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Poker
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Posted:8/8/2010 11:51:00 AM # 1
So in the last few days there have been a few posts from people getting "invalid file" when trying to play some mkv's. This is likely due to header compression that became a default feature in the lastest editions of mkvmerge (software used to create the mkv's).

I was using mkvmerge to remux the files without compression. I was recently "googling" and found a "simple" way to fix them. I found this on some forum (unfortunately I don't remember which one or whom to credit for creating this file).

1) First you need to install mkvtoolnix on your computer:

http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/win32/mkvtoolnix-unicode-4.2.0-setup.exe

2) Create a folder in a location of your choice...say "My Documents" for eg. Name it something like MKV Fixer.

3) Download this zip file and extract the file "FixMkv_toolnix_installed.cmd" to the folder you just created.

http://hotfile.com/dl/75235814/c02623b/FixMKV_toolnix_installed.rar.html

Alternates:

http://www.filefactory.com/file/b381ec7/n/File.rar

http://www.filedropper.com/file_634

4) Now when you get a .mkv that shows up invalid, simply place it in the Mkv Fixer folder, click on the FixMkv_toolnix_install.cmd file, and a command prompt window should open showing progress and it should repair the file,and it should then play on the Oplay.

I've tested it on a few "invalid files" and it has worked perfectly!




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Staso
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Posted:8/9/2010 3:14:00 AM # 2
Woah, this is quite a biggie. ASUS really need to patch this ASAP.

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loky
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Posted:8/9/2010 8:46:00 PM # 3
Thank you!

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eddieC
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Posted:8/10/2010 6:52:00 AM # 4
Thanks for the information.
And I agree, this needs to be fixed asap. I don't want to have to convert or fix files!


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Scalius
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Posted:8/10/2010 9:44:00 PM # 5
Hi,

thank you for this information.

But do you know of any software to do the same thing for Ubuntu?

Thank you

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eddieC
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Posted:8/10/2010 11:42:00 PM # 6
Hey Scalius,

have  a look here: http://www.matroska.org/downloads/mkclean.html


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Posted:8/11/2010 2:27:00 AM # 7
For the record: I installed firmware 1.30, but that did *NOT* fix the problem for me.

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Posted:8/11/2010 3:01:00 AM # 8
Used it on a new "broken" mkv and it didn't work.
The log says "fine" but in the dos box is an error (Path,Syntax).

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Staso
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Posted:8/11/2010 3:16:00 PM # 9
That seems to be a problem with your paths then, not the program. Have you installed the necessary prequisites to run it linked in the first post and rebooted before trying?

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Scalius
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Posted:8/11/2010 7:47:00 PM # 10

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Author: Staso Posted: 8/11/2010 3:16:00 PM

That seems to be a problem with your paths then, not the program. Have you installed the necessary prequisites to run it linked in the first post and rebooted before trying?

Hi,

I have the same problem as the previous user about the path.

I already rebooted and the problem remains. Can you be more specific on the requisites.

Thanks.

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