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.mkv Video Doesn't Play Unless I Select Chinese Language

Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by kyleoxo, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. kyleoxo

    kyleoxo Member

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    Hi, this is my first post. I come here a lot to just read up on things and find solutions to some problems I have every once in a while. Now, I have a problem that I can't find the solution to, so here goes. And hopefully this is the most appropriate forum to post on...

    I have a video file in .mkv format that will not play unless I specifically select to use Chinese audio, embedded in the file. I've used MPC and WMP.

    Here are the details of the streams that MPC are reporting through the Properties panel:
    Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1440x796 (480:199) 23.98fps [Video]
    Audio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz 6ch [Audio]

    The two audio streams are called:
    DDPlus5.1 640Kbps [English]
    DD5.1 384Kbps [Chinese]

    And again, I must select Chinese in order for the video to play.

    I have AC3 Filter installed. I'm using CoreAVC for the video.

    My computer specs are:
    1.6Ghz Intel
    1GB Memory
    ATI X1300 Mobility Radeon

    Is this enough information to get some input regarding what's going on? How do I get the video to play using English language?

    Thank you.
     
  2. kyleoxo

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    I have some more information that may help.

    I played the video file through VLC and found that the English audio is Enhanced AC3. "A_EAC3" to be exact.

    So I did some searching and found this:
    http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=39870&p=124421#p124374

    I followed the suggestions by that user and it works up until I use eac3to.exe to convert the extracted eac3 file to an ac3 format. I get the error "The file size of the raw file doesn't seem to fit." Other people seem to have the same problem according to some searching, but all the suggested solutions are not working for me.
     
  3. davidrose

    davidrose Guest

    Holy crap you too DDPlus5.1 640Kbps
    E-AC-3 audio file troubles I been at it for hours downloading players codec packs I will probably have to restore my pc after all this. Here is what I found
    Recommendation for playback:
    1 KMP;
    2 Video decoder: ffdshow - http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/
    3 Audio decoder: Sonic CinePlayer HD.DVD Decoder v4.3- http://www.cnpdb.com/down/2006/d1270.shtml
    4 Haali media splitter - http://haali.cs.msu.ru/mkv/
    You probably tried all this yourself I still have players stating no codec and I hear nothing
     
  4. kyleoxo

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    Yeah, I've given up already. I'm gonna get another version of the video with AC3.
     
  5. davidrose

    davidrose Guest

    That is what I did I used mkvmerge GUI to separate the video got a crappy copy with ac3 audio removed the DD+ audio and muxed the ac3 I was surprised to see it worked perfect I could not recode the HDAUDIO file to much tech for me now I use to dabble in audio video files but cmd line stuff a bit over my head these days. Just wanted to let you know I used it on 300 the Spartan movie HD picture but ac3 sound good enough for me till it gets a bit simplified. Let me know how goes it, thanks.
     

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