Dream wrote:I'm not a tech person so if i missed anything obvious apologies. Anyways i have a 1+ year old Win7 64 bit system with a particular problem in a particular group of .mkv videos. Some episodes from Coalgirls releases (It's only Coalgirls that has the problem for some reason) unavoidably skip the ED or both OP and ED, although more accurate would be to say that -as far as the PC is concerned- the video doesn't have such segments at all. I know the file has them because they play just fine on my mother's PC.
Only clue i have is that it (my pc/system/etc.) might not be dealing with the chapters correctly but i don't really know what to do with that information, and installing myriad codec packs hasn't solved the problem. Any thoughts as to how it might be solved? Or what to look for/compare in my mother's pc that makes the videos play properly in it?
Those videos use "ordered chapters", which are a sort of playlist in the MKV file; this enables the OP and ED to be played from one copy in a separate file in the same directory instead of duplicated in every file (they also support selecting from multiple versions of scenes in one file). Not many players support them, and they are falling out of what little favour they had. However, a few groups haven't given up on them completely (even though the savings in disk space and download bandwidth are of little interest these days), and simply say that you are stupid if you don't use their preferred player (MPC-HC typically) - never mind that you might prefer to watch on a different device! Technically, I believe it's the component called the "splitter" that matters, and if your system is using the Haali splitter you'll be OK and if it has the more common LAV splitter, you won't.