@ cascade9 THANKS!!!! I will try these options and see if I can get my .mkv file to work...
I am a total newbie to terminal and linux and I sooo appreciate your help!!! One thing I can say is that I have learned a lot from all of you at the forum and a lot indeed by doing things the hard way :S
I did not mean the way I did my converting of files was the only way, I meant it was the only way I could figure out it could be done... I was doing it on my own instead of looking for help at forums like this one
Will try the options you mentioned and will let you know how it went.