Windows 10: Windows 10: MKV support out of the box

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    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       26 Oct 2014 #11

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    MPC-HC comes with the codec pack.
    Indeed, so why bother installing K-Lite Codec pack at all? I install only MPC-HC standalone.
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       26 Oct 2014 #12

    I find SPlayer Portable plays HD content quite well including MKV. Afaik though, when playing HD stuff with PGS Subs you are limited to WMP, VLC or messing with the subs yourself to get some other standard format such as srt.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       26 Oct 2014 #13

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    MPC-HC comes with the codec pack.
    Indeed, so why bother installing K-Lite Codec pack at all? I install only MPC-HC standalone.
    MPC-HC comes bundled with the K-Lite Codec pack.
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       26 Oct 2014 #14

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    MPC-HC comes with the codec pack.
    Indeed, so why bother installing K-Lite Codec pack at all? I install only MPC-HC standalone.
    MPC-HC comes bundled with the K-Lite Codec pack.
    I think it will also display PGS subs if you have
    Haali Media Splitter

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       26 Oct 2014 #15

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    I use VLC when MPC-HC is being cantankerous.
    I haven't had any issues with MPC v1.7.7 whatsoever, (on WTP I might add, and I've put it through it's paces pretty good!)
    (I like the windowless feature and still be able to navigate elsewhere)

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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       26 Oct 2014 #16

    Video Codecs Suck


    The problem is that some videos can't be fast forwarded (playback speed, chapters or dragging the progress bar) without the playback stopping for up to 5 minutes (or more)!
    Those same videos don't have that issue in VLC.

    Thatís why I have both installed in W7 (currently I only have MPC-HC installed in W10 TP).

    The last time this occurred I monitored what was happening using Process Explorer.
    By the time I was fed up with waiting, MPC-HC had read 3GB from the HDD (the file was ~500MB).

    Still things aren't as bad as 8 years ago when I was using XP.

    IIRC, I had 6 different players installed (including WMP10, Real, GOM, DivX, I cant remember the names of other players).
    It was the only way to ensure that I could play the majority of video files that were on the Internet.

    Once I installed the K-Lite codec pack (with MPC-HC) I was able to eliminate most of the other players.
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  7.    26 Oct 2014 #17

    I just use VLC for videos and XBMC for movies, saves installing codecs.
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       27 Oct 2014 #18

    One of the first HD players I found that allowed the slider to move effortlessly even in MKV was Splash Lite

    I used to harp on their forum about lack of PGS subs support. They said it would only be in the Pro version, never Lite. But in the feature list in the link it says embedded PGS subs. If so it may be worth a look.
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  9.    27 Oct 2014 #19

    Hi there

    Like all these things - just use what you like. VLC does have the advantage that the UI and behaviour is identical whether you use it on a Computer (running EITHER LINUX or WINDOWS -- don't know about Mac but there's probably a mac version too), a tablet or a Phone. VLC is incredibly good for AUDIO too -- also does COMMERCIAL DVD's (Libdvdcss descryption is already included), and can STREAM too -- good for smart TV's or even "Bog standard" TV's connected via any sort of input device.

    Cheers
    jim
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  10.    27 Oct 2014 #20

    I thought Windows Media Player has always supported MKV format and

    if VLC and MPC-HC and other players can handle all of the formats, why can't Windows Media Player?
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