:25 am

indaymadel wrote:I got this discouraging error:

No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "h264". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.


This kind of error i got when i compiled Vlc 1.2 with broken ffmpeg :D
I also read in Debian mailing list that Vlc can't coexist with packages from Debian Multimedia :?: , so you can try remove packages from there , and try to reinstall Vlc
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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby kwevej on Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:07 pm

try mplayer
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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby twa on Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:04 pm

Hi folks,
try this solution..it worked for me:
http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=70719
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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby indaymadel on Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:55 am

JasonLG wrote:
indaymadel wrote:What should I install to be able to play .mkv files on VLC?

I got this discouraging error:

No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "h264". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

Is there actually no way to fix this?
I can hear the audio but no video.


According to the VideoLAN site(and my own personal experience) VLC plays .mkv's. The file you're trying to play may be broken or corrupted.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.php?cat=input


File is good. It plays both in Windows and in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Main. But not in LMDE.
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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby willie42 on Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:15 pm

I would look to see if they same software is installed on LMDE as it is in the main. I would compare all the codecs to make sure they are the same. If not then I would recommend maintaining duel boot one for playing your files. But I see a possibility that you can install the same version of VLC in LMDE as you can the main and codecs alike. that is what I would be looking at.

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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby kwevej on Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:00 pm

How about the mplayer? Does it work?
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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby blowtorch on Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:14 pm

indaymadel wrote:What should I install to be able to play .mkv files on VLC?

I got this discouraging error:

No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "h264". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

Is there actually no way to fix this?
I can hear the audio but no video.



install this package from the multimedia repo "gstreamer0.10-x264"
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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby blowtorch on Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:18 pm

sumski wrote:
indaymadel wrote:I got this discouraging error:

No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "h264". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.


This kind of error i got when i compiled Vlc 1.2 with broken ffmpeg :D
I also read in Debian mailing list that Vlc can't coexist with packages from Debian Multimedia :?: , so you can try remove packages from there , and try to reinstall Vlc


Your advice is bad ...
VLC is available in debian's repos and works perfectly ... so does ffmpeg ... and all the multimedia packages from the multimedia repo (they wouldn't be available if they didn't work) ... why compile? :?
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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby Elisa on Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:28 pm

Maybe installing codecs from this site could help ;)
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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby blowtorch on Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:33 pm

Elisa wrote:Maybe installing codecs from this site could help ;)
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu


ya i wouldn't do that ... installing ubuntu software on debian ... you are asking for problems besides debian's multimedia repo contains all the necessary packages
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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby sumski on Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:54 am

blowtorch wrote:
sumski wrote:
indaymadel wrote:I got this discouraging error:

No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "h264". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.


This kind of error i got when i compiled Vlc 1.2 with broken ffmpeg :D
I also read in Debian mailing list that Vlc can't coexist with packages from Debian Multimedia :?: , so you can try remove packages from there , and try to reinstall Vlc


Your advice is bad ...
VLC is available in debian's repos and works perfectly ... so does ffmpeg ... and all the multimedia packages from the multimedia repo (they wouldn't be available if they didn't work) ... why compile? :?


my advice wasn't that he should compile; i only said i got this kind of error when i tried to compile
anyway , i got the same error two days ago; removed packages from deb. multimedia , reinstalled vlc , and now everything works fine
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Re: I can't play .mkv on VLC

Postby blowtorch on Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:22 pm

sumski wrote:my advice wasn't that he should compile; i only said i got this kind of error when i tried to compile
anyway , i got the same error two days ago; removed packages from deb. multimedia , reinstalled vlc , and now everything works fine


I just wondered why you compiled in the first place is all ... never mind

back to topic ...

the "gstreamer0.10-x264" once installed will solve the original problem ... i seem to remember it was left out of this release by mistake

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