Shrubby

MKV player?

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I hope this is the right forum, is rare I ask others about this kind of stuff as I normally do my own research on computer things.

My sister is using a laptop that cannot play MKV files, I do not have a problem and never have had one playing mkv files.

I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea on a good free (or cracked) player I could download and install on her laptop to allow her to play mkv files.

Opening the files in windows player doesn't work or anything like that, it doesn't really have a dvd player as the laptop has no disc drive. 

Thank you.

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You just need a codec for windows,
there is one that will allow you to watch MKV files on Windows Media Player.
http://download.cnet.com/Media-Player-Codec-Pack/3000-13632_4-10749065.html
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5333-mediaplayercodecpack.html
 
 
!!! But to be honest the best Movie player is VLC Player !!!
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en_GB.html
It can play anything and everything, Totally free
 


VLC media player
largeVLC.png logoOrange.png

A project and a non-profit organisation, composed of volunteers, developing and promoting free, open-source multimedia solutions.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Features
Simple, fast and powerful media player.
Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed: MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...
Runs on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix...
Completely Free, no spyware, no ads and no user tracking.
Can do media conversion and streaming.

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Hi,

 

I just was about to post the same thing, VLC Media Player is really good, I used K-Lite Codec Pack and other codec packs for Windows Media Player in the past but nothing is as fast, stable and easy to work with as VLC.

It plays almost any known (and unknown) media file format.

 

Thumbs up! (y)

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