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Old 04-21-2017, 12:52 PM   #1
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Debian Jessie cannot play mkv videos


I am trying to play mkv file but vlc goes blank & doesnot play the video. I am able to play the same video using Xubuntu on the same hardware.

What I am missing here?

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Linux debian 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.39-1 (2016-12-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux
 
Old 04-21-2017, 01:05 PM   #2
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Install the required codecs? https://wiki.debian.org/MultimediaCodecs
 
Old 04-21-2017, 01:07 PM   #3
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I am trying to play mkv file but vlc goes blank & doesnot play the video. I am able to play the same video using Xubuntu on the same hardware. What I am missing here? OS version
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Linux debian 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.39-1 (2016-12-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux
As with your other thread (related?), you're missing details that would let us help you. What version of VLC, installed how, and did you install the relevant codecs?
 
Old 04-21-2017, 03:02 PM   #4
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VLC has been able to run that file for a very long time.

As I recall there is some setting in vlc to fix this. It's how it connects to display but I forget exact setting. Worked for me a long time ago.
 
Old 04-21-2017, 05:11 PM   #5
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libdvdcss2 possibly.
Code:
sudo aptitude install -y libdvdcss2
and re-fire the mk file in vlc
 
Old 04-22-2017, 01:50 AM   #6
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try mplayer instead.

also, have you updated your system?
Code:
su
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
 
Old 04-22-2017, 05:55 AM   #7
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I have Jessie and some mk4 files. They work here.
Some of my Videos started out black, but they were on a network resource.
I copied them locally and blackness went bye-bye.
 
Old 04-22-2017, 11:03 AM   #8
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It seems that MKV is a container that can hold various encodings. The best thing to do is to install all the codecs available for Debian
http://wiki.debian.org/MultimediaCodecs
 
Old 04-22-2017, 11:04 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Harshit_24 View Post
I am trying to play mkv file but vlc goes blank & doesnot play the video. I am able to play the same video using Xubuntu on the same hardware.

What I am missing here?

OS version
Code:
Linux debian 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.39-1 (2016-12-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux
bad file that is what it is when that happens to me
 
  


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